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Post Subject: My Verklärte Nacht.Posted by Romy the Cat on: 12/25/2017
An amazing event took place during the flip between 2011 and
2012, the New Year nigh. It was my former suburb listening room, the one that
had the midbass horns built into the attic. At that time, I was running playback a lot and
I frequently was leaving my amps on for days. The playback at that time was very well organized,
optimized and maintained and was in the best state it ever was. On the morning December
31, I noted that electricity was just spectacular, it was one of the few in a
year “great electricity days”. I spent a few hours, enjoying a playback and
they went away somewhere. During the day I was in and out, not listening
anything but I kept the amps running. On evening I went to Boston to New Year
Eve party and was home around 1am. Around 1:15AM I lit a cigar and sat to listen
my Bruckner 8.
What I heard that nigh was uncontestably the best sound I
had from my playback. Furthermore, it was the best sound I heard from are playbacks,
period, with exception of DPoLS situation. I was playing very complex for sound
reproduction recording, it was Bruckner/Wand in Lubeck with NDR, Japanese CD
pressing. The sound of my midbass was generally overdamped for “normal
listening” but for these recordings with a very long and very rich decays it
was exactly what the doctor ordered. The entire setup worked exceptionally well
and it was a zenith of what I ever accomplished in audio in term of playback performance.
In my estimation, it was the most interesting to me sound I ever heard from any
recording media. It is important to note that I am talking not about general
sound in that listening room but about THAT nigh ONLY.
I need to tell you that I was so shocked and astonished with
the quality of the sound that I sent a few emails to the people I know,
inviting them to my listening room to have a listening session. The interesting
fact was not all of the people were my friends, some of them were the people
that I do not like or the people with whom for one or another reasons I parted
the ways in my life. Still those people spend life time of serving interest of
audio and perusing belter Sound and even I did not like them personally I did respect
them for their audio service. The sound
that I was getting was so stunning and so much far away from what I have seen
in audio that I felt that I obligated to share my result in order people experience
what is in fact is possible by audio means. Also, I was forecasting that my
ability to demonstrate THAT Sound in my listening room and my interest to demonstrate
that sound might be compromised soon as at that time Amy was popping up at my horizon.
So, in way it was my Audio swan song and I was not wrong: I never had belter
sound then at that night.
I do not think that my audio life will not bring to me, or to
audio humanity more surprises. I do feel that the sound I was getting at THAT
night was a great culmination of my years-long efforts that in a way surmised a
period in my life. I am quite sure that I will come up in future with some
revision of my views regarding the sound that I heard THAT night and I hope I
will be able to do even better (the DPoLS comes to my mind) but at this point.
the memory of THAT nigh reminds in my mind a very much as the Memory of Greatness.
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