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Offline Nick B

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Re: Sharing Top Notch, Reference Music Links.....
« Reply #390 on: May 05, 2024, 04:53:22 PM »
Here is a cover recording of Stand By Me in a very large venue. Not only are the instruments exquisite,
but the spatial information is amazing, one can also test solos of the double bass, mids, highs, and of course
vocal.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VBC23vB5YcA&list=PLeR6E2TITJO_YvQlxBm5769kXCvgKOtTo&index=7

Cheers

steve

Thanks, Steve. Very nice indeed. I was able to find them on Roon and will listen to a couple of albums in a while.
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Re: Sharing Top Notch, Reference Music Links.....
« Reply #391 on: May 05, 2024, 07:27:27 PM »
Here is a cover recording of Stand By Me in a very large venue. Not only are the instruments exquisite,
but the spatial information is amazing, one can also test solos of the double bass, mids, highs, and of course
vocal.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VBC23vB5YcA&list=PLeR6E2TITJO_YvQlxBm5769kXCvgKOtTo&index=7

Cheers

steve

Thanks, Steve. Very nice indeed. I was able to find them on Roon and will listen to a couple of albums in a while.

I could not find that selection on Deezer. I may rid of deezer if they can't come up with more selections.

The only selection with the spacial of large venue was toxic/Vivaldi Summer. Link below if anyone gets Deezer.

https://www.deezer.com/search/Time%20for%20Three/track

Cheers and thanks Nick.

steve
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Re: Sharing Top Notch, Reference Music Links.....
« Reply #392 on: May 06, 2024, 05:33:17 PM »
Here is a cover recording of Stand By Me in a very large venue. Not only are the instruments exquisite,
but the spatial information is amazing, one can also test solos of the double bass, mids, highs, and of course
vocal.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VBC23vB5YcA&list=PLeR6E2TITJO_YvQlxBm5769kXCvgKOtTo&index=7

Cheers

steve

Thanks, Steve. Very nice indeed. I was able to find them on Roon and will listen to a couple of albums in a while.

I could not find that selection on Deezer. I may rid of deezer if they can't come up with more selections.

The only selection with the spacial of large venue was toxic/Vivaldi Summer. Link below if anyone gets Deezer.

https://www.deezer.com/search/Time%20for%20Three/track

Cheers and thanks Nick.

steve

Hi Steve,

I have not tried Deezer and I'm pretty much sticking with the routine of subscribing to Tidal and Qobuz and using Roon which I own via a lifetime subscription that I purchased back in 2016.

I would be curious to try Amazon music at some point, but since it does not interact with Roon, it would be useless at this time.

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Re: Sharing Top Notch, Reference Music Links.....
« Reply #393 on: May 06, 2024, 08:44:50 PM »
Here is a cover recording of Stand By Me in a very large venue. Not only are the instruments exquisite,
but the spatial information is amazing, one can also test solos of the double bass, mids, highs, and of course
vocal.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VBC23vB5YcA&list=PLeR6E2TITJO_YvQlxBm5769kXCvgKOtTo&index=7

Cheers

steve

Thanks, Steve. Very nice indeed. I was able to find them on Roon and will listen to a couple of albums in a while.

I could not find that selection on Deezer. I may rid of deezer if they can't come up with more selections.

The only selection with the spacial of large venue was toxic/Vivaldi Summer. Link below if anyone gets Deezer.

https://www.deezer.com/search/Time%20for%20Three/track

Cheers and thanks Nick.

steve

Hi Steve,

I have not tried Deezer and I'm pretty much sticking with the routine of subscribing to Tidal and Qobuz and using Roon which I own via a lifetime subscription that I purchased back in 2016.

I would be curious to try Amazon music at some point, but since it does not interact with Roon, it would be useless at this time.

Nick
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Re: Sharing Top Notch, Reference Music Links.....
« Reply #394 on: May 06, 2024, 09:37:15 PM »
Here is a cover recording of Stand By Me in a very large venue. Not only are the instruments exquisite,
but the spatial information is amazing, one can also test solos of the double bass, mids, highs, and of course
vocal.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VBC23vB5YcA&list=PLeR6E2TITJO_YvQlxBm5769kXCvgKOtTo&index=7

Cheers

steve

Thanks, Steve. Very nice indeed. I was able to find them on Roon and will listen to a couple of albums in a while.

I could not find that selection on Deezer. I may rid of deezer if they can't come up with more selections.

