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Randy in Caintuck
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05/12/17 at 23:49:06
 
I finally had a few minutes to sit down and start to rework the "Recommended Music" page(s) of my website ..... long overdue.

The first page includes some very enjoyable CDs ..... several that were shared with me by music lovers who purchased my Betsy baffles.

These CDs should sound very good on any high quality audio system.

The page can be found here.

More to come as time allows .....

Happy listening,
Randy
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Reply #1 - 05/13/17 at 01:53:05
 
I got that Jacintha title. Very nice.
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Reply #2 - 05/13/17 at 03:07:10
 
Hi RR,

Yep ..... that CD is one of my favorites .....
If you don't already have it, check out the Chantal Chamberland - "Dripping Indigo" CD.
Similar music and very well recorded.
I first heard it at a Decware Zen Fest a couple of years ago.

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Randy
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Reply #3 - 05/15/17 at 16:53:02
 
I'd recommend giving David Smith a listen if you like instrumental Jazz. He was a regular on this forum yeas ago. He has three CD's out. I have them all and love them. The recordings were made like a true audiophile would do.

Here's his facebook page.

https://www.facebook.com/davesmithtrumpet?fref=ts

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Reply #4 - 05/17/17 at 05:34:30
 
Off Topic, but how that lacewood model has not been snatched up is beyond me? They are beautiful.
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Reply #5 - 05/17/17 at 16:11:04
 
Hi Donovan,

I'm amazed as well .....

I sold one pair of them when I had the storefront open, but none via the internet. The lacewood veneer truly has a unique appearance.
It is the most "3D" wood I have ever seen.
It looks like some of the components of the wood are below the surface and some seem to project above the surface ..... even though the surface is totally flat.

Despite the very high quality photograph on my website, the effect just doesn't show up in the pic.
The baffles have a cherry veneer edging which matches the hue of the lacewood very well.

The best photo of the speaker can be seen here.

Maybe some day they will find a new home .....

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Randy
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Reply #6 - 05/17/17 at 20:13:32
 
Randy,

Those Lacewood baffles were one of my favorite ones on your site. I actually thought about trying to find some veneer like that and veneer my baffles with them. Then I'd first Tung Oil them, and when dried and buffed, I'd spray several coats of shellac on them and buff to a high gloss. That would really enhance the 3-D effect.

Dave Smiley
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Reply #7 - 05/22/17 at 00:04:46
 
Hi Dave,

I'm not sure what the cost would be for lacewood veneer, but the grade A-1 3/4" plywood is 300.00 for a 4' x 8' sheet .....

There is still an empty space in my wallet where that money used to be ...

Your plan sounds like a good one though ..... on all of my "exotic" plywoods and the Sapele hardwood, I use the Tried & True linseed oil / beeswax finish which I like a lot. It's not high gloss but has a nice warm appearance.

By all means, if you are able to carry out your plan ..... please post some photos.

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Randy
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Reply #8 - 05/22/17 at 13:07:10
 
randy thks for the chantal chamberland recommendation!  she's like a refined patsy cline on serendipity street.  also got dripping indigo too.

listened to them all weekend.
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Reply #9 - 05/28/17 at 19:08:46
 
I hadn't heard of Chantal Chamberland before, so I hopped to you tube to take a listen. What an effortless voice! This isn't the music I usually listen to, but now and then I check it out. Kind of reminds me a bit of Nora Jones, a bit of Patsy Cline, and a tiny bit of Rhiannon Giddens when doing solo gigs of this venue. I don't know many others of this genre, so will have to start searching out you tube to learn more.
I'm open for more more name dropping (hint, hint).

Dave Smiley
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Reply #10 - 05/28/17 at 19:14:19
 
Randy,

If those lacewood bafflesd don't sell soon and they get to be an eyesore, not to mention a constant reminer of the hole in your pocket, may I suggest a place to send them to where they will be rightfully treated...  [smiley=rolleyes.gif]

Dave Smiley
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Reply #11 - 06/03/17 at 13:46:18
 
lets see.... what are we going to pick from randys list today?

think i am going to try the shelby lynne just a little lovin' via hd 192/24.

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Reply #12 - 06/03/17 at 14:19:27
 
yeah that's a good one!  tried it out on my main 2ch.  don't have my player working yet on my betsy setup.  maybe this weekend.  need to run some ethernet over there.
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Reply #13 - 06/04/17 at 14:16:18
 


Hi Trip,

As I mention on the web page, most of these CDs are not "sonic spectaculars" that you hear at audio shows which are intended to make the listener go "WOW" .....

Most are just really good music recorded well enough to sit and enjoy ..... which is what this hobby is about for me.

Although ..... I must admit that listening to several of these CDs, I occasionally find myself saying "WOW" .....

Hopefully, I will be adding a few more pages in the near future as time allows. There are quite a few additional CDs in my stash that are worthy of inclusion in this group.

Best wishes,
Randy
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Reply #14 - 06/07/17 at 17:11:05
 
agree.

i think of the 5 or 6 that i've heard so far, all are solid from a performance and sonic perspective.

and sound great on betsys and maggies!
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Reply #15 - 06/12/17 at 00:38:14
 
Quote:
i think of the 5 or 6 that i've heard so far, all are solid from a performance and sonic perspective.

and sound great on betsys and maggies!
Tripwr1964,
Sometime when you are bored, could you message me with a short description of the difference of how the Maggie's and Betsy's sounds? Years back I had a good friend that had Maggies and spent some time listening to them. I have fond memories of them, but too many years have passed for me to do a memory comparison.

Dave
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Reply #16 - 06/12/17 at 17:34:17
 
sent you a pm...

in general deltas:
1) betsys cost less (i've got about $2000 in my maggies)
2) betsys lean more toward the med bright side, while the maggies med dark side.  betsys are more detailed and articulate.
3) maggies like power and lots of it.  class a  ss or tube's sound great.  betsys sound great with all amps i've tried.
4) maggies are more sensitive to placement
5) maggies require tweaks to be truely great sounding (xo and stands)
6) They both image great, but maggies are notch better (in my room).

i love them both, just depends what i am in the mood for.  if cost was a factor, i'd have no problem living with the betsys full time!
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Reply #17 - 06/12/17 at 22:21:48
 
Thanks!

Dave
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