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Read the Post in new Window Read the Post in Threaded view  Post #2: HMV by yoshi on 2016-01-31 
Browse the content of the threads in new Window  Thread: Buying cds and records in USA and Japan in Musical Discussions  6 Replies 
Try HMV Japan.http://www.hmv.co.jp/en/...

Read the Post in new Window Read the Post in Threaded view  Post #6: Lyricism by yoshi on 2014-09-26 
Browse the content of the threads in new Window  Thread: First Bruckner listening for Neanderthals. in Musical Discussions  7 Replies 
In my experience, for many people, "lyricism" is a key when introduced to new music, no matter what the gene is.  In that respect, I'd say 3rd movement of 8th.OTOH, audio people can easily be impressed by dynamic presentation, especially through the ...

Read the Post in new Window Read the Post in Threaded view  Post #62: Monochrome/color by yoshi on 2011-01-06 
Browse the content of the threads in new Window  Thread: Bruckner, me and the Seventh in Musical Discussions  81 Replies 
Monochrome is a result of a manipuration of what you call "normal live colors".  In this case, "normal live colors" is the original element to be manipurated and not a contrary concept.  The contrary concept to monochrome would be enhanced colors...

Read the Post in new Window Read the Post in Threaded view  Post #60: Monochrome by yoshi on 2011-01-05 
Browse the content of the threads in new Window  Thread: Bruckner, me and the Seventh in Musical Discussions  81 Replies 
I do admitt that I have a tendancy to be attracted monochromic works in general, rather than colorful extarvaganza, both in music and visual.  The colors, even strong colors, when balanced and co-ordinated under a specific intention, can achieve some...

Read the Post in new Window Read the Post in Threaded view  Post #58: 4th? by yoshi on 2011-01-05 
Browse the content of the threads in new Window  Thread: Bruckner, me and the Seventh in Musical Discussions  81 Replies 
I'm wondering why people do not mention Bruckner 4th, while 5,7,8, and 9 were talked about here and there.  I really love the 4th symphony.  My most favorite is Wand's last recording with NDR.  The one with Berlin Phil is great too.  As an orchestra ...

Read the Post in new Window Read the Post in Threaded view  Post #2: The Garden of Earthly Delights by yoshi on 2010-12-28 
Browse the content of the threads in new Window  Thread: Harmonies for Bosch’s Garden needed.... in Musical Discussions  3 Replies 
Although there's no doubt "The Garden of Earthly Delights" is a historical master piece, I always felt there's something abnormal about it.  Not because some modern psycologist read schizophrenic tendancy from the right panel.  Mine comes from doll l...

Read the Post in new Window Read the Post in Threaded view  Post #26: Basic cost estimate by yoshi on 2009-06-03 
Browse the content of the threads in new Window  Thread: The Classical Music Café syndrome... in Audio Discussions  43 Replies 
I don't know much about the US situation, but here's some realistic estimate to maintain such business in Tokyo.  Of course it depends very much on the size and location of the space, but let's assume it's in downtown Tokyo (I don't go into the size ...

Read the Post in new Window Read the Post in Threaded view  Post #147: My kitchen system by yoshi on 2009-03-28 
Browse the content of the threads in new Window  Thread: Macondo’s MiniMe or about Pilot Acoustic Systems in Audio Discussions  213 Replies 
I have a second system in the kitchen. The speaker is a small Monitor Audio 2way which I picked up over 10 years ago for $500/pair (new). They are ported in the rear and hang from the ceiling in front of the brick wall, powered by chip amps. Thi...

Read the Post in new Window Read the Post in Threaded view  Post #17: Wilson set up by yoshi on 2009-03-24 
Browse the content of the threads in new Window  Thread: About Wilson Audio Loudspeakers in Audio Discussions  53 Replies 
[quote user="Paul S"]I think it is fair to say that no big speakers are going to "work" up to their potential without some serious effort expended in setting them up.  IMO, this is no small matter, and Wilson obviously agrees,&nbs...

Read the Post in new Window Read the Post in Threaded view  Post #9: I'm not sure what you need but... by yoshi on 2009-03-21 
Browse the content of the threads in new Window  Thread: The Remote System Management in Off Air Audio  13 Replies 
Those are the taps that turns on/off all the components connected to it when your PC is turned on/off. "elecom" thing says production discontinued though. Yoshi...

