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In Reply to: RE: AM Sound posted by volunteer on May 03, 2017 at 16:36:57
AM is mostly talk these days. There are a few stations I receive that play music that still sound great on good gear.
"If at first you don't succeed, keep on sucking till you do suck seed" - Curly Howard 1936
Volunteer, Medium Wave sound on multi-band radios-n-hi-fi receivers took a turn for the worse in the late 80s-early 90s. What used to be fairly clear-n-crisp response became mid-range centric instead. For a receiver which was considered lacking in fidelity, moi's slightly modded ICOM R-71A sounds fuller than mid-heavy ICOM R-75 (R-71's tape feed is rather muffled, & sounds better via headphone output). Used to enjoy Auntie Beeb's World Service & Radio Netherlands' music programming via Sony 2010 through various microphone-n-phono pre-amp feeds. Most sports broadcasts don't sound as entrancing nowadays, either. Gone are the days of hearing ticker-tape machines clack-clacking away in the background, along with occasional profanity from crowd mike. Listening to Ceres/Modesto's KVIN, 920 Khz, however, is like having a time portal back to when AM was king; with their lush-sounding night-time signal & oldies programming. Wolfman Jack's former flame-thrower, Mighty 1090 from San Diego, still retains their historically euphonic sound for their sports programming, though. Too bad they lost Pad Squad broadcasting rights. ... Happy Memorial Day!!! ... 73s para Sactown
I remember AM signal hopping that allowed me to listen to the St. Louis Cardinals and the Opry and remember it sounding better than anything around Louisville.
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