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DSOTM:  Oops!  '73...  last year of high school! :-)

Thanks for that correction...

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Rob Poretti - Sales Engineer - Archiving
Cube-Tec North America LLC
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-----Original Message-----
From: Association for Recorded Sound Discussion List
[mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Tom Fine
Sent: December 17, 2014 3:48 PM
To: [log in to unmask]
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] need suggestion re stereo imaging.

Dark Side of the Moon was released in 1973. There is debate about whether
original EMI Harvest pressing or Mobile Fidelity from the late 70s sounds
better.

I agree with Rob that these albums he listed were in frequent rotation at
hifi shops in the 70s. At least they were at Sam Ash, Tech HiFi and Audio
Experts in White Plains NY when I was growing up. 
Crazy Eddie's in Yonkers might have had them playing, but you'd never hear
them over the din of aggressive salesmen. Tech Hifi was the ideal store for
young audio dudes cutting their teeth. They had reasonably-priced gear that
sounded good, friendly salesmen (I never saw a female in that store except
accompanying her husband, boyfriend or son) and decent listening rooms with
switching/comparing consoles that actually worked. I bought a lot of my
early gear there and brought several friends (and their moms) over to buy
their first stereo systems.

-- Tom Fine

----- Original Message -----
From: "Rob Poretti - Cube-Tec" <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Wednesday, December 17, 2014 3:18 PM
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] need suggestion re stereo imaging.


> In the mid 70's I hung around audiophile stores and purchased  a lot of
the
> albums that were used for demonstrations - most - well known for their
great
> sound quality.
>
> Gino Vannelli - Powerful People (1974) - This was the number one album in
> stereo shops because it made everything sound great!
> Earth, Wind & Fire - That's the Way of the World (1975) - Africano is
> standout track. (George Massenburg recording)
> James Taylor - JT (1977)
> Steely Day - Aja (1977)
> Harry James - The King James Version -  Sheffield Labs  Direct to Disc
> Thelma Houston w/Pressure Cooker - I've Got the Music in Me (1975) -
> Sheffield Labs Direct to Disc
> Pink Floyd - Dark Side of the Moon (1979)
>
> There are lots of great recordings during that time and you will get
> different suggestions based on genre preference.  Mine are based on more
> acoustic or electric/acoustic jazzier music.  BTW:  Sheffield Labs has
most
> of their library transferred to CD - awesome 70's catalog:
>
> http://www.sheffieldlab.com
>
> The later 70's pop music (around 1980) started getting quite "electronic"
> sounding - and more compressed...
>
> If you want more jazz recommendations there are a lot of great Pablo and
ECM
> recording's during the 70's...  let me know.
>
> Cheers!
>
> Rob
>
>
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> Rob Poretti - Sales Engineer - Archiving
> Cube-Tec North America LLC
> Vox.905.827.0741 Fax.905.901.9996 Cel.905.510.6785
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Association for Recorded Sound Discussion List
> [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of John Gledhill
> Sent: December 17, 2014 2:30 PM
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: [ARSCLIST] need suggestion re stereo imaging.
>
> It has been a while since I designed digital audio processing for the
> telephone industry, which of course was mono work.
>
> I never really gave much thought about stereo processing until now, save
for
> the music I listened to when I was 15 years old in the 70's. I had
occasion
> to digitize 100 or so albums for customer a couple of years ago and can
now
> hear all sorts of distortions I was happily unaware of when I was young.
>
> One note I did make as went through the old albums was that I hit upon one
> in particular, the greatest hit of the Association (or something like
that)
> and it was extremely clean without notable distortion.
> Somebody did a good job on that one and I probably would never have bought
> it as a kid but have listened to it many times now just because of the
nice
> sound.
>
> Never gave thought to the difference between listening to stereo music
> through headsets versus speakers.
>
> Here is my question.
>
> Can someone suggest a 1970's album I can pick up on CD that has extremely
> well engineered stereo imaging while listening through a pair of speakers?
>
>
> Same question for headphones?
>
> This is all in my quest to get wiser.
>
> --
> John Gledhill
> BIT WORKS Inc.
> 905 881 2733
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