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I wanted to ask before what speakers you use and have you heard the hd800 for any of your favorite albums? I just got a pair. I really like them


I use Harbeth SHL5 speakers on Skylan stands..I'm hoping they will last the rest of my life, I really like them

 

 

 

For headphones I listen strings mainly on my GS1000/Grace M902 ...

 

the Senn's are on my, way to long, wish list, together with the Woo WA22 :D  what amp are you using?

 

-edit-  ahh you have the WA2 I see on your profile, cool!!


Edited by Quinto - 12/3/13 at 8:55am
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I just purchased this,SACD,  originally recorded in 1960

 

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I use Harbeth SHL5 speakers on Skylan stands..I'm hoping they will last the rest of my life, I really like them

 

 

 

For headphones I listen strings mainly on my GS1000/Grace M902 ...

 

the Senn's are on my, way to long, wish list, together with the Woo WA22 :D  what amp are you using?

 

-edit-  ahh you have the WA2 I see on your profile, cool!!

nice gear - those speakers look great. I have a custom OTL on the way and im really looking forward to that. 

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That looks like the type of guy you don't want coming into contact with children!

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nice gear - those speakers look great. I have a custom OTL on the way and im really looking forward to that. 


Glenn OTL, I'm jealous :p

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That looks like the type of guy you don't want coming into contact with children!


:blink:

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Nicholas Harnoncourt is another one you wouldn't want babysitting your kids!

 

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Love Goodman's Haydn symphonies as well.

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My first introduction to Quatuor Mosaïques....

 

 

Bought their Mozart box (dedicated to Haydn) also, really splendid string quartet, playing on period instruments and strings..

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My first introduction to Quatuor Mosaïques....

 

 

Bought their Mozart box (dedicated to Haydn) also, really splendid string quartet, playing on period instruments and strings..

 

This is a fantastic disk IMO.

post #911 of 9019
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I'm very happy with the Borodin Quartet box of Beethoven quartets I bought recently.. now listening to opus 132..

 

 

 

 

I already have (the second) Alexander-, Emerson, Takacs and Smetana Quartets

 

 

Any other suggestions are welcome! I prefer the sound quality to be decent at least ..

People say the Lindsay or the Vegh are good, but I don't know much about them myself.

 

 

On a second note, does anyone have a recommendation or a personal favorite for the Kreisleriana? 


Edited by 96rubberduckys - 12/3/13 at 7:41pm
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People say the Lindsay or the Vegh are good, but I don't know much about them myself.

 

 

On a second note, does anyone have a recommendation or a personal favorite for the Kreisleriana? 

 

For the complete set, the Quartetto Italiano.

Great sound and all around great performances.

 

I'm also quite keen on the Budapest quartet.

 

EDIT: I'm sorry, I meant HUNGARIAN qt. not Budapest....


Edited by perhapss - 12/4/13 at 4:52pm
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First time I heard this, my mouth stood open for a week :D

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Nicholas Harnoncourt is another one you wouldn't want babysitting your kids!

 

 

They probably had it coming to them :veryevil:.

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I know: the Abbado-La Scala version of Simon Boccanegra is considered to be a better performance. Still: this version of Simon Boccanegra y Solti is a very special recording for me. When I was young (misspent youth) I did like only rock and heavy. Once on a local cd shop (in old days there were cd-shops) there was a cleareance, and I bought, just for the extremely low price, this cds of Simon Boccanegra. Went home, put the cd into the cd-player (in those days this were the main source of music reproduction) ... 3 hours later I was converted to classical music. The unity of music, text, beuty and drama (gesamtkunstwerk - as Wager would say) totally affacted me. I suddenly realised the lightness of heavy rock. I run back to the shop and bought a dozens of classical cds (Alicia LaRocha, Rubinstein, lots of Solti out of the Solti anniversary  edition), including my second opera I heard totally and still one of my  favourite the Fidelio (by Solti).   So: long live (the memory) of Solti, Verdi and Simon Boccanegra.

http://www.amazon.com/Simon-Boccanegra-Verdi/dp/B00000E44H

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