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Re: music in the shed
« Reply #705 on: February 21, 2018, 19:29 »
Vinyl still beats digital for true 'Hi Fidelity' hands down and probably always will!

If you are willing to go through all the ball ache of setting up a turntable, spending loads of money on super-sensitive cartridges etc. etc. then you will be rewarded with a rich and punchy sound like no other.

You must factor in all the pops and crackles if dust gets on your record though!

Have a look here: https://electronics.howstuffworks.com/question487.htm
I think it is possible to do much better sound with digital recording but it needs very good equipment and better formats than widely used today (and not just more bits used or higher sampling rate). Most problematic are the analog to digital and digital to analog conversions. I have found for example that most of those cheap CD-players and PC sound cards don't even run out sinusoidal waveform when playing 20 kHz sinus from high quality test discs. This can be easily experimented with oscilloscope. Signal reconstruction errors on that technology are not widely understood even today and I think it is the main problem.

It is also said that CD's has sound room of 96 decibels. Yes but if you record sinusoidal wave form on -96 dB sound level it comes out as square wave. Added dither noise doesn't solve the problem entirely.

Addition: I still don't even try to say the old is somehow overall better, for example most of the vinyls don't sound well (the audiophiles do), but it is interesting to found that the new and old technology has different limits. And both technologies have also limits which can not be found from each other's. Also the c-cassette system on my car is quite worse, but on audiophile systems it is possible to reach good sound quality with c-cassettes on limited circumstances which actually needs a lot of work.
More like 1/4" or 1/2" tape recording would reach very good sound quality.
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Re: music in the shed
« Reply #706 on: February 23, 2018, 10:11 »
Orange is best  ;D

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Re: music in the shed
« Reply #707 on: February 23, 2018, 10:50 »
Australian psychedelic rock band? turntable is?
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Re: music in the shed
« Reply #708 on: February 23, 2018, 11:34 »
NAD. Not a super special one, but serves me well with decent Wharfedale speakers. I bought that album on a whim about 4 years ago new for about $40. It goes for over $400 now. One day my kids will sell all my albums. I hope they buy the elusive SFC in my memory.  ???

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Re: music in the shed
« Reply #709 on: February 23, 2018, 12:28 »
For us in the old country - there is a three hour Old Grey Whistle test program on the BBC 4 tonight at 9.00 - should be good - for those that have never heard of it - its a legendary music program which shaped the choice of music for many during the 70 s and 80s  8) 

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Re: music in the shed
« Reply #710 on: February 23, 2018, 12:36 »
Australian psychedelic rock band?

King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard?

Never heard of them  :laugh:
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Re: music in the shed
« Reply #711 on: February 23, 2018, 12:41 »
For us in the old country - there is a three hour Old Grey Whistle test program on the BBC 4 tonight at 9.00 - should be good - for those that have never heard of it - its a legendary music program which shaped the choice of music for many during the 70 s and 80s  8)

Which we used to get on Auntie out here in the colonies  :laugh:

Absolutely loved it, some great bands.
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Re: music in the shed
« Reply #712 on: February 23, 2018, 12:44 »
Old Grey Whistle test is the main reason I installed a mother of a Sat dish on my roof in order to receive BBC4.
YouTube etc. doesn't even have a fraction of the "good" stuff BBC4 airs on TV. ;D
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Re: music in the shed
« Reply #713 on: February 23, 2018, 21:07 »
Orange is best  ;D
Just round Laverda sticker missing from it ;)

I have two turntables.
First is old JVC with AKG cartridge. It is for Hifi use, but the player is not that good at all as the cartridge.
Second is B&O from 1967 for playing 78 speed or elder or worser condition records.
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Re: music in the shed
« Reply #714 on: March 04, 2018, 11:07 »
Robert Vincent, another new talent from Liverpool.
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Re: music in the shed
« Reply #715 on: May 06, 2018, 15:17 »
John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers - Dust My Blues - 1966


John Mayall and Mick Taylor - I Can't Quit You


Woodstock - Ten Years After - I'm Going Home(Live)


Ten Years After - I want to know (1967)


Ten Years After - Feel It For Me


Ten Years After - Hear Me Calling (LP Stonedhenge)


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Re: music in the shed
« Reply #716 on: May 09, 2018, 15:10 »
The great Alvin Lee, of TYA, one of Nottingham's finest!

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Re: music in the shed
« Reply #717 on: May 10, 2018, 08:23 »
Working on projects other than the Laverda last weekend, unfortunately but powered through my tasks to the music of Hoodoo Gurus

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Re: music in the shed
« Reply #718 on: May 10, 2018, 23:13 »
One of favorite bands, mainly due to the wide range of genre they were capable of:

Like this:
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Re: music in the shed
« Reply #719 on: May 13, 2018, 08:21 »
Heard this on the wireless today...


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