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Re: Interest Check: 45 RPM Audiophile Vinyl Tour
« Reply #15 on: October 31, 2011, 08:19:02 AM »
I think a real comparison of 45RPM vs 33RPM would be the real ticket here. I know that means 2 albums distributed for review and that may not be possible. I have no doubts that a 45RPM will sound glorious, but my real question is how much better than a decent 180-200g 33RPM of the same recording, and preferably the same mastering?



Bob,

Classic Records put out od few single song releases that were matered at 33 on one side and 45 on the other for just that comparison. I have at two of them, Dusty Sprinfield singing "The Look of Lovfe" from Casino Royale and Bill Henderson doing "Send in the Clowns". I also have a couple of the early Keith Johnson Reference Recordings LPs in both speeds. Give me a call and we can set up a little listening session one night. You place or mine.

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Re: Interest Check: 45 RPM Audiophile Vinyl Tour
« Reply #16 on: October 31, 2011, 03:23:24 PM »
I have "Chan Chan" from bela vista social club which is 33 on one side and 45 on the other, a test pressing.
It does show easily what happens at 45 speed, and it is only good :thumb: :drool:
Space, depth, air, refinement and focus...no tweak to gear can do what 45 does.
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Re: Interest Check: 45 RPM Audiophile Vinyl Tour
« Reply #17 on: November 01, 2011, 04:46:33 AM »
Guys, I want to clarify my intent.  It is to give people an opportunity to hear something of what these 45RPM audiophile LPs have to offer.  If you already have a number of 45 LPs and still want in on this "tour" I won't deny you a chance to hear what I am providing, but I hope that we can save a little wear and tear on the records and try to make sure that everyone who hasn't heard one gets a chance to hear it at its best.  The response to this offer has not been overwhelming so perhaps my concerns are a little overblown.

Whatever I supply I will simply write off.  I'm not going to take anything off my shelf since I am all out of dupes.  Instead I am going to place an order for a brand new 45 from Acoustic Sounds and that is what you will have to pass around.  The $50 is not a big deal guys.  It is a small price to pay when considering all that you have done for me, honestly.  There's a lot of great folks here and this is simply my way of saying thank you.

Rich, it is doubtful that I will have something in your hands by the time of your gathering.  In any event, I will make sure you get a chance to hear one of these 45s.  I'm shooting for sometime in the next few weeks.  I hope to have a 45 LP set out in rotation to you guys by mid November.

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Re: Interest Check: 45 RPM Audiophile Vinyl Tour
« Reply #18 on: November 01, 2011, 05:41:17 AM »
Jerome - I only wish you lived closer. I would absolutely buy you a beer, or a glass of wine or whatever your preference is as we listenend to some good vinyl. Your generosity is astounding.
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Re: Interest Check: 45 RPM Audiophile Vinyl Tour
« Reply #19 on: November 01, 2011, 05:51:08 AM »
Jerome - I only wish you lived closer. I would absolutely buy you a beer, or a glass of wine or whatever your preference is as we listenend to some good vinyl. Your generosity is astounding.

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Re: Interest Check: 45 RPM Audiophile Vinyl Tour
« Reply #20 on: November 01, 2011, 06:15:29 AM »
No problem, I'll invite the interested vinyl people over again whenever it arrives. They are a significantly smaller fraction of the whole group. Thanks!

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Re: Interest Check: 45 RPM Audiophile Vinyl Tour
« Reply #21 on: December 15, 2011, 11:35:32 AM »
I have been a little preoccupied with other things and this sort of fell off my radar.

I have placed an order today with Acoustic Sounds.  The album I have chosen for this tour is the Music Matters 45RPM 180g reissue of Louis Smith - Smithville, originally issued by Blue Note in 1958. 

This is one of only two sessions recorded by Blue Note with Smith as leader.  The lineup for this session is Louis Smith - Trumpet, Charlie Rouse - Tenor Sax, Sonny Clark - Piano, Paul Chambers - Bass, and Art Taylor - Drums.

Rich, I will send this out to you first since I already have your address from when you bought a cable from me a while back.  I just ordered it today so I doubt it will be in your hands before Christmas.  I'll get it out to you via Priority Mail as soon as it arrives.

Sorry for letting this fall through the cracks.

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Re: Interest Check: 45 RPM Audiophile Vinyl Tour
« Reply #22 on: December 15, 2011, 12:03:26 PM »
No problem, I'll invite the interested vinyl people over again whenever it arrives. They are a significantly smaller fraction of the whole group. Thanks!

Rich, now is your chance to enlighten the rest of them.  :thumb:
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Re: Interest Check: 45 RPM Audiophile Vinyl Tour
« Reply #23 on: December 15, 2011, 12:05:51 PM »
No problem, I'll invite the interested vinyl people over again whenever it arrives. They are a significantly smaller fraction of the whole group. Thanks!

Rich, now is your chance to enlighten the rest of them.  :thumb:

I just realized that en"light"en may not have been the best word to pick when talking about winning over CD lovers.  :duh
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Re: Interest Check: 45 RPM Audiophile Vinyl Tour
« Reply #24 on: December 15, 2011, 02:21:42 PM »
Thanks much Jerome! My TT is sounding nice now after I moved it off the carpet floor unto a wood cabinet, so I am interested to here some nice quality vinyl for a change. I do enjoy the quieter records I have.

Local vinylizers get ready for a little mini meet. 

Sounds like a nice session, and I've never even heard of Louis Smith, much less heard him play! Nice band.
Thanks again Jerome.
Rich

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Re: Interest Check: 45 RPM Audiophile Vinyl Tour
« Reply #25 on: December 21, 2011, 06:38:59 AM »
Rich, the LP went out to you today via insured Priority Mail.  The post office said it will be delivered to you on Friday -- though I wouldn't bet the farm on it.

For those of you who want a listen after Rich has had his turn, now would be a good time to speak up.

Enjoy and Happy Holidays.

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Re: Interest Check: 45 RPM Audiophile Vinyl Tour
« Reply #26 on: December 21, 2011, 06:43:31 AM »
Aye!
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Re: Interest Check: 45 RPM Audiophile Vinyl Tour
« Reply #27 on: December 21, 2011, 07:24:18 AM »
Thanks Jerome, I'm looking forward to it!

People are welcome to drop over here this week and weekend if they want to hear it. Just PM me.
After me, I think Carl wants it, and maybe Steve after Christmas?

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Re: Interest Check: 45 RPM Audiophile Vinyl Tour
« Reply #28 on: December 21, 2011, 07:29:32 AM »
Rich,

I would prefer to see the LP go to people who responded in this thread first.

Anyone is welcome as far as I am concerned, but the folks who have asked for it in this thread deserve the first cracks at it.

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Re: Interest Check: 45 RPM Audiophile Vinyl Tour
« Reply #29 on: December 21, 2011, 02:28:34 PM »
I would like to hear it, Jerome. But only if it works out that I could do it quickly and not slow down the tour. (2-3 days is all I want)

Let me know if its possible or not.
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