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Tran67

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Hello everyone and welcome to the launch (or should we say relaunch) of the What Hi-Fi? .Com forums. We’re so excited to have this forum up and running and to be seeing visitors old and new back here, the home of What Hi-Fi? discussion! For those returning, all your old discussions are right where you left them, frozen in time, all you need to do is reset your password and you’re good to go. For our new members, welcome to the home of Hi-FI Talk!

Here's a rundown on the stuff we have planned for launch week!

🎵Your Hi-fi, Your Music!

We’re looking for contributors for the Ultimate Audiophile playlist! Post a song in our suggestion thread, and we may feature you in the playlist and on our website.

🎧What Hi-Fi? Launch Competition!

We'll have a competition thread open later in the week where you'll get a chance to win something awesome!

🎤Introduce yourself here!

Let us know more about you in this thread, and tell us your top 3 Desert Island disks. Mine are:

  1. Supertramp The Best Of
  2. ELO The Best Of
  3. Baker Gurvits Army - The German Sessions

Yup, 70's prog rock, how cliche. ;)

Looking forward to hearing from you,

The Future Community Team
1 .Id Rather Go Blind -Beth Hart & Joe Bonamassa
2. Loving You - The Flying Pickets
3.Rockabilly Rebel- Matchbox
 
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vrvly

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Hello everyone and welcome to the launch (or should we say relaunch) of the What Hi-Fi? .Com forums. We’re so excited to have this forum up and running and to be seeing visitors old and new back here, the home of What Hi-Fi? discussion! For those returning, all your old discussions are right where you left them, frozen in time, all you need to do is reset your password and you’re good to go. For our new members, welcome to the home of Hi-FI Talk!

Here's a rundown on the stuff we have planned for launch week!

🎵Your Hi-fi, Your Music!

We’re looking for contributors for the Ultimate Audiophile playlist! Post a song in our suggestion thread, and we may feature you in the playlist and on our website.

🎧What Hi-Fi? Launch Competition!

We'll have a competition thread open later in the week where you'll get a chance to win something awesome!

🎤Introduce yourself here!

Let us know more about you in this thread, and tell us your top 3 Desert Island disks. Mine are:

  1. Supertramp The Best Of
  2. ELO The Best Of
  3. Baker Gurvits Army - The German Sessions

Yup, 70's prog rock, how cliche. ;)

Looking forward to hearing from you,

The Future Community Team
There is not really limit for genre for me(mostly), for now my daily vibrations consists od gang rap.
If I got to choose 3 albums, it would be ones I cannot imagine my life without:
1. Classic España - 1962, 1966, 1967 collection of classics on cassette, heard it as kid a lot and now jus sometimes, but its very relaxing to listen, its hard to find exact digital copy though, same composer, year etc. could find something on amazon, should renew my search soon.
Here are links for the cover: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0Bxo-ajhYMXJpODcwUjdoSkg5UmM/view?usp=sharing , https://drive.google.com/file/d/0Bxo-ajhYMXJpMVBwOGpsWm5qejg/view?usp=sharing .
2. Halo Combat Evolved Soundtrack - 2001 space sci fi music .
3. LoGH soundtrack (Legend of the Galactic Heroes 1988+ anime series) - again space classic music, what I mean by that is it blends perfectly to this sci fi space 110 episode story, what I would never expect for classic music.

Classic genre is often underestimated, but guess what they play to the babies... Bach.
 
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Nestor Najwa

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Just 3 Albums? Well, in that case length is an issue, so I need at least one double album.
-Zappa: Joe's Garage Acts I, II & III
-The Who: Quadrophenia
-The (always underrated) Kinks: Arthur, or the Rise and Fall of the British Empire
-And I'll smuggle the Stones' Exile On Main Street in my sock

On 2d thought, maybe I'd be better off with Greatest Hits Compilations;
Rolling Stones: Hot Rocks
Kinks: The Kink Kronikles
Nothing could replace Joe's Garage and no one could ever replace Frank Zappa -- Musician, Composer, Free Speech Activist and generally a (occasionally vulgar) voice of reason.
And, of course, I'll cheat again and somehow smuggle all five discs of Frank Sinatra/Tommy Dorsey: The Song is You.

Really, I'm here to learn more about hi-res audio. Once upon a time, there was an upstart computer company that devised a brilliant little machine that allowed you to carry around your entire music library in a unit the size of a deck of cards. It came with brilliantly simple software to help me organize, rate and compile my music. They also sold music in a dismal MP3 format, but there was always an option to rip your own CDs into your library using their lossless codec. And all was well. Then they started grafting applications onto the software-- videos, movies, games, podcasts, books, and the little machine became a phone without buttons and drastically reduced storage for lossless tracks. Now, more than 20 years later, I've lost my carefully-crafted playlists twice in the past year because the software has more bugs than a rainforest. I spend hours on the phone trying to fix the issues, which only get worse. I dread every "update" pushed out to accommodate their latest phone or other device in their "ecosystem". And I am DESPERATE to get out of that ecosystem. I'd like to do it without having to re-rip my entire CD collection and I am intrigued by new Hi-Res audio formats. So I made some purchases -- a Brennan B2 to store my discs in a lossless format and a Fiios M11 to a) replace the aging iPod Classic which remains my main source of musical enjoyment and b) dip my toe in the waters of services like TIDAL to see if there might be something better than CD-Quality in a portable format.

I am old enough to remember the endless hassle of fragile vinyl records, with their static, hiss, pops and other sounds, not to mention using a "Discwasher", which everyone had, but which never really worked, and taping coins to the tone arm of the turntable to avoid skips before spending even more money on a new "diamond" needle. So I'm not going back to all that any more than I am going to buy a car that requires me to crank the battery before it will start. I'm searching for that perfect sound in the smallest possible package.

