Friday, January 27, 2012
R.I.A.A. equalization curve - friend or foe?
Read carefully those Wikifacts, folks... cannot stop thinking while reading above RIAA's genesis - more politics than music-related - that yesterday evening I listened to a couple of open-reel tapes at 15 i.p.s. on my de Paravicini's Revox G36 tape recorder... a rare Giacinto Scelsi's organ recording I did years ago, using Neumann USM-69 in Blumlein with Nagra IV-S... the sound was soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo liquid, natural and smooooooooooooooooooooooooooooth, dynamic, effortless and beautiful... I was ready to sell... BETTER: give away ALL my vinyls... few notes and ALL is incredibly clear: first generation open reel Basf tape IS music.
RIAA... NAB, CCIR... equalization standards are words, acronyms... conventions... music is as simple as breathing air... as open-reel and first generation master tapes.
The best, VERY best vinyl playback?
A good second... at best.
Posted by twogoodears at 1/27/2012 07:03:00 PM