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Originally Posted by MorbidToaster View Post

Any BHSE owners Peter Gabriel fans? Listening to 'So' for the first time today on the 009s and my mind is blown.

 

EDIT: This 2012 remaster is fantastic, IMO.

 

Peter Gabriel is one of my favourite Artists and I have a few of his albums to which 'So' is one, I have it on SACD and So is one of my albums I have to listen to below my normal listening volume with the 009 / BHSE, this is mainly with Sedge hammer and Big time. However I'm going to try that album with my HD600 / Pico Slim. I've had So on SACD for sometime but haven't heard the 2012 remaster. 

 

Secret world and Downside Up [ live ] are two of my favourite songs by Peter.

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I'm a huge fan of 'Shock the Monkey'. Love the Coal Chamber cover with Ozzy, too. I did notice it seemed somewhat 'loud' but it still sounds very good. I might have to hunt down the SACD after I get the 2012 box set. So is just a great album start to finish.

 

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Originally Posted by David1961 View Post

 

Peter Gabriel is one of my favourite Artists and I have a few of his albums to which 'So' is one, I have it on SACD and So is one of my albums I have to listen to below my normal listening volume with the 009 / BHSE, this is mainly with Sedge hammer and Big time. However I'm going to try that album with my HD600 / Pico Slim. I've had So on SACD for sometime but haven't heard the 2012 remaster. 

 

Secret world and Downside Up [ live ] are two of my favourite songs by Peter.

post #2673 of 5661
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Originally Posted by MorbidToaster View Post

I'm a huge fan of 'Shock the Monkey'. Love the Coal Chamber cover with Ozzy, too. I did notice it seemed somewhat 'loud' but it still sounds very good. I might have to hunt down the SACD after I get the 2012 box set. So is just a great album start to finish.

 

 

" Shock the Monkey " is a great song of his but I have Growing Up Live DVD [ 2003 ]  which Secret World and Downside Up are on. Downside Up on that DVD has to be watched, in fact fans of Peter have to get that DVD , unless they've already got it. I just wish Peter would do that DVD on CD.

 

 

I've just listened to " So " with my HD600 / Pico Slim via my K-01 and I have the same problem with Sledge Hammer and Big Time. I also tried it with  the HD600 / Pico Slim / iPod with the same result, so it must be how that album was recorded. Peter does seem to extract every little detail out of his recording's though.

post #2674 of 5661
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Originally Posted by MorbidToaster View Post

I'm a huge fan of 'Shock the Monkey'.

 

 

I am not a big fan of this song.

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Originally Posted by MorbidToaster View Post

Any BHSE owners Peter Gabriel fans? Listening to 'So' for the first time today on the 009s and my mind is blown.

 

EDIT: This 2012 remaster is fantastic, IMO.

 

I'm going to piss on PG's grave after he dies if this remaster is as craptastic as the previous 2002 remaster.

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tongue.gif Just be careful with your Stax and you'll be fine.

 

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I am not a big fan of this song.

 

I've never sat down and directly compared, but it sounds good to me. That's really all I can say about it. 

 

Let me know what you think if you listen to it. 

 

Doesn't seem horrendously 'loud' though unfortunately it's more compressed than the 1986 master (as to be expected I guess). No distortion that I can hear right off the bat. I'll probably give it another listen later today. 

 

EDIT: What were your gripes with the 2002 master? I never heard it. I'll be picking up the full 2012 box set soon and I'll report back which format sound the best. You get enough of them...

 

(vinyl, CD, DVD, and 24/48 (?) DL)

 

EDIT2: Seems like a slightly mixed bag over at SH, but people are mainly complaining about the lack of B-Sides rolleyes.gif

 

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Originally Posted by purrin View Post

 

I'm going to piss on PG's grave after he dies if this remaster is as craptastic as the previous 2002 remaster.


Edited by MorbidToaster - 11/11/12 at 12:39pm
post #2677 of 5661
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Originally Posted by MorbidToaster View Post

tongue.gif Just be careful with your Stax and you'll be fine.

 

 

I've never sat down and directly compared, but it sounds good to me. That's really all I can say about it. 

 

Let me know what you think if you listen to it. 

 

Doesn't seem horrendously 'loud' though unfortunately it's more compressed than the 1986 master (as to be expected I guess). No distortion that I can hear right off the bat. I'll probably give it another listen later today. 

 

EDIT: What were your gripes with the 2002 master? I never heard it.

 

I only found 'Big Time' to be off some. Though, I'm now using RCA instead of XLR. I like that I can apply more volume with the BHSE this way.

post #2678 of 5661
For the 2002 remaster of "So" Peter Gabriel had mastering engineer Tony Cousins greatly boost the bottom end and midrange and added more compression as compared to the original 1986 release.
post #2679 of 5661
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Originally Posted by MorbidToaster View Post

I've never sat down and directly compared, but it sounds good to me. That's really all I can say about it. 

I believe he was making a joke - as the monkey he would not be a big fan of "shock the monkey."

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My response to his post is above that, the response below it is for the post below my own. 

 

My bad for not responding below the quotes. I got the joke. ;)

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I believe he was making a joke - as the monkey he would not be a big fan of "shock the monkey."

post #2681 of 5661

 " Shock the Monkey " has a great beat to it, but Peter has written a lot of songs I like better .

 

As well as me having some of Peter's albums, I've also got several of Genesis two of which was when Peter Gabriel was a member, " Foxtrot " and " Selling England by the Pound ". Great albums, though Peter did like to dress up on stage with Genesis, that I've only seen on TV, DVD and YouTube.

 

While I'm enjoying the 009 / BHSE immensely, I can't wait to hear my HD600 with the GS-X I've on order.


Edited by David1961 - 11/12/12 at 1:00am
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Oh, you're one of those guys who responds above quoted posts.  That explains it.

post #2683 of 5661
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Oh, you're one of those guys who responds above quoted posts.  That explains it.

It's a bad habit formed by years of Head-fi. Since it's the only forum I post on regularly anymore it's become worse. :D

post #2684 of 5661
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Originally Posted by El_Doug View Post

It's all in your head, though, due to the higher wattage value (which really means nothing)! 

 

I crunched the numbers for the HE-6 a year ago, and to utilize even 5 watts for a "transient" to be "perfect," that transient would be hitting 150db.  Even if your recordings have the world's most abundant dynamic range, that would still put your average listening volume at 100db (at which point you'd STILL be using less than 1 watt). 

 

 

I'm telling it like I hear it - the amps I mentioned are my favorites with the HE-6 for the reasons I listed.

post #2685 of 5661

Hello cat6man!

 

Really nice to hear from an American man who sometimes travels to France! I know Velizy from its shopping centre - I sometimes hang around this place.

 

As for high-end audio shops in Paris, the most important one is probably Présence Audio Conseil (www.presence-audio.com/) -this is where I bought my SR 009 - SRM007 tII combo! They very easily lend top level cables without demanding a deposit. If you want to test specific configurations, call them before and they set up the elements you want to hear.

 

We also have two very good magazines, Stéreo Prestige and Haute Fidélité.

 

I live in Pontoise, 40 km NW of Paris, where I work -in a small IT company located in one of the Bon Marché department store buildings. Should you be in Paris, please contact me so that we have lunch together and talk about HIFI -or anything else, I'm continually trying to improve my English. Here is a personnal mail address: p.simon78@voila.fr. If you prefer, we can communicate in French.

 

Best regards.

 

Philippe

 

 

PS: regarding your logo, I consider Futurama is far better than the Simpsons (same authors and production)

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