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Old 14th June 2011, 12:16 AM   #291
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More listening comments later....

but first, I made a short video tonight of my TT. What might be of interest to you here is the audio. The recording was made using a Zoom H1 recorder, mounted on a tripod at ear height in my normal listening spot. The music is John Grant, the Two of Us, from a Mojo (magazine) release a while back of Beatles covers. This is the first track on the LP. So the set up you can see in the video, and of course, the phonostage is the Valve Itch!!

I hope it gives some idea of what it sounds like in my setup. Bear in mind, that you are hearing it through the recorders ears, then the audio processing of youttube etc.....

YouTube - ‪Needle Drop.mp4‬‏

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Nice video. But the audio level seems low on my PC. Can't you record directly off the preamp's output? I can hear the room reverberation.
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Nice video. But the audio level seems low on my PC.
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Old 14th June 2011, 12:31 AM   #293
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Yes, I recorded it a bit low - I stayed on the safe side to avoid any clipping - not really sure how good the little recorder was, plus I didn't have time to test levels etc....

Turn it up!!


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EDIT: give me a few days, I should be able to record off the outputs easily enough....
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Old 14th June 2011, 12:36 AM   #294
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We did, my PC speakers are flattened with digital EQ at ear level and distance when seated in front of my PC through cal mic and FFT, its low in level and misses highs, has some room echo in the bass too. Don't use the X/Y mics, wire it up! What about the USSR Teflons?
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Interstage teflons in place and they add clarity alright - not huge, but there. It doesn't seem to have affected the sound - and the soundstage is still there. I've only had 2 short listens since I put them in though.....

I find myself reluctant to change anything else....


I should add that the video was really a video learning exercise (see if i could sync up audio and video, edit clips etc etc). Also, theres a long running argument that quads can't do bass, and that low thump after the first verse helps dispel that myth a bit.

I'll wire it up, although honestly I don't know how it will sound as I only have the Zoom H1 on load and don't know how it performs on mic in.

Fran > bed!
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The 0.047uF you used? Now don't tell me that you would not tweak the output caps also, add a second SSHV, etc. at a future height of inspiration. I don't buy it.
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Fran > bed!
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Yep - the 0.047uf K72.

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Now don't tell me that you would not tweak the output caps also, add a second SSHV, etc. at a future height of inspiration. I don't buy it.
Aaargh!! I gotta stop and call this thing finished sometime!!!



Now next question. I made the recording directly from the itch to the zoom H1. But how can I share it? Its ~ 30mB and I don't want to infringe any copyright issues here either.

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Here you go:

https://rapidshare.com/files/4910080...demo_track.WAV
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