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    BBC tape recorders in Manchester

    I'm sorry it's taken nearly two years to answer this question:

    I joined the BBC in Manchester in 1973 at the time when stereo was just starting to be introduced and can only speak from my memories...
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    Tenor player

    My son Aidan plays tenor horn.
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    I don't suppose you have a catalogue number for...

    I don't suppose you have a catalogue number for any of Peter's Grado recordings do you? I'd love to hear one.
  4. A sound engineer explains BBC loundness policy

    I would like to think that somewhere there is, apart from in the classical world, an uncompressed or limited vocal recording, but I doubt it very much, even for Richard Hawley. In voice capture the...
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    Using a professional electrinic solution

    I would recommend using a high quality electronic crossover with active subs if you play music with extreme low frequency content.

    a) you can select crossover frequency and slope to suit the room...
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    OK now

    seems OK now. Thanks

    {Moderator's comment: nothing changed this side! Must be internet issue!}

    weird!
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    Corrup file?

    I seem to be downloading a corrupt file too. 3.33MB is the latest filesize, while a 2.76MB file was downloaded previously, even though it's supposed to be 4.1MB.
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    Corrected link for Bryston sub controller

    I tried the link posted Vlado, but it didn't work. Perhaps this might help:
    http://bryston.com/products/other/10B-SUB.html
  9. "The world's biggest record ..." This video is...

    "The world's biggest record ..."
    This video is no longer available because the YouTube account associated with this video has been terminated due to multiple third-party notifications of copyright...
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    Speakers on their side in studio

    This studio is quite often packed with musicians and it is quite often difficult to see who is replying to the presenter's questions, especially as the performers are hidden behind the wall to the...
  11. Cable technology that actually reverses time ....

    LIFTED from the Amazon website.

    "I knew my day was going to improve when the truck pulled up at my home with this cable deep within. No ordinary truck, this one was Holy White, and the gold...
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    David Bowie and M30 at the BBC

    Here's a pic of David Bowie in the studio when he played on the Mark Radcliffe show. The M30 in foreground is the left side of the main monitor pair in this studio's control room (direct to...
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    DAC destreaming!

    Yes Labarum, the internet stream from the PC goes optically, and the satellite RXCVR goes sp-diff, BOTH into my Bryston DAC.

    The satellite RXCVR is a Humax HD set to stereo out, and the PC can...
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    Add this too: Debussy Preludes & l'Isle Joyeuse...

    Add this too:
    Debussy Preludes & l'Isle Joyeuse by Maurizio Pollini on DGG 458 187-2.
    A well made very natural piano recording, imho.
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    R3 hi-res MP2/192 vs 384 AAC

    I can confirm that the Hi-res internet AAC stream does indeed sound better than the satellite feed, so perhaps a fast internet connection is the way to go. (saves building a radio telescope!)
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    Hi-res AAC not Flash in France confirmed.

    Yes when I first tried it when I made the post it worked, but subsequently I get the "not available in your area" standard i-player message.
    The AAC stream does work, but as I have a satellite...
  17. Professor Stanley Unwin: Maximole Satisfactual & Deep Joy Too (setting up your stereo system)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ol6iCCgEPQA

    The profs take on setting up your hifi!
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    Permanent Radio 3 HD player ...

    www.bbc.co.uk/radio3/hd-sound
    this seems to be a permanent link and opens the BBC player.
  19. Mechanical peaks?

    Wouldn't a mechanical resonance in a drive unit show up on that driver's raw (no crossover) impedance / frequency curve? That would help to see if a peak was due to an acoustic or or mechanical...
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    Happy Bunny

    YES as there's no more cash :)

    Seriously though, I listen for long periods to my system with vinyl and CD and radio/tv /DVD inputs and NEVER get ear fatigue. I put this down to the Harbeth M30s...
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    Digital processing of sound on TV?

    Point taken Pluto about the standard of R3 balances, which are usually beyond reproach. The squashed sound was only apparent on the TV output, which travels via a different broadcast chain.
    I...
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    Link

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b014j7xf/BBC_Proms_2011_Last_Night_of_the_Proms_Part_2/
    This is a UK only feed.

    I'll have a listen to the R3 version which I've also recorded from satellite...
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    Link to broadcast

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b014j7xf (UK only)
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    HD digital - and MAXIMUM VOLUME AT ALL TIMES

    I watched the last night on HD TV via satellite and while the sound balance was excellent (except not enough organ for me) was disappointed by the amount of audio level compression. This was most...
  25. but distorted distortion is surely worse again? ...

    but distorted distortion is surely worse again?
    One lot of distortion may be acceptable, perhaps that of the microphone, but in my experience it's the combined effect of added distortions that...
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