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Read the Post in new Window Read the Post in Threaded view  Post #8: Enough, but not too much by Lbjefferies7 on 2012-08-11 
Browse the content of the threads in new Window  Thread: Audio Shopping vs. Piano Shopping. in Playback Listening  39 Replies 
...to ask, that is.Yes, the "default" sound of most US made pianos is more "forward" than not.  Mason & Hamlin and Chickering can be brilliant, but are usually "loud."  Same is generally true for German Steinways.  For mellow presentations, the u...

Read the Post in new Window Read the Post in Threaded view  Post #3: Pandora's Piano by Lbjefferies7 on 2012-08-09 
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A superbly interesting pursuit...I would be most interested in that description of that specific sound.  It is true that some concert grands do certain things better than smaller pianos but there are rare instances of truly exceptional small(er) pian...

Read the Post in new Window Read the Post in Threaded view  Post #11: Size Deficiency and Lack of Interest (musically, of course) by Lbjefferies7 on 2010-06-01 
Browse the content of the threads in new Window  Thread: Listening rooms and composers. in Playback Listening  15 Replies 
Thank you Gentlemen, "I would offer some of my commentary of the subject. The very first thing you need to find out if your audio anti-Brucknerism has natural or audio nature."Of course any input you can offer will be gladly considered.  Yes, of ...

Read the Post in new Window Read the Post in Threaded view  Post #8: Glenn Gould Explains Room's Effects by Lbjefferies7 on 2010-05-31 
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V56_x_tGzrA At about 2:50 into the video, Gould explains how his playing differs between his living room and a concert hall.  "...the moment that I step into such an ...

Read the Post in new Window Read the Post in Threaded view  Post #6: Longitudinal Well-Tempered Klavier by Lbjefferies7 on 2010-05-18 
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I suppose WTC is properly in the first group, but I was playing my beloved Richter 1970 performance.  The gorgeous, aqueous, lucid, somehow Mozartian playing just did not work on a inferior setup.  I think that Bosendorfers may always have at least o...

Read the Post in new Window Read the Post in Threaded view  Post #4: Rooms and Composers by Lbjefferies7 on 2010-05-17 
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Interesting. When I moved my system and was just learning the new room and making changes, I was also listening to more Bach than usual.  I mostly wanted to play Partitas, Inventions, Preludes, and Goldberg Variations.  I was turned off by any cell...

Read the Post in new Window Read the Post in Threaded view  Post #47: George Massenburg's Diffusion by Lbjefferies7 on 2010-04-27 
Browse the content of the threads in new Window  Thread: Romy The Cat's new Listening Room in Audio Discussions  478 Replies 
http://www.blackbirdstudio.com/#/studios/ That is Massenburg's Studio C.  I can't find the article where I first read about this room, but, it is simply staggering.  It's all 1 inch pieces of MDF and...

Read the Post in new Window Read the Post in Threaded view  Post #178: Wise Warning by Lbjefferies7 on 2010-02-02 
Browse the content of the threads in new Window  Thread: Midbass Horns and Real Estate. in Horn-Loaded Speakers  247 Replies 
"FWIW, I do not jest when I advise strongly against living in a house while you remodel it.  It is not "an adventure"; it is miserble.  If there's any way around it, do not do it." Absolutely true.  I've done ...

Read the Post in new Window Read the Post in Threaded view  Post #6: Digital Volume Control-Daniel Weiss by Lbjefferies7 on 2009-11-08 
Browse the content of the threads in new Window  Thread: Digital Volume Control self-assessment in Audio For Dummies ™  12 Replies 
http://www.weiss-highend.ch/computerplayback/Digital_Level_Control.pdf Here's Weiss's paper on the subject.  It features a cat, so it must be right ;)  All of the explanations are beside the point, however, as there really is no reason to ...

Read the Post in new Window Read the Post in Threaded view  Post #67: Sandbag damping by Lbjefferies7 on 2009-08-22 
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You could bond (either completely or strategically) "hook-end" velcro to the horn and then have some custom sandbags made with "loop-end" velcro on one side.  http://www.uline.com/Product/ProductDetail.aspx?model=S-14556&ref=6426If I were to ...