Read the Post in new Window Read the Post in Threaded view  Post #8: That hideous cover work! by yoshi on 2009-01-13 
Browse the content of the threads in new Window  Thread: "Appeal to the Great Spirit" in Musical Discussions  8 Replies 
I almost pick it up on ebay several times, but the hideous cover work always stopped me from committing to it!OK, Sibelius and Munch were both from Scandinavia, Sibelius from Finland and Munch from Norway, but that's the only connection I can imagine...

Read the Post in new Window Read the Post in Threaded view  Post #6: Sibelius 5th by yoshi on 2009-01-13 
Browse the content of the threads in new Window  Thread: "Appeal to the Great Spirit" in Musical Discussions  8 Replies 
I have only 3 recordings at the moment. Sanderling/Berliner SO (1976) Colin Davis/LSO (2003 live)Saraste/Finnish Radio SO (1995)Sanderling sings well with a broad brush strokes.  Davis with dramatic contrast and detailed articuration.  Sa...

Read the Post in new Window Read the Post in Threaded view  Post #4: A bit late for the party but, by yoshi on 2009-01-12 
Browse the content of the threads in new Window  Thread: "Appeal to the Great Spirit" in Musical Discussions  8 Replies 
beside the title, "Apeal to the Great Spirit", the stature itself reminds me of Sibelius 5th. Yoshi...

Read the Post in new Window Read the Post in Threaded view  Post #27: Late Celibidache on Bolero by yoshi on 2009-01-05 
Browse the content of the threads in new Window  Thread: Performance of a week. in Musical Discussions  87 Replies 
Amazing.....http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=GnYyLTcbjbwYoshi...

Read the Post in new Window Read the Post in Threaded view  Post #11: Bruckner 5th Gunter Wand/NDR (DVD) by yoshi on 2008-10-03 
Browse the content of the threads in new Window  Thread: Performance of a week. in Musical Discussions  87 Replies 
From the beginning, I was drawn into the almost haunted look of 86 years old conductor.  His facial expressions and body movements communicate the meaning of the music as much as the performance of the orchestra itself.  You can also s...

Read the Post in new Window Read the Post in Threaded view  Post #20: Integrity of space by yoshi on 2008-08-13 
Browse the content of the threads in new Window  Thread: The best audio source EVER! in Off Air Audio  34 Replies 
Well, my wording may not be right.  What I meant by "integrity of harmonics" is more like "integrity of space where harmonics are presented", which I do not hear in CD/LPs.Yoshi...

Read the Post in new Window Read the Post in Threaded view  Post #18: Insulting FM experience at Romy's by yoshi on 2008-08-13 
Browse the content of the threads in new Window  Thread: The best audio source EVER! in Off Air Audio  34 Replies 
Last night, I got an oppotunity to hear what Romy's been screaming about the quality of FM broadcast.  Yes, it is in an "insulting" level.  The biggest surprise was the harmonic integrity live-broadcasts presents us.  Not only with orc...

Read the Post in new Window Read the Post in Threaded view  Post #24: $80 at Japanese HMV by yoshi on 2008-04-21 
Browse the content of the threads in new Window  Thread: Getting Started with Myaskovsky in Musical Discussions  35 Replies 
It's also coming out from Warner/France.  About $80 at Japanese HMV.  The release date in Japan is 04/30/2008.http://www.hmv.co.jp/news/article/804090072Yoshi...

Read the Post in new Window Read the Post in Threaded view  Post #28: Jochum in Tokyo on DVD by yoshi on 2008-04-18 
Browse the content of the threads in new Window  Thread: Bruckner, me and the Seventh in Musical Discussions  81 Replies 
Actually, the entire performance of Jochum in Tikyo on Sep. 17, 1986 is available on DVD.http://www.hmv.co.jp/product/detail/2582492I have one but it is area coded and I can only play on my computer.Yoshi...

Read the Post in new Window Read the Post in Threaded view  Post #13: May already have started in Japan by yoshi on 2008-03-24 
Browse the content of the threads in new Window  Thread: The jump-start of loudspeaker economy in Audio News  17 Replies 
Romy's prediction of field-coil speakers as the next move for the industry may already have started in small segment in Japanese market.  There's Feastrex and Shindo, then G.I.P Laboratry who specializes in W.E. clones and seems to be gaining a ...

