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From: John Woodgate
Subject: Re: Acoustic Feedback reduction
Date: Wed, 15 Jan 2003 17:06:06 +0000
Organization: JMWA Electronics Consultancy
Reply-To: John Woodgate
NNTP-Posting-Date: Wed, 15 Jan 2003 20:34:25 +0000 (UTC)
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I read in sci.electronics.design that Vlad wrote (in
) about 'Acoustic Feedback
reduction', on Wed, 15 Jan 2003:
>Many years ago I watched a monophonic demonstration given by a certain
>Mr Brigs (?) using Warfdalle
Gilbert Briggs, of Wharfedale.
>speakers installed on a enclosure made
>with sand filled panels and a marble top.
>That brought tears to my eyes because I couldn't see the piano that
>was so obviously in front of me. That was my first HiFi experience.
Where? At the Royal Festival Hall, London? Worth remembering that these
demos were from vinyl discs with cartridges that weren't nearly as good
as the latest pre-CD ones (but the recorded levels were low). And
valve/tube amplifiers, of course. Remember - LIVE versus RECORDED - no
arguments about 'warm distortion' apply in that case.
I heard a pair of vintage (but a good bit later than those live versus
recorded demos) Wharfedales about a year ago. Being deaf, I'm not a good
judge by any means, but they did sound very good to me, whereas I often
hear products that don't sound at all good. I advised the owner not to
attempt the upgrade to active crossovers and bi-amping that he was
prepared to pay me to do. I certainly couldn't guarantee to get a better
But no-one could now afford the time it took GB to finalize a design -
with many tens of hours of subjective testing.
Regards, John Woodgate, OOO - Own Opinions Only. http://www.jmwa.demon.co.uk
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