Sorry. This is counterintuative. An imperfect horn is an imperfect horn
is... and, in both directions. I simply cannot accept the logic.
We're in an area of science vs belief.
----- Original Message -----
From: "John Eberle" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Sunday, November 15, 2009 3:56 PM
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Cylinder Distortion
> Dear Steve Smolian :
> No Edison cylinder is properly heard without the benefit of the horn
> structure of the Edison Cygnet horn ! Other wise ; it is like listening
> someone play a bugle with only the mouthpiece and without the rest of the
> instrument . At the Edison studios , empirical testing of recordings was
> done by
> the Edison recording staff using such horns on the reproducing
> during the course of recording sessions . Therefore : The reproduction of
> an Edison Cylinder using such equipment comes closer to what was approved
> and sold by the " Cylinder Division Of Thomas A. Edison Inc. " than any
> other method currently available . In fact the electrical dubbings from
> cylinder records are much more distorted (due to the lack of the
> exponential horn)
> and no amount of parametric , shelving or octave band eq can properly
> compensate for an approach which is incorrect from the get go .
> Until a perfect DSP algorithm duplicating the Edison ( exponential taper )
> Cygent horn is developed , the Edison Concert Series phonographs do the
> best job of authentically recreating the listening experience of these
> cylinder records .
> So the approach is viable and correct and not shear nonsense ! And even
> though T.A.E. was partially deaf , the recording engineers and in
> ; the director of the Edison Studio ; Mr. Walter Miller was not !
> Steve ; it is obvious that you are no fan of Thomas Edison ; but we are
> all involved in one way or another in the industry which his inventive
> genius brought into existence !
> Let us send you an mp3 of BA 2175 and tell us what you think then !
> John and Terry Eberle
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