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Lou FCD



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(Permalink) Posted: Nov. 12 2007,10:35   

Rich is having a bit of account trouble so I'm copy/pasting for him.

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It's an oldie I re-discovered. Decent break over sweet dreams. They change the hook in places and use lennox's voice as in instrument proper, so I think they do enough. I rate this

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4l1ywpX-g34

Sexi_Hawt
Zachriel the Angel of Memory from Jupiter <<<
Tarden Chatterbox
FtK
AFDave

This is teh muzik ratings system.

It's @ 136 BPM. How fast was the origional?


Per the conversation on this page of the Board Mechanics thread.

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Reciprocating Bill



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(Permalink) Posted: Nov. 12 2007,11:16   

I'm not spinning anything at this moment (because ostensibly busy putting food on my family), but yesterday had a delightful moment. Sifting through some LPs abandoned years ago by my sister-in-law I discovered a pristine copy of the Beach Boys' "Shut Down Volume II" recorded in 1964.

"Fun Fun Fun" ('till your Daddy took the T-bird away") opens the LP. In addition to this being a GREAT tune, I am absolutely astonished at the quality of the studio engineering on this cut: the use of stereo to augment the complex harmonies is VERY impressive and, of course, the LP presents their voices with a silky accuracy and resolution you've NEVER heard on a CD (sorry guys, its true: the Redbook CD format is mid-fi at best).

What a great tune.

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Richardthughes



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(Permalink) Posted: Nov. 12 2007,11:32   

Do you remember the big fuss over DDD CDs? I wasn't that impressed. I'm similarly unimpressed with the gain in HDTV.

Music wise, get yourself some 1210's and take good care of your vinyl. Its worth remembering that a lot of early music was mixed for the medium, so it will sound better (warmer) on vinyl. Of course the sound is only as good as the weakest link in your setup...

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Reciprocating Bill



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(Permalink) Posted: Nov. 12 2007,11:56   

Quote (Richardthughes @ Nov. 12 2007,12:32)
Music wise, get yourself some 1210's and take good care of your vinyl...

By which you mean Technics 1210 turntables?

I use much older gear: an Empire 398 turntable manufactured in 1962 (with a six pound aluminum platter that could easily be used as a murder weapon) on which I've mounted a SME 3009 II improved arm (circa 1973, made in Britain). That carries an AT 440MLa phono cartridge, which is fantastic tracker and an amazing buy. Played through two tube-fired H-K monaural receivers (circa 1956, used for their amplifier sections only) into home built enclosures containing University Sound drivers from the early '50s and '60s (of which my avatar is one example).  

The SACD format sounds much closer to vinyl - but really isn't quite there.

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Reciprocating Bill



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(Permalink) Posted: Nov. 12 2007,12:13   



Not easy to see, but attached to the sill directly behind the turntable is a Hagerman Bugle phono preamp and power supply (which I built from a half-kit), also a fantastic buy.

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Annyday



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(Permalink) Posted: Nov. 12 2007,12:16   

I'm young and naive and have been listening to Sneaker Pimps albums for about three days now. I've got a terrible migraine and my ears hurt.

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Richardthughes



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(Permalink) Posted: Nov. 12 2007,12:17   

Quote (Annyday @ Nov. 12 2007,12:16)
I'm young and naive and have been listening to Sneaker Pimps albums for about three days now. I've got a terrible migraine and my ears hurt.

I have a banging remix of 6 underground.

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"You magnificent bastard! " : Louis
"ATBC poster child", "I have to agree with Rich.." : DaveTard
"I bow to your superior skills" : deadman_932
"...it was Richardthughes making me lie in bed.." : Kristine

  
Richardthughes



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(Permalink) Posted: Nov. 12 2007,12:17   

Quote (Reciprocating Bill @ Nov. 12 2007,12:13)


Not easy to see, but attached to the sill directly behind the turntable is a Hagerman Bugle phono preamp and power supply (which I built from a half-kit), also a fantastic buy.

Richie's Fracterial Blagella spins a little faster..

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"Richardthughes, you magnificent bastard, I stand in awe of you..." : Arden Chatfield
"You magnificent bastard! " : Louis
"ATBC poster child", "I have to agree with Rich.." : DaveTard
"I bow to your superior skills" : deadman_932
"...it was Richardthughes making me lie in bed.." : Kristine

  
Annyday



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(Permalink) Posted: Nov. 12 2007,12:18   

Remixed by who, and where can I find it?

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Richardthughes



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(Permalink) Posted: Nov. 12 2007,12:22   

Quote (Annyday @ Nov. 12 2007,12:18)
Remixed by who, and where can I find it?

http://www.artistdirect.com/nad....=search

I like the Perfecto one best ( puts on white gloves and blows whistle), the other one is nice and trippy...

