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Clint Eastwood

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Hello,all. I’m Mike. I am into tube radios, vintage transistor radios and vintage stereo equipment. I have all the SQ records I bought new in the day. Last spring I picked up a Marantz 4400. Although I’ve never been into R2R, I recently got an Akai 1730 DSS. As of this time I have no Quad tapes for it. Just yesterday I got an ElectroVoice EVX44. I am into 70’s rock - Zep, Doors, Who, Floyd, etc. I hope I can get some advice on finding some music without spending a fortune. I look forward to some interesting discussions.
Welcome Mike :hi do you have any modern equipment that will play SACD's and Blu Ray audio discs...like an Oppo?
 

1968rt

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Thanks for the link pupster. Never knew that maneuver had a name.

I had to look Sacd and Oppo up, Clint. I am 66 years old, have albums that I have bought on vinyl, 8 track, cassette, and CD. About the last thing I am looking to do is to get into another format. Unless I can find “A Space in Time “ in quad on it with a ton of other classic rock stuff, I am probably not going to be interested. I know I am a fossil, but I will take a stereo pumping out a couple hundred honest to goodness watts (as in rms @ 8 ohms 20 - 20,000 hz) through four foot high speakers rather than a 7.1 or whatever the latest surround sound format is in vogue anyday. I don’t write this to rebuke your question, just to describe where I am coming from, which is basically the seventies.
 

Clint Eastwood

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Thanks for the link pupster. Never knew that maneuver had a name.

I had to look Sacd and Oppo up, Clint. I am 66 years old, have albums that I have bought on vinyl, 8 track, cassette, and CD. About the last thing I am looking to do is to get into another format. Unless I can find “A Space in Time “ in quad on it with a ton of other classic rock stuff, I am probably not going to be interested. I know I am a fossil, but I will take a stereo pumping out a couple hundred honest to goodness watts (as in rms @ 8 ohms 20 - 20,000 hz) through four foot high speakers rather than a 7.1 or whatever the latest surround sound format is in vogue anyday. I don’t write this to rebuke your question, just to describe where I am coming from, which is basically the seventies.
I understand completely....I mentioned that because there is a great source of quad music available right now in the SACD format from THIS SOURCE Some of us have the quad version of A Space in Time on DVD in this little set
 

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Thanks for the link pupster. Never knew that maneuver had a name.

I had to look Sacd and Oppo up, Clint. I am 66 years old, have albums that I have bought on vinyl, 8 track, cassette, and CD. About the last thing I am looking to do is to get into another format. Unless I can find “A Space in Time “ in quad on it with a ton of other classic rock stuff, I am probably not going to be interested. I know I am a fossil, but I will take a stereo pumping out a couple hundred honest to goodness watts (as in rms @ 8 ohms 20 - 20,000 hz) through four foot high speakers rather than a 7.1 or whatever the latest surround sound format is in vogue anyday. I don’t write this to rebuke your question, just to describe where I am coming from, which is basically the seventies.
Well *Clint beat me to it (but the fronts are swapped with the rears and should be corrected):

and some Quad 8 tracks also:
 

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Thanks for the link pupster. Never knew that maneuver had a name.

I had to look Sacd and Oppo up, Clint. I am 66 years old, have albums that I have bought on vinyl, 8 track, cassette, and CD. About the last thing I am looking to do is to get into another format. Unless I can find “A Space in Time “ in quad on it with a ton of other classic rock stuff, I am probably not going to be interested. I know I am a fossil, but I will take a stereo pumping out a couple hundred honest to goodness watts (as in rms @ 8 ohms 20 - 20,000 hz) through four foot high speakers rather than a 7.1 or whatever the latest surround sound format is in vogue anyday. I don’t write this to rebuke your question, just to describe where I am coming from, which is basically the seventies.

