Favorite Musical Decade

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What is your favorite musical era?

  1. Current (2000s)

    4 vote(s)
    9.8%
  2. 1990s

    10 vote(s)
    24.4%
  3. 1980s

    8 vote(s)
    19.5%
  4. 1970s

    10 vote(s)
    24.4%
  5. 1960s

    7 vote(s)
    17.1%
  6. 1950s

    1 vote(s)
    2.4%
  7. Ancient

    1 vote(s)
    2.4%
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  1. Tuckfro42

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  2. avvie

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    Now if only I can find some budget, flat-response speakers that don't crap out. Samson 65a has been a lousy investment for me.
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    Every 6-7 years I have purposefully discovered a genre of music that I wanted to really study and get to know. I become passionate about the music and it makes up 70% or more of what I listen to.

    89-95 reggae

    1996-2002 chicago blues

    2002-present classic jazz

    Reggae was all about the 1970s since the best recordings were at that time. Unless you are into the rude boy records the wailers made in the 60s that is the time they made it outside of jamaica. All the seminal recording by bob marley were made in the 70s.

    When I became a fan of Chicago blues I noticed many of my favorite artists either got their start in the 70s or were at their peak then. Alligater records began in the 70s and right now I'm listening to son seals' "Midnight son" album a classic recorded in 1976.

    8 years ago just before I started getting fanatical about jazz I bought a few of bowie CDs and for the first time became a fan. Once again my musical journy takes me to the 70s since basically all his best work occured in that decade.
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    Thanks, CC!

    Now can I borrow $179.99? :cry:
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    Why not..
    that is per speaker though :)
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    I've heard pretty good things about the M-Audio BX5a.
  8. Deuce Wayne

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    Preach it all you want, but I can't take sound quality nor crappy 70's speakers seriously. "oh, but this crappy music was made for this crappy speaker! Not those new age speakers that you can hear pin drops and all that nonsense like you're really there" lol

    I've gotta track down some fossilized speakers to hear only one genre of music correctly? lol
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    You really have no idea what you are talking about. No one is saying you have to go find speakers built in the 70's (although those Sansuis still sound sweet). All you need is a pair of speakers that cover as much of the frequency range and color the music the least as you can find and afford. My main music speakers are 3 years old (JBL L890). I listened to dozens of brands and models before I settled on those. They are, to my ears, as good as I can get in my budget.
    Speaker technology hasn't changed much since the 70s. Sure materials, shape, and sized have changed; but the physics have stayed the same. A good speaker will reveal whether or not you are listening to a quality recording. A bad speaker is just a bad speaker.
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