Thursday, June 9, 2011

New PNC Sources

In the two days since I first posted my review of sources from the two nights at PNC, a new source has shown up for both shows.  Here, I compare them to the Busman sources that I chose previously.  Thanks again to the tapers who get these shows into our hands!

Original 5-31 Review
5-31 (Night 1) Source 1 (hereafter MG source)
Source: Microtech Gefell M210's > Oade M248 > Sony SBM-1 >
Sony TC-D8
Location: Set up in OTS section 302, Row AA.
Transfer: MAD > Sony TC-D8 > Tascam CDRW-2000 > EAC > TLH >
Tagged FLAC

16 bit source

This source continues to suffer from the wind driven phase shifting that was evident on the other two sources.  Not much you can do when Mother Nature is pushing the sound around.  The bass response on this recording is quite good with better definition on the low notes than is evident on the Busman source.  Notice this little run that Mike does during the chorus of After Midnight, this is quite evident on the MG source, but is not really distinguishable on the Busman source. The recording sounds a bit brighter than the Busman source as well.  However, the Busman source has better levels.  That said, I think this is the better source and I recommend upgrading to this one over my earlier pick.

Original 6-1 Review
6-1 (Night 2) Source (hereafter MG source)
Source: Microtech Gefell M210's > Oade M248 > Sony SBM-1 >
Sony TC-D8.
Location: Set up in OTS section 302, Row K.
Transfer: MAD > Sony TC-D8 > Tascam CDRW-2000 > EAC > TLH >
Tagged FLAC

16 bit source

For whatever reason, the definition of the bass is not as good on this source as on the same source from the night before.  As far as the sound is concerned it is not radically different from the Busman source and the levels aren't as nice.  With this one, I say stick with the Busman source. 

Happy listening!

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