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post #1591 of 6486
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Originally Posted by waynes world View Post
 

 

Hey wait a minute elvergun.. you're a hoarder, aren't you?

 

No...I only have one.

post #1592 of 6486
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Originally Posted by elvergun View Post

 

No...I only have one.

 

Ok, sorry about that. We should then return our regularly programmed schedule of abusing Sf  :D 


Edited by waynes world - 2/15/14 at 7:12pm
post #1593 of 6486
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Originally Posted by PredatorZ View Post
 


After reading your post I started listening to the decay on cymbals, and I too, am hearing it fade to one side, as the sound wave diminishes. Cymbals can be so hard to make sound real, my ML's just do that and so much more so right. It's almost 3am, and I cant stop listening. The Z part of my Avitar, refers to the fact that I collect and restore old Datsuns / Nissans, I have an 81 280zx in my garage begging to have some tlc, but alas I will sleep in tomorrow, and do my best to get something done.

 

Decay. yeah, that's the word I was looking for. I definitely need to refine my terminology. And, I definitely understand your dimemma. The 90s were competing for my time last night and I had a paper due before midnight. And I couldn't listen and write because I kept getting so lost in the music. 

 

I think anyone who has these should give the band Ocoai a chance, even if they end up not liking them. They're a small progressive rock/instrumental/experimental band that I think really shows how much these 90s can shine. The spashiness of the cymbals is ridiculous; the way the overtones disperse (edit:diffuse is a better word ) from across your head them is just amazing. The guitar play, is again, insane as well. I was listening to I think the son Grimpeur and the way that you can still hear the notes being strummed even through the long decay/extension of the guitars sounds amazing. And, I love how the drums are set up because they're distinctly in the back of your head and the transition from a more impactful bass to that lighter bass that goes low is awesome.  The best way I can describe the album is as more captivating/entrancing/mesmerizing/euphoric than anything I've heard to date. Maybe equivalent to hearing great [post] rock in an opera house/concert hall, or something similar. It's just so awesome how nothing seems to unintentionally overpower something else. 

 

The two songs I listened to and fell in love with earlier off their second album The Electric Hand were  Grimpeur and Marchand de Sommeil. 

 

Also, I just now found a write up for the band on another site that I think explains the music better than I can : "'Waking Fear' opens softly with a clean, delayed guitar and a mournful cello line, the sombre melancholic melody of cello bringing a certain colour to the composition that emerges time and again throughout the album. Suddenly overthrown by a wall of chaos, the war-like sounds wipe the slate clean for the closing clean guitar chord that rings out over the sound of a train gunning into the distance. One minute into 'Niveus Hills' and the album is lifted skyward with colossal cymbal-drenched chords, the wave crashing into a heavy groove riff that is as forceful as it is majestic. The lead work of the thirteen minute 'Grimpeur' throughout this track is breath-taking. Utterly beautiful, it's straight out of the David Gilmour book on melodic texture and blues feel. Opening with a beautiful acoustic guitar piece counterpointed with a melancholic cello melody and a slide guitar line that drifts through the reverberant breeze. Epic in structure and featuring suitably grand Yes-styled crescendos and lavish landscapes as broad as the horizon is deep, this is a magnificent and majestic instrumental. 'Somnium' toys with eastern scales and ambience, blending in elements of Pink Floyd's synth experimentation similar to 1975's 'Welcome to the Machine' and almost acts as an introduction to the heavy riff-driven piece 'La Main d'Electrique' that is similar in muscular rage to Pink Floyd's 'One Of These Days', the hard-hitting slide guitar melody played over the organ-heavy coda is laden with prog-rock grandeur. 'Marchand de Sommeil' slows the pace down and warms the atmosphere a little with its open expanse and gentle guitar melody that is soon lifted into more passionate skies, the blues-infused melody weeps over an emotive rollercoaster of a piece. The dirty bass, thumping drums and the eastern scales in the coda are particularly outstanding. 'Marchand de Sommeil' is a masterful piece on a par with the aforementioned 'Grimpeur'. And 'Morte Audaciter', in its solitary, mournful melancholy, is a beautifully vast and vacant track that closes the album with a sense of empty futility." - http://www.seaoftranquility.org/reviews.php?op=showcontent&id=11036

 

Lastly, I was listening to some piano and wow!. I was listening to the heavier notes of Libere le Piano last night and could feel the notes hit my chest with relative ease plus give a solid sense of head feel. But earlier I was listening to Günther Fessl and the 90s really showed a sense of musicality where you could hear each note on the piano being struck and then get this visceral sense of the overtones sweetly floating up to form the overall harmony. Notes seemed to extend down to about the upper neck for me. Overall, it was quite nice. 