Read the Post in new Window Read the Post in Threaded view  Post #62: Shortening a High Room by Lbjefferies7 on 2009-08-20 
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http://www.flickr.com/photos/11441631@N00/2976547917/ Perhaps you could pull off something like this.  Of course, it depends in which way you were not comfortable with the 30 ft. ceilings.  The added tunability of the room would be a good ...

Read the Post in new Window Read the Post in Threaded view  Post #44: '55 Gould Vs. '81 Gould by Lbjefferies7 on 2009-07-26 
Browse the content of the threads in new Window  Thread: Performance of a week. in Musical Discussions  87 Replies 
It appears that I need both.  I have had quite a relationship with these pieces.  I go back and forth between them.  I think that this is purely because of the differences between young and old Gould.  For me, they need eachother, in a way.  I think ...

Read the Post in new Window Read the Post in Threaded view  Post #6: George Walker by Lbjefferies7 on 2009-07-03 
Browse the content of the threads in new Window  Thread: Playing American Music on July 4? in Musical Discussions  10 Replies 
Interesting, I did not recall his name but I have heard some of George Walker's work.  Very, VERY respectable.  I'll be getting his work...I am quite unfamiliar with him.Bernstein, yes, certainly one of our finest conductors and he certainly had ...

Read the Post in new Window Read the Post in Threaded view  Post #2: Music of The States by Lbjefferies7 on 2009-07-02 
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My short list includes Copland's Appalachian Spring and Fanfare for the Common Man, Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue (intensly American and still brilliant), and, controversially, Rachmaninov's 3rd Piano Concerto.I see Copland's works as being quite "...

Read the Post in new Window Read the Post in Threaded view  Post #4: Ultimate Pre-Amp for Dummies by Lbjefferies7 on 2009-05-26 
Browse the content of the threads in new Window  Thread: A quests for an ultimate preamp. in Audio Discussions  8 Replies 
Let it be known that I am nearly clueless when it comes to electronics.  Building speakers, racks, pianos, or just about anything mechanical is no problem for me to build myself and, unlike Romy, it is usually pleasant for me for various reasons....

Read the Post in new Window Read the Post in Threaded view  Post #166: "Hope" is for the enslaved (and promise of Change is for the... by Lbjefferies7 on 2009-05-18 
Browse the content of the threads in new Window  Thread: Macondo’s MiniMe or about Pilot Acoustic Systems in Audio Discussions  213 Replies 
Well, the only thing I can think of is to seal them and keep 'em that way.  I've made only a couple of vented enclosures and they have all ended up being sealed or severely aperiodic.  Even if the Mini's are moved back, it is unlikely that they would...

Read the Post in new Window Read the Post in Threaded view  Post #162: Macondo's Trim Tab by Lbjefferies7 on 2009-05-13 
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[quote user="Romy the Cat"] BTW, it will be funny if I learn that I like the Macondo’s bass better with the “help” of the MiniMe’s ports. The 95Hz is VERY special region for Macondo as the Macondo’s upperbass horn and the Macondo’s bass sections bo...

Read the Post in new Window Read the Post in Threaded view  Post #160: Joyfull? by Lbjefferies7 on 2009-05-13 
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Well all right then...I've been wondering if the Mini LF sections had been having effects on Macondo's LF channels by introducing some sympatheic resonances.  If you left the ports at just the 2" diameter by .5" in length, then the tuning w...

Read the Post in new Window Read the Post in Threaded view  Post #142: Thanks by Lbjefferies7 on 2009-04-23 
Browse the content of the threads in new Window  Thread: Jessie Dazzle Project in Horn-Loaded Speakers  172 Replies 
"... Is there something I should know before I cast my upperbass horns?..." I assume you mean with regard to matarials (?). From what material will you make them? Thanks for replying...I'...

Read the Post in new Window Read the Post in Threaded view  Post #139: Breathtaking! by Lbjefferies7 on 2009-04-22 
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What a wonderful project. A true display of imagination, guts, and craftsmanship all the way.I am interested in knowing the material that you made these out of.  Is there something I should know before I cast my upperbass horns?  I've read you mentio...

