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decoud
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Post #: 41
Post ID: 20933
Reply to: 20932
Discrimination vs labour
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The logic here is that to be able to play and appreciate a Stradivarius you have to make it yourself. That is too hard a line. There are plenty of basic things that the vast majority of installations get wrong. We are talking about lifting the baseline from which intelligent further development begins.
A distinction also has to be drawn between musical discrimination and the technical ability to do something in response to it: they are different things. That many of those technical enough to be drawn to DIY lack the musical discrimination that is needed to give much meaning to their efforts does not mean the converse has to be different. 
What I am suggesting is a way of establishing a physical proof of concept. If the world could stream through Romy's house perhaps these design ideas would be more prevalent. No reason to care, of course, what the world thinks, but it is natural to want to see one's ideas attractively disseminated. 
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Post #: 42
Post ID: 20936
Reply to: 20933
DIY Stradivarius
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I guess I would like to be able to do something better than anyone else - and still be better after 100s of years.....
My take is a bit difference. When I perform with players with a Stradivarius violin, it isn't the violin that is impressive - up close they have a "scratchy" sound and sound like a lot of work to play. No what is wonderful is the inspired playing by those fortunate to have access. They are also the first ones to say that there are enough great contemporary instruments and their playing is not "better" on a Stradivarius.

If we look at speakers, how many are acoustically in phase? How many can be set up in phase without rebuilding them - just about NONE. There is also a reason for that. The sheer volume (not cost) of equipment necessary to "do it right" limits the amount of customers to those with the real estate, the cooperative partner, the time to care. Those people will find there Macondo without us - generally from people like Jeffery Jackson.

I think that the only customers for a Macondo have the advanced musical taste and the physical and financial means to pull it off. I know of perhaps a handful that give a shit enough to do something this substantial. Out of that handful, most of them have more important decoration themes to appease the other half.

I would think that the first step in building a business like this would not start with hardware, it would start with recordings.

I used to play in a jazz quartet for brunch at a Holiday Inn. I could picture a venue like that for serious applied listening (a definitive, historic recording with a presentation of the circumstances and then like a concert, listening all the way through). Then perhaps common denominators could be found and a following built.

I think it makes little sense to have a Macondo if there is not the active reference to and love of live music of similar scale.


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  »  New  Ultimate HF output transformer?..  Leads to further air core heads...  Melquiades Amplifier  Forum     7  69492  07-14-2005
  »  New  Lamm Industries: a special interview with a special com..  I do not think so but I migh be wrong....  Audio News Forum     94  905626  09-18-2005
  »  New  5 Channel Version of Melquiades..  Very easy....  Melquiades Amplifier  Forum     21  161803  07-23-2006
  »  New  The most promising “best” commercial speaker..  Viva Audio...  Horn-Loaded Speakers Forum     190  1236604  12-06-2006
  »  New  About destiny of “High-End Sound”...  Got today via email....  Playback Listening  Forum     6  43908  01-19-2007
  »  New  6 Channel Version of Super Melquiades..  The first Milq screw up....  Melquiades Amplifier  Forum     131  843651  08-08-2007
  »  New  Output transformer for bass-channel of Super Melquiades..  The Super Milq bass channel loading correction...  Melquiades Amplifier  Forum     2  27141  08-17-2007
  »  New  Devid Berning amplifiers: the anti-trnsformers frenzy?..  What is a "pulse converter" that you have a q...  Audio Discussions  Forum     45  291696  09-23-2007
  »  New  NAT Audio Magna -160 Watts of Single-Ended Class A..  The KR Audio ways....  Audio Discussions  Forum     5  48562  11-12-2007
  »  New  All Active! A DSET and multi-way acoustic system...  Hahaha...  Audio Discussions  Forum     14  78107  01-31-2008
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  »  New  Incorporating active crossovers into DSET..  Thanks...  Melquiades Amplifier  Forum     2  29075  07-22-2008
  »  New  The DSET perspective examines the Herb Reichert article..  Are you still in Reutlingen, Germany?...  Melquiades Amplifier  Forum     5  65392  07-01-2009
  »  New  Think ahead how to measure the DSETs gain...  The calibration mode is for DSETs not for SET....  Audio For Dummies ™  Forum     2  18164  09-17-2009
  »  New  All Active! A DSET and multi-way acoustic system...  Hahaha...  Audio Discussions  Forum     14  78107  01-31-2008
  »  New  About DSET-driven multi-way acoustic system maintenance..  About DSET-driven multi-way acoustic system maintenance...  Horn-Loaded Speakers Forum     0  17408  11-01-2009
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