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#385557 - 11/12/12 05:53 PM Re: Pre-Amps and Amps questions. [Re: PaulCanada]
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JB:

I just ordered 'Cameron Live' CD & DVD from Amazon for $15 CAN (it's coming from California). Unfortunately no SACD available for this one.

From the reviews, this DVD is much better than the one with 'Revolutionary' that was decidedly SD in the video department. Evidently it rivals Blu Ray with upscaling...

TAM

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#385568 - 11/12/12 09:04 PM Re: Pre-Amps and Amps questions. [Re: PaulCanada]
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don't forget to tell me what you think when you've seen and heard them.
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#385573 - 11/13/12 01:05 AM Re: Pre-Amps and Amps questions. [Re: PaulCanada]
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JB:

I gave 'Revolutionary' a spin today. Track #2 - Bach: "Evolutionary" Toccata and Fugue in D Minor - is downright scary with its bass extension & the length of time that these notes are held.

While my M2s handled the mids & highs with ease, I thought that my little EP400 was going to cough its woofer out onto the floor; however, it made it through OK!

The dynamics of this SACD are amazing, from the softest, almost inaudible keyboard notes to the sudden blasts of the big foot pedal notes. I can't imagine what a really big system must sound like on this track...

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#385574 - 11/13/12 06:42 AM Re: Pre-Amps and Amps questions. [Re: exlabdriver]
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as i wrote a few days ago, it is a BEAST!
most impressive to listen to. it is just like you were standing
12 ft. in front of the really big pipes, with the rest of the pipes
scattered around the church.

i had a couple of people listen to that track and when finished,
they had a hard time getting up from the sofa.
if they had listened to the whole cd, they would have liquefied.

i find this cd more impressive than any sound effect in the movies i own, including the ones i like best, those in Master and Commander.

a good indicator of the quality of this recording is the fact that when you play this SACD at higher than normal vol., the sound does not degrade, it is crystal clear, but much more imposing yet.


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#385575 - 11/13/12 07:04 AM Re: Pre-Amps and Amps questions. [Re: PaulCanada]
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OK, now to see if I have anything that will play an SACD...

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#385576 - 11/13/12 07:26 AM Re: Pre-Amps and Amps questions. [Re: cohesion]
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Originally Posted By: cohesion
OK, now to see if I have anything that will play an SACD...


it is an hybrid CD/SACD; you don't really need the SACD player.
unless they cut off the ULF in the CD; i haven't tried it so i can't say.
knowing Telarc, the CD should be full range.
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#385602 - 11/13/12 02:12 PM Re: Pre-Amps and Amps questions. [Re: PaulCanada]
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Unless one has a very robust system, I wouldn't play this one at excessive levels. Woofer damage is certainly possible if there isn't some kind of limiting involved.

I suspect that I was playing it at about an average of 85 Db. Unlike when I was far younger, once the volume gets higher than that, I have to back it down as I just don't enjoy these high levels anymore. Besides, my house & my 4 cats just can't take it either, ha!

I've heard numerous pipe organs in cathedrals & while they are impressive & powerful they don't generate these sound levels within their huge structures that we can in our smaller areas.

TAM

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#385607 - 11/13/12 03:14 PM Re: Pre-Amps and Amps questions. [Re: PaulCanada]
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I've never heard a large pipe organ;
i've heard a couple of small ones in my town, but a few dozen pipes is a different league.
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#385608 - 11/13/12 03:21 PM Re: Pre-Amps and Amps questions. [Re: PaulCanada]
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I heard that Mark played a large pipe organ in high school and college. He says it was just a phase, and then he married Joyce.
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#385632 - 11/14/12 08:50 AM Re: Pre-Amps and Amps questions. [Re: medic8r]
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I'm pretty sure he said he was an organ grinder. That's quite different from a pipe organ.
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