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Read the Post in new Window Read the Post in Threaded view  Post #45: "Only shallow people... by Axel on 2010-02-16 
Browse the content of the threads in new Window  Thread: Schroder Tonearms in Analog Playback  61 Replies 
do not judge by appearances..." O.W.I have followed this thread for some time and the only other thing comes to mind: "It is a sign of a higher intellect not to pursue an argument..."Now go figure :-)Axel...

Read the Post in new Window Read the Post in Threaded view  Post #3: Richter, Karajan and Berliner... DG 138 822 from 1962 by Axel on 2010-01-28 
Browse the content of the threads in new Window  Thread: A Good Tchaikovsky PC 1? in Musical Discussions  4 Replies 
I would like your opinion if you are familiar with this PC1 and may learn something by what you would have to say.As far as Algerich and Chopin are concerned, I can not get into her International Frederick Chopin Piano Competition: 1st prize (196...

Read the Post in new Window Read the Post in Threaded view  Post #16: Some do, some don't; some will, some won't... by Axel on 2009-12-27 
Browse the content of the threads in new Window  Thread: Vinyl Ceremonies: Repeatable VTA in Analog Playback  17 Replies 
and as far as VTA (SRA) goes I'm for the latter. I read Romy's short contribution and it is what I do, find a good average VTA for a cart --- do some more minor corrections and voila.If I had to change VTA for every record I'd give up vinyl, mayb...

Read the Post in new Window Read the Post in Threaded view  Post #4: "Millions of examples"... well, by Axel on 2009-12-24 
Browse the content of the threads in new Window  Thread: Targeted Audio Listening is like a high-end cooking, or the ... in Playback Listening  13 Replies 
speaking for myself of course I am not in agreement with that. I have hundreds of records and the one mentioned seemed the outstanding example. May that be as it is, and getting back to your cooking and apples, the one example mentioned is one VERY s...

Read the Post in new Window Read the Post in Threaded view  Post #2: Crash cymbals by Johann Strauss for a change...?! by Axel on 2009-12-23 
Browse the content of the threads in new Window  Thread: Targeted Audio Listening is like a high-end cooking, or the ... in Playback Listening  13 Replies 
if you like it at all, then it may be a change from this dour fellow Herr Bruckner... "Der Zigeunerbaron" Overture, with the Berlin Philharmoniker and H. Karajan (EMI Electrola C 065-02 642 from 1976).It all happens on side two first band. When you m...

Read the Post in new Window Read the Post in Threaded view  Post #2: Knowing by doing, and knowing by reading/cerebrally... by Axel on 2009-12-21 
Browse the content of the threads in new Window  Thread: Curiosity about others. Getting older I guess… in Playback Listening  5 Replies 
is what comes to mind when I reflect on your ponderings.There is a difference in "real knowing" in e.g. how to ride a bicycle (arse in the saddle), and then you can read a book about it, and then some more, and then write some PhD on the subject, yet...

Read the Post in new Window Read the Post in Threaded view  Post #1: New set-up causing major issue with MS Explorer 6.0.28..... by Axel on 2009-12-17 
Browse the content of the threads in new Window  Thread: New set-up causing major issue with MS Explorer 6.0.28..... in Site Support Forum  1 Replies 
The following message apears:  Server Error in '/' Application. Runtime ErrorDescription: An application error occurred on the server. The current custom error settings for this application prevent the details of the application error from being v...

Read the Post in new Window Read the Post in Threaded view  Post #13: [how] to get it right from the start... by Axel on 2009-10-28 
Browse the content of the threads in new Window  Thread: The Softer Side of a Hard-Tracing Cartridge in Analog Playback  12 Replies 
Paul,the Jubilee never had a sagging cantilever but one that had moved out of alignment to the left of the body when viewed from the front (the preferred misalignment...?!).The "sintered" outer(and inner)-body is baked out of non-magnetic metal p...

Read the Post in new Window Read the Post in Threaded view  Post #11: Windfeld QC issue(s) by Axel on 2009-10-27 
Browse the content of the threads in new Window  Thread: The Softer Side of a Hard-Tracing Cartridge in Analog Playback  12 Replies 
Paul,I can give you a first hand idea about the QC issues, since I personally experienced them.A brand new Windfeld was from the start what I'd call 'very low riding'. It didn't perform badly though i.e. better then my Jubilee it replaced --- this in...

Read the Post in new Window Read the Post in Threaded view  Post #1: Bruckner Sinfonie Nr.8, B. Haitink, Concertgebow-Orcherter... by Axel on 2009-10-23 
Browse the content of the threads in new Window  Thread: Bruckner Sinfonie Nr.8, B. Haitink, Concertgebow-Orcherter..... in Musical Discussions  1 Replies 
is perhaps some relieve to the person having problems with those "Bs", other then Beethoven by being so much more accessible then e.g. Brahms (at least to some).Bruckner, yet another of those Bs not having always been appreciated, include myself here...

