Big News from Classic Records

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  1. Lee Scoggins

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    Friends,

    We had another interesting Atlanta Audio Society meeting yesterday with Michael Hobson, head of Classic Records, a prominent audiophile and classic album reissuer.

    First, we were treated to a demonstration of various vinyl on a system at Audio Alternative (Indian Trail in Lilburn for you Georgia locals) which consisted of:

    Meadowlark Osprey speakers
    VTL 7.5 flagship preamplifier
    VTL mono tube amps
    VTL tube phono stage
    Pioneer AX-10 Universal player
    VPI Aries/JMW 12/Dynavector XX2 turntable rig
    JPS cabling throughout

    Mike played something really amazing - his new 200 gram "flat profile" vinyl. The flat profile refers to a perfectly flat record versus the slight concavity of regular records. I was very surprised how this new Quiex SVP vinyl sounded versus previous 180 gram audiophile pressings. The grooves are not distorted in a perfectly flat record so more detail and dynamics gets out.

    Some records spun included "Witche's Brew" - classical demo and audiophile fave, Roy Orbison "Only the Lonely", Cannonbal Adderley "Something Else", and Carlos Santana "The Game of Love" - all superb but the final selection really got me - the Fritz Reiner "Scheherazade".

    Second, Mike auditioned a test pressing of his new DVDAudio discs - Song of the Auveirgne (sic?) from Vanguard and it sounded very good as well. I plan to keep a close eye out for his DVDAs which should be out in 4-5 weeks.

    I suggest if you are a vinyl or DVD Audio fan that you keep an eye out for these releases.

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    See their website by following link:

    http://www.classicrecs.com/

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  2. Philip Hamm

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    I've got 4 Classic DADs and they sound fantastic! I would expect CLassic DVD-A discs and records to be really fantastic. Sam Phillips is one of my favorites and the Classic DADs are stunning.
     
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    Of course all of this was announced at a press conference at CES as well.

    Still, good to see Michael getting some publicity.

    Regards,
     
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    Norah Jones' album is on Quiex SVP too. The sound is very good indeed.
     
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    I have to say that, while digital's latest attempts (SACD and DVD-A) are fun and all, I find talk of a new vinyl formulation/process in the year 2003 truly wonderful and inspiring...there is hope. [​IMG] And there are Zep remasters in the pipe for it? [​IMG]
     
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