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    1959 report on audiophiles

    From an old BBC Monitor (arts programme)

    https://twitter.com/bbcarchive/statu...15591212089344
    Paul Webster
    Author of "Now Playing" plugins covering Radio France (FIP etc), PlanetRadio (Bauer - Kiss, Absolute, Scala, JazzFM etc), KCRW, ABC Australia and CBC/Radio-Canada
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    Fantastic. "Machines more sensitive than the ears they play to." I wonder what he'd have made of today's super high res stuff.

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    Cue more posts about "licking the road clean"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Man in a van View Post
    Cue more posts about "licking the road clean"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Webster View Post
    From an old BBC Monitor (arts programme)

    https://twitter.com/bbcarchive/statu...15591212089344
    Very enjoyable, thanks. John Schlesinger directed.

    Here is link to “original” on BBC web-site, for those who may like to browse further.
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/archive/hi-fi-fo-fum/zjt6kmn

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrw View Post
    Very enjoyable, thanks. John Schlesinger directed.

    Here is link to “original” on BBC web-site, for those who may like to browse further.
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/archive/hi-fi-fo-fum/zjt6kmn
    That's wonderful!

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    My favorite post this year!!!
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    The part of the video when the group is trying to find the imaging sweet spot made me laugh! Then the comment “machines more sensitive than the ear they play to”! It is a good thing I did not take that sip of tea while listening to the video as it would have been expelled during my laughter.

    In the analogue world it was tubes, today it is bit rates and choice of DACs.

    Paul
    Last edited by P Nelson; 2021-04-14 at 11:04. Reason: grammar

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    Last edited by Tex; 2021-04-14 at 09:44.
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    Can anybody identify any classic gear in the 1959 video? I thought those might be Wharfedale speakers in the stereo demonstration.
    LMS 8 nightly running on Raspberry Pi OS. Mostly virtual players, occasionally with SB Radio, Boom or Classic.

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