Last Best Thing I Heard on My McIntosh

Discussion in 'McIntosh Audio' started by Velocityboat, Dec 12, 2016.

  1. motorstereo

    motorstereo the wonder of it all Subscriber

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    That would be Hallelujah by the Mainheim Steamroller Orchestra. I've never ever heard or should I say felt bass like that in any song and it actually had me thinking structural damage to my listening building.
     
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  2. MAC TED

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    For anyone who may be interested, Sturgill will be performing on SNL on Jan. 7th.
     
  3. MORTIS

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    Speaking of 'Hallelujah', this Christmas CD by the a capella group Pentatonix sounds stunning. The stage is huge, deep, and powerful.

     
  4. damacman

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    Will be tuned in for sure. It looks like Sturgill's two prior albums are also equally revered so I'll grabbing both very soon.
     
  5. chef free

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    I think you will be surprised by how different each album is!
     
  6. erasehead

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    My 225 arrived about a week ago. Surpassed my expectations, wonderful little thing. That amp with my 110Z into 63 Khorns has been playing Talking Heads '77.Pretty much wore out True Stories before that. Darn good recordings.
     
  7. jbailey930

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    Went to my favorite/local hifi shop, Command AV, to shoot some stuff and see what is around. I've been thinking about Focal Sopra's so they twisted my arm into listening some more. I walked away unscathed for now.... but when I got home I brought up What's It All About by Pat Metheney

    streamed through Sonos---> Music Fid DAC ----> CJ PV 7 tube pre ----->MC2205 (requisite Mc gear for post) to my recapped Rect III's. Astounding detail and soundstage. Not quite Focal but quite good.
     
  8. FrankDIN

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    Christopher Denny - If The Roses Don't Kill Us - Partisan Records

    Normaly, this kind of music is not the Music I listen normaly (Rock and more mainstream) ... but on my McIntosh System this sounds great - so great that I listen
    this CD for long time regular 2 or 3 time in a week.

    Greetings Frank

    This Artist is to me total unknow (in Europe, Germany?!). So it was a random found to me! My be he is well know in US and I do take "Owls to Athens". ;-)
     
  9. damacman

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    Boy you weren't joking!
     
  10. Velocityboat

    Velocityboat Well-Known Member

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    Hallelujah is also done great by Jeff Buckley. Pentonix and steamroller covers are great there are studio and live versions with the late great Jeff's guitar and his voice that you both can't miss. Yes those recordings will take you on the time machine ride.
     
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  11. MORTIS

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    Agreed. I prefer this studio version I found of Jeff's cover on the tube. By the way, there are apparently 28 original verses and this has an additional verse (3:27) not included in most other covers.

     
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  12. Vinyl Rules!

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    Mortis,

    Thank you for sharing this CD from Pentatonix with everyone. I listened to the link you provided and was REALLY impressed.

    I immediately ordered it from Amazon & it arrived today. My wife and I think it is an absolutely phenomenal sounding recording with a spectacular soundstage! :beerchug:

    Many thanks again for opening us up to this group & this album. You have very good taste in music! :rockon: :rockon: :rockon: :rockon: :rockon:
     
  13. kevzep

    kevzep Its all about the Music

    Steve Vai, Gravity Storm, Crank it!!
     
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    Thank you sir

    Many good suggestions from everyone here. Keep 'em coming.

    If you can get into electro-industrial this is a real sonic experience, again with a deep, wide and powerful stage, and will give your system a workout. It begs to be cranked ;)
    The founder of this band 'Front Line Assembly, is also a member of Skinny Puppy but I prefer FLA.

     
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    Jim Hall Concierto, awesome.

    Christmas present from my son.



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  17. Mike Gibson

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    Here is my favorite slide player. Just enjoy a little zydeco. :)

     
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  18. Velocityboat

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    Do I Love You use you Beautiful? John Coltrane Fearless leader Box Set. About 2 minutes in the producer just nails the mix. Be patient
     
  19. Velocityboat

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    Dancing in the Moonlight. By King Harvest. Great Harmonies and simple melodies.
     
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  20. twiiii

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    Sheffield and Reference Recording analog albums. Direct to disc LP's are always a surprise. Some Telarc CD and SACD. Live recordings I made myself. But some times movie sound tracks can almost be unbelievable they are so clear and clean. And I'm not talking about the sound effects.
     
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