User Details - Chris Garrett

  Chris Garrett
  Moderator of the Digital, Hi-Rez and DVD~Audiobahn boards at
  Miami, Florida via Los Angeles. Went to college at St. Mary's College in the Bay Area near San Francisco. English Literature and Communications major.
  Main System:

Dynaudio Contour 3.0s, Blue Circle Galatea 3.1 tube preamp, Cary SLAM 100 PP/Triode monoblocs, Belles 150a Hot Rod SS amp, Kuzma Stabi w/Kuzma Stogi Reference arm, Lyra Lydia B and Transfiguration Spirit MC carts, SF Phono 1 SE phonostage, PP300, Chang Lightspeed 6400, Sony SCD-1.

Second System:

1974 Klipsch Cornwalls w/vertically mounted horns, fully loaded Mr. Pig Bottlehead Foreplay tube preamp, Wright Mono 8 300b amps, Alesis Masterlink 9600 CD burner, Dodson 217 mkII D DAC, Denon 1600 DVD~A player, Nakamichi RX-505 tape deck, a fully restored Dynaco FM-1 w/stereo board inside and a Monster 2500 mkII LC/SP.

HT System:

Paradigm Studio 20s L/R, CC-450 C, ADP 170 LR/RR, PS1200 sub, Denon 3300, Panasonic Hi-Fi S~VHS VCR, Toshiba 2200, Panamax 1000 LC/SP and a 36" Toshiba tubed computer monitor powered by a Gateway PII/300mHz computer.

Found: 4

David Elias - The Window        
  October 13, 2003

I received this disc a couple of weeks ago and didn't really know what to expect apart from the fact that it was comprised of acoustic instruments and recorded with multi-channel 5.1 in mind. Since I really don't do MC music, I was hoping that the STEREO mix would be worthwhile and I can't say that ... more
  August 22, 2003

I have to agree with Tom's assessment of this one. You've got pretty darn good sonics and a rather stellar cast of female jazz singers such as Cassandra Wilson, Jane Monheit, Dianne Reeves and Diana Krall. Terrence's trumpet is clearly rendered whether playing sharply or muted, drumming by Eric ... more
  August 22, 2003

The first of two (The Sound Of Love being the other) Linn Tommy Smith hybrid SACDs that I have and this one features a completely different lineup with James Genus on accoustic bass, John Scofield on electric guitar and Clarence Penn on the skins. This title is interesting because it was recorded ... more
  August 22, 2003

One of two Tommy Smith Linn SACD hybrids that I got through Audio Asylum. There are more than a few standards here, six of twelve being Ellington compositions and In A Sentimental Mood being one of my favorites. This album is more slowly paced and the overall tone is along the lines of "Jazz for a ... more

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