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and a recording called "Blå Koral". I rarely listen to them though - sometimes I need a little more SWING and rhythm normal_smile%20.gif

 

Swing is good as well. There's a time for everything.

 

"Blå koral" (Blue Coral) is an album with Norwegians Knut Reiersrud (guitars) and Iver Kleive (church organ). It's a long time since I've listened to it.

 

I've listened to "Himmelskip" much more recently. It's a similar follw-up collaboration recorded in Odense Domkirke or Sct. Knuds Kirke in Odense, Denmark. Danish singer Povl Dissing contributes on this one. I do like this album. It's quiet well known in Norway, especially among audiophiles, even though it isn't boring, audiophile music.

 

The Norwegian record company Kirkelig Kulturverksted is well known and regarded for good recordings, good music and good artists. Their own English web pages.


Edited by CDWMcInSpots - 5/3/13 at 11:37am
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Originally Posted by ianmedium View Post

The Verdi Requiem is one of my favorites I love how especially on the Colin Davis version the very quiet beginning on the Requiem Aeternam is easily defined and felt, it adds to the beauty of the piece I feel. The Karajan is a lovely version and I think the softening of treble is as you say ore to do with it being an earlier analog version which I actually count as a benefit.

I highly encourage you to check out HDTT. They do a beautiful job of transferring either from tape or sometimes excellent vinyl copies some beautiful old and often rare classical recordings. I am enjoying so many of their reissues, they are so carefully and thoughtfully done.

 

The nice thing is that Karajan always cared about the technically best recording possible -- but 40 years is a long time. I very much enjoy analog recordings and their softness though -- it just came as a bit of a surprise in contrast to the other, more modern recordings I listened to today.

 

Do you have any details on the Colin Davis interpretation you mentioned? A quick lookup on Amazon.de yielded a recording led by Colin Davis, performed by the Symphonic Orchestra and Choir of the Bavarian Broadcast (Sony Music). Is that the right one?

 

HDTT looks very interesting... Normally I buy my classical works on CD as I listen to them on my main stereo system (which actually has a connection to my computer-based library, but I seldom use that anymore). But they offer some nice recordings... will definitely look through that -- thanks :-)

post #813 of 1507
Here you go Plakat.

http://lso.co.uk/verdi-requiem

I think this is a beautiful version. The LSO do some lovely recordings.


One of my favourite HDTT recordings at the moment is this..
http://www.highdeftapetransfers.com/category.php?cat=200


They also offer physical discs and they are beautifully done. You would never think your listening to CD!

Here is a comment on them from an old friend of mine who runs a wonderful HiFi Store in Glasgow..


"As a collector of fine CDs, I must report that what I’ve heard from HDTT is in a class of its own. By this I mean that they publish very high quality music in a sound that is not Hi-Fi “demo” but wholly natural. Frankly, it is a bit disturbing to own so many mainstream CDs that are exposed as “ordinary” and bland. HDTT has somehow revealed that the so-called 16-bit silver disc does not have the compression, far less the clinical sound we have expected. Initially I was skeptical, how can a small label beat the big boys with the mastertapes? Well, they beat them to a pulp. It doesn’t make sense, but try it. The best I’ve heard is the new issue, Mahler 3: I used to wonder why Bob Auger (an English freelance engineer) was so highly praised. Now I know. HDTT is onto something. If you want great music with palpable clarity rather than demo Hi-Fi, try one; you’ll be back for more. And I haven’t even ventured beyond their “standard” quality CD!! From what I hear, the silver disc is now challenging 24/96 streaming and vinyl. Impossible, I hear you say. Once I agreed.
Jack Lawson, www.music-room.com, Scotland, UK (est 1979)"

You can read more comments about their products here..

http://www.highdeftapetransfers.com/indfeed-template-php-w11.php

And just to say, I have no connection with the company other than happy customer.
post #814 of 1507

I pair my T5p's with Ray Samuels' SR-71A 'The Black Bird'. Perfect combination. Really brings the T5p to life.

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I am in awe of Beyerdynamic T1 sound. Along with Audeze LCD 3 (which has a fuller, warmer sound signature),

it is probably among the best headphones ever made. But I have to say for $1300, Beyer should include a detachable

cabling like the Audeze. More and more people have desktop setup and does not require a 3m cabling. I would prefer

a detachable cord with short & long extensions for diversity of uses. 

