[dba-Tech] OT: A big day

Gustav Brock gustav at cactus.dk
Wed Feb 20 06:48:50 CST 2013

Hi Shamil

Oh yes! 
I nearly had forgotten Uriah Heep. That would be on vinyl. I have a rack of boxes with my old vinyl, about 500 pieces, which I have refrained to listen to for years. They will get a new life now, though I'm not a vinyl fanatic. Actually, I prefer the CD with no cracks and clicks and their double playing time.


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Fra: dba-tech-bounces at databaseadvisors.com [mailto:dba-tech-bounces at databaseadvisors.com] På vegne af Salakhetdinov Shamil
Sendt: 19. februar 2013 22:33
Til: Discussion of Hardware and Software issues
Emne: Re: [dba-Tech] OT: A big day

Congratulations, Gustav!
Have you got home? I suppose

- "Shine On You Crazy Diamond" by Pink Floyd,
- "Child in Time" by Deep Purple and
- "July Morning" by Uriah Heep should also sound great on your vintage acoustic system. I wish I were there! :)

-- Shamil

Вторник, 19 февраля 2013, 18:47 +01:00 от "Gustav Brock" <gustav at cactus.dk>:
>Hi all
>More than 30 years ago when in the audio business, two of our clients - 
>audio-visual producers - asked for new top-notch monitor speakers for 
>their studios. We toured several suppliers listening to the well-known 
>brands, quite expensive, and then we stopped by at Technics as they had 
>gained much attention due to a major lift in quality.
>That settled it. I still recall how we listened carefully to our 
>selection of "difficult" music but our real test was the reproduction 
>of high-quality recorded human voice which is far more difficult to 
>reproduce than most are aware of. There was no doubt - the SB-7000 
>speakers with the phase-correcting speaker alignment were convincing 
>and the price couldn't be
>   http://www.thevintageknob.org/technics-SB-7000.html
>At that time I neither had the money nor the space for such speakers 
>but ever since I've dreamed of obtaining a set of these. By pure 
>accident, Saturday I browsed a local second-hand site, and there they 
>were, right in front of me on the screen, at a bargain price - and I 
>have the room. Through the years I have struggled with some compact 
>wife-friendly speakers - very good of course, but still - nothing beats 
>a 15" high-quality speaker (except an 18" but they are so rare).
>Now, this set could really be anything - burned out units or misbehaved 
>in many ways. So I had to go and listen: I brought some music that can 
>bring down most systems and reveal any sort of misbehaviour: Chick 
>Corea, My Spanish Heart, and Miles Davis, Tutu, on CD:
>   http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/My_Spanish_Heart
>It was like coming home! They reproduced perfectly and exactly like I 
>had imagined with the transparent and completely neutral sound I remembered.
>They've two owners only, and no disco youngster had succeeded 
>destroying them.
>So, today I picked them up and can hardly wait to get home and power 
>them up. Should this day come? From time to time I thought No and resigned ...
>but today: Yes.
>Through the years I've kept (some sort of intuition or instinct?) this 
>bright Sony amplifier to power them:
>   http://www.thevintageknob.org/sony-TA-N86B.html
>Though I have quite decent equipment to feed this, I might be looking 
>for the matching preamp:
>   http://www.thevintageknob.org/sony-TA-E88B.html
>But that's another story.

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