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Re: [ARSCLIST] Pristine Audio and the Milllennials . . .
On 08/12/07, Gary R. Boye wrote:
> Tom et al.:
> I think I will do more demonstrations comparing the audio of the same
> source material, but I'm working under some limitations:
> First and foremost, I'm trying to cover 80+ years of music.
> Second, I worry that the 78s that I have in near mint condition will
> be worn out on the Victrola. I demo them on the portable electric tube
> player, which also lets them hear the difference between a radio-like
> setup over an acoustic one. Maybe one play on the Victrola wouldn't
> hurt? Otherwise, I play major label pop music on the hand-cranker.
One play on the Victrola could do significant damage. Perhaps using a
thorn rather than a steel needle would help.
> A couple of year ago, they went to digital receivers without any
> analog capability in the lecture hall and out went the turntable. I'd
> hate to demo the LP on a smaller system and then compare it to the big
> system with the overhead speakers. But maybe I can setup a stereo and
> play LP
>> (8 track? cassette?) > CD all on it, with a more finely recorded
> (for country music) example, like a Merle Haggard Capitol album.
> Incidentally, I still use CDs for classroom demonstration, even though
> most of the listening is available through streaming audio on the
> WebCT page. Just sounds better to me and I don't trust the Internet
> Of course I also talk about and display the change from the old brown
> sleeves for 78s to the colorful LP album (back to the tiny and
> unimpressive CD case). Thanks everyone for the encouragement, I'll let
> you know what the students think . . .
That would be interesting.