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    Quote Originally Posted by clarke68 View Post
    Ooooo...which track do you use?
    I use Redencion both for the layering of instruments (particularly towards the end of the track) as well as the piccolo, which comes in around 0:35 with a note that's a pretty pure 2200Hz tone. Since this often falls into a crossover region, it can be all over the place. I've played it on dozens of systems at RMAF and that note is anywhere from piercing to distant.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BradJudy View Post
    I use Redencion both for the layering of instruments (particularly towards the end of the track) as well as the piccolo, which comes in around 0:35 with a note that's a pretty pure 2200Hz tone. Since this often falls into a crossover region, it can be all over the place.
    Very cool, thanks! I'm going to try that tonight...might make it in to my next review!

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    Quote Originally Posted by clarke68 View Post
    Very cool, thanks! I'm going to try that tonight...might make it in to my next review!
    Brad, you should ask for a reference footnote if it does.

    Because of you two or three, I just ordered "Cachaito" and "Entre Amigos/Among Friends".
    -curtis

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    OK...because of this thread, another thread here, and thread over at AudioCircle, I have four new discs:

    Orlando Cachaito Lopez - Cachaito, the guys did not steer me wrong on this one. I played it this morning while getting ready for the office.

    Rosa Passos & Ron Carter - Entre Amigos/Among Friends; I fell asleep to this one last night. Sounded great, very relaxing to me.

    Chantal Chamberland - Serendipity Street
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0005JB6SQ

    Erin Boheme - What Love Is; Incredible voice for an 18 year old.
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000E6EIVW

    Too funny....as I was writing this, my Dad called. He is at my house picking my kids up after school. He saw the "Cachaito" and "Entre Amigos/Among Friends" discs and said he was borrowing them. Good thing I already ripped them to FLAC.
    -curtis

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    Quote Originally Posted by curtis View Post
    Rosa Passos & Ron Carter - Entre Amigos/Among Friends; I fell asleep to this one last night.
    Not exactly the strongest endorsement I've ever heard... ;-)

    I had a listening party at my place Friday night (guys loved the Sierra-1). Lots of great stuff was played, but this was my favorite discovery:

    Dark Side of the Moon A Capella - incredibly original and successful take on the Floyd classic. Super well-recorded, the bass (singer) sounds awesome and the voices just float. Highly recommended for fans of Pink Floyd or vocals.

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    Quote Originally Posted by clarke68 View Post
    Not exactly the strongest endorsement I've ever heard... ;-)
    Ha! That didn't come out very good.....but if you knew the weekend I had, you'd understand.
    -curtis

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    For vocal and gospel I like The Fairfield Four- Standing in the Safety Zone. I use track 6 as a favorite torture test as to whether speakers play the 4 voices distinctly separate and in harmony or are just a blend of voices.

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    Josh Groban's new Noel displays the male voice to perfection (at least on Ascend).
    I also love acappella, especially Toxic Audio, The Real Group, Rajaton and Idea of North. Anything by those groups sounds fantastic.

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    I think we have a lot of guitar fans here.

    If you are one of them, this disc from various artists doing "new" flamenco style of playing is very good. I was surprised to find out that one of artists is Slash from Guns & Roses.

    http://www.amazon.com/Gypsy-Soul-Fla...0069608&sr=1-1
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    For Flamenco guitar (and similar), I strongly recommend anything from Jesse Cook. This one is particularly good and was one of my reference CD's when doing critical listening during the design phase of the original CBM-170...

    http://www.amazon.com/Tempest-Jesse-...d_bxgy_m_img_a
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