Discussion in 'General Audio Discussion' started by Kreshna, May 10, 2018.
Hey thanks for the tip, I had no idea vinyl was less compressed than Youtube.
Not just any vinyl - 12” 45 RPM dance singles that run only about five minutes are incredibly dynamic. Much more so than the CD versions. Have about half a dozen Madonna titles.
Groove spacing is wide enough to be able to count them.
Singing Winds, Crying Beasts is actually my favorite song to showcase the stereo imaging capability of JBL L20Ts driven by lowly Sansui A-40. The speakers just disappear as the electric guitar riff pans from right to left.
It's kinda ironic that B&W DM302 needs the much more powerful Rotel RB-985 to achieve the same "disappearing" feat.
That’s cool, I’ll have to check out that song....
I’m using a Yamaha MX-1000, Yamaha EQ-630 and a pair of Cerwin Vega AT-100’s....all european spec !!
Really dynamic stuff with a lot of slam sounds best on my rig. My JBL L200's with its compression drivers just eats the piano up and can happily play it all day at ear splitting SPL's and show no signs of distortion. Feed em some Patricia Barber ( Yellow Car 3, or Ode to Billy Joe, or Nardis) and most people would plunk right down in the chair and listen..
However, dirty guitar, lots of the same voice dubbed over and the like, and the 200's seem to dislike it. Maybe they just don't like crappy sounding recordings!
SACD at it's best. Incredibly alive on OB's and my favorite is number 3.
Min Bul - Champagne of Course
The record I'm currently listening to.
12" singles really cut the mustard,mine are all UK pressings,I haven't heard any US pressings but I believe the UK singles are mastered hot which would suit the medium.
"Postcard" by THE WHO, (John Entwistle).
What does your system consist of? Why does the song sound best on your system?
Another vote for Telegraph Road, Dire Straits. I also like Odyssey, Dixie Dregs, from What If. Both songs have a lot going on sometimes, a little going on at other times, and a lot of detail and coherence that can be masked by inferior playback. I'm sure I'm not hearing all that is there, but I enjoy hearing way more than I used to hear, and for me, that is the point of the exercise....
Interesting. I really wonder how would they sound on B&W DM302s/Rotel RB-985 combo.
All songs sound best on my system, classical and jazz too. And by best, I mean that in the Panglossian sense - mine is The Reference System, acoustically the finest system in this most optimal of possible multiverses.
The Lord like to drop in on Thursday nights for an Alvin and the Chipmunks marathon and beer pong.
Geezer pop is what I like to listen to most on my system - well recorded stuff with many but not necessarily a multitude of instruments. I listen to quite a bit of Richard Thompson, greatly enjoy the Knopfler/Harris collaboration, and often use the Cooder and Toure Talking Timbuktu album as a reference. It does well with most well-recorded music, though, and poor recordings often sound pretty lifeless.
The main system is a server with primarily flac rips sent via DLNA to an oppo 103 that feeds a Korsun integrated driving Thiel 2.2s. there are bass traps under the couch, an elevated number that turns out to have a disappointingly resonant space between the bench and floor, and pedestals under the speakers both to elevate them away from that under-couch abyss and to get the mids pitched to ear level.
I think that if I were a serious classical listener the walls would get some fabric treatment and I'd need to bring the subwoofer back in and place it carefully as well. As it stands there are several favorite pieces I listen to now and again that sound great but I know could sound even better with this setup - Gilels Emperor Concerto with Szell, for instance.
Big Yellow Taxi..any system you like
The Flying Lizards - Money
Note that my system consists of two vintage 1970s Sony transistor radios duct-taped to a slab of drywall in the bathroom. The left one's starting to distort more than usual -- time to change the 9v battery.
Just gotta love it. Thanks for the laugh!
Big Yellow Taxi, which one? Joni Mitchell or Counting Crows?
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