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Tower of Power

Posted on 2007.01.18 at 19:39


Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2007-01-22 08:21 (UTC) (Link)
Digital Sound Processors
Just so you know, a 24 band EQ means nothing to me. I ran sound at church for a number of years and have worked with many EQs. The EQ we ran to the house was a 30 band EQ with frequency response (for feedback identification). And let's set the record straight, all an EQ does is allow you to set how much of a specific frequency you want to pass through to the next link in the chain. Therefore, any EQing is, in fact, a bastardization of the source material. Discuss.

EQing can be done both digitally or analog. Discuss.

EQing can be performed digitally on a digital medium. Disucss.

MPEG Layer-3 Compression
While I understand your point about removing JNDs, the fact remains that speakers today have a frequency response of 20Hz-20kHz, thereby allowing for output in the total range of human hearing. Ergo, if you have source material that contains all of the frequency information, you will get a faithful reproduction. Discuss.

If you were to attend a live performance of an orchestra, depending on where you are in the auditorium, you will have a different listening experience. With sound systems, the general idea is to have a consistent reproduction. Discuss.

You still don't get it, do you? At first I was responding to what I thought was a ridiculous statement by photogoot when he went out of his way to tell me know many controls the Tower of Power had, because I thought he was bragging about this fact in an effort to claim that the many controls made the Tower of Power the best sound system in the world. However, upon closer inspection, context would lead one to believe that he is continuing the visuals since his comment started with, I believe I have but one photograph of it, and its a polaroid. In an earlier comment, I came to the conclusion that my initial reaction was incorrect. However, you seem to be making the argument and I keep telling you that while your many controls might have impressed the girls and overwhelmed lesser minds, I am not amused in the least bit because I play with bigger toys as well as the fact that all of those controls are redundant in functionality, even if that functionality is needed iteratively. I have never stated that you had more controls then were necessary. What I have said is you don't impress me with how many controls you have. It's not like each control did something specific that no other control in your configuration did ergo, redundancy. Discuss.
ehowton at 2007-01-23 22:56 (UTC) (Link)

I've got culture coming out of my ass.

Just so you know, your conclusions on the EQ mean nothing to me. Your wrong, and I'm tired of arguing about it with you.

Please stop saying you understand my point about the frequency response of speakers and the range of the human ear. The fact that you mention it all tells me that you do NOT understand my point, and possibly never will.

The general idea is not to have consistent reproduction, its to have flawless reproduction. I got close, it sounds as if you never will. Your entire life from this point forward will be mired in mediocrity because of it.

Each knob did exactly something specific that no other control in my configuration did, and that sir, was, and always has been my point. It saddens me that you cannot see it.
photogoot at 2007-01-24 03:25 (UTC) (Link)

Re: I've got culture coming out of my ass.

The point, that I believe is lost here, can be discerned by examining some simple questions…

Why do some pilots choose to fly a bi-plane when a closed cockpit Cessna would do the job more efficiently, safer, and with less fuel.

The answer is style.

Why do some people choose to read a novel when they could easily watch the movie in less time?

The answer is style.

Why do some drivers choose to drive a 35 year old MG with a torn rag top and dull paint when a new Toyota Celica costs the same and is safer and more reliable?

The answer is style.

Why would a traveler choose a train trip that takes 10 times as long as an airline flight and costs 3 times as much money?

The answer is style.

What we did, we did for ourselves. We shared it. We reminisce in the joy it brought us. We appreciated that it was the highest evolution of what it was. It was a goal achieved. The tower of power is a symbol of these things and more to us.

Why do some men listen and some men who have perfect ears never hear?

The answer is style my friends, the answer is style.
ehowton at 2007-01-24 04:01 (UTC) (Link)

Re: I've got culture coming out of my ass.

You know, before I bought my car, I was considering the Aston Martin Vanquish, but when I tallied up total cost of ownership, the Cavalier just seemed a better value.
photogoot at 2007-01-24 04:05 (UTC) (Link)

Re: I've got culture coming out of my ass.

And you knew the answer before you began tallying the cost, yet you considered it anyway.


The answer my friend is style...
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