Zero Distortion: The General's System - Pnoe, Thomas Mayer, Vyger, Original LPs

http://zero-distortion.org/pnoe-horns-with-aer-bd4-5-drivers-vygerthomas-mayer/

This article is for vinyl junkies, some digital only guys will not relate, but it is about my top 3 rooms, and insight into original pressings at one, if not the largest collector and reseller of vinyl in the world, who luckily lives in the city and I can visit regularly

Notes on:

  1. Pnoe horns with the costliest drivers in the world, the full range crossoverless 120 db. BD5 from AER (now around 50k GBP for the pair), and comparison with the lower model BD4
  2. Thomas Mayer phono vs Vyger phono, Thomas Mayer 1.25 and 3w amps with a valve called the 46 (valve rarely made after the 1940s), Thomas Mayer 211 amps, and NAT Magma compare
  3. Further notes on the Vyger Indian signature and Atlantis with the Red Sparrow
  4. Comparison of recording engineers, verticuts and ortofon Lyrec cut LPs with other cuts.
 

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morricab

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There were a lot of great artists (musicians and conductors) on Philips and a lot of great music. Some overlook the label because it's not RCA or EMI/Decca. I've found the more improved is my vinyl front-end, the better Philips sound - the music is there. Arthur Grumiaux, Claudio Arrau, Richter, Quartetto Italiano, D. Oistrakh to name a few.
They did for some time master on Audiostatic speakers I heard...
 

Stacore

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One day I put this beauty into use :) ! I figured out 46 can be da bomb about 20yrs ago studying its datasheets. Then everyone was obsessed with 45, 50, 2A3 etc. Was very happy to see Thomas Mayer rediscovering it too recently and confirimed its outstanding qualities. One day, baby, one day you will glow :)
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bonzo75

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General, my birthday this weekend
 

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Going to Ked's birthday smacks of hours of food consumption. By the time the general leaves he might be the Rear Admiral
 
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There were a lot of great artists (musicians and conductors) on Philips and a lot of great music. Some overlook the label because it's not RCA or EMI/Decca. I've found the more improved is my vinyl front-end, the better Philips sound - the music is there. Arthur Grumiaux, Claudio Arrau, Richter, Quartetto Italiano, D. Oistrakh to name a few.
Tima,
Please keep your thoughts on Philips recordings to yourself. These excellent sounding records are still inexpensive, let's keep them that way.
 

spiritofmusic

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Jeffrey, Ive never yet bought a Philips that wasn't excellent SQ and even more excellent VFM.
 
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Tima,
Please keep your thoughts on Philips recordings to yourself. These excellent sounding records are still inexpensive, let's keep them that way.
Why? I have a few of them, including some large complete works boxes, and would feel good thinking they are valuable. :)
 
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Steve Williams

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BTW this kind gesture by Ked and everyone involved is for me what brings so much fun from the hobby and kindles life long friendships.

Kudos
 

tima

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Tima,
Please keep your thoughts on Philips recordings to yourself. These excellent sounding records are still inexpensive, let's keep them that way.
Yes, I never should have mentioned Philips. Recordings such as Grumiaux's Mozart Quintets should remain obscure.

Now that you mention it, I'll stay mum about those other twp labels.
 
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Yes, I never should have mentioned Philips. Recordings such as Grumiaux's Mozart Quintets should remain obscure.

Now that you mention it, I'll stay mum about those other twp labels.
No, people should be focusing on the Grumiaux's Mozart Quintets - I need a new mint copy of the Schubert Trios, my too many times played pressing needs replacement ...
 

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