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    Need a solution for small apartment, computer-based sound system

    I can buy it locally with a good return policy - I think I will just give it a shot and see how it sounds... since no one seems to have any better solution.
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    Need a solution for small apartment, computer-based sound system

    No? Their website says, and I quote, "the output of the W3 works great with headphones".
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    Need a solution for small apartment, computer-based sound system

    70 views and no opinions! OK, then I'll give you a chance to tell me I'm wrong (we know how much audiophiles love that ;-) ). I think I'm going to go with the Audioengine W3 and A5+ pairing. Since the W3 has a mini jack input/output this means in addition to using it with the speakers, I can...
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    Jazz Recommendations from this Century

      I was pretty disappointed with that Zorn collaboration (I'm coming at it from Zorn fandom, not Metheny fandom). The Book of Angels is some of my favorite music by anyone anywhere, and this was one of the weakest volumes for me. Out of 20 volumes it's the only one where I didn't bother putting...
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    Jazz Recommendations from this Century

      I guess I shouldn't really complain about Boston - like you say, it's got a better scene than most places. It's just that the jazz we have here isn't so much to my taste and the clubs aren't either. The bigger jazz venues here are catering towards baby boomers (and older folks) who want a...
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    Jazz Recommendations from this Century

      Honestly, I'm not that excited about the local jazz scene... we get some good musicians/bands but a lot of the local jazz clubs are awful. I go to NYC when I can piece together enough shows to make paying for a hotel room worthwhile. I spent 13 nights there since Christmas and saw a total of...
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    Jazz Recommendations from this Century

    There's been an absolute embarrassment of riches in terms of live jazz lately, for me anyway.... (I have to assume any jazz you can see live is "contemporary" by definition, right?)   Standouts include: John Medeski on solo piano The Bad Plus on NYE at the Village Vanguard Marc Ribot Trio...
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    What Live concerts have you attended?

    Since my last post in this thread on November 18 2012... and not including half a dozen jazz improv sets with too many musicians to bother listing... I have seen:   A Far Cry (Haydn, Cage, Schnittke) Alloy Orchestra (From Morn to Midnight) Amanda Palmer Baby Soda Jazz Band Brian...
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    Most bizarre album of you've heard? [any genre]

    Quote:   He has done performances and recordings using actual duck calls. They are little wooden whistle-type things that, when used correctly, make a sound like a duck. Hunters use them to lure ducks or something. You can imagine what someone who makes a saxophone sound like a goose...
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    Most bizarre album of you've heard? [any genre]

    Quote:   I love him too. I've given up on trying to be a completist... he seems to be accelerating his output and I just can't keep up, let alone keep digging into his back catalog. I have about 80 of his albums. The funny thing about him is that you can be a huge Zorn fan and have 80 of...
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    No longer receiving any site e-mails?

    Quote: Haven't received any yet, but this thread would have been the only one I received since your post...
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    What Live concerts have you attended?

    Update since my last post in June, since the thread got bumped... I've been busy.   Abraxas (2 sets) Alec K. Redfearn & the Eyesores Amanda F. Palmer & the Grand Theft Orchestra (3 times) Animal Hospital Bela Fleck & Marcus Roberts Trio Bert Seager Trio Bettye Lavette Bill Frisell...
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    GRADO GR10: Reviews, First Impressions Thread

    Different people value things differently, of course. I have a very hard time fitting the Westone IEMs into my (apparently oddly-shaped) ears and would never spend big bucks on them for that reason. If I can't fit them into my ear I don't care how great they allegedly sound. I have a hard time...
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    The IEM/Portable Headphones Deal Alerts Thread - Closed! Use the Deals Thread III instead.

    Quote:   Earphonesolutions.com always exempts certain brands (some manufacturers don't allow that kind of sale price). This doesn't exempt any, and it's a pretty huge deal if you are looking to buy one of the "do not discount, EVER" brands.
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