Final result.

I can keep the sound as I go from 32 to 24 to 16, with a slight less overall
air around the sound at 16.  If I normalize, I get the crackles. 

Son the record which I used for test today, Coates 1927 recording of the
Prelude to the 3d act of Meistersinger, I began with a max level of -12 and
ended up max at -6.  

It does sound amazing at 32. You can hear the resonance of the open bass
strings at the start.  And the massed upper strings are subdued- these were
orchestras whose players had just heard of Auer and not yet of Suzuki.  

Steve Smolian