I'm a big fan of Oppo products, including my little HA-1 DAC which improves the sound coming out of my iPod Classic and, yeah, my buttonless phone as well, because the Classic is incompatible with my car's audio system, so I need Bluetooth, which is a little like chewing aluminum foil when it comes to sound quality. I also love my Oppo UDP-205, which is far more than a 4K BluRay player; it's almost an AVR with both analog and digital inputs, the latter processing sound through professional-quality DACs. I'm slightly less enthusiastic about my real AVR, an Anthem MRX-1120, only because it lacks those analog inputs. But it does a fine job handling just about any music format, it's much smaller than less-accomplished machines, and it is extremely user-friendly when it comes to customizing and redirecting sound. Both the Oppo and the Anthem are very well-built and I don't see myself replacing them for many years. Of course, that's how I felt about my last plasma TV, a 65" Panasonic. But that was before lightning hit my house (exactly five years ago TODAY) and Panny's "customer service" was wretchedly unhelpful. I currently watch an LG 77" OLED -- protected by a beefy Panamax Power Conditioner -- that would be much cheaper now than when I bought it, but I'm the guy that bought a HD-DVD player the first day it was available to the public, a few months before BluRay made it practically obsolete. Even so, the best (and heaviest) TV I've ever owned is still working in my bedroom -- a final-generation 60" Pioneer Kuro plasma.

I believe in owning physical media and making electronic copies rather than skipping the physical and buying fickle clumps of electrons. My speakers are all Bowers & Wilkins and they are all (except the B&W in-ceiling speakers I purchased for Atmos and the B&W speakers in my car) 5-6 years older than my son, a junior in college. When a company makes speaker cones out of Kevlar rather than paper, the speakers are going to last longer.

And that's my story. R.I.P. FZ.
 

Dazler

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Hello everyone and welcome to the launch (or should we say relaunch) of the What Hi-Fi? .Com forums. We’re so excited to have this forum up and running and to be seeing visitors old and new back here, the home of What Hi-Fi? discussion! For those returning, all your old discussions are right where you left them, frozen in time, all you need to do is reset your password and you’re good to go. For our new members, welcome to the home of Hi-FI Talk!

Here's a rundown on the stuff we have planned for launch week!

🎵Your Hi-fi, Your Music!

We’re looking for contributors for the Ultimate Audiophile playlist! Post a song in our suggestion thread, and we may feature you in the playlist and on our website.

🎧What Hi-Fi? Launch Competition!

We'll have a competition thread open later in the week where you'll get a chance to win something awesome!

🎤Introduce yourself here!

Let us know more about you in this thread, and tell us your top 3 Desert Island disks. Mine are:

  1. Supertramp The Best Of
  2. ELO The Best Of
  3. Baker Gurvits Army - The German Sessions

Yup, 70's prog rock, how cliche. ;)

Looking forward to hearing from you,

The Future Community Team
Hi all ,my favourites would be.
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Hello everyone and welcome to the launch (or should we say relaunch) of the What Hi-Fi? .Com forums. We’re so excited to have this forum up and running and to be seeing visitors old and new back here, the home of What Hi-Fi? discussion! For those returning, all your old discussions are right where you left them, frozen in time, all you need to do is reset your password and you’re good to go. For our new members, welcome to the home of Hi-FI Talk!

Here's a rundown on the stuff we have planned for launch week!

🎵Your Hi-fi, Your Music!

We’re looking for contributors for the Ultimate Audiophile playlist! Post a song in our suggestion thread, and we may feature you in the playlist and on our website.

🎧What Hi-Fi? Launch Competition!

We'll have a competition thread open later in the week where you'll get a chance to win something awesome!

🎤Introduce yourself here!

Let us know more about you in this thread, and tell us your top 3 Desert Island disks. Mine are:

  1. Supertramp The Best Of
  2. ELO The Best Of
  3. Baker Gurvits Army - The German Sessions

Yup, 70's prog rock, how cliche. ;)

Looking forward to hearing from you,

The Future Community Team
Hi all,my favourites would be. 1 Pink floyd wish you were here.2 Creedence Clearwater Revival Cosmos Factory . 3 UB40 Labour of Love 2
 

JimGilbert

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Hi Everyone
Well I finally got enough money and the right house for a home cinema / media / games room.
Done it the wrong way round as usual. Ordered the gear then found a source of great guidance and information. Hopefully I haven’t gone to far wrong within my budget having ordered a Denon AVR 3600. Q Acoustics Cinema pack with fronts upgraded to 3020i and a pair of Qi65 for the overhead sound to complement the Atmos capability.
 

Carpinus

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Jul 9, 2020
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Hello! I mainly read What Hifi and wander round hifi shops to dream - if I ever have serious money it'll go on music and things to make it sound transcendent. Bought my first separates system in Richer Sounds London Bridge in 1992 aged 16 with the proceeds of a whiplash injury (true story). For the last twenty years I've been wigging out to a Denon DM3 and Tannoy Mercury MX2s, which I still love. Have added a Rega RSD10 special to them in the last couple of years. They make me very happy, but it would be nice to upgrade one day to something truly silly and beautiful.
Today's Desert Island Discs:
Joni Mitchell - Blue
Nick Drake - Bryter Layter
Father John Misty - Pure Comedy

(Best Ofs Are Cheating)
 

Stu.S

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Hi.
Hifi using Rotel Int, B&W Speakers,Bluesound Node
Current TV Samsung 50" 4K , Purchased on a whim on BF a few years ago. not the best but now looking to upgrade
 

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