Re: Piano 'voicing'
- Hi Ned
I have the MDG Brahms sacd you mentioned and also like it very much. With the volume set just so, it seems remarkably realistic. The piano is set a comfortable distance back in the acoustic.
Incidentally, the reviewer on sa-cd.net complains about the hard hammers of this Steinway. I believe his speakers are Quad 988s.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Edward Mast <nedmast2@...> wrote:
> For a very different piano sound, I enjoy a recording of Elisabeth Leonskaja playing some Brahms piano works on a 1901 Steinway D (MDG 343 1349-2).
There still aren't all that many pre/pros that have a provision for height channels. The Marantz 8801, with 11.2 channels, is one that can. It can handle front-height left and right, front-wide left and right (the angle splits the difference between the regular front speakers and the side surrounds), and 2 subwoofers.> (I've brought this up often about MDG's multichannel "2+2+2" recordings, but not too many forum members seem to have tried them.)
I have the manual, but I don't have the pre/pro.From: Edward <Edward_Wu@...>
Sent: Wednesday, June 19, 2013 1:58 PM
Subject: [regsaudioforum] Re: Piano 'voicing'MDG must be proud of this 1901 Steinway. It's featured in some of their other recordings.
One selling point of the SACD version is that it has two height information channels. (I've brought this up often about MDG's multichannel "2+2+2" recordings, but not too many forum members seem to have tried them.)
--- In mailto:regsaudioforum%40yahoogroups.com, Edward Mast <nedmast2@...> wrote:
> Hi Edward,
> An interesting review. I was never bothered by the hardness of the hammers of this Steinway, even before introducing equalization (my speakers are M40s). My copy is plain old CD, not SACD.