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    Calling Audiophiles & Music Lovers ....

    Calling Audiophiles & Music Lovers ! Normally during the Christmas holidays, we organise at least four music sessions and invite friends over to listen to the latest Demo compilation and ask their opinion of each song. Criteria used: 1. Musically interesting. If you don't want to hear this...
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    Philip's Demo Playlists on Qobuz & Tidal.

    May we resume our life in the New Year !
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    Egans Vintage / Single Grain Whiskey - a bargain !

    Egans Vintage Grain - Single Grain. 92 proof. Here is a wonderful Irish whiskey unfamiliar to many; this sourced single grain whiskey is aged for 8 years in ex-bourbon barrels. Distilled in 2009 and bottled in 2017. While a Single Malt uses malted barley, the Pot Still whiskeys are a mixture...
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    Doctor's Orders-Part Two-The New Listening Room Of Steve Williams

    Steve, Phil Ressler showed me the value of rectifier tube rolling in a Luxman MQ-300, I was staggered by how a difference a rectifier tube could effect the sonics. I look forward to hearing the sonic improvement in your listening room. Cheers, Philip
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    Demo XXIII - Any Suggestions ?

    I'm a great admirer of Chilly Gonzales - thanks.
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    Demo XXIII - Any Suggestions ?

    I am a HUGE Polo & Pan fan; and consume their music frequently, a nice lift whenever you need a pick-me-up. Great sounding as well.
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    Santana "Abraxas" 50'th Anniversary

    From 1970 is a cultural icon, as interesting as the cover "Annunciation" 1961, the original painting by German-French painter Mati Klarwein. Here is a musical masterpiece that most music lovers will enjoy immensely as the album has aged well over the past five decades. It's hard to pigeon hole...
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    best amps for vivid audio Giya G2

    We lent Joseph Cali Systems Design a pair of the Luxman B-100f monoblocks to use with the G2 during T.HE. Show Newport a few years ago. It was a stunning combination; Joe brought his own personal G2 speakers to the show after we used the G1 Spirit originally, but the room was too small for the...
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    Demo XXIII - Any Suggestions ?

    Beautiful soul and Chris Filmore's guitar is superb. Starts out a little too SRV, but moves past that. Bought the LP from Tower Records in Ireland, hope it's well recorded ? Fantastic recommendation - thanks.
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    Demo XXIII - Any Suggestions ?

    I added Winds Of Change to the candidates for Demo XXIII; there are currently over 40 songs in the playlist, with more wonderful music arriving every day. Over the Christmas holidays, we usually have many listening sessions and select the most compelling songs. It's truly a labour of love; some...
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    On A Higher Note - Update; Great New Gear & Wonderful New & Old Music.

    Check out the official Modi video - here
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    On A Higher Note - Update; Great New Gear & Wonderful New & Old Music.

    I hadn’t heard of these before, listened to the John Martyn tracks - certainly sounds interesting thanks, Philip
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    On A Higher Note - Update; Great New Gear & Wonderful New & Old Music.

    Ash What caught my eye was: Paul is also playing Vicar St again next March with Andy Irvine, Donal Lunny etc in case you were planning your trip to Ireland around then. That's terrific news, as Paul Brady stopped playing folk music for decades and he is a fabulous musician who attracts the...
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    On A Higher Note - Update; Great New Gear & Wonderful New & Old Music.

    I was last in Perth in June 2018; went to say goodbye to a brother on his deathbed - yuck. Have wonderful happy memories of cycling along the Swan with him. Perth is a beautiful city with fantastic amenities; a wonderful place to raise a family. Listened to "Colt" on Tidal and ordered the LP...
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    Philip's Demo Playlists on Qobuz & Tidal.

    There are many people to thank every year for their help in compiling the Demo CD. The Streaming services unfortunately do not every every version, not to mention every song. Still the streaming services are a great means for sampling before you buy. Glad you folk are enjoying the music...

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