Radically different sound comparisons, fer sure. One sounds rather dead while the other sounds rather alive. I much prefer your system’s sound for pure enjoyment. However, if accuracy is the purpose of compiling a high-end system to listen to recordings, then both system fall perhaps equally short of the mark in their own way. Near as I can tell anyway.Sheffield drum LP ( seventies LP) , Halcro control
African drums CD
Sure, Peter. Any particular reason why these two recordings? Why don't you share your thoughts on them and then I'll do likewise?
I don’t mind, Peter. Let’s see….Yes, they sound quite different from the two you commented on. I already “liked” each one but am curious what you think. No worries if you’d rather not share your thoughts.
Thats what its about in the end.I much prefer your system’s sound for pure enjoyment.
But lets say you listen to african drums in real life in a roomIn both cases, the room is tremendously influencing what we’re hearing and is a predominant factor if not the primary factor we hear.
Well, yes and no. What I hear from your Youtube videos easily surpasses numerous other videos but some of us much prefer listening to what's in the recording. Whereas, you're really only offering us a "pick your poison" option. From that perspective, yes, I enjoy your poison more than the alternatives.Thats what its about in the end.
Understood. But it does seem a bit odd that you prefer to strip away the significance of accurately reproduced sound as well as our supposed pursuit to configure our playback systems (including its interface to the room) to more closely mimic the live performance.And how it sounds on " you tube " is also irrelevant to me in the end .
Even though you seemingly downplay the significance of how your recordings sound via youtube, I'm guessing you actually do care about the sound of a youtube video, especially your own. If not, then what was your purpose for sharing your African drums video along side the other African drums video? I thought I read your message loud and clear. Were you not demonstrating a somewhat more live and exciting sound when compared to another video that somewhat lacked that same type of live and exciting sound?If it sounds good great if not , no worries , i see posting you tube vids more as entertainment/ experiment
A couple of African drums in your room isn't too unreasonable. How about we instead go with a mariachi band or maybe even a small orchestra in your room?But lets say you listen to african drums in real life in a room
Messy is a good word. Don't get me wrong as your videos are among the overall nicest sounding messes around these parts for many of your videos. I for one would be very interested to hear your system in a minimally treated room.Its a bit messy full of reverberation everywhere , in my case the whole room is full of sound reverberations
IMO, the other African drums video was not too smooth, too clean and not a good choice for nice demonstrations. That sound seemed sorta' within the "hi-fi" sound categoy. A rather nice "hi-fi" sound but still a "hi-fi" sound. There are better choices for a "nice" demonstration.Imo tubes capture this better as opposed to the Mola Mola Halcro set up.
May be solid state / digital removes some of the harmonics from the sound making it sound cleaner but less life like
Thats my problem overall with the high end , to smooth to clean nice for demonstrations.
I would love to try my CAT legend with the Halcro ( have a bit of both , tubes and clean SS)
Nobody said anything about an ideal room. To the best of my knowledge, carpeting, drapes, etc is room 101 basics or minimum requirements.Regarding an ideal room , it would wanna do it my way meaning trapezium shaped walls / ceiling which reflect the sound over / around the listener .
Understood. But how much of a specialist must one be to tell the carpet salesman, I'll take that carpet and that pad? And that may be just enough to tame things a bit. I suspect at the level of resolution I think I hear from your videos, I'd almost bet you'll find it even more pleasing, musical, and more natural. If only because your ears may no longer be overdosing on the in-room reverb quite so much.Its a future thing.
I do agree with you i can get my room probably better but im no specialist and my interest is in speaker building
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