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In the Thread: SPUnisation of Macondo: how to catch own testicals.
Post Subject: SPUnisation of Macondo: how to catch own testicals.Posted by Romy the Cat on: 2/1/2007

It is amassing what kind of tricks the Fundamentals Channel allows to play. Since my high-frequency Vitavox S2 driver “clicked” recently:

my “Fundamental Channel”  with my LF Vitavox S2 also begins to act differently. More at:

The Fundamentals Channel balance allays was hyper-sensitive. Putting 1R resistor in series with 15R driver does affect sound quite dramatically. However, instead of juts adding the lower MF as it did before nowadays the LF Vitavox S2 begging to soften Sound making it pleasantly-plumpy and SPU-like elastic. By tuning the volume of Macondo’s Fundamentals Channel it is possible to EQ the system (this time it is the properly done, REAL EQ) and to fix some “strategic” imperfections of poor recordings.

For instance many string quartets recorded insultingly up-closed. With the “SPUnisation of Macondo” it is possible to inject some “smoke” to the background and to converting the sound of the string group from a technical “frequency pushing” to ….  almost Romantic sound. The EQ is not necessary just chance the balance between the string instruments but rather  a way to make Sound “slower”, inject some  harmonist and some softness…. Very-very positive effect for many contemporary chamber recordings!

Another phenomenal result with Macondo SPUnisation that I was playing last nigh Celebidache with Stuttgart Radio. Their Buckner is phenomenal but those live recordings (that sound more like studio recordings) are overly sterile, too microphoned and  sound almost unlistenable. Here is where the Fundamentals Channel kicks ass! By dialing my lower S2 slightly forward it is possible to “flood” the Stuttgart Radio Orchestra with that “Buckner’s Accordion Blanket”, making it very-very interesting. The “flooded Stuttgart” has less screamy details and it sounds more like Buckner instead of sounding like Stravinsky played by a Gypsies band.

Her is another, atypical on my site example. I love some Rock-&-Roll lyrics and I like some Rock-&-Roll personalities. I like for instance Rogers Waters, however it is imposable to combine my interest two Rogers Waters lyrists/music with my interest in Hi-Fi. Any person who has any more or less capable playback knows how horrendous all those Rock-&-Roll bands recorded and how in most of the cases primitive their level of performing and musicianship. I always am laughing when I see the Morons building up complicated systems and play Rock-&-Roll. It is one of absolutely undeniable evidences that when reproduced pop music begin to sound “good” while it being played with a high-end insulation then it means that ether the playback in fact is garbage or the person who “loved the sound” is not “there yet”….

So, I took, Rogers Waters “Amused to Death”. That album, when it being played at my “big”  playback, under normal circumstances with all its digital equipment nose and screaming with wrong voices women usually makes my testicals to run out my body. So, played it and begun to tune the Fundamentals Channel up. Then I added a little less then 1dB at upper pass horns… To my pleasure that “bubbled of upper bass” cocooned the Rogers Waters’ band and made it almost listenable. Those semi-mechanical Rock-&-Roll accents at each even line of lyrics become less annoying and those “Pentium Musicians” become to sound less irritating… It was almost good, way softer and way less bothersome....

I think how to capitalize on that “dynamic Fundamentals Channel tuning” making this functionally as my Macondo’s permanent feature…

Romy the Cat

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