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#329804 - 11/28/10 03:20 PM Tweeter demos
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I just finished reading: Drivers and the Myth of Tweeter Dome Materials by Alan. We have lots of sub demos but what about tweeter demos? Does anyone have a cd with a wicked triangle solo?



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#329855 - 11/29/10 12:46 PM Re: Tweeter demos [Re: Lampshade]
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Rush 2112?
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#329869 - 11/29/10 01:38 PM Re: Tweeter demos [Re: Lampshade]
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You could try Vivaldi's Piccolo Concerto in C. Not the most pleasing music, if you ask me, but it'll definitely use the tweeter.
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#329882 - 11/29/10 02:41 PM Re: Tweeter demos [Re: pmbuko]
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Hi pm,

I just lose it when I hear a piccolo, even live in an orchestra or a marching band. It's a shrill, nasty-sounding little instrument, hard on anyone's ears, IMHO (apologies to piccolo players. . .). I find it useless to judge loudspeaker fidelity since the instrument always sounds harsh to my ears. Maybe my hearing is unusually sensitive in that part of the spectrum or something. .

As to good recordings of cymbals, the Sheffield Drum Record, which is or was available on CD (it was originally a direct-to-disc recording on vinyl from Sheffield Labs in the pre-CD era). It's certainly one of the best-recorded drum kits I've ever heard, and the cymbal sound is perfect.

In past years I've recommended jazz CDs by the French jazz pianist Jacques Loussier and his trio, but many of those are no longer in print. I have a lot of jazz recordings so I'm sure I'll think of several that are available: oh, just thought of one: Dave Brubeck's Time Out.

Cheers,
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#329885 - 11/29/10 03:12 PM Re: Tweeter demos [Re: alan]
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Next time I find myself in need of an Alan repellent, I know what to have handy. smile

I can't imaging such a time, mind you, but its' good to prepare for any eventuality...
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#329888 - 11/29/10 04:09 PM Re: Tweeter demos [Re: pmbuko]
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I tried to learn how to play the flute a few years back, but I gave it up when it started hurting my ears. Too bad they don't come with a volume control. Playing an instrument and wearing hearing protection so you can't hear what you're playing just didn't make sense to me.

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#329890 - 11/29/10 04:14 PM Re: Tweeter demos [Re: CatBrat]
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No drums or electric guitars for you!
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#329892 - 11/29/10 05:27 PM Re: Tweeter demos [Re: Ken.C]
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I've always thought that Dire Strait's Brothers In Arms had prominent (if not over-emphasized) cymbals.

I find almost all recordings by the Police to be bright.
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#329903 - 11/29/10 08:06 PM Re: Tweeter demos [Re: MarkSJohnson]
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Cowbells, what we need are more....cowbells!!!!

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#329910 - 11/29/10 11:14 PM Re: Tweeter demos [Re: Hansang]
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I am not sure I understood Alan in his post. Did he mean that he does not enjoy piccolos?
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