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Old 04-04-2012, 01:34 AM
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Default In my wildest dreams

This evening I have been sitting in the dark enjoying music in the studio, meter lights off, the C1000C/P and the MC2301's only displaying the nomenclature and the KT88 tube glow. There is sweet music floating on the air like I have always hoped would one day grace my listening space, as clear and clean as an early spring morning. I am soaking in the mesmerizing goodness of my hi-res playlist that I assembled on the Olive 04HD played through the incredible DAC's of the MCD1100, controlling it all from the ingenious app on my new iPad.

As my mind wondered I suddenly flashed back about 44 years to a time when I was sitting in a big high ceiling living room of an old Victorian house in San Francisco, totally engrossed in my sound system of that time, Altec Voice of the Theater speakers, McIntosh MC30 mono tube amps, a Dynaco PAS3x tube preamp, and a Dual 1019 turntable with a Shure V15 type II cartridge. You had to get up to turn the record over every 15 minutes or so, or put a new one on. You had to get up to adjust the volume. Album covers were left in view leaning against the boxed window seat where the turntable sat. The lights were dimmed. My friends and I thought we were in heaven, thinking it couldn't get any better than that.

Now, almost four and a half decades later here I sit, still enjoying fantastic sound in a darkened room. The gear has gotten a whole lot better, featuring such nice pleasures as hard drive playback of downloaded hi-resolution recordings, controlling everything from infrared remotes and wireless connectivity, viewing cover art wirelessly on the newest iPad tablet computer, and doing this while connected to my friends on Audio Aficionado. We have come a long way, baby. In fact, we have progressed farther in these past 44 years than my young fuzzy brain could have comprehended at that time. What I am sitting here enjoying this evening is truly way beyond anything I could have imagined at that time in my wildest dreams.
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