Read the Post in new Window Read the Post in Threaded view  Post #32: JBL 2482 by yoshi on 2008-03-11 
Browse the content of the threads in new Window  Thread: Open cell foam in horns and MF drivers in Horn-Loaded Speakers  40 Replies 
The picture sure does looks like 2482 and it comes with Phenolic disphram (I have a pair though never used), but it's more like a mid-low driver.  JBL's recommendation is 300~6k.http://www.jblpro.com/pub/obsolete/2482.pdfYoshi...

Read the Post in new Window Read the Post in Threaded view  Post #7: Impressions from Japanese blog by yoshi on 2008-02-01 
Browse the content of the threads in new Window  Thread: Japanese Super High Material CD in Didital Things  16 Replies 
I found many reports on SHM-CD sound on Japanese blog sites.  Most of them comment very favorably on SHM-CD, clear, better resolution, livelier, etc.  Some mentions different balance compared to the CD version, many comments SHM-CD sou...

Read the Post in new Window Read the Post in Threaded view  Post #5: Auto Air Color Candy colors by yoshi on 2008-01-26 
Browse the content of the threads in new Window  Thread: Open cell foam in horns and MF drivers in Horn-Loaded Speakers  40 Replies 
I do a lot of spray painting on my other job.  One particular paint that gives rough texture is Auto Air Color's candy colors.http://www.autoaircolors.com/They are supposed to be used diluted with their Transparent Extender and coat it with...

Read the Post in new Window Read the Post in Threaded view  Post #2: Translation of what they say by yoshi on 2008-01-21 
Browse the content of the threads in new Window  Thread: Japanese Super High Material CD in Didital Things  16 Replies 
There isn't much in Japanese page either.  I checked some other sites including Universal's own, but all what they say are;Material Characteristics-Uses a different polycarbonate plastic which has improved transparency and superior opt...

Read the Post in new Window Read the Post in Threaded view  Post #10: My biggest event in 2007 by yoshi on 2008-01-02 
Browse the content of the threads in new Window  Thread: Summary: my/your audio: year by year in Audio Discussions  44 Replies 
The biggest event in my audio 2007 was Romy's visit/tuning of my system, and the following exchange which ended up with a revelation of how shallow my understanding and practice of audio/music was.  It ultimately seems to come down to the a...

Read the Post in new Window Read the Post in Threaded view  Post #13: Whatever suggestion, appreciated by yoshi on 2007-10-13 
Browse the content of the threads in new Window  Thread: First Order on Bass channels: Designed for Sound in Audio Discussions  16 Replies 
The box is about 5 cu/ft apperiodic with 3 x Scan Speak vent on the rear panel.  Damped with cotton blanket (filling 60% of inside) and braced rather well.  The driver is JBL 2220 crossed at 80Hz with 12db slope.  All other channels ar...

Read the Post in new Window Read the Post in Threaded view  Post #17: No luck there by yoshi on 2007-10-04 
Browse the content of the threads in new Window  Thread: A great conductor - but almost unknown - Anton Nanut in Musical Discussions  52 Replies 
I've been following the thread with interest.  I just checked Japanese HMV and Amazon.  Anton Nanut search in HMV brings no result.  Zilch!  The name is not even included in their very comprehensive conductor search.  There's...

Read the Post in new Window Read the Post in Threaded view  Post #20: Noise reduction and editing by yoshi on 2007-09-19 
Browse the content of the threads in new Window  Thread: Attention Sound Engineers (compression and loudness) in Playback Listening  47 Replies 
One Japanese classical music reviewer, Naoya Hirabayashi, who seems to be very keen on recording issues, blames heavy use of noise reduction and editing (combining rehersal takes, adding reverb, digitally correcting mis-notes, etc.) as two ...

Read the Post in new Window Read the Post in Threaded view  Post #10: My first step by yoshi on 2007-09-02 
Browse the content of the threads in new Window  Thread: From Newton to Einstein in Playback Listening  12 Replies 
Romy:I've been thinking and thinking.  What I found at the bottom is a lack of confidence accompanied by the fear of it being exposed.  I do not have a confidence in my audio.  Further more, it was camoufraged from my own eyes by the h...

Read the Post in new Window Read the Post in Threaded view  Post #9: "a process of detoxification" by yoshi on 2007-08-31 
Browse the content of the threads in new Window  Thread: From Newton to Einstein in Playback Listening  12 Replies 
This is where I lose you, or rather, lose myself.  I can see my inner self reacting to a given performance be it live or a reproduction, but as you say, it can happen with a table radio or a car stereo too.  I can't seem to find a bridge be...
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