Edited by FajroMangxanto - 2/15/14 at 6:13pm
post #1594 of 6486
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Originally Posted by waynes world View Post
 

 

Ok, sorry about that. We should then return our regularly programmed schedule to abusing Sf  :D

 

Haha...sounds like a good idea!!!!!!

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My replacement is being sent, I will be rejoining the brotherhood this Wednesday. 

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Originally Posted by Endcode View Post
 

My replacement is being sent, I will be rejoining the brotherhood this Wednesday. 


^ Did Martin Logan deliver on the goods or was it amazon??? Just for future reference if some sets craps out on others as well. :ksc75smile:

 

Congrats meng. :beerchug:

 

Tyme for you to get modding boi!!! DAT GODLY BASS!!! :basshead:

post #1598 of 6486
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Originally Posted by FajroMangxanto View Post


I think anyone who has these should give the band Ocoai a chance, even if they end up not liking them. They're a small progressive rock/instrumental/experimental band that

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I think really shows how much these 90s can shine. The spashiness of the cymbals is ridiculous; the way the overtones disperse (edit:diffuse is a better word ) from across your head them is just amazing. The guitar play, is again, insane as well. I was listening to I think the son Grimpeur and the way that you can still hear the notes being strummed even through the long decay/extension of the guitars sounds amazing. And, I love how the drums are set up because they're distinctly in the back of your head and the transition from a more impactful bass to that lighter bass that goes low is awesome.  The best way I can describe the album is as more captivating/entrancing/mesmerizing/euphoric than anything I've heard to date. Maybe equivalent to hearing great [post] rock in an opera house/concert hall, or something similar. It's just so awesome how nothing seems to unintentionally overpower something else. 

 

The two songs I listened to and fell in love with earlier off their second album The Electric Hand were  Grimpeur and Marchand de Sommeil. 

 

Also, I just now found a write up for the band on another site that I think explains the music better than I can : "'Waking Fear' opens softly with a clean, delayed guitar and a mournful cello line, the sombre melancholic melody of cello bringing a certain colour to the composition that emerges time and again throughout the album. Suddenly overthrown by a wall of chaos, the war-like sounds wipe the slate clean for the closing clean guitar chord that rings out over the sound of a train gunning into the distance. One minute into 'Niveus Hills' and the album is lifted skyward with colossal cymbal-drenched chords, the wave crashing into a heavy groove riff that is as forceful as it is majestic. The lead work of the thirteen minute 'Grimpeur' throughout this track is breath-taking. Utterly beautiful, it's straight out of the David Gilmour book on melodic texture and blues feel. Opening with a beautiful acoustic guitar piece counterpointed with a melancholic cello melody and a slide guitar line that drifts through the reverberant breeze. Epic in structure and featuring suitably grand Yes-styled crescendos and lavish landscapes as broad as the horizon is deep, this is a magnificent and majestic instrumental. 'Somnium' toys with eastern scales and ambience, blending in elements of Pink Floyd's synth experimentation similar to 1975's 'Welcome to the Machine' and almost acts as an introduction to the heavy riff-driven piece 'La Main d'Electrique' that is similar in muscular rage to Pink Floyd's 'One Of These Days', the hard-hitting slide guitar melody played over the organ-heavy coda is laden with prog-rock grandeur. 'Marchand de Sommeil' slows the pace down and warms the atmosphere a little with its open expanse and gentle guitar melody that is soon lifted into more passionate skies, the blues-infused melody weeps over an emotive rollercoaster of a piece. The dirty bass, thumping drums and the eastern scales in the coda are particularly outstanding. 'Marchand de Sommeil' is a masterful piece on a par with the aforementioned 'Grimpeur'. And 'Morte Audaciter', in its solitary, mournful melancholy, is a beautifully vast and vacant track that closes the album with a sense of empty futility." - http://www.seaoftranquility.org/reviews.php?op=showcontent&id=11036

 

Lastly, I was listening to some piano and wow!. I was listening to the heavier notes of Libere le Piano last night and could feel the notes hit my chest with relative ease plus give a solid sense of head feel. But earlier I was listening to Günther Fessl and the 90s really showed a sense of musicality where you could hear each note on the piano being struck and then get this visceral sense of the overtones sweetly floating up to form the overall harmony. Notes seemed to extend down to about the upper neck for me. Overall, it was quite nice. 

 

 

You might not guess it from my avatar, but I kinda like that kind of music. Listening to The Electric Hand album now (on my lowly M500's lol).

I think you might be onto something with these guys!

:beerchug: 

post #1599 of 6486
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Originally Posted by waynes world View Post
 

 

You might not guess it from my avatar, but I kinda like that kind of music. Listening to The Electric Hand album now (on my lowly M500's lol).

