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RE: HDCD - Charles is a must read + from 1999 & 2005

I still own the Watts Dust Bug, but haven't used it in 40 years. I wonder if it a collectable?
Around the days of the Watts I and a few friends tried the original Discwasher, and found it to create static. So, for many years I used a 3" Staticmaster, it had a horsehair brush and a strip of polonium. I still use the brush, but the polonium strip is outdated. Also use the AQ record brush.

You're probably right about Lucinda's CD actually using the HDCD settings. That album was recorded, scrapped, recorded again, and then she spent a lot of time adding and removing overdubs. I read that she was obsessed with getting it just right. All the effort paid off as she won Grammys, and lots of critical acclaim. I have found all of her albums to be well recorded. With the "Blessed" deluxe release the included second CD are the demos recorded in her kitchen on a portable Zoom recorder. And, they are surprisingly very listenable.

I've always admired your designs, but I live in Milwaukee, and I have never been aware of a dealer who sold them. So, I have never had an opportunity to hear any of your designs, particularly the amps would have been of interest. I was joking over at PS Audio that with the feedback on the latest firmware update, they should get the bronze busts ready for the Audio Hall Of Fame. I think there would be a place for you, if one existed.

I think everyone appreciates your contributions here.
Thank you!


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