It is very hard to be objective about this because it involves one's ears, a
mechanical device, the room it is in and so on. The phonograph is in very
good condition with a well sealed horn, lubricated tone arm and rebuilt
reproducer. The room is mainly wood surfaces, has soft covered furniture
and curtains on its two windows. The ears are in their late 50s (as is the
rest of my body). When I listen to these records I get a "presence" and a
feeling of depth that I don't get from a CD. I would say I am some how
prejudiced towards the old technology that I collect, however, just last
Saturday night, I played a disk for a friend's wife who was seeing/hearing
this machine for the first time and she said basically the same thing!
From: jm-borello [mailto:jm-borello@...
Sent: Thursday, September 30, 2004 3:17 AM
Subject: [RedHotJazz] Re:the sound of Louis
"I've got some original OKehs that I occasionally play on my Victor
Orthophonic 8-12X. I think they sound better than CD reissues."
I've already heard that opinion, from Hughes Panassié,the early french
critic,and I admitted it,because he was speaking about the 33t reissues.The
speed being slower,the treble should have more difficulties to go out... And
the sound engineers didnt have the same knowledge and equipment that they
have now. But with the cd and all the computers stuuff,it should be much
easier to get a decent sound now...And even better than the 78...Especially
if they start with the original metallics mold...
What do you think Ron???
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