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Reply #4185 - 02/14/14 at 07:02:55
 
Years ago, I heard Keiko Matsui on a jazz station and noticed she was in town. went and saw her and she was great.  Years go by, and for some reason I recently searched for her greatest hits... and it just arrived in the mail.

instantly love nearly every song.  good stuff.  samples:

http://www.amazon.com/Very-Best-Keiko-Matsui/dp/B00020IO06/ref=sr_1_6?keywords=k...

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Reply #4186 - 02/14/14 at 16:38:57
 
Back in the Listening Cave.  This one first up after I finish the Sonny Stitt  album started yesterday. The Bill Evans recordings on this CD were made less than 2 weeks prior to his death on Sept. 15th 1980 at the age of 51. Mark.

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Reply #4187 - 02/14/14 at 17:52:40
 
This next...

PS...very nice.  Very Miles-like with muted trumpet. On other tracks not like Miles...lightly swinging with an ensemble sound with french horn and fluegelhorn on one track.  The whole thing is surprisingly good.  I may have to buy more.  This was recorded in 1986.  This CD isn't on Spotify but several others are.  Mark.

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Reply #4188 - 02/14/14 at 19:30:21
 
Next up a 1958 Big Band outing with Bill Holman....very good.

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Reply #4189 - 02/14/14 at 22:26:20
 
This next...

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Reply #4190 - 02/15/14 at 15:41:08
 
Last night I attended a program of the DSO POPs titled "Love is in the Air".  The first half was comprised of classical works like two Kreisler violin pieces and,  of course, the Mendelssohn "Wedding March" and part of Tchaikovsky's "Romeo and Juliet".  But it was the second half that I most loved.  Five of the seven pieces were orchestrations of Gershwin music.  What I have decided to give you is the "Crazy For You" Overture from the musical.  In the first you can watch the symphony as they play, the second has better sound quality.  
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wlRFB2jFUrU
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CmEzSYZmc9Q

I'm now in the Cave and will finish the above Mulligan/Desmond CD then play this...the recordings are from 1954 to 1958...

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Reply #4191 - 02/15/14 at 17:37:10
 
This next...

PS...I put in the RCA Tall 5U4GB rectifiers yesterday...replacing RCA 5Y3GTs.  To my ears the bass seems to be more robust but the highs at this point don't seem any warmer.  But I'm not doing A/B comparisons and it may all be the different recordings I'm listening to, some are early CD transfers which we all know can be harsh.  Mark.

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Reply #4192 - 02/15/14 at 18:45:21
 
Disc one of this...I think I played CD #2 a while back.

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Reply #4193 - 02/15/14 at 19:52:54
 
Cool. I knew you would find the bass warmer. I put in new rectifiers myself. I splurged on some 'forties bottle shaped RCA 5U4 I found on ebay at an "okay" price to put in place of the 'fifties I had in there. They have added a great smooth sound that I enjoyed with my last pair, one of which went south on me, in part due to troubles I was having with one of my tube sockets on the other Mk III.
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Reply #4194 - 02/15/14 at 19:56:56
 
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Reply #4195 - 02/15/14 at 20:10:30
 
Lon,  I'm not sure I'd describe the Bass as being any warmer but there is a lot more of it without being boomy or indistinct.  I did get up and turn the treble control on the Torri MK IV as low as it would go.  I hope the high end warms up a little more with burn in of these rectifiers although it isn't bad.  The Keith Jarrett CD is a better recording than some of the other stuff I've played since putting in the RCA 5U4GBs and I must say it is fantastic...I never thought Jarrett could sound better but it does! What is okay for your new...old rectifiers?  I was tempted to buy the two sets Will showed but didn't.  Once I've replaced the Zu Audio "Souls" with the HR-1s my needs may totally change.

This next.  Here Art Pepper is heard with the Miles Davis Rhythm section at the end of 1957.  An earlier Art recording where he is "smoother" and so more to most people's liking.  Mark.

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Reply #4196 - 02/15/14 at 21:07:33
 
Over the next few days your bass should tighten and wane a bit and the treble get sweeter. That's been my experience with these rectifiers.

I've never heard Zu speakers so don't know how your needs will change with the HR-1s and anyway you can always tailor the sound somewhat with different input tubes or output tubes etc. but you may be like me and not want to change often.

These that I moved to have a similar characteristics to the tall ones. I think those you have right now will give you a good starting point with the HR-1s.

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Reply #4197 - 02/15/14 at 23:28:27
 
Sounding good with the new TAD EL84s.

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Reply #4198 - 02/16/14 at 15:55:13
 

 



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Reply #4199 - 02/16/14 at 16:08:39
 
I'm going into the Listening Cave without my Laptop.  I want to concentrate on the below Bill Evans Box.  I'm not sure if I have the second 8 CD box set that came from this engagement at Keystone Corner shortly before Bill's death..."Consecration"  also on Milestone. Mark.

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