Friday, December 2, 2016
Blue & Lonesome IS on Tidal, and as expected, sounds MUCH better on the hifi stream than on apple music)
This is the first Stones album I've wanted to own since Some Girls. I've only heard half (on Apple Music, it's not on Tidal today), but it sounds loud, greasy and dirty. Not a cash grab, not a museum piece (like much of Eric Clapton's recent blues output), this is big fun.
Saturday, November 12, 2016
Sunday, July 17, 2016
These rare Canadian speakers, the bottom of Clements' ribbon/compression line, were in rough shape when I got them. They sounded great for about an hour, then the woofer in the right speaker started to distort at a specific frequency (it's in the bass line of Dire Straits' Six Blade Knife). The foams, which looked fine were starting to deteriorate. Now refoamed, with new sound absorbent front baffle treatment (the original foam turned to dust years ago), they sound beautiful. Their bass is truly impressive for their size, and the ribbon tweeter covers a wide frequency range seamlessly, with awesome musicality and great detail, without brightness. I'm loving these!
Thursday, June 30, 2016
Saturday, June 25, 2016
Cyrus 3 integrated amp driving a pair of Mission 770 mkIIs. I've had a number of detours on my way to getting the Altec 14s in here for a long stretch with tubes. The Cyrus has been a cool one. It's been great with the 770s, The IMFs, and the Clements Little D (a two way 'compression line' system with a 5" ribbon tweeter and 5.5" woofer that I'm restoring now).