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Audiologists / Re: Wideband Filters on Ethernet Cables
« Last post by Folsom on Today at 01:27:59 PM »
Do you use DSD?
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General DIY / Re: Dampening Capacitors
« Last post by S Clark on Today at 01:05:47 PM »
Has anyone used Plasticene?  I've used many pounds of the stuff in turntable plinths to good effects over the years?
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General DIY / Re: Dampening Capacitors
« Last post by rollo on Today at 09:02:20 AM »
This really depends on the capacitor. Be careful of caps from China as they will ofen have a smaller capacitor in a larger can.
Damping a capacitor is really just damping the can itself which is a good idea as the internals of the capacitor are not always touching the can. By placing some type of damping material on the can itself, you will prevent the can from ringing or vibrating.
If you doubt this technique,  you can easily test by using a stethoscope on the top of the can before and after applying damping material. Depending on the quality of the cap, you may or may not hear a difference..
I have a unique proprietary procedue that I have used in the past that I haven't used in a while due to the expense. 😉

   Informative response thank you Bill. I performed the tweak on my Lamm Ref preamp power supply. I was taken back by the result. More information in a more focused way. Next up the DAC , and music server. Guys this tweak is worth its weight in gold. Do it.

charles
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Album Reviews / Re: What are you listening to right now?
« Last post by tmazz on October 19, 2019, 11:51:44 PM »
The String Cheese Incident: Believe



SciFi CD
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Album Reviews / Re: What are you listening to right now?
« Last post by tmazz on October 19, 2019, 11:49:55 PM »
Stan Ridgeway: Partyball



Geffen CD
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Album Reviews / Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
« Last post by tmazz on October 19, 2019, 11:39:25 PM »
Another Saturday, another trip to Mr. Cheapo.  :thumb:


LPs:

Oscar Peterson/Louis Bellson/John Heard: The London Concert - Royal Festival Hall, 1978 - Pablo Live 2 LP Set
Oscar Peterson/Joe Pass/Niels Pederen: The Paris Concert - Salle Pleyel, 1978 - Pablo Live  2 LP Set
Oscar Peterson and the bassists Ray Brown and Neils Pedersen: Montreux '77 - Pablo Live LP

CDs:

Oscar Peterson Meets Roy Hargrove and Ralph Moore - Telarc CD
Buckey Pizzarelli: Oh Lady Be Good - Moonboat CD
Buddy Guy and Junior Wells: Live in MontreuxEvidence CD
Eric Bibb: Livin', Lovin' & Doin' - Hatman CD
Jim Brickman: Love Songs & Lullabies - Windham Hill CD

And another big bunch from the quarter bin:

Stan Rdgeway: Mosquitos - Geffen CD
Stan Ridgeway: Partyball - Geffen CDThw String Cheese Incident: Believe - SciFi CD
Quincy Jones: Classics, Volume 3: A&M CD
Dinah Washingtom Sings the Blues: Mecury Compact Jazz Series CD
Davis Benoit: Fuzzy Logic - GRP CD
Bob James/Earl Klugh: Cool - Warner Bros CD
Bob James/David Sanborn: Double Vision - Warner Bros CD
Davis Sanborn: Inside - Elektra CD
David Sanborn: Close Up - Reprise CD
Tony Bennet with the Count Basie Orchestra - Special Music CD
Rod Stewart: It Had to be You, The Great American Songbook - J Records CD
Zumanity, Another Side of Cirque du Soleil - Cirque du Soleil Musique CD
Sister Act, Music from the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack - Hollywood CD
A Gala Christmas in Vienna - Sony Classical CD
Barry Manilow: The Greatest Songs of the Sixties - Arista CD
Barry Manilow: Summer of '78 - Arista CD

And before you guy start breaking my b@lls over buying Barry Manilow CDs, they were only 25 cents each,  and I have a guy at work whose wife if head over heels  crazy about Manilow, so if the albums are not to my liking I will just give them to him.
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Music Discussion / Re: WHY and What are you Listening to?
« Last post by tmazz on October 19, 2019, 11:10:24 PM »
OK, all of this talk about Steely Dan made me go down and pull out my MoFi LP of Aja.



When Aja was released I was working as an broadcast engineer at WTHE radio we were a low power AM station that had to sign off the air at sundown because we did not have clear channel rights to the frequency. One night right after signoff the program director came into the studio with a package from ABC records which contained a pre-preview copy of Aja. We put it on the turntable and I can remember like it was yesterday, the two of us sitting there with our jaws hanging open, saying "This is going to be big."

And the quality of the performances was no accident Becker and Fagan reached into the jazz world and recruited some top shelf musicians for these sessions. People such as Joe Sample, Victor Feldman, Larry Carlton, Tom Scott, Steve Gadd, Wayne Shorter and Lee Ritenour. And vocal harmonies by Michael McDonald and Timothy B. Schmidt. It is no wonder that after 42 years this album still holds up like it does.

Below is a link to a short video about the making of "Peg":

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=waIBA6_0GQc
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Album Reviews / What are you listening to right now?
« Last post by Guy 13 on October 19, 2019, 07:51:56 PM »
Hi all.
Another composer - musician that I like
I must say that I am not a piano fan,
but the melody, the sound of the piano make up for it..
I have two vinyl from him.
Very relaxing music with nice melody.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s23TVFAkXX4

Note :
From the YouTube source,
the sound is not too good, even bad compared to my vinyl.
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Album Reviews / Re: What are you listening to right now?
« Last post by Guy 13 on October 19, 2019, 07:40:07 PM »
Hi all.
I have a few vinyl and CD of Chuck Mangiony
and since they are in sealed boxes I decided to search
and found this one.
Good recording and nice relaxing music,
if you love the trumpet it's even better.
By the way, I am not a trumpet fan,
but I'm making an exception for this one,
so good I wanted to share.

Guy 13
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c03gz-dFsqo

I agree that is a great album.

Perhaps the reason you like this in spite of not being a trumpet fan is that Mangione does not play a trumpet on this album , it is all flugelhorn, which has a deeper and more mellow tone than a trumpet (the flugelhorn is essentially a soprano tuba.)

here is a link to a short YouTube video which talks about the differences between the two instruments and then demonstrates some scales on both so you can hear for yourself.

https://youtu.be/Pu1ZC421cxw


Thanks tmazz.
You are right, after seeing the video I now understand better
why I love so much the sound of Mangione.
I can't find the exact words to describe the sound I like
but I would say simply : Mellow as you mentionned.

Guy 13
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Album Reviews / Re: What are you listening to right now?
« Last post by tmazz on October 19, 2019, 06:28:11 PM »
Hi all.
I have a few vinyl and CD of Chuck Mangiony
and since they are in sealed boxes I decided to search
and found this one.
Good recording and nice relaxing music,
if you love the trumpet it's even better.
By the way, I am not a trumpet fan,
but I'm making an exception for this one,
so good I wanted to share.

Guy 13
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c03gz-dFsqo

I agree that is a great album.

Perhaps the reason you like this in spite of not being a trumpet fan is that Mangione does not play a trumpet on this album , it is all flugelhorn, which has a deeper and more mellow tone than a trumpet (the flugelhorn is essentially a soprano tuba.)

here is a link to a short YouTube video which talks about the differences between the two instruments and then demonstrates some scales on both so you can hear for yourself.

https://youtu.be/Pu1ZC421cxw
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