Read the Post in new Window Read the Post in Threaded view  Post #7: Good inputs... by Axel on 2009-10-22 
Browse the content of the threads in new Window  Thread: Johannes Brahms - Symphony No.4, Carlos Kleiber, Wiener Phil... in Musical Discussions  8 Replies 
thanks, and so I will give this a few more chances to see if I will be able to connect.Though as I noted, even Tchaikovsky had his issues with man. (Not that I am anywhere near as perceptive as that good Russian was :-)Axel...

Read the Post in new Window Read the Post in Threaded view  Post #3: Not all of Brahms is 'lost in Nowhere-Land'... by Axel on 2009-10-21 
Browse the content of the threads in new Window  Thread: Johannes Brahms - Symphony No.4, Carlos Kleiber, Wiener Phil... in Musical Discussions  8 Replies 
for me, in answer to your first question.His violin-concerto, I have with Rainer, and various piano concertos do not give this notion of going nowhere. It is the 1st movement of the 4th symphony with C. Kleiber (I can’t listen past it, I get so a...

Read the Post in new Window Read the Post in Threaded view  Post #1: Johannes Brahms - Symphony No.4, Carlos Kleiber, Wiener Philharmoniker by Axel on 2009-10-21 
Browse the content of the threads in new Window  Thread: Johannes Brahms - Symphony No.4, Carlos Kleiber, Wiener Phil... in Musical Discussions  8 Replies 
Can anyone help me understand why I find this music so utterly 'directionless'?It is a digital recording from 1981 by DG (Stereo 2532 003)I experience this Brahms recording in particular, as 'going nowhere' , directionless, as if put together by some...

Read the Post in new Window Read the Post in Threaded view  Post #13: Mjloudspeaker: a limited intelligence... by Axel on 2009-10-21 
Browse the content of the threads in new Window  Thread: Matching audio to music: false in Audio For Dummies ™  12 Replies 
thinks that it sees everything because it keeps its eyes open; the superior intelligence consents to shut its eyes because it sees everything within.F. ChateaubriandYou enjoy playing tennis with a frayed racket, play golf with a bend club, play on a ...

Read the Post in new Window Read the Post in Threaded view  Post #56: “amateur” conductor? Günter Wand by Axel on 2009-10-11 
Browse the content of the threads in new Window  Thread: Performance of a week. in Musical Discussions  87 Replies 
Günter Wand:born: 1912 in Elberfeld Germany, died 14th Feb. 2002 in Switzerland, age 90.Was a German orchestra conductor and composer.KölnerOper 1939Intermezzo in Salzburg Austria, due to World War II issuesback in Köln in 1945, Generalmusikdirek...

Read the Post in new Window Read the Post in Threaded view  Post #3: Ah ja? Oh, yes? by Axel on 2009-10-10 
Browse the content of the threads in new Window  Thread: I wish I could speak German! in Musical Discussions  7 Replies 
Nun, das ganze scheint eine interessante Idee.Well, that all seems an interesting Idea.Ich muss allerdings zustimmen, das es nicht ganz leicht werden wird.I have to agree that it will not turn out to be really that easy.Ich hatte Englisch sprechende ...

Read the Post in new Window Read the Post in Threaded view  Post #4: What "looks good" works better... by Axel on 2009-09-09 
Browse the content of the threads in new Window  Thread: Horns with contra-profile baffles. in Horn-Loaded Speakers  3 Replies 
is what I personally know. I experience a sort of aversion to stuff that is 'ugly' and aesthetically out of whack. To 'excuse' ugly form by claiming it to be a result of function is just that: a silly excuse for an absents of 'goodness'.As to thi...

Read the Post in new Window Read the Post in Threaded view  Post #6: “Critical Audio Tune” bay-leave in the soup... by Axel on 2009-09-01 
Browse the content of the threads in new Window  Thread: About the Critical Audio Tune ™ in Playback Listening  5 Replies 
yes, very well put. I have enough 'intuition' to have understood, unless you wish this to be THE one and only... As to the 'linearity first', I was talking about the first generally accepted step in cross-over tuning and measuring. I know this if far...

Read the Post in new Window Read the Post in Threaded view  Post #4: OK, a canon without rifling maybe? by Axel on 2009-08-31 
Browse the content of the threads in new Window  Thread: About the Critical Audio Tune ™ in Playback Listening  5 Replies 
I am of course guessing, as to how you got the sound the way you describe it. This "off-set" might be pleasantly less then what I had in mind. It initially reminded me of an effect by having no impedance correction (Zobel) in a midrange driver, and o...

Read the Post in new Window Read the Post in Threaded view  Post #2: 'Loose cannon' sound... by Axel on 2009-08-30 
Browse the content of the threads in new Window  Thread: About the Critical Audio Tune ™ in Playback Listening  5 Replies 
is what I have called it, and what I hear you are describing? I wonder for how long you will be OK with it. We have had this effect by using 1st order crossover with absolute minimal insertion loss, so you would now listing to uncorrected drivers in ...