Welcome aboard 1968 very koo on the collection ya got and glad ya found us. So make sure you ask all the questions you want and post as much as ya want. You will find lotsa of friendly peeps here willing to help and try to answer. Just watch out for Snood. Me try to warn everybody but they no listen :SB
 

Dazzathedrummer

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Hi,
I was recommended here by Kal at the Stereophile forum.

I'm a semi-pro musician, audio engineer and producer and after 30 years have only just got into surround.

I've always been interested in surround audio but always thought it should be done properly with full size speakers rather than those small things you see in supermarkets.
Finally, over the last couple of months I've put together three pairs of vintage B&O S35's and a Denon receiver in a 5.1 config and it sounds amazing!!

I guess I was tempted to do this through collecting the deluxe editions of Marillion albums that have been released over recent years - I've got the five that have been released so far (including the two with the SW mixes) and have realised that I've also got few Mike Oldfield, Steve Hackett and Peter Gabriel albums (I'd love to get the Genesis albums in surround) - I'd like to know where the best place is to (legally) download mainstream releases from artists like Genesis? ...or am I best off ripping DVD/BR/SACD's ?

Production wise - I was a professional musician during the 90's and learned to record and mix to a commercial standard in that time (Most of the time in a studio that was originally set up to mix Elton John albums into Quad).
Since then I've mainly just done stuff for myself but I'm planning to release an album of Prog'ish music over the next year or so with a bunch of very talented musicians - I'll definitely be diving into mixing in 5.1 and plan to start by up-mixing some of my own stereo mixes - initially by playing back through my B&O setup and then probably adding to my studio monitors (currently JBL).

Here's an example of one of my stereo mixes just to give you an idea - this is a Marillion cover...

Anyway - I'm hoping to learn a lot through listening and studying surround mixes and I hope that I can share some things of my own on hear and get some constructive feedback along the way :)
 

Clint Eastwood

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Hi,
I was recommended here by Kal at the Stereophile forum.

I'm a semi-pro musician, audio engineer and producer and after 30 years have only just got into surround.

I've always been interested in surround audio but always thought it should be done properly with full size speakers rather than those small things you see in supermarkets.
Finally, over the last couple of months I've put together three pairs of vintage B&O S35's and a Denon receiver in a 5.1 config and it sounds amazing!!

I guess I was tempted to do this through collecting the deluxe editions of Marillion albums that have been released over recent years - I've got the five that have been released so far (including the two with the SW mixes) and have realised that I've also got few Mike Oldfield, Steve Hackett and Peter Gabriel albums (I'd love to get the Genesis albums in surround) - I'd like to know where the best place is to (legally) download mainstream releases from artists like Genesis? ...or am I best off ripping DVD/BR/SACD's ?

Production wise - I was a professional musician during the 90's and learned to record and mix to a commercial standard in that time (Most of the time in a studio that was originally set up to mix Elton John albums into Quad).
Since then I've mainly just done stuff for myself but I'm planning to release an album of Prog'ish music over the next year or so with a bunch of very talented musicians - I'll definitely be diving into mixing in 5.1 and plan to start by up-mixing some of my own stereo mixes - initially by playing back through my B&O setup and then probably adding to my studio monitors (currently JBL).

Here's an example of one of my stereo mixes just to give you an idea - this is a Marillion cover...

Anyway - I'm hoping to learn a lot through listening and studying surround mixes and I hope that I can share some things of my own on hear and get some constructive feedback along the way :)
Welcome to the forum :hi ...someone with your background will fit right in our friendly bunch...I'm sure we can learn a lot from someone like you and there are a lot of skilled members who can answer and help you...
 

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Welcome aboard Dazz - Awesome stuff Dazzz pretty Koooooooooooooooooooooooooo :LB
Yeah ya came to the right place with ton of mega koo friendly people here to help ya and guide ya along your awesome Koo Surround Trip :rocks
Awesome cover there toooooooooooooo :rocks
Me always warn new people to watch out for for that wacky dude Snood :SB🤪:SB and will do so now - me wacky.....ummm mean,,, he wacky :LB
 
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