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In Reply to: RE: The idea that the posted by tomservo on May 25, 2012 at 12:00:30
Get a copy of Michel Hedges Breakfast in the field and hear an early a very clear but very bright recording.
The original analog version from 1981 or the later CD copy? I have both. In this case, I think the "villain" is the minimal processing done on the recording. Your post piqued my interest because I find that overall, the original analog copy is an incredibly natural sounding recording - albeit a touch bright (an easy thing to cure). On The Happy Couple, you can so easily visualize his hands moving in his inimitable way. I've had to good fortune to see Hedges live three times before his untimely accident.
In another post, you mention the KEF Blade. I was in the Bay area earlier this year and noticed a hi-fi shop in downtown SFO nearby the Ruth's Chris where my wife and I had dinner. Since it had literally been years since I've set foot in an audio dealer, we walked over. They graciously played a couple of tracks on the Blades. As a coherency freak, I found them good in that respect. But, the apparent image size was tiny and very directional. Not my cup of tea. :)
I have an early CD of it (and one of his others).
I like the recordings very much but are what I was talking about as to how they made the early CD voiced differently.
In that case, on speakers that measure flat is a very bright recording and bright I think “so it sounded better”.
I have not heard the Blade speakers myself but they did talk about hearing the radiation shape but they didn’t provide any directivity measurements that I recall.
While I noticed the effect developing the Synergy Horns speakers for work, they are constant directivity and radiate as if they had one driver..
...they are constant directivity and radiate as if they had one driver..
Yes. Back to the Blades for a moment, they seemed quite coherent even if it was a coaxial mid/tweeter and two side firing woofers. It just suffered from shrunken image size.
I'm thinking that would not be the case with an SH-60. Maybe two would be better.
I agree, the recording is not bright. Same is true of all or most Windham Hill Recordings.
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