Read the Post in new Window Read the Post in Threaded view  Post #2: Advanced Acoustic System Aesthetics by Lbjefferies7 on 2009-04-21 
Browse the content of the threads in new Window  Thread: Horns with contra-profile baffles. in Horn-Loaded Speakers  3 Replies 
This is an interesting subject.  My system certainly follows the 'form follows function' rule but I have wondered how the looks of a speaker (or entire system) effects the listener's perception.  Of course we have all experienced some male grunti...

Read the Post in new Window Read the Post in Threaded view  Post #33: Second Echelon Conducting of Second Echelon Composing by Lbjefferies7 on 2009-02-20 
Browse the content of the threads in new Window  Thread: Performance of a week. in Musical Discussions  87 Replies 
Thanks Romy,Yes, I will explore Khachaturian more...I like him even though he keeps company with the lesser respected of composers.  It is kind of a shame that the secondary composers often get pushed aside by the major, important work...

Read the Post in new Window Read the Post in Threaded view  Post #31: Aram Khachaturian by Lbjefferies7 on 2009-02-20 
Browse the content of the threads in new Window  Thread: Performance of a week. in Musical Discussions  87 Replies 
I listened to his Concerto-Rhapsody for Cello and Orchestra today.  I have only one performance of this piece, with Rostropovich/Svetlanov/Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra and was wondering if anyone knew any other valuable performances.May yo...

Read the Post in new Window Read the Post in Threaded view  Post #94: As the Mohel said when his knife slipped... by Lbjefferies7 on 2009-01-30 
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..."It won't be long now."The progress looks good and no green with red stripes!If you are really interested in moronizing your room, GTT Audio & Video are selling some Kharma Class-D's on audiogon.http://www.audiogon.com/cgi-bin/cls.pl?ddampstra...

Read the Post in new Window Read the Post in Threaded view  Post #78: Port Solutions by Lbjefferies7 on 2008-12-31 
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Paul S wrote in BlueWhat are you doing to vary the port?  I was thinking about a tube that could slide (or thread) in and out, so it could be played with.  There are any number of ways to do this with o-rings, etc., as long as the tube...

Read the Post in new Window Read the Post in Threaded view  Post #74: MiniMe and Machinists by Lbjefferies7 on 2008-12-30 
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Jeeze, I just mention G10 and every machinist out there wants my head delivered to them on a silver platter!  Diamond tooling does help but I'll have to ask the guys I know with waterjet cutters if they have had any problems with it.  ...

Read the Post in new Window Read the Post in Threaded view  Post #24: Gould and Zemph by Lbjefferies7 on 2008-12-16 
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[quote user="JANDL100"]  Lbjefferies7 wrote: I played earlier the disgusting Zenph "re-performance" of Gould's Goldberg Variations.  This, by the way was the worst performance of the week!  Where is the music?...

Read the Post in new Window Read the Post in Threaded view  Post #19: Rainy today... by Lbjefferies7 on 2008-12-16 
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So I played Bach.  Right now I am playing the very respectable Richter performances of The Well Tempered Clavier Book 1 with a cup of very nice Earl Gray.  Life is good...now.  I played earlier the disgusting Zenph ...

Read the Post in new Window Read the Post in Threaded view  Post #10: Trojan Horse Turntable by Lbjefferies7 on 2008-11-27 
Browse the content of the threads in new Window  Thread: Dynamic viscose stabilization of turntable’s platter. in Analog Playback  14 Replies 
A turntable that is attractive to Morons that just so happens to kill them off...HA!  Reminds me of the tantilizing glow of a bug zapper.  ZZZAP! There goes another one.It seems that a liquid driven/suspended platter would have to oppe...

Read the Post in new Window Read the Post in Threaded view  Post #8: Fluid Drive Turntable by Lbjefferies7 on 2008-11-27 
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Great minds think along the same lines.  A couple of days ago, I was thinking of a fluid driven turntable platter.  What I was thinking was to have a plinth with spiral grooves cut into it.  The platter (perhaps with radial groove...
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