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In Reply to: RE: An even bigger influence... posted by Charles Hansen on June 26, 2017 at 09:49:07
Do you remember when Moncrieff came up with the idea that he could thoroughly test phono cartridges by dropping the stylus on a sheet of glass and then doing an FFT of the output? As I recall he thought this methodology was so conclusive that he didn't even need to audition the cartridge.
Then there was time Moncrieff pronounced the Oracle turntable as precisely 634 times better than the LP-12.
Edits: 06/27/17Follow Ups:
> Do you remember when Moncrieff came up with the idea that he could
> thoroughly test phono cartridges by dropping the stylus on a sheet of glass
> and then doing an FFT of the output?
It's not a bad idea, except that it doesn't account for the effect of the vinyl
groove walls on the behavior. Years ago, Russ Andrews in the UK pointed
out to me that the "plop" sound when you drop the stylus in the groove
does characterize the phono cartridge's performance, though in a somewhat
uncontrolled way. I have analyzed a lot of these over the years.
And why do you (all) feel it's necessary to dilute his death thread with it?
Perhaps my rant should be directed at AA moderation, which doesn't seem to care.
Geez Louise-each and every time anyone dies-a fate we shall all share-and the person is discussed, someone has to spout the ubiquitous "let's not talk badly of the dead" bit like a school teacher correcting an evil student without a hall pass. It's as silly as it is predictable. It brings to mind news of Glen Frey's death on JA's website and the brew ha-ha over the merit of The Eagles' book of work. I happen to side with The Dude on that one btw.
I was responding to a post in a sub-thread about J. Peter Moncrieff, an
audio reviewer who, like Peter Aczel, was/is a superb writer but who also
shared some behavioral patterns with him.
Is is too soon to "turn over your hole cards" for the Peter Aczel poker pot?
Shall we expect a Sterophile eulogy - by you, by Olsher, by any of the "old guard" still writing for your rag?
(did JGH ever comment on the Aczel phenomenon - publically or privately - or Larry Archibald?)
> Shall we expect a Stereophile eulogy?
No, other than what I posted on Stereophile's Facebook page on June 25.
> did JGH ever comment on the Aczel phenomenon - publicly or privately - or
> Larry Archibald?
Yes, in private, but it would not be appropriate to repeat what was said in a
...I don't believe it is realistic to have some kind of a solemn memorial on Critic's Corner on an internet audio newsgroup when the person involved was an unpleasant huckster critic who took advantage of many of the people here.
Actually some people here have said nicer things about him than I would have thought.
Get a hint.
...so good, all the others are boat anchors.
Remember in the early 1980s when he printed his newsletter on red paper so people wouldn't photocopy them? You also could barely read them/
He wrote reviews like ad copy.
I could never figure out who he was writing them for - his readers, the manufacturers who also paid him to consult and buy his parts, or himself and his ego.
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