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    Thumbs up Jethro Tull, " Aqualung" 200 gm LP

    This is by far the best rendition of Aqualung I've ever heard. Very, very dynamic and detailed. The vinyl is dead quiet. I compared it to the CD what a laugh. The CD was terrible beyond terrible, horrendous!

    The only problem with Aqualung no matter what version you get is the tape hiss. Since I love analog so much I've become indifferent to the tape hiss. However it is there and can be distracting. BTW it is worse on the CD.

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    That's why when I listen to vinyl...I always enjoy a nice bowl of Rice Krispies. It helps drown out the vinyl imperfections. Now hop on that time machine & dial in year 2007!!! :D
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    Quote Originally Posted by pearsall001 View Post
    That's why when I listen to vinyl...I always enjoy a nice bowl of Rice Krispies. It helps drown out the vinyl imperfections. Now hop on that time machine & dial in year 2007!!! :D
    Hey Mr. Dickhead, it is worse on the CD, compact disc, digital medium!!!:D :D :D :p

    Phil did you get my email?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hearingimpared View Post
    Hey Mr. Dickhead, it is worse on the CD, compact disc, digital medium!!!:D :D :D :p

    Phil did you get my email?
    Says who??? You!!!! ;) ;) ;)

    Yeah, this weekend is no good for me. Do you have a certain date in mind? You know I can't wait to hear your new & improved vinyl rig...just so I can break your balls!!! Man, I love my hisssssssssss lesssssssss digital front end!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by pearsall001 View Post
    Says who??? You!!!! ;) ;) ;)

    Yeah, this weekend is no good for me. Do you have a certain date in mind? You know I can't wait to hear your new & improved vinyl rig...just so I can break your balls!!! Man, I love my hisssssssssss lesssssssss digital front end!!!!
    Okay let's get down to brass tacks here. If your music on a your CD was recorded AAD you will most likely hear tape hiss. Unless all you CDs are DDD you will hear tape hiss in one manner or other. The CD of Aqualung that I have is a great example of a CD with pronounced tape hiss. . . so much for the hissssss lesssss digital front end. Then with DDD you get an unnatural, flat, unmusical recording . . . yuck I'll put up with vinyl's shortcomings any day.

    BTW Mike (msalla) may be coming down Sunday July 8th. I was going to send the word out to everyone.
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    Sounds good Joe. Keep me posted. No hisssssss coming from my gear!! :D
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    Phil I think you should bring your transport and DAC over to Joe's so we can read some reviews of some comparisons. I know that I am one interested party.:)

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    Quote Originally Posted by pearsall001 View Post
    Sounds good Joe. Keep me posted. No hisssssss coming from my gear!! :D
    Ya big dope, it doesn't come from your gear, it comes from the disc!!!:p

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    Quote Originally Posted by hearingimpared View Post
    Ya big dope, it doesn't come from your gear, it comes from the disc!!!:p
    Not from my discs, I run 'em thru the dish washer first. I figure if you guys can scrub & wash your vinyl then a spin in the dish washer will clean 'em up real good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pearsall001 View Post
    Not from my discs, I run 'em thru the dish washer first. I figure if you guys can scrub & wash your vinyl then a spin in the dish washer will clean 'em up real good.
    Hey I have a CD cleaner. It's atleast 25 years old, it still works though. It cleans radially.:D :p

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    Uh, did I mention that the Aqualung 200 gm LP sounded great? The album cover is a very nice textured material and the artworks seems more detailed than I remember the original. I gotta dig up the original and check it out too. How's the artwork on the CD? Oh yeah plastic and you have to read it with a microscope!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Midnite Mick View Post
    Phil I think you should bring your transport and DAC over to Joe's so we can read some reviews of some comparisons. I know that I am one interested party.:)

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    Sounds good to me Mike. You up for it Joe? Sounds like it would be a lot of fun. I'll bring the wings!!! :D Do I hear "MINI POLKFEST"
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    Quote Originally Posted by pearsall001 View Post
    Sounds good to me Mike. You up for it Joe? Sounds like it would be a lot of fun. I'll bring the wings!!! :D Do I hear "MINI POLKFEST"
    I'm already working on the mini Polkfest. It looks like these three dates are the ones;

    Sunday July 8th, Mike (Msalla) might be coming down. Even if he can't, the house is open;

    Sunday July 15th, the house is open; and,

    Saturday July 21th, the house is open.

    Any or all three of those days the invite is out. I'm gonna send some emails and PMs to everyone I know who would be interested. I'll start a thread too.

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    Count me in for one of those days as of right now. There is a possibility I may be interviewing for a job in NC and might have to take a trip.

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    Joe,

    This actually sounds pretty good on factory recorded R2R, especially at 7 1/2. There is some tape hiss but I think it's as smooth and dynamic as the best vinyl I've heard. Better highs, smoother not as harsh. I think the dynamic range is about 10 dB better. Remember they had no vinyl mastering (metal molds, pressings, etc.) to "add" to the vinyl sound. It sounds wonderful on the Teac-X-2000 and the big Carvers. The 3 3/4 doesn't sound "as good" but still "enchanting"
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    Quote Originally Posted by schwarcw View Post
    Joe,

    This actually sounds pretty good on factory recorded R2R, especially at 7 1/2. There is some tape hiss but I think it's as smooth and dynamic as the best vinyl I've heard. Better highs, smoother not as harsh. I think the dynamic range is about 10 dB better. Remember they had no vinyl mastering (metal molds, pressings, etc.) to "add" to the vinyl sound. It sounds wonderful on the Teac-X-2000 and the big Carvers. The 3 3/4 doesn't sound "as good" but still "enchanting"
    I want your R2R!!! That 10 db better DR is probably due to the lower noise at 7 1/2 ips vs. the slooooooow 3 3/4 ips. I wonder which master tapes they used to make these new 200 gram pressings. It is probably explained on the web somewhere. In any case, I'm glad I bought it. The drums are very very dynamic and pronounced. It actually has me jumping even though I know every note of that LP.

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    Wow I just listened to this again using my Spectral's phono stage feeding the line stage of the VTL and it is amazing.

    Huge soundstage, very detailed images. Dead quiet.

    This is a really great hunk of vinyl.

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    After seeing this thead I decided to sit down here and listen a record that I haven't listened to in a long time, J.T.'s Stormwatch, it may not be J.T.'s most popular recording but I am still enjoying having a listen. Jethro Tull sure had a very unique sound.
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