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Offline Kent Kassler

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Sinatra....
« on: December 25, 2012, 11:04:54 PM »
So after a long hot day at Silvermine,swimming with the kids and Ursh, being thrashed in a one side to the other race by my tiny 8year old Zoe(damn this one is gifted i tell you and the dam she is beeg)....
We were pretty knackered and i kinda collapsed into an afternoon sleep that ran till 8.

Drifted through to the lounge and shifted some old Coral's to one side(beautiful old 8cx50 co-ax units i picked up in original real wood cabs that need a tweeter recoil on one side)...stuck in a Sinatra collection and relaxed in front of the fullrangers.

Track after track it dawned on me just how much i adore the effortless magic that flows from him,such a sense of ease,like strolling while others appear as i did after that swim.Some cuts were from the 60's,others from the 80's and he just trundled along as if nothing had changed,a sense of rhythm and timing that one is surely born with.

Got me wondering if anyone here had perhaps seen him live and what that must have been like?I'm only 40 but damn that must surely have been an event.....hard to pick a favourite but for tonight it's "Summer Wind."

On to the New Year we go,have a safe one my friends!
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Re: Sinatra....
« Reply #1 on: December 25, 2012, 11:45:59 PM »
That sounds rather nice, KK.

I like Sinatra - got him on 78rpm as well - Chattanooga Shoeshine etc.

I also have a box with Sinatra at the Sands - very good and very funny.

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Re: Sinatra....
« Reply #2 on: December 25, 2012, 11:55:36 PM »
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Coral 8CX50
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They must sound just at great as Sinatra live in person.

I love Sinatra by the way.  :thumbs:
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Re: Sinatra....
« Reply #3 on: December 26, 2012, 12:25:13 AM »
Thanks Mafioso,i trust you and the missus had a nice Christmas day,please send her my wishes and i am glad to hear you got the old machine up and at it again....Onyx,the speakers are mint but sadly a poor value cap on one crossover must have sent some kapoof to the one horn...no biggie but a job for the new year before i can give them a proper listen.Cheers.
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Re: Sinatra....
« Reply #4 on: December 26, 2012, 08:41:41 AM »

Have a brilliant recording of Sinatra's Duets II.

Absolutely love it - with ol' blue eyes singing classic material with various famous vocal dignitaries (both male and female) harmoniously.

My favourite track might just be Mack the Knife: the dynamics and visceral impact on this particular track are really quite something.



 Hmmm... :thinking:, perhaps some extra motivation to set up my new TallBoy Speakers.... my brother helped me drag them from the downstairs storeroom up into the flat for the Christmas visit, - so should be hooked up and firing by new year at least.

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« Reply #5 on: December 26, 2012, 09:01:38 AM »
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Re: Sinatra....
« Reply #6 on: December 26, 2012, 10:36:29 AM »
Those Coral cabinets are really special - I should taken a picture...

as for Sinatra: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YQcecxCUcQc  :)


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Re: Sinatra....
« Reply #7 on: December 26, 2012, 11:11:09 AM »
Nice one JQ....that one also reminds me of the difference between Audioquest and Van den Hul cables!
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Re: Sinatra....
« Reply #8 on: December 26, 2012, 11:14:25 AM »
Nice one JQ....that one also reminds me of the difference between Audioquest and Van den Hul cables!

 :BWAHAHAH:

You must sort those cabs and the tweeter out... A little waxing and some more damping on the inside and I think those corals can be a 'classic' set of speakers with a really great old world look..

I am almost sure I have seen a worked out crossover for the coax... Something better than just a cap...


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Re: Sinatra....
« Reply #9 on: December 26, 2012, 11:17:18 AM »
Sinatra is a genius with his phrasing and control.
But let us not forget the magic backing he usually had

And for those who haven't seen it , check him out with Jobim:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CRbmfX7-nMw


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Re: Sinatra....
« Reply #11 on: December 26, 2012, 11:20:21 AM »
Now, is this thread about Sinatra or cheap speakers :-\
Point of order , Mr Chairman! :stop:
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Re: Sinatra....
« Reply #12 on: December 26, 2012, 11:23:40 AM »
Now, is this thread about Sinatra or cheap speakers :-\
Point of order , Mr Chairman! :stop:

 :ROFLMAO:

Ag, you know, audiophiles...  :nutter:


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Re: Sinatra....
« Reply #13 on: December 26, 2012, 11:30:21 AM »
....i even got to thinking about BK's frequency of intimacy and the hours he made his wife work while listening to your one JQ...it is the silly season after all.....Cory,Sinatra would drink anything so in effect he was also a cheap speaker... :whistler:
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Re: Sinatra....
« Reply #14 on: December 26, 2012, 05:42:10 PM »
I've always enjoyed the Rat Pack.

Timeless crooners.

(Wine whisky, women & song - ne?)  :EGrin: