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^ Just something about it
.....same with that Golden Avatar album and Klaatu albums - something's present that I don't like - whatever it is, I can't put my finger on it........
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Originally posted by Tom Ozric Tom Ozric wrote:

^ The cover is awesome, but I've lost count of how many times I've passed this one up over the years......

What made you skip it, mate? I'm assuming it's the dorky looking picture of the band on the back?! That's nothing, have you seen the front cover for their second album?!





Looking at the year of release (1975), the running times (including a side-long suite) and the instrument/keyboard list on the back certainly gives it potential.

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Originally posted by TeleStrat TeleStrat wrote:

I guess about 70% to 80% of my original vinyl collection came from Licorice Pizza.

"Photo not found."

I'm pretty sure I still have a Licorice Pizza bag stashed away somewhere, with the lady serving up a steaming fresh LP. I spent many a happy hour in their two San Diego locations. (They encouraged loitering, with couches and magazines in the stores.)

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^ The cover is awesome, but I've lost count of how many times I've passed this one up over the years......
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Also picked this one up, which seems to have a mixed opinion:



Will have a listen this coming week.
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I picked up a lovely reissue of a super-rare Australian instrumental jazz-fusion album from the Seventies, a one-shot band called Arena (no, not that one!). Similar to If, Zzebra, etc, Soft Machine, you name it, with a dash of King Crimson to some of the guitar parts:


The album can be found here on YouTube as well:

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I guess about 70% to 80% of my original vinyl collection came from Licorice Pizza.
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Originally posted by Tom Ozric Tom Ozric wrote:

^ Yep - the Logos album is a beauty - most of the drumming is by the bassist - great talent on both instruments !! And not a weak moment throughout its 76 min running time.
Alpha Centauri - back in 1989, I bought a neat original press on the Ohr label for 6 bucks !! No one knew they'd eventually become highly sought after. It's a great album, and wait for that synth twittering that nearly shatters the speakers
Indeed! The album really doesn't seem that long Smile

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Originally posted by Catcher10 Catcher10 wrote:

I just saw this documentary on a plane flight, very well done...Excellent IMO!! Not only showing the rise and fall of Tower Records and why but the love these guys had of music, of course very heavy to vinyl. Tower Records was always my go to store for records, they had EVERYTHING in stock. I would say 80% of what I bought as a teenager and young adult was from Tower Records.....I need to move to Japan.
That seems great, too bad it's gone.
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Originally posted by Tom Ozric Tom Ozric wrote:

^^ Italian label 'Andromeda Relix'
It is one fine album.
Ya ninja'd me

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^^ Italian label 'Andromeda Relix'
It is one fine album.
Ya ninja'd me

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I just saw this documentary on a plane flight, very well done...Excellent IMO!! Not only showing the rise and fall of Tower Records and why but the love these guys had of music, of course very heavy to vinyl. Tower Records was always my go to store for records, they had EVERYTHING in stock. I would say 80% of what I bought as a teenager and young adult was from Tower Records.....I need to move to Japan.

Highly suggested to find the full movie.



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..."Logos' "L'Enigma Della Vita", a mixture of Floyd, Neo Prog and classic Italian Prog influences...

Hmm, sounds interesting, what label is that on?


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Tom Ozric Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 24 2016 at 17:15
^ Yep - the Logos album is a beauty - most of the drumming is by the bassist - great talent on both instruments !! And not a weak moment throughout its 76 min running time.
Alpha Centauri - back in 1989, I bought a neat original press on the Ohr label for 6 bucks !! No one knew they'd eventually become highly sought after. It's a great album, and wait for that synth twittering that nearly shatters the speakers
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My first TD album from the Pink Years. It's one of those albums I have to take a photo before and must be played last, I can't do anything after LOL


Another favourite from 2014 I didn't have, Logos' "L'Enigma Della Vita", a mixture of Floyd, Neo Prog and classic Italian Prog influences Smile Tom, you also have this one, right?


The second album from a local Pop Rock band that I wanted to buy when it was released in 2009. This limited edition (#10/500 here) disappeared quickly and it became more valuable recently, especially since two tracks are not included on the CD. It's so odd that their bassist disappeared (presumably deceased) only a few days after I bought this Disapprove
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^ Nice one    Mine's just regular black pressing.
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Art Bears

 
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^ Well you would not do that, it would be a very unbalanced sound. Its just how they designed the board so you choose both channels. For MC you would chose the same loading configuration for each channel.

The XPS gets you into MC (if you want) for a very reasonable price and people do report the performance as very good. Anything better I think you would need to be in the $500 range for a phono preamp with MC loading options.


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You have a point there, although I still don't understand why someone would choose MM for the left channel and MC for the right one Tongue

I don't know how they sound but they sure look great Cool
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Some phono preamps do not accept MC carts, this one does both at a very affordable price, and you get some options for the capacitance loading of a MC cart if you ever get one. Choosing MM probably defaults the setting to 47k ohms. With MC you get choices, it's like an EQ for MC carts, depending on the cartridge and cable capacitance you use will define which loading you choose, ultimately it will be your ears that decide.

The NAD pp2e is set only at 100 ohms for MC option. Which for most MC carts would be fine but some might require a higher loading to get a good match and optimal sound. The two preamps are good but the XPS1 gives you some loading options to tailor the sound.

The NAD amp and NAD phono pre should match very well, its a very good entry level system but be careful, at some point it will make you want better! So keep saving your pennies!! LOL

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Originally posted by Catcher10 Catcher10 wrote:

Any of the NAD phono preamps are good, better than your Pioneer one. Also look into the Emotiva XPS-1 as it gets rave reviews as an entry level phono preamp, and it can handle MC carts too, sells for $150.00. Either one will improve your analog end.

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This is strange, what's the use of choosing a different cartridge type and resistance value per channel Confused

The NAD PP2e seems more simple and probably a safest match with the amp. It's actually not really expensive, maybe I could buy both in a few months Smile

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