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    New Release from Edward Pong; stunning sonics!

    I am listening to one of the new releases from Edward Pong and the sound is remarkable.

    a few years back I purchased 7 small scale classical tapes from Edward and have truly enjoyed them. they were live recordings and they had 'life' and 'flow and were direct and intimate if not the last word in imaging. but with a very live feeling and I've visited them again and again over the years.....when in the mood for that feeling.....I call my Sunday morning feeling.

    this one is "Tatsuki Narita & Yun-Yang Lee" on Beethoven Sonata #3, and Sarasate Zigeunerweisen. these are two live recordings in front of an audience......which personally I prefer for it's little bit more emotive content and deeper flow of energy. this one pulses and breathes.

    http://ultraanaloguerecordings.com/w...a-yun-yang-lee

    I'm no expert on classical performance, so take my opinion with a large grain of salt, but I really enjoyed this recording and expect to play it often.

    and what Edward is now doing is a few steps closer to an ultimate sound. he has captured a more vivid direct sound of a piano and violin that is astonishing.

    he has stepped up his recording gear with "..... vintage NOS WE300b (1956 - square getter) in the microphone pre- amp, battery supply to the record & playback tube electronics for the Studer..." and whatever other tricks and I'm hearing such realism and complete direct unveiled energy and life. the delicacy and touch of the piano and the tone of the violin are maybe a new standard for me to have in my mind. sweet and sparkle along with flow and energy. this is how a piano should sound. super low noise and wonderful ambience.

    the tone just jumps out of the music and my system and room just disappear. the big rig has never sounded sweeter! I think Edward's recording technique has advanced since the earliest recordings.

    Bravo Edward! and thank you.
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    Wave Kin. NVS tt, AS-2000 ord. (2) Durand Telos (1-Sapphire) arms, CA Gold Stat, Ort Anna carts, -2- Studer A-820 RTR (1/4" + 1/2").*MSB Select II dac w/33 Femto clock + mono powerbases, SGM serv + (2x) 30 tb NAS. *darT NHB-18NS w/2 phonos, King-Cello. *dart 458 mono blocks. EA MM7. *Equi=tech 10WQ, (10) Abso Fid PC & (2) Evo Acou PC. *Evo Acou 12' TRSC and 8m + 1.25m 'zeel' ic's, *Tripoint Troy Sig + Elite, Entreq Sil Tel + Pos, *Herzan TS-140 & TS-150, Wave Kin. A10 U8's + 2NS, Adona GTX.

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    Many thanks Mike for your kind words!
    Kudos to tube genius Tony Ma !!!

    I knew with your incredible system you would hear the magic !

    Ed
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    I was playing some of Ed's tapes over the weekend. The most recent tapes (the three Beethoven Violin-Piano Sonatas with Taksuki Narita and Yun-Yang Lee) using the vintage 300b tubes and battery supply for record and playback that Mike mentions have really upped the already fine sound that Ed gets in these recordings. He combines extremely talented performers with recording in a real acoustical space (these are live concerts) with these super electronics direct to tape. At least part of the secret to my ears is that he and Tony have lowered the noise floor on the recordings so that the most subtle details of the actual sounds, including both instruments and the actual recording space can be clearly heard for an incredible listening experience. Great job Ed and Tony.

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    Mine are on the way. Can't wait. Ed is sending them in NAB to me as he feels for his ears he prefers NAB
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Williams View Post
    Mine are on the way. Can't wait. Ed is sending them in NAB to me as for his ears he prefers NAB
    Mine are also all NAB. Works great with my Doshi 3.0. Larry
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    Quote Originally Posted by astrotoy View Post
    Mine are also all NAB. Works great with my Doshi 3.0. Larry
    mine is NAB also; worked great on the King Cello.
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    My Schubert Grand Fantasy recommended by Edward is on the way too. Seems NAB is the choice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by astrotoy View Post
    Mine are also all NAB. Works great with my Doshi 3.0. Larry
    Moi aussi

    Mine arrived today
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    I record all the masters in NAB, which to my ears sound fuller & warmer in the midbass than masters recorded in CCIR...

    Now I know just about everyone records in CCIR.... & this is not a knock against them.... but just in the repertoire I record, with my equipment, in my space.... I prefer NAB

    I think the key is, the more we are drawn into the sound & performance, the more natural - "better" it is...

    I have made the Zigeunerweisen tape many times... but I'm drawn into that music every time I make that tape...
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