I think you might be onto something with these guys!

:beerchug: 

 

Ah, I see--Fly From Here by Yes. I definitely plan on listening to the album before the night is over. 

 

But, yeah, I was shocked at how goo Ocoai sounded. I was going through my library trying to rediscover my rock collection and stumbled across Bird's Eye by Amberhaze. Then I decided I wanted to focus on progressive rock and was floored by how awesome their Breatherman album sounded yesterday. Listened to the album twice now in the last to days. So, then I decided to get The Electric Hand earlier and while the whole album is great, those two songs I mentioned above blew me away and have been played multiple times since then. Now that I'm back home I think I want to delve into the symphonic rock genre plus Fly From Here, and maybe some jazz and piano to lead me into the morning hours. 

 

Happy listening! :beerchug:

post #1600 of 6486
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Originally Posted by waynes world View Post
 

 

You might not guess it from my avatar, but I kinda like that kind of music. Listening to The Electric Hand album now (on my lowly M500's lol).

I think you might be onto something with these guys!

:beerchug: 

 Oh, duh, I forgot to say, let me know what you think of the albums whenever you get a chance. And, it'll also be interesting to see how you compare the 90s and M500, because I know you think highly of it. 

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I used amazon, they just send you a replacement right away. I think all is well and good as long as you send the busted pair back within 30 days. It should be noted that mine only lasted for a week though, and since they are discontinued, I think customer service for it will decline.

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Originally Posted by doctorjazz View Post

Ok, got the Fiio cable, fits, also ordered some cables SF linked to on eBay...Radio Shack ones too big, maybe I'll send them to you (Pataburd) if the offer is still open. Starting to hear more bass, not sure if break in, brain break in, cable change...still not too comfortable for prolonged wear, but slowly coming around.

Doc,

It is the cable--as Master Troll says--and the impeccable fidelity of the Mikros 90.  If sf''s report on the cheap Beats knock-off cable is correct, and Maxx's bass mod renders more (and/or more forceful) midbass from the ML's, you might be spending more quality time with them.

 

The Predator has kindly offered to do the barrel plug mod on the Pipeline.  PM either him or me and the arrangements can be made.

 

pataburd


Edited by pataburd - 2/15/14 at 9:16pm
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Originally Posted by sfwalcer View Post
 

^ Can i get a thank you??? Thank you. :p

 

O.K.  O.K.  Here's my [obligatory] "Thank You", meng the needy.

No, REALLY, SF, Thank you for being the Master Troll, thank you for all that you do for this thread . . . and

Well, THANK YOU FOR BEING YOU.

:biggrin:

[Thank you quota met--for today.]

post #1604 of 6486
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Originally Posted by pataburd View Post
 

Doc,

It is the cable--as Master Troll says--and the impeccable fidelity of the Mikros 90.  If sf''s report on the cheap Beats knock-off cable is correct, and Maxx's bass mod renders more (and/or more forceful) midbass from the ML's, you might be spending more quality time with them.

 

The Predator has kindly offered to do the barrel plug mod on the Pipeline.  PM either him or me and the arrangements can be made.

 

pataburd

 

+

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O.K.  O.K.  Here's my [obligatory] "Thank You", meng the needy.

No, REALLY, SF, Thank you for being the Master Troll, thank you for all that you do for this thread . . . and

Well, THANK YOU FOR BEING YOU.

:biggrin:

[Thank you quota met--for today.]

^ LoL don't get all sappy on me now. :cool:What you said regarding the above are my exact sentiments on those cable giveaways. :D

 

Remember we bound by dat Logan blood brotherhood forged in the deepest pits of hell fyre. hoho  :veryevil: ONCE YOU"RE IN.........

 

......YOU IN FO' LYFE!!! :devil_face:

 

Gosh you're making me all emotional now.....

PhotoScape.... but i was referring to maxx. LMAO :ph34r:

 

But can't say no to props, cuz i is just a sucka' for that. :ksc75smile:

 

 

 

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Originally Posted by Endcode View Post
 

I used amazon, they just send you a replacement right away. I think all is well and good as long as you send the busted pair back within 30 days. It should be noted that mine only lasted for a week though, and since they are discontinued, I think customer service for it will decline.

 

^ Coolios knew amazon was gonna come through. Yeah Martin Logan probably can give a rats arse about these by now. haha :deadhorse: 


Edited by sfwalcer - 2/15/14 at 9:36pm
post #1605 of 6486
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I tried this before BUT they will not match the $79 price, instead they will issue a $10 off coupon so your order for these Martin Logans will be $89.99 instead of $99 plus shipping cost to your country.

They price matched for me down to $75. Can't stack discount codes on top of the price match. Shipping two pairs to South Africa is about $40.
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