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General Discussion / Re: Horn Loudspeakers- A short Horn Odyssey
« Last post by blizzard on April 14, 2021, 08:02:12 PM »
Awesome thread J! Corey this is not me disagreeing with you or trying to overlay my opinion onto to others. I just find it fascinating that we're poles apart on the same subject and both opinions are based on real life experiences (not reviews).

All good bud. I understood it like that from the get go.

To be honest , my fancy has been tickled. If these get to impress Joshua , It would really get my attention  ;)
 
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General Discussion / Re: Do Amplifiers impart a sonic signature to music
« Last post by Tzs503gp on April 14, 2021, 07:27:40 PM »


Side A of the LP was mastered at the wrong speed but signed off by Miles. 
What would be the correct speed to play it at?


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General Discussion / Re: Do Amplifiers impart a sonic signature to music
« Last post by Tzs503gp on April 14, 2021, 07:18:07 PM »
Well that's an interesting analogy to explore. Should one look at a Van Gogh painting in absolutely pure white light, so as to reflect exactly neutrally what is in the painting? We can speculate that the painting was painted under many different kinds of light, at various times - much like the sonic context in which a recording is created through the production process.

IMO it's a fallacy to assume that you are 'accurately' reproducing the thing in the first place. Surely the artist wanted you to connect with the work. Whatever it takes to do that is surely higher fidelity.

Thatís a good argument.
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General Discussion / Re: Do Amplifiers impart a sonic signature to music
« Last post by Hi-Phibian on April 14, 2021, 07:04:22 PM »


Side A of the LP was mastered at the wrong speed but signed off by Miles. 
What would be the correct speed to play it at?


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General Discussion / Re: Horn Loudspeakers- A short Horn Odyssey
« Last post by achim on April 14, 2021, 06:50:16 PM »
I think those who experienced AG Horns at 13 ...mainly did this in my quite limited listening room at 13 Hof - NOT at The Loft.
Remember those years when this room was filled with all kind of stuff.... impossible to handle and change gear - which made me move to The Loft.
But today my private system in that room makes me listen till early morning hours....

There havent been so many from the Forum at The Loft as far. Over the last years it grown to a great place to listen & feel music "in full" to the fullest...
On the menu card at The Loft are the Trios ..driven by 2 Gryphon Antileon Monos.....and on 220 sqm this set up can truly breath...

Fatique? Not at all ..from Hot Rats to Joes Garage or Yellow Shark.....from Baba Blues to Chamber Music or Herman van Veens amazing Live Recordings....it never gets too much - it makes me always wanting more ;)

Anyway Jozua.... why not..... give the horns a chance and once you adapt to the character of a horn - there is no way back to ordinary speakers.

On my personal "to do list" list remains my wish to experience once Agatons superior set up - and maybe I will have the chance to do so.
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Open Talk / Re: Dodgy overseas on-line resellers (and some good ones)
« Last post by kinosfronimos on April 14, 2021, 06:39:15 PM »
Nice list of online retailers & shipping options for future reference - thanks gents

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Open Talk / Re: Caravan park recommendations for Campervans
« Last post by JonnyP on April 14, 2021, 06:35:05 PM »
I would suggest checking border crossing requirements wrt PCR testing if going into Namibia - think you may still need one to come back at least.  Another suggestion - the Pilanesberg (spelling?), some great spots around there and on to Kimberley as suggested by Curlycat.
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General Discussion / Re: Do Amplifiers impart a sonic signature to music
« Last post by GoodEnoughGear on April 14, 2021, 06:16:43 PM »
Just as Van Gogh couldnít paint on a canvas of air, no musician can escape the limitations of the recording chain.
Well that's an interesting analogy to explore. Should one look at a Van Gogh painting in absolutely pure white light, so as to reflect exactly neutrally what is in the painting? We can speculate that the painting was painted under many different kinds of light, at various times - much like the sonic context in which a recording is created through the production process.

IMO it's a fallacy to assume that you are 'accurately' reproducing the thing in the first place. Surely the artist wanted you to connect with the work. Whatever it takes to do that is surely higher fidelity.
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General Discussion / Re: Do Amplifiers impart a sonic signature to music
« Last post by Air on April 14, 2021, 06:09:03 PM »
Ok, if the ideas from art theory are not that palatable in this hobby, in which our interest is, or so we say, with music as an art form, in the final analysis, let's approach this dialogue from a different angle, namely from a quantum physics perspective. I always find it ironic the progress in the physical sciences to accept and work with the fact that the observer can't be isolated from the observed interesting, whilst we struggle to deal with it on other levels. (Quoting from wikipedia is lame, I know ;) )

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Observer_effect_(physics)


My main point is to relax and let everyone do what makes them happy. If it enhances your enjoyment of music, buy that euphonic amp, hang that print between your speakers or spray your cds with "Vinyl" to make them sound more analogue. Don't let others take away your pleasure with their dogmatic views.
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Open Talk / Re: Caravan park recommendations for Campervans
« Last post by Curlycat on April 14, 2021, 05:26:47 PM »
Coming from Gauteng I would do the following. (Note, passports needed.)
My first stop would be to camp at the Ai-Ais Spa in the Richtersveld, Namibia.
It is a natural hot spring. Go see the second largest canyon in the world, the Fish River canyon.
https://goo.gl/maps/FC1WnjPdnnYTa3XY6

The next stop on your way back to Gauteng would be Augrabies.
https://www.google.com/maps/place/Augrabiesvalle/@-28.6448393,20.2781959,11.19z/data=!4m8!1m2!2m1!1saugrabies!3m4!1s0x1c247ffafe95fc89:0x1d22fbc163057925!8m2!3d-28.5912782!4d20.3400825
Currently, with all the rain it is a spectacle not often seen. Once done, make a braai and see the stars as you have never seen them before...

Then I would swing past Kimberley on my way home. There is the Groot Gat museum and the McGregor Museum.
https://thebighole.co.za/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/McGregor_Museum




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