February 22, 2008 by Arlen Schweiger
I might have to make a special trip from Massachusetts down to New York City. Specialty A/V dealer Lyric Hi-Fi & Video has scheduled a monthly series called “Classic Album Night” that is sure to give attendees a listening experience unlike any other they’ve had.
Set for the second thursday of the month, the lineup of classic albums is, well, classic—the grouping would be pretty much in my pantheon of music, including Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon, the Grateful Dead’s American Beauty and the Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. See full schedule below (and while we’re at it, a shout out to Stephen Mejias’ entertaining Stereophile Blog for listing this).
If the music itself isn’t star-studded enough for you, the A/V gear should be. Lyric has put together a stunning list of components for a “mid six figures” system to give listeners a mind-blowing two-channel experience for these albums. According to Lyric’s website, the lineup will include Hansen Audio’s flagship King V2, the four-column Nola Grand Reference system, electronics from ASR, Audio Research, Halcro, Mark Levinson and McIntosh, a VPI turntable, and cabling from Nordost.
The room environment is top notch as well, as Listening Room A was designed from a collaboration that included Lyric founder Michael Kay and veteran audiophiles Dick Sequerra, Mitchell Cotter and Mark Levinson.
Attendance is free, but seating is limited, so if you want to check this out give a call to Bob Herman or Mike Deutsch at 212-439-1900 for a required reservation. Lyric is located at 1221 Lexington Ave. in Manhattan.
Here’s the schedule (sorry Miles Davis fans, Kind of Blue was played last Thursday), time on each is 6:30 p.m.:
- March 13: Aja—Steely Dan
- April 10: Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band—The Beatles
- May 8: Dark Side of the Moon—Pink Floyd
- June 12: Their Satanic Majesties Request—The Rolling Stones
- July 10: American Beauty—Grateful Dead
- August 14: Brothers and Sisters—Allman Brothers Band
- September 11: Highway 61 Revisited—Bob Dylan
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