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Mike Lavigne

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Apr 25, 2010
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so I'm sitting here listening to the middle of the 33 minutes and 40 seconds of 'Mountain Jam' from reel 5, yes reel f i v e, of 'Live at Fillmore East'........which is a monster dual drum solo left and right......the big rig is on cruise control not even breathing hard........and I'm transported to that night. I've listened to reel 2,3, and 4 already tonight (last night i did reel number 1). the 'ultra' quality of the first reel is maintained throughout.

so this has occupied all my attention tonight. and anyone who might like to hear this come over anytime. you got to be in the mood for mainlining the best imaginable Southern Rock.

but thank you to all for the kind words and i enjoyed taking the pictures and posting them.
 

c1ferrari

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OTOH I did get home last night and even though it was late I put on reel #1 of 5 reels of a master tape I bought at the show of 'The Allman Brothers', "Live at Fillmore East". OMG! OMG! OMG! it was amazing sounding in the EA room at the show on the ATR-102. in my room on the big rig with the Studer A-820 and King-Cello it was a religious experience I've still not recovered from.
Great to hear, Mike! :D
 

kkfan

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Thanks for the effort, Mike! Photos are excellent, but the accompanying text really take your posts to another level of enjoyment.
 

rbbert

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so I'm sitting here listening to the middle of the 33 minutes and 40 seconds of 'Mountain Jam' from reel 5, yes reel f i v e, of 'Live at Fillmore East'........which is a monster dual drum solo left and right......the big rig is on cruise control not even breathing hard........and I'm transported to that night. I've listened to reel 2,3, and 4 already tonight (last night i did reel number 1). the 'ultra' quality of the first reel is maintained throughout.

so this has occupied all my attention tonight. and anyone who might like to hear this come over anytime. you got to be in the mood for mainlining the best imaginable Southern Rock.

but thank you to all for the kind words and i enjoyed taking the pictures and posting them.
Sounds fantastic. But I'm curious about the number of reels? The original album is only a little over 80 minutes long and should fit on 3 reels? The "complete" version is closer to 6 hours and would probably require 11 or 12 reels (and also was digitally mastered, no pure analog version available)?
 

Mike Lavigne

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#66
Sounds fantastic. But I'm curious about the number of reels? The original album is only a little over 80 minutes long and should fit on 3 reels? The "complete" version is closer to 6 hours and would probably require 11 or 12 reels (and also was digitally mastered, no pure analog version available)?
these tapes were mixed from a complete set of concert tapes and include all the album cuts, plus a one reel--33 minute, 40 second---version of 'Mountain Jam' not on the album (it's on 'Eat A Peach') but not broken into pieces......and sounds so much better. so it's the album +.
 
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there is that.

but a show is much more than trying to compete with our references from many higher level, fully mature, completely sorted out systems. which is why the show systems sound so much better by Sunday. they get just that little bit more sorted out......but not all the way for sure.

I can still get immersed in the experience at a show, and listening in a group, where we are all hearing together, brings something to the experience I value.....as well as all the social aspects and exposure to new music and meeting new people.

OTOH I did get home last night and even though it was late I put on reel #1 of 5 reels of a master tape I bought at the show of 'The Allman Brothers', "Live at Fillmore East". OMG! OMG! OMG! it was amazing sounding in the EA room at the show on the ATR-102. in my room on the big rig with the Studer A-820 and King-Cello it was a religious experience I've still not recovered from.

so my system does not take away from the enjoyment of a show, but I know what I'm coming home to.

maybe if a show did not have much gear I had some interest in then that could make a difference.
Mike,

I know that you do not have religious experiences easily and have had the pleasure of hearing a former iteration of your system, and thus was highly motivated by your enthusiasm to work on my humble system

Great photos and narrative for those of us not fortunate enough to attend.

russ
 

Leif S

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Salon 214---Von Schweikert Audio, VAC, Masterbuilt Audio, ASC----lots of WBF posting relative to this gear and previous shows made this room significant, and so far I've been in it 4 times to get a feel for it. really good sound in this room and very authoritative and full frequency. very, very dynamic and excellent extension and articulation in the bass. but.......it's not perfect, the soundstage it quite diffuse. one could make a case that it's more like 'live'....and I would agree.....to a degree. my opinion, living with similarly capable speakers in a similarly large room is that the room is the issue in the lack of precision in the soundstage. it's impossible in a show to assign cause and effect for things. but I heard nothing in this room that would limit the performance of the speakers in a properly mature and sorted out system. the big VS's are the real deal. can't really comment on the Masterbuilt cables; I've heard them now in Steve's room and now in this system and they seem to do a wonderful job to the degree one can determine.

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Hi Mike,

It was great to finally meet you in person as well as several other WBF members:) Thank you for the wonderful pictures and show coverage. I enjoy reading members take on the show and the pictures. I would also like to thank you for your coverage of the VSA/VAC room as well. I really appreciate the comment of the "LIVE" feel. That has always been my personal preference. But that's probably because of my mixing concerts for so many years.
 

Hi-FiGuy

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Feb 24, 2015
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#69
so I'm sitting here listening to the middle of the 33 minutes and 40 seconds of 'Mountain Jam' from reel 5, yes reel f i v e, of 'Live at Fillmore East'........which is a monster dual drum solo left and right......the big rig is on cruise control not even breathing hard........and I'm transported to that night. I've listened to reel 2,3, and 4 already tonight (last night i did reel number 1). the 'ultra' quality of the first reel is maintained throughout.

so this has occupied all my attention tonight. and anyone who might like to hear this come over anytime. you got to be in the mood for mainlining the best imaginable Southern Rock.

but thank you to all for the kind words and i enjoyed taking the pictures and posting them.
I have absolutely ZERO problem listening to that album in its entirety. There are just some live albums out there that just capture a precious moment in time so well, that's one!
 

Mike Lavigne

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Apr 25, 2010
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#70
I have absolutely ZERO problem listening to that album in its entirety. There are just some live albums out there that just capture a precious moment in time so well, that's one!
ok.

you will just have to come on over then. let me know when you have some time for it. the new MSB Select II arrives Friday night, so sometime after that so you can sample a bit of digital bliss too.
 

Mike Lavigne

Member Sponsor & WBF Founding Member
Apr 25, 2010
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#71
Hi Mike,

It was great to finally meet you in person as well as several other WBF members:) Thank you for the wonderful pictures and show coverage. I enjoy reading members take on the show and the pictures. I would also like to thank you for your coverage of the VSA/VAC room as well. I really appreciate the comment of the "LIVE" feel. That has always been my personal preference. But that's probably because of my mixing concerts for so many years.
Leif, it was a pleasure likewise to meet you and enjoy your room. I liked it (as evidenced by my repeated visits).
 

Mike Lavigne

Member Sponsor & WBF Founding Member
Apr 25, 2010
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#72
Mike,

I know that you do not have religious experiences easily and have had the pleasure of hearing a former iteration of your system, and thus was highly motivated by your enthusiasm to work on my humble system

Great photos and narrative for those of us not fortunate enough to attend.

russ
thanks Russ, I hope all is good with you.

and your system is not so humble!
 

Ron Resnick

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Jan 25, 2015
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#73
Thank you for posting these very insightful comments and great photos, Mike!
 

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