Fullerton, CA
Hometown: Buena Park

Member since:

August 22, 2012


I have just recently purchased my first turntable, but am an avid audiophile and have a great zest for all things high fidelity.

What was the first record you ever owned?

I'm sure my parents gave me some back in the 80's that I don't recall; but the first one I purchased was "OVERTURES" (William Tell, Fra Diavolo, Zampa, Donna Diana) - SCHERCHEN, VSOO - WESTMINSTER WST-14031. The second was the 2009 re-release of The Beatles' "Abbey Road". 180 gram virgin vinyl... sexy.

What are your top 5 albums of all time?

I'm probably not the best person to ask this question, as I am not an "album" fanatic, but more of a fidelity fanatic. But my top five owned albums are: The Wrath of Kahn (awesome awesome mix, and much better on vinyl than digital), Abbey Road, Songs in the Key of Life, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Songs from the Big Chair

Do you DJ, play in a band or have a music project? If so, what do you call yourself?

I've been trying to start a surround sound music label for high definition audio recordings. It's registered as CBTTF Records, but hasn't yet recorded anything.

Analog or Digital?

Both. I am a big fan of the high resolution audio codecs being used mostly in blu ray, DTS-HD Master Audio and Dolby TrueHD. But I detest cd audio. I have found that the richness of vinyl records produce a much more pleasing experience than crappy digital recordings.

Why did you join this group?

I'd like to meet some like-minded people. Sometimes it's very hard to meet people who understand the interest in vinyl or high fidelity audio of any kind. And trying to explain it is right out...

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  • Wanda

    DFW Sailing Adventures

    Hey James! I hope everything is going wonderful for you in California! Stay well my friend, we all look forward to seeing you when you visit.

    Sep 07, 2014 10:38 PM
  • Cynthia B.

    Thank you James for welcoming me to the group

    Aug 06, 2014 4:17 PM
  • Brenda Mckinnon B.

    Highly Sensitive People DFW

    Hi, welcome James

    Jun 11, 2014 6:25 PM
  • Gary

    Welcome to the group!

    Jul 21, 2013 8:26 PM
  • peacefultrees

    bonjour, James! :)

    May 04, 2013 10:15 PM
  • Elena K.

    Hey James,

    So great to see you at our meetup group! Hope you can make it to our 1st Iron Artist Smackdown this Saturday!

    Feb 19, 2013 9:37 PM
  • peacefultrees

    Je m'appelle Darlene. :)

    Jan 07, 2013 12:58 AM
  • ben

    hi james, the jazz band was awesome. nice to meet you.

    Dec 28, 2012 12:49 AM
  • Wendy

    Hi James,

    It was fun meeting you last night! Hope you will definitely bring your wine bar to Arlington - and count on Enid and I as your first customers :)


    Nov 04, 2012 8:34 PM
  • Megan P

    Sorry we missed you tonight. Hope you had fun anyways

    Sep 14, 2012 11:19 PM
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