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About jimdgoulding

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  1. Geez! The Pioneer is a beast! Someone sent me a link to one for sale. To tell you the price I'd have to find the message cause I don't remember for sure but think, maybe, it was around 2k. Do any of you have an outboard power supply for a Monolithic Sound phono pre? If so, might you sell it? Or, direct me to a source? A chum gave me one and I've read somewhere that the power supply makes it way better. Thanks.
  2. How would I go about getting a Pioneer HZ-1? Know what it cost? How good is "very good", Turntable? George, looking at the site for the AD844, it's all greek to me Could we discuss further? My email address is jimdgoulding@yahoo.com
  3. Hope someone answers member "turntables" questions. I'm grateful for your participation, fellas. Thank you. I have looked into the Decware phonp pre but you have to buy an outboard sister unit to step-up a low output moving coil cartridge. Something I would like to avoid. What I have now is a three unit process plus a low output MC cartridge: (1) a tube line stage only (2) an SS phono pre with too little gain (3) and a transformer to get sufficient gain. All that mixing of manufacturers and methods makes me nervous plus it takes up a lot of space. I guess the days of one unit doing all that's necessary for a low out moving coil cartridge are over. K&K offers a single box phono pre with transformers that will do this, but it cost 2.5k American dollars and you have to assemble it!. Any suggestions? .
  4. Most intersting to see Mary Margeret O'Hara show up here. She's a trip, alright. "Carmen sings Billie" is a Columbia release that's special for jazz. I've always liked the way Joni Mitchell sings. June Christy for old classic jazz stuff. Try "Something Cool" from Capitol. But, for new music, jazz modernistic and individual, try Maria Neckham's "Deeper" and listen for the remakable way she blends her voice with the instrumentalists.
  5. Yes, Brumby, plus Yuseef Lateef on tenor and flute later when the quintet expanded to become a sextet. Must have seen them 6 times or so.
  6. I have a bunch of DTD recordings myself from a variety of manufacturers and appreciate the enhancements via this method.
  7. Hi there yourself. As suggested, a rendering of your listening room would be very helpful. Or, a written description to include where you sit and the surroundings. Cheers.
  8. I think this method has appeal for listeners of popular music. I can't imagine a person for whom accuracy in the reproduction of, say, classical music thinking it has anything to offer. Quite the contrary, actually. The time arrival from the left speaker and the right speaker would be off. Depth of field would be truncated and the low end elevated cause of the near wall placement. I understand that this method was developed by Sumiko to show their dealers how to get the best sound in general for persons moving around in a showroom. That ain't how I listen.
  9. If the 2012 French is any indication, I think I have to say yes. Happens to everybody. He is such a stylistic player, I'll miss him.
  10. I suppose everyone has heard of the Cardas' system*. It works quite well in my modest size room and for the music I mostly listen to tho I did modify it slightly. Now, Cardas might not be for everybody's tastes in music. On discreetly miked acoustic music recorded live on location, for example, the stage is recessed from the speakers and layered. Works for me- I prefer my speakers disappear- but my most recent guest thought something was missing on his studio rock records. In his room, instruments are more forward and the bass fuller as he favors his speaker placement to be nearer to the wall and corners behind and beside them. Adds a more forward presence but less of a 3D presentation but there isn't much of that in studio made recordings anyway. Those kind of recordings are generally made in booths and the ambience, if any, is artifically created. The tracks are then assembled in the control room and they may have even been layed down weeks apart. So, my quasi Cardas placement allows the space and dimensions of the venue to be heard along with the placement of the players in the hall because the waves of sound are hitting the microphones at the same time and there are fewer of them. Anyone else have a method?. *http://www.cardas.com/speaker_placement.php
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