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"You magnificent bastard! " : Louis
"ATBC poster child", "I have to agree with Rich.." : DaveTard
"I bow to your superior skills" : deadman_932
"...it was Richardthughes making me lie in bed.." : Kristine

  
Annyday



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(Permalink) Posted: Nov. 12 2007,12:25   

Danke.

From left field, has anyone heard Wumpscut?

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Reciprocating Bill



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(Permalink) Posted: Nov. 12 2007,12:34   

Another analog source, plus a a shot of homebrew enclosure with University reciprocating flare horns (for reference, woofer is 15"). That's the way we used to do it.



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Richardthughes



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(Permalink) Posted: Nov. 12 2007,13:13   

Are you a Muso, Bill?

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"Richardthughes, you magnificent bastard, I stand in awe of you..." : Arden Chatfield
"You magnificent bastard! " : Louis
"ATBC poster child", "I have to agree with Rich.." : DaveTard
"I bow to your superior skills" : deadman_932
"...it was Richardthughes making me lie in bed.." : Kristine

  
Erasmus, FCD



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(Permalink) Posted: Nov. 12 2007,13:20   

Now spinning the Hammons Family




my musicians can whup your musicians

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Reciprocating Bill



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(Permalink) Posted: Nov. 12 2007,13:57   

Quote (Richardthughes @ Nov. 12 2007,14:13)
Are you a Muso, Bill?

Strictly amateur, piano, some composition. Lately I've enjoyed a resurgence as I've been fiddling with midi captures of my piano improvisations.

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mitschlag



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(Permalink) Posted: Nov. 12 2007,14:51   

Quote (Richardthughes @ Nov. 12 2007,11:32)
Music wise, get yourself some 1210's and take good care of your vinyl. Its worth remembering that a lot of early music was mixed for the medium, so it will sound better (warmer) on vinyl.
Gimme that old time harmonic distortion:
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Programmable analog distortion/warmth: Helpful in the pristine but unforgiving digital world. Three audio modes provide user programmable, warm harmonic distortion. Emphasized tube-like 2nd harmonic in clean and Distort 2 mode. In Distort 3 mode the distortion becomes dominated by 3rd harmonic (similar to tape).

From this lair of Satan.

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Richardthughes



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(Permalink) Posted: Nov. 12 2007,15:36   

Quote (Reciprocating Bill @ Nov. 12 2007,13:57)
Quote (Richardthughes @ Nov. 12 2007,14:13)
Are you a Muso, Bill?

Strictly amateur, piano, some composition. Lately I've enjoyed a resurgence as I've been fiddling with midi captures of my piano improvisations.

May I point you here:

http://www.antievolution.org/cgi-bin....hl=muso

Bill.

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"You magnificent bastard! " : Louis
"ATBC poster child", "I have to agree with Rich.." : DaveTard
"I bow to your superior skills" : deadman_932
"...it was Richardthughes making me lie in bed.." : Kristine

  
Erasmus, FCD



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(Permalink) Posted: Nov. 12 2007,19:18   

Wow I had no idea so many of you were guitar pickers.

Now, what's up with all this electric business?  When S.H.F., you ain't going to be able to do nothin with those fiddles but chop em up for fire wood.

My Landola Jumbo however will be going just fine when the power is dead.  As long as I can find a warehouse to break into and steal some strings.

Are they a fiddler round hyar?  Any banjo pickers?

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You're obviously illiterate as hell. Peach, bro.-FtK

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the odds of getting some loathsome taint are low-- Gordon E Mullings Manjack Heights Montserrat

I work on molecular systems with pathway charts and such.-Giggles

  
stevestory



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(Permalink) Posted: Nov. 12 2007,20:00   

I'm presuming this to be a general music thread.

My setup is pretty ordinary. Decent Soundblaster card going through a y-cable to a Sony STR-K9900P reciever and then to some JBL bookshelf speakers. I've got a little bit of hearing damage and I probably couldn't tell my setup from an extravagant one anyway. And given how allergic audiophiles are to double-blind tests, some of them probably couldn't either.

The content--the important part--is the following:

Morcheeba - Parts of the Process (whole disc)
Tonya Donnelly - Pretty Deep
Tool - Sober
Jane's Addiction - Jane Says
Fountains of Wayne - Stacey's Mom
Aimee Mann - Red Vines
Christina Aguilera - Dirty

   
stevestory



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(Permalink) Posted: Nov. 12 2007,20:04   

Also,
Bruce Springsteen - John Henry
Smashing Pumpkins - Zero

   
stevestory



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(Permalink) Posted: Nov. 12 2007,20:10   

By the way, the video of Dirrty is exactly that. Even Aguilera was a little embarrassed by it later.

