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Last nite - had the occasion to get the WBUR - jazz station
for a live broadcast of a small trio..Just got new Sennheiser HD280's
and a used Yamaha T-2 tuner...What a treat !
Air- ambience -detail - all the things we seek for our systems
It's been so long since I heard something so-right !
Yes- a great uner and cans - can make the rare broadcast
a real happening...But would I spend $600-2000 for a better
tuner just for this type of rare occurence - I don't think so
Used audiophile is always your best deal 1
T-2 was $ 194 / Sennheiser's were $ 40.00
Amp used - Sony 6060 receiver
You can olnly lsiten via dat reduced relays but it's still unfutzed with.
and yes, live broadcasts of acoustic music (usually simply miked) is about as good as it can get.
better IMO than high-speed R2R's of similar events.
Dun bin tellin' yez olr about this fer a good while now over on Radio road.
Margaret Throsby's guest's - 'music with an interview' are excellent, she had Bill Bryson on a while back, and I emailed her about how wrong he was about Canberra in his book, but he didn't fess up!
Timbo in Oz
The Skyptical Mensurer and Audio Scrounger
And gladly would he learn and gladly teach - Chaucer. ;-)!
'Still not saluting.'
WBUR is a great station...we are very lucky here in Boston.
Jazz every night on WGBH is also really nice. I often listen on my Fisher 400 receiver and AKG K701's late at night.
A few years ago I was visiting an old audio buddy in Rhode Island. He had gotten into vintage gear and had a Fisher tubed integrated and tuner with KLH speakers in their family room. While listening from various sources had been enjoyable, that Sunday evening he found two live music broadcasts from Boston FM stations. Neither of us could believe the quality of the sound we were hearing. Better than CD, vinyl, or typical FM as we had been listening to. Further proof of the importance of the input source.
I listen on a Yamaha T-1 tuner and Sennheiser 595 cans. For me, the purist sound comes from those Live from the Met broadcasts - WBJC, 91.5, Baltimore, Md.
I try to catch live broadcasts on NPR and the occasional vinyl play on local college stations in my area. It is even more enjoyable on cans. I use Koss ESP 9's.
Bold Eagle, I used to listen to "that" station, I assume we're talking about the same one", when I lived in Cleveland. That was when I first started listening to classical music.
Must be the same, WCLV. They were probably at 95.5 and broadcasting from Terminal Tower when you were here? Since then, they sold their frequency and moved to 104.9, moving the station to Avon Lake on the west side. People on the east side complain about degraded signal, but for me, in Elyria, they are next door.
With the move, they got some new equipment and produce a very clean sound. My problem is that the city water tower is 180 degrees away from the station, so I get a lot of multipath. The Onkyo T-4087 handles that easily. Also, I live in a condo, so a roof top directional antenna is not possible.
Did you know they are the syndication station for the Carl Haas series? He has passed away, but they must have thousands of recorded programs, he was on for decades.
That's the one. And as I recall they were in terminal tower. We left the area about 4 years ago but as hard as we tried we couldn't quite escape the cold weather and ended up in the Dayton area.
I first started enjoying classical music listening to CLV. Just as I got interested we left. I don't recall Carl Haas' show; as I said it was very new to me. Some of us are slow learners.
Oddly enough, when we relo'd to Cleveland area our first place was in Westlake very near Bay Village. We used to frequent a small deli between us and huntington beach. Know the place? I also have a friend who lives in Avon Lake. I did enjoy that area, in the spring/summer. Not so much in the winter. Memories.
My son graduates in May from Oberlin. My motel will probably be in Elyria. I still have the complete double set of AR2a drivers we talked about a long long time ago. You can have them free if you want another project. I have way too many projects.
I've told this story before, but it's worth repeating.
I was kind of lukewarm about my system (Advents, much tweaked Pioneer SX-990, Dual 1015 changer with a Shure M91ED--this was maybe 1973). I haapened across a live broadcast, remote from the Oberlin Conservatory. It was breathtaking. I could hardly believe how good it was. It showed me how basically good my receiver and speakers were, how bad my phono system was, and how good FM really could be. It's still my standard for reference.
Happily, we have one good station left here in Cleveland. And yes, a good used tuner is a must; an Onkyo Integra T4087 in my case.
Has anyone else experienced the 180 degree soundstage?
Yep, I get it up in Blaine with the rooftop antenna. ADS T-2 tuner, ADS-910 speakers.I listen to 88.5 a lot, too (NPR)
Not me, that's for sure, although I use the same tuner. I wonder if they are doing some extra processing?
Good FM even on a fair tuner is wonderful. What is being pawned off as FM today is almost MP3 quality. The nearest thing today is either a college or NPR station.
One of the most stunning things I've ever heard was a British radio documentary called "Bells in Europe" broadcast on NPR, probably close to 30 years ago.
I've fallen back in love with FM. Growing up in a college town we had a wonderful classical and jazz station, KANU. I'm in the Bay Area now and have KCSM. I've also revived a Fisher TA-800 with stand-alone MPX converter and an old set of Fisher XP-65's. With an outdoor antenna, on a good day, its sounds crisp and sweet. I'll have it on all day on weekends when I'm around the house.
Agreed and luckily I have access to lot's of it were I live now so I don't have to try to remember stuff from 30 years ago. It always shocks me when I here ho terrible FM has become when I have all kinds of good stuff here in KC.
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