The only selection with the spacial of large venue was toxic/Vivaldi Summer. Link below if anyone gets Deezer.

https://www.deezer.com/search/Time%20for%20Three/track

Cheers and thanks Nick.

steve

Hi Steve,

I have not tried Deezer and I'm pretty much sticking with the routine of subscribing to Tidal and Qobuz and using Roon which I own via a lifetime subscription that I purchased back in 2016.

I would be curious to try Amazon music at some point, but since it does not interact with Roon, it would be useless at this time.

Nick
IME, don't waste your time with Amazon.  SQ sux. 🤮

Good to know. Saves me some time and money....
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Re: Sharing Top Notch, Reference Music Links.....
« Reply #395 on: May 10, 2024, 04:27:19 AM »
This video was posted by a guy in Taiwan who I will call a 'super audiophile'. He has a huge collection of tube gear and very dynamic speakers. You can see some of his amps on the left wall, and 4 (?) pairs of speakers to the front. I don't know which pair is playing this selection.

The first link takes you to this guy's listening room/show room in Taiwan. I have not visited him, but he is right at the top of my 'gotta visit' list. He's not just a collector/refurbisher; he actually sells this gear (for a king's ransom). The second link takes you to the female singer's video. For some reason, the second link implies her name is Dadawa, but her Chinese name is very different - Zhu Zheqin. ['zh' sounds like 'j', so 'Zhu' is pronounced 'Joo'; 'Zhe' is pronounced 'Juh', and 'qin' is pronounced 'Cheen'. [Each part has a tone that I won't bother to try to describe without our being face to face.] Zhu is her surname. Surnames are always written first.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cHDe64qiAt4

This video is her singing. Can you tell that the entire video is animation? Most parts are obvious, but some of the shots are impressively real looking.

https://www.google.com/search?q=%E6%9C%B1%E5%93%B2%E7%90%B4&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8#fpstate=ive&vld=cid:9ab49c12,vid:5YTH1xfPgys,st:0
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Re: Sharing Top Notch, Reference Music Links.....
« Reply #396 on: May 10, 2024, 10:36:49 AM »
This video was posted by a guy in Taiwan who I will call a 'super audiophile'. He has a huge collection of tube gear and very dynamic speakers. You can see some of his amps on the left wall, and 4 (?) pairs of speakers to the front. I don't know which pair is playing this selection.

The first link takes you to this guy's listening room/show room in Taiwan. I have not visited him, but he is right at the top of my 'gotta visit' list. He's not just a collector/refurbisher; he actually sells this gear (for a king's ransom). The second link takes you to the female singer's video. For some reason, the second link implies her name is Dadawa, but her Chinese name is very different - Zhu Zheqin. ['zh' sounds like 'j', so 'Zhu' is pronounced 'Joo'; 'Zhe' is pronounced 'Juh', and 'qin' is pronounced 'Cheen'. [Each part has a tone that I won't bother to try to describe without our being face to face.] Zhu is her surname. Surnames are always written first.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cHDe64qiAt4

This video is her singing. Can you tell that the entire video is animation? Most parts are obvious, but some of the shots are impressively real looking.

https://www.google.com/search?q=%E6%9C%B1%E5%93%B2%E7%90%B4&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8#fpstate=ive&vld=cid:9ab49c12,vid:5YTH1xfPgys,st:0

Thx for posting the videos. In that first video, that guy sure has a lot of equipment in the room. Not being an acoustics whiz, I am surprised about how narrow the room is and that it appears to have no room treatments whatsoever. I would think it would be on the bright side.

As to that second video, It's quite well done and I am amazed how the technology has morphed and improved over the years...
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Re: Sharing Top Notch, Reference Music Links.....
« Reply #397 on: May 10, 2024, 12:24:34 PM »
This video was posted by a guy in Taiwan who I will call a 'super audiophile'. He has a huge collection of tube gear and very dynamic speakers. You can see some of his amps on the left wall, and 4 (?) pairs of speakers to the front. I don't know which pair is playing this selection.

