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Old 31st May 2004, 11:19 PM   #81
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Default Re: Re: Re: Audiophile recordings

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I could go for pages talking about this and would still not cover a portion of the topic. I hope I gave you a bit of an insight.
You certainly did. Thanks enormously. I'm still thinking about what you've described.
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Old 1st June 2004, 03:31 AM   #82
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In general I don't buy an album just because it has been remastered. Most times levels have been pushed up and dynamic compression applied too much.
But if I find out that Bob Ludwig has done the job, that's almost a guarantee for good sound.
Thanks. Matches with what I was suspecting...

BTW, I've sometimes found that re-mastering can also make the album more "lively" but I guess that is usually done in the manner which Thunau calls "well produced".

Indian popular and film music (almost all old Hindi films would be classified by Westerners as "musicals", they have so many songs) recorded during its golden era, the sixties to eighties, was so badly recorded that it's about the flattest music you can encounter. If you play such music on a good music system, you feel you are listening to a tinny radio with zero bass, low midrange clarity, and a total lack of warmth, in spite of the voices of some of the most gifted singers anywhere in the world (e.g. Kishore Kumar, Lata). Re-mastering it to make it "well produced" can make such music sound much better than the original soundtracks. But then I guess this is a case of extremes.
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Old 1st June 2004, 10:12 AM   #83
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I have same copy of the left one. I do use it to compare equipments too. It is good for soundstage, focus, image placements, vocals but does not have enough messy loud passages for complicated signals evaluation..also nice and relaxing lsitening

Chris
Hi Chris,

The left one is indeed the good one. And I'm agree with all your commentaries. I like the relaxing quality. It is not "flat" as many audiophile recordings. Of course, the recording is not as "good" as telarc or chesky or sort of.

On the second song, when the system is precise in imaging, it is clear how the "drum" is hit. I don't know how they do the recording.

The vocal is very very sweet through my Focal woofer. You know, you can tailor your crossover such that you can create a sweet vocal, or may be I add some even harmonics unintentionally
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Old 19th June 2004, 04:51 AM   #84
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This is one of the best recordings, excellent for critical system listening. Recorded in April 19 and 20, 1959 a rare find nowadays
I borrowed it from my brother in law
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Old 19th June 2004, 04:58 AM   #85
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Here is another nicely produced CD even though it is old. Check out track 2 please
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Chalie Bird Trio with Pevlowsky - Bossa Nova Years
Stockholm Guitar Quartet - Transcriptions
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Glen Gould - Goldberg Variations ( later recording )
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Old 24th July 2004, 03:00 AM   #87
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Old 31st July 2004, 09:31 PM   #88
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Christer,
I recently saw your recommendation of Jacqueline du Pre at Tower Records. Got one titled "Brahms Cello Sonatas". It has a CD and a DVD in the package (EMI Classics - Legend series). Sounds good.
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Old 10th August 2004, 03:58 AM   #89
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Truthfully, I never even heard a good recordings from the recording company, too many manipulate to the original material I thinked

But I liked an amateur recording or unofficial take from live show, almost all nuance and soundstage captured by this recording without any editing!!! even the I can feel the emotion!!!

is true not all amateur recording not good, but if you ever hear a good ones, you must never forget i mentioned here.

some from Smithsonian are the good one, also world music from JVC too. The equipment they use is very5x simple, only a "good" microphone and a portable recorder but the result, WAW!!!

I still believe in audio, a simple makes the good one.
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Everything from Dire Straits, Björk and Goldfrapp.
I would never use Goldfrapp as an audiophile reference. Just for
pleasure. mmmmmmmmmmmm.
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