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Old 01-05-2012, 10:20 AM
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Originally Posted by j3ffr0 View Post
This is a great comparison. Both of these sound very good, but the second one sounds a little more intimate and breathy to me and my ears prefer it. Some people may prefer the first sample. I would be quite happy with either sound.
Just keep in mind that what you are hearing is the differences in how Rick is sitting and the differences in 2 performances. There's no way to eliminate the differences in two performances with difference stereo images due to positioning and hear any actual difference in preamps. For what it's worth, I preferred the 1st one, probably because the stereo image is nicely centered. Once I fixed the balance and levels on the 2nd, I couldn't hear any real difference, other than differences in performance.
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