The first link takes you to this guy's listening room/show room in Taiwan. I have not visited him, but he is right at the top of my 'gotta visit' list. He's not just a collector/refurbisher; he actually sells this gear (for a king's ransom). The second link takes you to the female singer's video. For some reason, the second link implies her name is Dadawa, but her Chinese name is very different - Zhu Zheqin. ['zh' sounds like 'j', so 'Zhu' is pronounced 'Joo'; 'Zhe' is pronounced 'Juh', and 'qin' is pronounced 'Cheen'. [Each part has a tone that I won't bother to try to describe without our being face to face.] Zhu is her surname. Surnames are always written first.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cHDe64qiAt4

This video is her singing. Can you tell that the entire video is animation? Most parts are obvious, but some of the shots are impressively real looking.

https://www.google.com/search?q=%E6%9C%B1%E5%93%B2%E7%90%B4&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8#fpstate=ive&vld=cid:9ab49c12,vid:5YTH1xfPgys,st:0
I could only make it through about 30 seconds of the first video.  All I could really hear were the room artifacts  :(
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Re: Sharing Top Notch, Reference Music Links.....
« Reply #398 on: May 28, 2024, 09:33:49 AM »
Selection sounds good M. Thanks for it.

Here is a selection that not only sounds good, but Emma, who sings, has a terrible disease.
A friend of a friend had a daughter, Samara, with this disease who just passed away at 18 after a
10 year battle. She loved music and had a beautiful voice just like Emma. This selection is a tribute to both
Emma as well as Samara.

(I love Andre because he gives individuals a chance to show their talent.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CMxd_XwsKsw&list=RDMM&index=27

steve
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Re: Sharing Top Notch, Reference Music Links.....
« Reply #399 on: May 28, 2024, 05:05:55 PM »
Selection sounds good M. Thanks for it.

Here is a selection that not only sounds good, but Emma, who sings, has a terrible disease.
A friend of a friend had a daughter, Samara, with this disease who just passed away at 18 after a
10 year battle. She loved music and had a beautiful voice just like Emma. This selection is a tribute to both
Emma as well as Samara.

(I love Andre because he gives individuals a chance to show their talent.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CMxd_XwsKsw&list=RDMM&index=27

steve

Thanks, Steve. A wonderful performance and inspiring as well in seeing the courage of those afflicted with terrible diseases.
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Re: Sharing Top Notch, Reference Music Links.....
« Reply #400 on: June 03, 2024, 06:55:50 PM »
Selection sounds good M. Thanks for it.

Here is a selection that not only sounds good, but Emma, who sings, has a terrible disease.
A friend of a friend had a daughter, Samara, with this disease who just passed away at 18 after a
10 year battle. She loved music and had a beautiful voice just like Emma. This selection is a tribute to both
Emma as well as Samara.

(I love Andre because he gives individuals a chance to show their talent.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CMxd_XwsKsw&list=RDMM&index=27

steve

Thanks, Steve. A wonderful performance and inspiring as well in seeing the courage of those afflicted with terrible diseases.

Emma and Samara provide a shining example of courage, and such a young age.

Here is a selection with true dynamics, even though Youtube. No compression with this selection. If I presented
this selection before, my apology.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_wvaHjECERI

Cheers

steve

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Re: Sharing Top Notch, Reference Music Links.....
« Reply #401 on: July 02, 2024, 02:18:37 PM »
I found this and I thought what a singer, and sounds so on stage. Several selections
of Sydnie Christmas on BGT, so please go past the judges critique. I wonder how glorious
it would sound on Qobuz, Deezer etc.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iKHfibIkieU

Enjoy

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Re: Sharing Top Notch, Reference Music Links.....
« Reply #402 on: July 05, 2024, 05:53:47 PM »
This selection has incredible spaciousness. The venue is gigantic, good time to work on the
soundstage. Another plus, the audience gets involved which adds to the effect.
 
Glory at the Meeting House from Surgar Loaf Mountain by the Apollo Fire.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C_uo_3armwE&list=PLeR6E2TITJO_uIZ1jMF2GohxheGqoqtYO&index=69

Cheers and enjoy

steve

 
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Re: Sharing Top Notch, Reference Music Links.....
« Reply #403 on: July 05, 2024, 10:44:51 PM »
This selection has incredible spaciousness. The venue is gigantic, good time to work on the
soundstage. Another plus, the audience gets involved which adds to the effect.
 
Glory at the Meeting House from Surgar Loaf Mountain by the Apollo Fire.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C_uo_3armwE&list=PLeR6E2TITJO_uIZ1jMF2GohxheGqoqtYO&index=69

Cheers and enjoy

steve

Very nice. Thank you, Steve.
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Re: Sharing Top Notch, Reference Music Links.....
« Reply #404 on: July 19, 2024, 02:22:33 PM »
I keep finding new 'groups" and venues I personally enjoy. More Vivaldi, but a different musical
selection and group than the fire.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bJYbp0kjXBI

I thought I might also add this version for your thoughts.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3b5ws3fqA30

Enjoy.

steve
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