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PostPosted: Tue June 12th, 2012, 11:20 GMT 
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Wouldn't it be great if I had a superb vinyl drop of 'Slow Train Coming' that rivals Benny's 'Hard Rain' in terms of clarity, musicality and sheer beauty?

p.s I like PMs!


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PostPosted: Tue June 12th, 2012, 11:24 GMT 
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GodBob is shite.

But I know some of you mentalists love that stuff, so Stephen's gift is not to be overlooked.


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PostPosted: Tue June 12th, 2012, 11:34 GMT 
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Bennyboy wrote:
GodBob is shite.

But I know some of you mentalists love that stuff, so Stephen's gift is not to be overlooked.


...Bob is god..........


BTW, thanks again the Hard Rain, it sounds great! :)


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PostPosted: Tue June 12th, 2012, 11:41 GMT 
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There was something about the sharing of official releases, but I don't recall..... :?
It's not that vinyl STC's cost you a fortune, either, or are exceedingly hard to find.


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PostPosted: Tue June 12th, 2012, 11:52 GMT 
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Nowhere above does it imply or state that I am sharing anything!


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PostPosted: Tue June 12th, 2012, 11:53 GMT 
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Slow Train Coming beautiful vinyl drop ? Hard rain too you say??? I like PMs too! In fact , i love PMs!


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PostPosted: Tue June 12th, 2012, 11:55 GMT 
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stephenoxford wrote:
Nowhere above does it imply or state that I am sharing anything!


And who said it did?


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PostPosted: Tue June 12th, 2012, 11:57 GMT 
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No-one!! Kissy kissy!! :wink: :D


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PostPosted: Tue June 12th, 2012, 13:14 GMT 

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Call me a luddite but if you want to hear it that way why not just buy the original vinyl and some decent kit in the first place? I can confirm that it sounds even better that way...


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PostPosted: Tue June 12th, 2012, 13:35 GMT 
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Zimbiosis wrote:
Call me a luddite but if you want to hear it that way why not just buy the original vinyl and some decent kit in the first place? I can confirm that it sounds even better that way...



Try carrying a turntable in your pocket when out and about....


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PostPosted: Tue June 12th, 2012, 13:38 GMT 
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... or weeping with despair as on every play of your vinyl, it gets more and more clicky and poppy and rumbling...


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PostPosted: Tue June 12th, 2012, 13:41 GMT 
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Here's the effort gone to to prepare for a perfect vinyl rip:
Hannl "limited" Record Cleaning Machine with Rotating Brush
TT: Bergmann Audio "Magne" (with air-bearing platter)
Tonearm: Bergmann Magne (tangential/linear air-bearing tonearm)
Cartridge: Ortofon MC A 90
Phono Amp: Nagra BPS (battery driven pre amp; 200 Ohm load)
Interconnects by Silent Wire (NF-7)
Benchmark ADC 1 USB
Interconnects by ViaBlue
AC connects by Goldkabel
Wavelab 6.1 recording software (recording & manual click removal)
iZotope RX Advanced 2.0 (resampling & audio restoration)
Traders Little Helper (SBE fix on 16/44.1)
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Vacuum Cleaning > Bergmann Magne > Nagra BPS > Laptop > Wavelab 6.1 (24/96) > manual click removal
analyze (no clipping, no DC Bias offset) > resample to 16/44.1 > split into individual Tracks > FLAC encoded (Vers. 1.21)
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No silence been removed.

You get the PERFECT vinyl sound for ever!!


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PostPosted: Tue June 12th, 2012, 14:08 GMT 
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stephenoxford wrote:
Here's the effort gone to to prepare for a perfect vinyl rip:
Hannl "limited" Record Cleaning Machine with Rotating Brush
TT: Bergmann Audio "Magne" (with air-bearing platter)
Tonearm: Bergmann Magne (tangential/linear air-bearing tonearm)
Cartridge: Ortofon MC A 90
Phono Amp: Nagra BPS (battery driven pre amp; 200 Ohm load)
Interconnects by Silent Wire (NF-7)
Benchmark ADC 1 USB
Interconnects by ViaBlue
AC connects by Goldkabel
Wavelab 6.1 recording software (recording & manual click removal)
iZotope RX Advanced 2.0 (resampling & audio restoration)
Traders Little Helper (SBE fix on 16/44.1)
*
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Vacuum Cleaning > Bergmann Magne > Nagra BPS > Laptop > Wavelab 6.1 (24/96) > manual click removal
analyze (no clipping, no DC Bias offset) > resample to 16/44.1 > split into individual Tracks > FLAC encoded (Vers. 1.21)
*
No silence been removed.

