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  • Zero Distortion: Other members and classical, music and vinyl page

    All,

    Just introducing the other members from Zero Distortion. Doing in-house demos will be Audiophile Bill (currently semi-active on WBF ) - with his Focal Maestro Utopias and SS Analog Domain, Kuzma Stabi Ref, Triplanar, Aesthetix IO Sig, Lampi. As some of you know, he and I live not far off so it becomes easy to listen to gear at each other's places, and we have a good understanding and calibration of each other's ears. We can also exchange constructive feedback without getting sensitive, and respect each other's ability to keep the ears in check. With his background as a first trombonist in a semi-pro orchestra and love for classical, we click. And it was he who actually coaxed me into blogging about my experiences.

    The other member is actually much quieter on the gear side.

    I met Larry over 2 years ago in London, and his wife and I attended a couple of concerts together - in his 20 or so days here, he attended a concert almost daily. When I spoke to him, I was stunned by his knowledge on classical. Larry and I have been in touch since, on music, and vinyl.

    So naturally, when we decided to start the blog with a classical bent, for the music, vinyl (and sometimes non-vinyl), can you do better than an astronomy professor who plays piano, viola, and violin, and owns two grand pianos including a Bosendorfer? Who has built up a collection of around 15000, including 6000 original Deccas and EMIs over the last 50 years, plus around 1000 tapes, about half are 15ips, 2track? Who attends around 70 concerts a year and was actually present at many of the concerts performed by the legendary conductors and performers, concerts which were later recorded onto a Decca that is today considered an original collectible? Who, on Winston Ma’s request, wrote a book about the history of Decca Records of the UK, focusing on the era of stereo analogue recording, from the mid 1950’s to the early 1980’s? The book, titled “Decca:Supreme Stereophonic Legacy” came out in 2014 and included 4 FIM CD’s which were remastered excerpts from many of the greatest Decca classical recordings of that era.

    So here's our page on classical, music, vinyl, etc - all managed by him

    http://zero-distortion.org/music-notes/

    And here's about Larry in his own words. http://zero-distortion.org/about-larry/

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    hey, you're taking LT away from us If anyone deserves his little corner of the 'net to pontificate about perfectionist recordings of classical music it's him. congrats on the union and best of luck. I'll be checking in often.
    TechDAS | Graham Eng | ZYX | Boulder | Magico

    "Listening to Analogue music is an act of rebellion in a digital gulag" - Simon Yorke

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    • #3
      Fantastic stuff, I will be digesting and following.
      Magico M-Project, CAT JL7SE, CH Precision L1/X1/P1, Kronos Pro Limited Edition/SME 3012R/Atlas SL/Opus-1, Schiit Yggdrasil, ZenWave D4 ICs & SCs

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Rob View Post
        hey, you're taking LT away from us If anyone deserves his little corner of the 'net to pontificate about perfectionist recordings of classical music it's him. congrats on the union and best of luck. I'll be checking in often.
        There is no taking away btw, we write a blog there and post the links on forums, and discussion continues on the forum. By posting Larry's links on sites like Gramophone records, you might even get some of those guys to navigate over to hifi

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        • #5
          Thanks for the kind words. I'll still be posting here at AV. The blogs will allow me to do a more in depth look at different works, composers, types of music, record labels, and even some DVD's. Larry
          Analog- VPIClassic3-3DArm,SoundsmithZephyrII+MiyajimaZeroMono, 2xAmpex ATR-102,Doshi3.0,Merrill Trident Master Tape Pre,Herron VTPH-2A
          Dig Rip-Pyramix,IzotopeRX3Adv,Mykerinos,PacMicroModel2
          Dig Play-mchNADAC, LampiPac, Roon, HQP, Oppo105
          Electronics-Doshi Pre,CJ MET1mchPre, Cary2A3monoamps
          Speakers-AvantgardeDuosLR,3SolosC,LR,RR
          Other-2x512Engineer/Marutani Symmetrical Power, AudioDiskVinylCleaner,AirTightRecordFlat, Scott Rust Interconnects,
          Music-15KRecs(90%classical),1.3KR2Rtapes,50TBrips

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          • MylesBAstor
            MylesBAstor commented
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            Good to know! We all value your input and contributions both on the equipment and music fronts Larry!

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            Ditto that - I enjoy reading your posts.
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