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#65572 - 10/25/04 03:57 AM Re: Your best and worst?
BrenR Offline
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Registered: 12/10/03
Posts: 3602
Loc: Winnipeg MB Canada
Amen to that.

Though I probably wasn't the most careful vinyl owner in the world, even looking at the collections of those who were, I'm sure no one misses the huge cabinets for storage and being that LPs are a very slow moving liquid (as is glass) - if you stand them on end, they sag and warp, if you lay them flat, the grooves get shallower over time. Damned if you do, damned if you don't.

At least 78s were mostly shellac and 33 recordables were an aluminum base, those both stood up better. I have aluminum blanks and home recordings from the early 60s - my grandparents would send a 12" to Germany with the latest news, it was cheaper than phone calls. They have to be played with a soft needle (ie: cactus), but it's a bit humourous to hear firsthand your dad passing along how his week was in the auto shop in 1960.

Bren R.

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#65573 - 10/25/04 01:44 PM Re: Your best and worst?
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Registered: 04/28/04
Posts: 134
Loc: SF bay area
Best:

Particia Barber - Cafe Blue [SACD]
Yellow Jackets - Time Squared [SACD]

Worst:

Red Hot Chili Peppers - Californication
it has kind of an electronic buzzing or edginess on the entire album that makes it unlistenable on my home system. I don't hear this on lower quality soundsystems.

I like rock and alternative but most of it sounds like crap on my system (M80's) so I listen to it in the car. Radiohead & Cake are pretty well recorded, Coldplay is decent.

But when I want to hear my home system at it best I listen to Jazz and limited pop/rock /alternative

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#65574 - 10/25/04 06:27 PM Re: Your best and worst?
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Registered: 04/02/03
Posts: 16297
Loc: Leesburg, Virginia
If by liquid, you mean something that can flow (even over an extremely long time frame) and has propery of viscosity, then glass at room temperature is NOT a liquid. It's not really a solid, either, however.

The antique window-pane evidence often used to support the idea that glass is a liquid has been shown to be untrue.

Check out these sites:

http://math.ucr.edu/home/baez/physics/General/Glass/glass.html
http://www.spectrumglass.com/Library/ScoreArticles/BitAboutGlass.html
http://www.newton.dep.anl.gov/askasci/chem99/chem99017.htm
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#65575 - 10/25/04 07:21 PM Re: Your best and worst?
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Registered: 01/21/04
Posts: 3016
Loc: San Angelo, TX
i know this thread has waivered a little, but i will respond to the original question.

BEST- the SACD of darkside of the moon. it literally almost puts me into a hallucegonic(sp) state..

WORST- any of the early KISS recordings on the casablanca label.. they all equally suck..

bigjohn
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