 

Now, I did A/B T1 & T5 briefly with an iPhone. And surprisingly, the T1 sounds better

than the screeching treble nonsense that T5 was putting out. Of course, T1+iPhone is not the best combination

(sounds too dark & recessed) but believe it or not , it sounds more forgiving than the intolerable T5. 

I don't know how Beyer could advertise the T5 as a gear for mobile devices. 


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Originally Posted by EditorsNotes View Post

I pair my T5p's with Ray Samuels' SR-71A 'The Black Bird'. Perfect combination. Really brings the T5p to life.

The short time I had my SR71-B whilst I had the T5P I thought the match a really good one, I wish more of you could hear this headphone with tubes though, oh boy!
post #817 of 1507

Right now I am enjoying Sunday morning with Joao Gilberto and Stan Getz from my iPhone 5 --> CLAS --> Just Audio AHA-120 --> T5p. It feels like the altosax and the voice is cut out from solid rock and placed in the air in front of me. 

 

After that Mahlers 5th symphony, Bernstein and the Wiener Philharmoniker; the T5p masters the wild parts of the first movement and draws me into the quiet passages just as well. This is just one of those goosebump-experiences from a portable setup that is hard to find better. Such resolution and layering - with the iPhone on random it changes to a Bob Dylan track in lossless and again everything floats in the air. I think my T5p love is going to last for years. This bright signature suits me so well with whatever music genre I am listening to.

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I found that T5p are not extremely picky on recordings, that's why I like them.

 

My setup:

 

 

 

Currently listening to 'Spring Wind' by Jack Johnson from 180 Degree South, which is a bit bright on my Z1000 but fine with T5p.

 

BTW I won't have any Mahler on Sunday morning smile.gif

post #819 of 1507

NicoCat, nice pic of the T5p!! Is that the Epiphany Audio version of the O2/ODAC combo you have it plugged into? 

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Thanks, it is only the ODAC from Epiphany Acoustics.

 

I am not a fan of 'wire with gain' but admire NWAvGuy's design, although being USB-powered, it is much better than my previous Musical Fidelity V-DAC in terms of transparency, veins/details, instrumental separation, imagining and even the dynamics; plus it does not sound dull, dry or clinical.

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Nice! I have the JDS labs version of the O2 and ODAC, and while the O2 has its strengths, the ODAC is really the more impressive piece. It's pretty much crazy good for the money ;). 

 

If you like the sound signature of the ODAC, you should give a listen to the Meier PCSTEP some time. Very similarly clean, clear sound. And it pairs with the T5p very well IMO. 

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Nice! I have the JDS labs version of the O2 and ODAC, and while the O2 has its strengths, the ODAC is really the more impressive piece. It's pretty much crazy good for the money ;). 

 

If you like the sound signature of the ODAC, you should give a listen to the Meier PCSTEP some time. Very similarly clean, clear sound. And it pairs with the T5p very well IMO. 

 

Interesting opinion, I actually think the O2 is the far more impressive of the two. The ODAC design performs fairly well, but isn't nearly as elegant nor offers the bang for buck that the O2 does, which punches hundreds of dollars above its weight (especially since it can be built for ~$40 if it so behooves you to DIY, whereas the ODAC has to be purchased for $99+casing given the SMD components). 

post #823 of 1507

Cool! I hardly know which end of a soldering iron gets hot, so I don't have a lot of insight into the DIY side of things. I do think the O2 provides an excellent value, but when I substituted the O2 and ODAC into my desktop system, I found the ODAC to be extremely close to the performance of my DAC (Yulong D100), where the O2 was a bit noticeably further behind my desktop amps (Schiit Lyr and Rockhopper M^3). Still a superb value, considering it's portable to boot. I wish Voldemort would come out with some new designs, or even start selling new designs commercially, as I'd be interested to hear what else he could come up with. He's obviously a very knowledgeable guy; if he would drop the self-righteous combativeness, he could really become a positive figure in the community. But I digress. 

post #824 of 1507

I'm actually thinking of trying O2.. would try PCSTEP if I have the chance.

 

ODAC-> SR71A -> T5P (1 yr old) sounds a bit too thick in the mid, maybe O2 would do the job better.

post #825 of 1507

Hmmm... Thick isn't really something I've heard from the T5p much, and I've used it with the ODAC, so my thought would be that the Blackbird is the culprit. But I've never heard one, so this is complete conjecture on my part. 

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