Marten Parker Trio Diamond Edition loudspeaker $36,990 Review

June 8, 2021 § Leave a comment

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I had been invited by the late Peter J. Walker of Quad to record this performance by his local orchestra accompanying no fewer than 200 singers in England’s Ely Cathedral, in a performance celebrating the 50th anniversary of the composer’s death. I was eagerly anticipating making the recording in the cathedral’s superbly supportive acoustic and had scoped out what I felt would be the optimal position for Calrec’s then-new Soundfield single-point microphone. Using the controller for the microphone’s four capsules, I was able to synthesize a crossed, coincident pair of figure-8 microphones to make the stereo recording. However, when I arrived to set up my gear, the cathedral staff insisted that I had to place the microphone 12′ above conductor Christopher Brown’s head.

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