Read the Post in new Window Read the Post in Threaded view  Post #8: Music and Sound Recording (Tonmeister) (4 years) BMus (Hons)... by Axel on 2009-08-27 
Browse the content of the threads in new Window  Thread: A CD off tune? The Big CD Conspiracy theory? in Didital Things  9 Replies 
sounds like just what Romy could have excelled in for a carrier ---- because beyond the maths you need to have EARS and DISCERMENT for what is being recorded and exactly how it's done. (I met some sound engineers that did NOT strike me very musically...

Read the Post in new Window Read the Post in Threaded view  Post #5: Not so subtle at all... by Axel on 2009-08-26 
Browse the content of the threads in new Window  Thread: A CD off tune? The Big CD Conspiracy theory? in Didital Things  9 Replies 
as it sounds now, and what seems to be the issue. Why not contact DG and find out what THEY have to say, that'd be educational, no?!There was this saying about DG: "Good news, DG stopped making vinyl!" The bad news is, -- now they make CDs!!I'd put m...

Read the Post in new Window Read the Post in Threaded view  Post #2: CD from analogue tape re-mastered... by Axel on 2009-08-26 
Browse the content of the threads in new Window  Thread: A CD off tune? The Big CD Conspiracy theory? in Didital Things  9 Replies 
is what I assume that your CD's source is all about. So it could be in deed a problem having used the 'original' master tape (analogue) which might have had a slight problem, stretched, or issues with the equipment speed (slight speed wobble) when th...

Read the Post in new Window Read the Post in Threaded view  Post #22: 50 watt class A, PP... by Axel on 2009-08-19 
Browse the content of the threads in new Window  Thread: SS Power Amps - the FoxNews of Audio. in Audio Discussions  25 Replies 
well fine, my X350.5 does 50 watt class A, and of course in push-pull. I use it with 120 watt max rated 3 way speakers of about 87 dB efficiency. You can see on the 350.5's  centre instrument dial if you go out of class A. If I go out, I usually fear...

Read the Post in new Window Read the Post in Threaded view  Post #9: Can you enjoy music listening to your car stereo? In a shopping mall..... by Axel on 2009-08-19 
Browse the content of the threads in new Window  Thread: Matching audio to music: false in Audio For Dummies ™  12 Replies 
No, but frankly I do not miss it. Corrupted music has become less and less my thing --- it surely wasn't always that way. Gain something, loose something, the way of the world :-)Cheers,Axel...

Read the Post in new Window Read the Post in Threaded view  Post #7: We have -some- agreement, by Axel on 2009-08-19 
Browse the content of the threads in new Window  Thread: Matching audio to music: false in Audio For Dummies ™  12 Replies 
OK, and that relates to your observation of 'not enjoying the music for the tuning' of the system, and not being able to listen to one piece of music at the time --- I think it is also called "Audio-Nervosa".As far as the venue is concerned, it i...

Read the Post in new Window Read the Post in Threaded view  Post #5: I disagree... by Axel on 2009-08-18 
Browse the content of the threads in new Window  Thread: Matching audio to music: false in Audio For Dummies ™  12 Replies 
with using a rubbish system and the like some dilly music-maker pretend it's in my head and fine.I want to feel the venue where things are happening in, it means scale, depth, RIGHT tone, timing, AND as much as possible harmonic completeness. The...

Read the Post in new Window Read the Post in Threaded view  Post #19: OK, I hope you done... by Axel on 2009-08-18 
Browse the content of the threads in new Window  Thread: SS Power Amps - the FoxNews of Audio. in Audio Discussions  25 Replies 
pissing each other off by now.Back to the subject: How is it, that according to plenty of more recent commenting on 'hollow state' vs. 'solid state' the two are getting closer, and in some cases are hard to differentiate the sound?This would either m...

Read the Post in new Window Read the Post in Threaded view  Post #9: Man oh man... by Axel on 2009-08-18 
Browse the content of the threads in new Window  Thread: The best Third Movement from “Der Titan” in Musical Discussions  9 Replies 
so have you now listened to Walter or not? If yes, and he is missing YOUR point -- ja now fine. Both Walter and Mahler were Jews if that is of ANY help to your sentiments. I'm also not into all this intellectualizing, just listen and then tell us if ...

Read the Post in new Window Read the Post in Threaded view  Post #5: Bruno Walter comments... by Axel on 2009-08-17 
Browse the content of the threads in new Window  Thread: The best Third Movement from “Der Titan” in Musical Discussions  9 Replies 
that: "... this work, like the other symphonies of Mahler, has to be understood in no other sense than that of symphonic music and certainly not as a musical illustration of such emotions and imaginations as I have outlined. [as in the part of his ea...
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