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post #1 of 51 Old 07-12-15, 12:52 PM Thread Starter
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What is the most affordable way to truly listen to a great Pink Floyd album. For example I have hear Dark side of the moon and Wish you were on a wide range of systems and it never sounds the same. Some better than others. Why did Pink Floyd produce albums in the 70s which seemed to require very high end gear to experience what they had mastered in the studio? Pink Floyd on my zaphs sounds pretty bad. I got a pair of vintage DBX sound fields and it sounds better. I can almost hear the intro of breath to me about 30 seconds into it. On better speaker maybe 5-7 seconds. Some of the best pink floyd I have heard when I was a kid was at my friends house. His dad had some DIY speakers and some carver m500 amps. I think he had 4 of them running to speakers. I have to go hear Pink Floyd on some statements before I build a set!
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Have you given this a spin? It's obviously minus Roger Waters but some really good stuff.
David Gilmour: Remember That Night - Live At The Royal Albert Hall [Blu-ray] https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000UD08HW..._KQQOvb8FNNBFR
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Ha good luck.

Pink Floyd is one of my reference tracks!

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A vintage stereo receiver and a pair of Paradigm 5se MKII (or 7se) speakers. Fantastic!
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What is the most affordable way to truly listen to a great Pink Floyd album.
I will assume album includes CD?

The most inexpensive Sony BR player with earphone out and Klipsch S4 earbuds.
Should be right at $100 to the door including the CD.
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A lot of those tracks were recorded with very little ambience, mics set up close to instruments and amplifiers, so they can sound quite plain in a room without ambience or with poor speaker setup. A room with more natural ambience will add more warmth to the sound of the recording and may seem more friendly to you.

Do not negate the kid factor, we all heard things as kids is that sounded fantastic to us that might not sound so great to us now with more experienced ears.

Another possibility, you might be trying to experience those tracks the same way you did as a youth, wanting a more raw sound with lots of power behind it like when you first heard it. It might take a certain type of system to deliver that same sound. Just a thought.

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A lot of those tracks were recorded with very little ambience, mics set up close to instruments and amplifiers, so they can sound quite plain in a room without ambience or with poor speaker setup. A room with more natural ambience will add more warmth to the sound of the recording and may seem more friendly to you.

Do not negate the kid factor, we all heard things as kids is that sounded fantastic to us that might not sound so great to us now with more experienced ears.

Another possibility, you might be trying to experience those tracks the same way you did as a youth, wanting a more raw sound with lots of power behind it like when you first heard it. It might take a certain type of system to deliver that same sound. Just a thought.

The psychology of what sounds good to us and why is not always a simple mater.
wow.. that may be very true... i was thinking about find some carver gear on Ebay but maybe its just the perception from when I was younger... i will need to contemplate this aging.
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I think Pink Floyd sounds great on my system.

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I think Pink Floyd sounds great on my system.
me too!!!
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me too!!!
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