You get the PERFECT vinyl sound for ever!!



Yep - some of those guys out there are serious to the max about their needledropping. It's a whole subculture unto itself. I am led to believe they even have their own secret cave network.


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PostPosted: Tue June 12th, 2012, 14:38 GMT 
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Zimbiosis wrote:
Call me a luddite but if you want to hear it that way why not just buy the original vinyl and some decent kit in the first place? I can confirm that it sounds even better that way...


^^
this

I mean if you're out and about, where would you have to go that it's even halfway quiet enough to enjoy outstanding sound quality? :lol:


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PostPosted: Tue June 12th, 2012, 19:15 GMT 
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sooo fantastic :mrgreen:


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PostPosted: Tue June 12th, 2012, 20:00 GMT 
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Bennyboy wrote:
.. a whole subculture unto itself. I am led to believe
they even have their own secret cave network.

.. oh! ... 'subcultures and secret caves'
- now we're gettin' somewhere .. 8)
.. and coded private messages -
- did i up an die on a good day?

- Seriously, i admire you guys for your ...
.... denials and subterfuge.
... :D


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PostPosted: Tue June 12th, 2012, 20:33 GMT 
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Johanna Parker wrote:
Zimbiosis wrote:
Call me a luddite but if you want to hear it that way why not just buy the original vinyl and some decent kit in the first place? I can confirm that it sounds even better that way...


^^
this

I mean if you're out and about, where would you have to go that it's even halfway quiet enough to enjoy outstanding sound quality? :lol:


You really are a prize banana Johanna. Clearly you never really listen to music.


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PostPosted: Tue June 12th, 2012, 20:35 GMT 
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If I do, it's either live or in a suitably quiet environment. To me at least, it's more than just blocking out other noises.


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PostPosted: Tue June 12th, 2012, 20:39 GMT 
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Johanna Parker wrote:
If I do, it's either live or in a suitably quiet environment. To me at least, it's more than just blocking out other noises.


My portable music is done via flac files through a Cowon J3 set my custom EQ, via Hifiman RE272 earphones.

The world doesnt exist when I press play.


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PostPosted: Tue June 12th, 2012, 20:43 GMT 
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Perhaps, someone, me, will do a rip of the trilogy by the end of the month. Stay tuned.


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PostPosted: Tue June 12th, 2012, 20:44 GMT 
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@Ben: Exactly.


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PostPosted: Tue June 12th, 2012, 21:20 GMT 
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Bennyboy wrote:
My portable music is done via flac files through a Cowon J3 set my custom EQ, via Hifiman RE272 earphones.

Jesus, Benny. You're starting to freak me out. I've got to fight off some kind of coveting or competitive-art-appreciation impulse, otherwise there are going to be some shoeless little ones around here. Ha. .....hmmm, it sounds really good, right....?


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PostPosted: Tue June 12th, 2012, 21:26 GMT 
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Freud would have a field day around here....


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PostPosted: Tue June 12th, 2012, 21:32 GMT 
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MMD wrote:
Bennyboy wrote:
My portable music is done via flac files through a Cowon J3 set my custom EQ, via Hifiman RE272 earphones.

Jesus, Benny. You're starting to freak me out. I've got to fight off some kind of coveting or competitive-art-appreciation impulse, otherwise there are going to be some shoeless little ones around here. Ha. .....hmmm, it sounds really good, right....?


Uh huh, you know it....audio quicksand awaits, mate....

http://www.head-direct.com/Products/?act=detail&id=105

http://www.amazon.com/COWON-Portable-Me ... B003Q6CUD0

Took me a while to reach this particular combo but the upgradeitis itch hasnt bitten for a while, so I'm happy.

Of course, if you want to get really picky, you can run the RE272 via a balanced headphone amp and squeeze a few more drops of juice out of them...but hey.....


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PostPosted: Tue June 12th, 2012, 22:41 GMT 
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I was trying to get some advice about players and headphones awhile back and wish Ben and others could offer some advice here or in this thread.
http://expectingrain.com/discussions/vi ... 4#p1176124

I just looked at the ones you posted and they are definitely out of my price range at the moment. Anyone have suggestions for less pricey but great sounding options? I wind up converting everything from flac to MP3s because I used itunes. I know that is defeating the purpose of the flac files but I have mostly been using itunes on the computer because it is compatible with my iphone which is my only portable device. Help!!


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