0. V31-1 of the BAS Speaker has been published.
It contains the writeup of the Concert Hall Acoustics panel at MIT last November,
by John S. Allen, and article "CD-R Errors--a Worrisome Trend" by E.
Brad Meyer. 28pp
1. From "Ask Marilyn".
"Aside from the audible hisses, crackles, and pops, does analog music on
an old-fashioned record album or even an audiotape, have a fuller richer, warmer
sound to our ears than digital music? In theory, yes. Analog recording copies
the original sound wave, while digital recording just duplicates individual bits
of the sound wave at an extremely high rate". Marilyn needs an audio consultant.
When she discuss audio topics she often gets it wrong. As she does in this case.
2. Email received: Wanted to let you know about
some Audio News. A brand new High-End Audio Forum called Audio Aficionado. Here
is a link www.AudioAficionado.org
Thanks for your time!
3. The new "Get Smart" movie has a
take on "The 39 steps". A bomb is set to go off on the sound of last
note of a performance of Beethoven's 9th. Aside from putting a piano in where
it doesn't belong, and cutting several minutes of music in the finale, it is a
clever conclusion. Needless to say, Agent Maxwell Smart tackles the conductor
on the penultimate note.
4. To: Audiophile Associations
From: Chesky Records/HDtracks.com
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