Nobody escapes the Spanish Inquisition

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AgedAngel
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Nobody escapes the Spanish Inquisition...

Post by AgedAngel » 14 Jan 2018 03:59

OK, so maybe I'm wrong, maybe I'm premature, maybe I'm just being silly, but I found a used (matched) pair of Klipsch Heresy II speakers on eBay and decided I had to have them.

The sound is transparent, and I'm not noticing any harshness in the reproduction. One thing I do notice, however, is that the transparency allows me to hear not only stuff that I didn't hear before, but also stuff that I can't quite make out.

For instance, in the last movement of Vaughn-Williams' fifth symphony (just about my favorite, by the way), there's lots of massed first and second violin stuff going on, with inner voices moving around. With the previous speakers (Camber 3.5ti), I just heard the strings and the harmonic effects; but now I'm hearing that inner stuff...but can't quite make out the exact notes.

Well, I suppose that gives me a goal to shoot for in my next speaker purchase.

(Technics SL-1401 with an Ortofon 2M Red, Denon PMA-2000IVR amp, Polk PSW108 powered subwoofer.)

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Re: Nobody escapes the Spanish Inquisition...

Post by Alec124c41 » 14 Jan 2018 05:57

Or perhaps your next cartridge or stylus.

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Re: Nobody escapes the Spanish Inquisition...

Post by AgedAngel » 14 Jan 2018 06:14

Alec124c41 wrote:Or perhaps your next cartridge or stylus.

Cheers,
Alec
Yeah...I was thinking about that. Good chance it is the cartridge or stylus.

I'll start saving my pennies for that Ortofon Blue.

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Re: Nobody escapes the Spanish Inquisition...

Post by Alec124c41 » 14 Jan 2018 06:41

That will make a difference.

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Alec

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Re: Nobody escapes the Spanish Inquisition...

Post by Tonybro » 14 Jan 2018 10:35

I'm with Alex, changing the 2M Red will be the next big difference. The Blue or, at a stretch, the Bronze stylus will bring better rewards.

You need to get maximum information out of the groove first and foremost. Anything after that can only work with the information extracted.

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Re: Nobody escapes the Spanish Inquisition...

Post by lini » 15 Jan 2018 00:13

AA: I'd suggest a double blind test - to make sure it's not just the comfy chair that makes the difference. ;)

Grinnings from Munich!

Manfred / lini

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