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  Doug Otte
  near Washington, DC
old Technics TT (rarely used)
Sony XCD-XA5400ES
Parasound P5
Parasound A23
1981 EPI 100Vs
Klipsch SW
various cables

Sony BDP-S790
Marantz SR7002
KEF Q11s, Q10c, Q1

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Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition, Night on the Bare Mountain - Kuchar        (4 of 4 found this review helpful)
  November 1, 2004

I agree w/ both reviews below. The music is wonderful (even the "fill-ins" in the middle); it's nice to compare the two different versions of "Bare Mountain." The playing is brash (in a good way) and enthusiastic. A few times during the Rimsky "Bare Mountain" it almost sounded like the orchestra was ... more

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