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FDP Forum / Moe's Tavern (_8^(I) / The glory of the sound of an orchestra

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Dec 5th, 2017 02:15 PM   Edit   Profile  

The other night there was an orchestral concert in town, mainly strings with some brass and woodwind.

Appalachian Spring and Four season in Buenos Aires were played amongst others.

The sound was magnificent, tone for days as they say.

On the way home I started musing about how we select pickupa and speakers and different types of amplification circuits for our electric guitars.

Then about the work that goes into producing HiFi speakers and amps.

Then about compression rates for recordings and the use of digital files, tape and vinyl.

All to reproduce the natural frequency range of instruments.

My conclusion on the night was:

It's easier and sounds so much better to listen to them being played live.


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Life makes a man tired.
Dec 5th, 2017 02:37 PM   Edit   Profile  



Husband of a violinist

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Roisin, I wanna

fight your father
Dec 5th, 2017 03:03 PM   Edit   Profile  

What HE said.

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St. Louis

"Thumbpicks don't slide into soundholes"
Dec 5th, 2017 03:06 PM   Edit   Profile  

Makes the hair stand up every time doesn't it?

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Mass., Amerika

CO2 ... is there anything it can't do?
Dec 5th, 2017 03:33 PM   Edit   Profile  

For all the wanking we've done (I've done) about home audio -- it is all BS. Nothing is close to the real thing.

I am fortunate to live in relative close proximity to a world class symphony and a couple of local philharmonics. I have rarely attended a performance that didn't bring me to tears at some point.

Before I die, I want to attend a performance by a world class orchestra and a full chorus of Beethoven's 9th in a proper hall.

I expect it will give me an ecstasy stroke and I will die a happy man.

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Clawhammer Rules!
Dec 5th, 2017 03:41 PM   Edit   Profile  

I would choose his 7th, but I have to agree. A great orchestra in a great hall playing great works is beyond words.

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