Violin videos: solo or with small ensemble

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Set to auto-start just prior to the violinist gettin' jiggy.


A couple of my favorite violin pieces. Both tracks from my very first CD I purchased in 1986. William Ackerman - Past Light - Windham Hill records.
 

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Having heard many, many, many string quartets live and at close range (i.e in people's houses as well as small halls...one of the benefits of living for several years with a concert violinist), this sounds totally overblown and unrealistic. Either the recording is bloated with unrealistic bombast and excessive reverb or your system is doing that. It also sounds like you are listening at an unrealistically loud volume for such a performance.
 

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Having heard many, many, many string quartets live and at close range (i.e in people's houses as well as small halls...one of the benefits of living for several years with a concert violinist), this sounds totally overblown and unrealistic. Either the recording is bloated with unrealistic bombast and excessive reverb or your system is doing that. It also sounds like you are listening at an unrealistically loud volume for such a performance.
I've no doubt a bit of all the above is at play here and I'm sure I'm contributing as well. In-room recordings for me can be a bit hit'n miss - especially since I'm unable to monitor while recording.

But I still find this piece fairly musical using headphones on my macbook and listening 3 or 4 notches below the macbook's highest volume level.

As for the excessive reverb, please clarify as perhaps 90-95% of all the ambient info you're hearing is coming from the music info embedded in the recording - not from the room or some other means as you may be implying. IOW, there's little/nothing I can do about the reverb. Nor would I want to if indeed it's embedded in the recording.

Perhaps you've a more musical version to share?
 
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@Vienna's system - Brinkmann Balance, Lambda, all gryphon into Tidal

 
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Entire Mozart violin Concerto, Oistrakh, on Altec

 
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Altec - Beethoven Violin Concerto - the orchestral presentation is excellent. Digital.

On these altec videos I would personally add a bit more zing to the violin by using a cart like vdh or rolling over driver to TAD or Radian beryllium but still excellent, and this is a very low priced speaker, not much room, or ancillaries.

 
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Kogan Tchaikovsky Original on Western Electric - beat this with your modern system videos. Playback to yourself, no need to show publicly if you don't want to. We understand.

 
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Beethoven Spring Violin Sonata on another Altec

 
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Ruggiero Ricci at his best

 

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Beethoven Spring Violin Sonata on another Altec

Well, at least this one fits the thread category...sounds pretty decent...a bit of coloration but not terrible that way.
 

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Well, at least this one fits the thread category...sounds pretty decent...a bit of coloration but not terrible that way.

As I said in another Altec video, they all need a bit of zing in terms of vdh or I prefer tad/radian highs, but they are all very good. Easy to optimise from where it's at, Very difficult to beat on a whole without getting something perfect, and cost 5 to 10k.
 

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Well, at least this one fits the thread category...sounds pretty decent...a bit of coloration but not terrible that way.

but incredibly delicious and engaging!
 
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As I said in another Altec video, they all need a bit of zing in terms of vdh or I prefer tad/radian highs, but they are all very good. Easy to optimise from where it's at, Very difficult to beat on a whole without getting something perfect, and cost 5 to 10k.
Probably roll off the highs a bit much...a good super tweeter wouldn't hurt...
 

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One you crank up full volume and one you don't.
 

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It's not a solo but it meets the definition of a small ensemble.
 

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