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    This Corona Virus Mania is Just Too Much, We All Need to Chill!

    I haven't read the material you sent but I will and I appreciate your reply. What I might suggest is that when you try to explore material like this, using web sites such as Google (or social media) that do indeed filter and rank their replies is probably not the best way to proceed. It's much...
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    This Corona Virus Mania is Just Too Much, We All Need to Chill!

    Wow. Just wow. I don’t know where to begin. Let’s start here. Measles, a highly contagious viral disease, is a major childhood killer in developing countries, accounting for almost 1 million deaths every year globally. Measles virus normally does not cause a persistent infection, no animal...
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    MSB Premier or Lampi Pacific

    For Liszt concertos #1 and #2, the streaming version that Mike listed is the same 1961 performance that was recorded on the Philip LP w Kondrashin/London. No doubt it may be sourced from several locations. As far as the Richter Beethoven sonatas, they must have come from another Philips...
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    This Corona Virus Mania is Just Too Much, We All Need to Chill!

    I got a big laugh out of seeing that the sliding scale for how many trips you make to the toilet each day goes as high as 40. Let me tell you something. Anybody who is making 40 trips to the toilet every day has a far bigger problem than coronavirus!!
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    MSB Premier or Lampi Pacific

    "Best" is not easy to define here as Richter had probably the largest performance repertoire of any pianist who ever lived. There were two impressive collections released in 2015. The first was a 51 CD monster set by Decca (recordings from Decca, Philips, and DGG) , the other was a paltry 18 CD...
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    MSB Premier or Lampi Pacific

    The problem, as any record collector knows, is that any LP can be re-sealed with a sealing machine. This was so common in LA during the late 70's that I finally gave up returning warped LPs, only to find that the so-called new ones were in many case just re-sealed LPs. (I think I returned one...
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    This Corona Virus Mania is Just Too Much, We All Need to Chill!

    Bob, The clip you showed is interesting but not surprisingly, there's much more to this issue which is both complex and well known to top renal specialists. A more precise but less sensational description of the issues are here: http://www.nephjc.com/news/covidace2 The main problem is that...
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    This Corona Virus Mania is Just Too Much, We All Need to Chill!

    Best post of the year!!!
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    MSB Premier or Lampi Pacific

    Mike and CK, No doubt that we are aligned on many if not most things yet there will always be room for friendly differing points of view. I think its important to recognize that some of the subtlety of these perspectives can be traced to the appreciation that the merits of any one component is...
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    MSB Premier or Lampi Pacific

    Peter Try these. although I'd prefer just to list piano only LPs, the Liszt concertos have plenty of piano only passages for good evaluation material. Encore- Byron Janis This was the first recording in the USSR by an American company. Wilma Cozart and her husband Robert Fine capture the piano...
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    MSB Premier or Lampi Pacific

    Can I get a simpler question please? Something long the lines of, what did I eat today for lunch? :rolleyes: Seriously Ron, I have no clue as to what gives it its properties.. To me its a black box that makes music.
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    MSB Premier or Lampi Pacific

    Peter, Happy to oblige. Hard to choose among many fine example but these should be useful for our purposes of highlighting good piano recordings that can be used to assess DAC playback capabilities for piano reproduction. For Studio Piano recordings: 1) Murray Perahia Schubert Piano Sonatas...
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    MSB Premier or Lampi Pacific

    Peter, for me, the significant observation that was a game changer was the reproduction of the "action" of the piano keyboard. Technically the term action refers to the mechanical assembly which translates the depression of the keys into rapid motion of a hammer which strikes the strings. But...
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    What's Spinning Tonight?

    New music category: "Corona Music" Click where it says "watch this on YouTube"
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    Psvane Acme Series (new flagship series)

    I've posted on the PSvane ACME 274 https://www.whatsbestforum.com/threads/lampizator-valve-tube-rolling-review-thread.26478/page-33#post-624497 Excellent tube. I have a as-new ACME 274 for sale (as well an as-new pair of RK KR PX25s and a new RK KR5y4g) PM me if interested. Marty

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