I highly recommend it.

   
stevestory



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(Permalink) Posted: Nov. 12 2007,20:18   

Also:

Andrea True Connection - More More More
Thelma Houston - Don't Leave Me This Way

   
Dr.GH



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(Permalink) Posted: Nov. 12 2007,21:15   

Mandolin, dulcimer, oud, guitar

Not in any order

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keiths



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(Permalink) Posted: Nov. 12 2007,21:49   

Quote (stevestory @ Nov. 12 2007,20:00)
I've got a little bit of hearing damage and I probably couldn't tell my setup from an extravagant one anyway. And given how allergic audiophiles are to double-blind tests, some of them probably couldn't either.

Have you been following this amusing battle between James Randi and fans of the $7250 Pear Anjou stereo cables?

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clamboy



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(Permalink) Posted: Nov. 12 2007,22:10   

Quote (keiths @ Nov. 12 2007,21:49)
Quote (stevestory @ Nov. 12 2007,20:00)
I've got a little bit of hearing damage and I probably couldn't tell my setup from an extravagant one anyway. And given how allergic audiophiles are to double-blind tests, some of them probably couldn't either.

Have you been following [URL=http://gizmodo.com/gadgets/calling-bullshit/updated-journalist-accepts-1-million-challenge-do-7250-cables-sound-better-or-not-311034.p

hp?retitled]this amusing battle[/URL] between James Randi and fans of the $7250 Pear Anjou stereo cables?

Oh my, yes! Honestly, Randi be danged, I have found the Pears to be *the* cables through which to play the split LP "Earslaughter" by Extreme Noise Terror and Chaos U.K. They bring out the warmth in E.N.T.'s "Bullshit Propaganda", as well as enhancing the tastes of oak and cherry found amid the high ranges of the entire 12".

And, of course, those 1210s are de rigeurwhen listening to Sore Throat's "Unhindered by Talent," as well as their magnum opus "Disgrace to the Corpse of Sid".

  
Reciprocating Bill



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(Permalink) Posted: Nov. 12 2007,22:15   

Quote (keiths @ Nov. 12 2007,22:49)
     
Quote (stevestory @ Nov. 12 2007,20:00)
I've got a little bit of hearing damage and I probably couldn't tell my setup from an extravagant one anyway. And given how allergic audiophiles are to double-blind tests, some of them probably couldn't either.

Have you been following this amusing battle between James Randi and fans of the $7250 Pear Anjou stereo cables


A spoof audio product (audiophile air) I imagined over at the Vintage Asylum:

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I sell AudioAir, which uses polished nitrogen atoms and balanced O2 for perfect impedance matching between driver diaphragm and AudioAir, as well as AudioAir and human tympani. Each bottle of compressed AudioAir is play tested and broken in for 100 hours with a variety of program materials. The infusion of AudioAir in to your listening atmosphere yields a a more coherent soundstage, higher resolution, superior speed, and prompt activation of the recently discovered musimami receptor. Our promise: No concentrators, humidification, or pulse regulators stand between you and the music, as is the case with with lessor "audiophile" airs. $2395/10 liters. Optional tiptoes for your bottle of AudioAir $195.


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Wesley R. Elsberry



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(Permalink) Posted: Nov. 12 2007,22:17   

Check your high-end cable savvy.

Don't look at the comments until you make your choice.

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Reciprocating Bill



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(Permalink) Posted: Nov. 12 2007,22:24   

Quote (Wesley R. Elsberry @ Nov. 12 2007,23:17)
Check your high-end cable savvy.

Don't look at the comments until you make your choice.

I got as far as figuring that it had to do with a problematic push-pull (class B) amplifier topology.

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Reciprocating Bill



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(Permalink) Posted: Nov. 12 2007,22:35   

Over at the AudioAsylum discussion of double blind and ABX testing is strictly forbidden in certain fora, particularly the forum dealing with cables.

"Why are DBT discussions not allowed?

Quite simply, the reason is that these topics rarely spark a productive exchange. While a vast majority of Asylum inmates are firmly in the middle ground, the topics of DBT and ABX tend to force polarization and quickly degrade into death spiraling flame wars."

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"The truth will set you free. But not until it is finished with you."
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Wesley R. Elsberry



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(Permalink) Posted: Nov. 12 2007,22:38   

It reminded me of the joke about Radio Shack computer salesmen:

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Q. What's the difference between a used-car salesman and a Radio Shack computer salesman?

A. The used-car salesman knows when he is lying to you.


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