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Old 11th January 2012, 11:51 PM   #801
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Ok, I'll elaborate. The ones like are 16" x 16" x 4" thick. They are mounted on a wooden stand 17" apart and are center hinged so that I can swivel the top and bottom panels separately. This allows me to tune the amount of reflection the mic gets from the front or back.
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Ok, I'll elaborate. The ones like are 16" x 16" x 4" thick. They are mounted on a wooden stand 17" apart and are center hinged so that I can swivel the top and bottom panels separately. This allows me to tune the amount of reflection the mic gets from the front or back.
I use deep carpet on the floor. It is enough. http://wavebourn.com/female_sample.mp3
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For people like me who firmly believe that the major obstacle in sound reproduction (given the paradigm of stereo) is the source material...
That would certainly not be me. Sure, there are plenty of poor recordings on the market, but most recording contain far for info and musical enjoyment than most people suspect. Yes, even on CDs. You just have to get it out.
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I use deep carpet on the floor. It is enough. http://wavebourn.com/female_sample.mp3
very nice!

I would love to hear the uncompressed version. (non mp3)
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That would certainly not be me. Sure, there are plenty of poor recordings on the market, but most recording contain far for info and musical enjoyment than most people suspect. Yes, even on CDs. You just have to get it out.
agreed +1

but... and this is a big BUT, having a really good system can reek havoc on a cd collection. I have some old cd's that I loved in the 80s but now with a real sound system I just hear the poor production... sigh.

edit: not that I don't get CD's now that are also dissapointing.

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How did it compare to our experiment?
Download it and you tell me.
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very nice!

I would love to hear the uncompressed version. (non mp3)
Unfortunately it is buried somewhere on file server in a big 24 bit / 96K file chunk.

The point was, just one carpet on the floor may be enough.
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...but now with a real sound system I just hear the poor production... sigh.
Sure, I hear those things too but fortunately they don't bother me much. I've sat behind a console enough to take them as part of the package. It's a recording, I accept it as such.
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The point was, just one carpet on the floor may be enough.
Your recoding has much less room tone than SYs, but wasn't the mic closer?
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Your recoding has much less room tone than SYs, but wasn't the mic closer?
No, I put panels around. It was a home concert, with amp and speakers. She was on a distance approximately 1-2 feet to the mike. The mike was a large diaphragm condenser (cardioid), with Chinese copy of German capsule, 2SK170 input. I made speakers flat using 31 band EQ, by my method of multiple iterations with feedback rejection by EQ and spectrum indicator.

Panels were made from plywood and memory foam covered by blankets. Without panels of course ambience would be louder, amplified by amps and speakers.

Here is another example, without panels, and no carpet on the floor: http://wavebourn.com/music/kuzmin/velosipedist.mp3
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