I know you have wake of the flood somewhere in that collection! That’s a good one on the ol’ Cerwin Vegas
Whenever able I prefer to jam on my home system, 5.2 with various components i've put together paired with my rather tall ceilings in my living room it sounds pretty bad ass (listening to Zep on it as I write this). When the wife is over it I retreat to the basement where my "older" stuff is. Still trying to track down a decent set of towers to go with my tube amp to rock out downstairs. Just picked up a Kicker VSS sub on closeout that tucks nicely under the rear seat of the F150 to improve the tunes in the mobile device.So, yeah, about those Cerwin Vegas...
What do you all listen on? Phone and golf tees? Cerwin Vegas? A bad ass system in your house? The stereo in your vehicle?
I'm listening challenged. The last time I had my hearing tested, about 25 years ago, I was already stone deaf to the two highest frequencies on the test. Lord only knows how much worse my hearing is now. Whole lot of gunfire and concerts and stuff since that last test...
Anything above about 6,000Hz, or maybe even lower than that, is completely missing for me. I can't hear the difference between a 192kHz 24bit FLAC and a 320kbps MP3. I can definitely still hear the difference between a pair of $120 speakers on a $300 amp, compared to a pair of $500 speakers on a $800 amp though. Even though all I'm hearing is the lows and mids.
I "mostly" listen on my phone and an old set of Bose headphones. It's okay, but, pretty weak, really. The best sounding "system" I have these days is the one in my LJ. I have it tuned to my shitty ears, so it might sound like crap to everyone else, but it sounds pretty dang good to me. A Kenwood Excelon head unit with decent time alignment and EQ, Alpine 120w RMS x4Ch amp, Morel Hybrid Integras in the dash, Alpine X-S65s in the pods, Kenwood 150w 8" sub in the console. Play everything off a thumb drive. If I want to have a really good listening session, I go for a long drive, haha! Or, on rare occasions when nobody else is home, I just go out to the garage - with no top and no doors on this time of year it rumbles the whole space pretty good.
In general, I loathe live albums/recordings. Maybe the imperfections of a live performance bother me, I don't know. At any rate, I will steer clear of virtually every live recording and instead only purchase studio albums.
He typically played three 1 hr sets. Most every set he opened with Hideaway to let people know he was back on stage but that they also had some to get their drinks, he always did a straight Hendrix set as well as his own stuff and I've seen him continue playing after a string breaks until all the rest have gone only to switch guitars and continue.I have recently more or less given up on a really good Stevie Ray Vaughan live recording. There are a lot of live recordings of him out there, but none I've been able to find are really top notch, in my opinion. Shame, too - he was one of the best live players ever.
I missed my chance for this. Should have ordered when I got my email but figured I had til the end of the day, only for my wife to say they were sold out when she tried.Oh, and Gov't Mule at Red Butte next month too. Gonna be a crazy good month for live blues rock guitar.