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回覆 (1113): SHAME
 
https://www.commentarymagazine.com/articles/the-trouble-with-karajan/
sregnifnet
18-09-24
18:47:44
回覆 (1112): SHAME
 
 
>number of clicks and the ability to present colourful powerpoint!  
 
Ha haa, that's exactly what I do :-)  
I am one of those discovering what are the interesting pattern of Facebook's 1.4billion's MAU (monthly active users) and revenue distribution.  
Unfortunately, not making the big $$$ like you think, I have to make my own fake Lenco turntable, if I make the big $$$, I may have a DaVinci table sitting in my 1000 sq ft listening room.  
 
However, there are some examples of what you said and that's driving the real estate properties $$ along w/ the Chinese to the new height every MONTH now. The most famous one has to be What'sApp, the CEO of What'sApp once went to interview @ Facebook and they refused to hire him. 10 years later, sold What'sApp to Facebook for 19 billion ! In his own word, he said if he was hired and work at FB, he would be a line manager or director something, would never have made What'sApp.  
Cadiver
15-04-29
22:49:27
回覆 (1111): SHAME
US government is so short sighted because they only look at 4 years term. Been like shit since the Bush administration.  
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The US isn't alone la. Its a global issue. What I really don't under is why the Finance and IT (such as social network) industries can offer the highest paid jobs, bringing the highest earnings and largest by revenue industries/companies in the world lor!  
 
What if I say the tools that require for the maintenance of a Ferrari cost hundred times more than owning the car itself or you could earn ten times more working as a finance for oil company or GM than actually making and selling oil or being with the largest car manufactory. Deviation, right?  
 
Surely these intermediate industries do bring improvement to the end product but somehow, some of them have become larger and more important than anything in the line ends.  
 
It does matter of who said what or how the message get across but cant be much use if somehow people just talk and keep on receiving messages but not owing a Hi Fi or even go live concert to experience the performance. Right?  
 
Nowadays, all you need to make huge amount of money is the number of clicks and the ability to present colourful powerpoint!
bobui
15-04-29
15:21:58
回覆 (1110): SHAME
 
Totally, need to hire a hit-man to finish him off .... Bastard !  
 
... & than the US foreign policy in Asia by using Japan & Philippine just proven how useless the government is. Can't come up with any true win-win arrangement but doing stupid fake pressure against China. US government is so short sighted because they only look at 4 years term. Been like shit since the Bush administration.  
Cadiver
15-04-29
13:52:55
回覆 (1109): SHAME
 
' 安倍扭曲慰安婦 指屬人口販賣 '  
 
Only one word to describe this s.o.b.  
Shameless!  
It is the greatest insult to those victims.  
 
kh33
15-04-29
09:45:29
回覆 (1108): Cartridge talk
Dr. Ng:  
 
Perhaps it's a sign of getting old, lately I've been listening to music with fewer and fewer instruments.  
 
The Shostakovich symphonies I do have a bit, like a few EMI LPs by Previn and Berglund, #4-9 by Gergiev (Philips CD) and the Haitink cycle (Decca CD); and some tracks are my Wilson Grand Slamm showpieces.  
 
I'll definitely watch out for the EMI/Melodiya cycle.  
 
Thanks, David.  
 
davidchan
15-03-20
22:13:32
回覆 (1107): Cartridge talk
It showed that you don't have to spend a fortune to get those DECCA and Columbia labels.  
There are still real gems at reasonable price.  
 
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The same apply to Hi Fi equipment, right?
bobui
15-03-20
13:15:52
回覆 (1106): Cartridge talk
 
David,  
 
It showed that you don't have to spend a fortune to get those DECCA and Columbia labels.  
There are still real gems at reasonable price.  
The playing by Rubinstein,esp. the slow movement of Beethoven 5th concerto is ethereal. You just don't find a more poetic reading.  
Another real gem is the EMI/Melodyia box set of Shostakovich symphonies played by all Russian conductors and orchestras. The sound /performance is hard to fault.
kh33
15-03-20
12:36:33
回覆 (1105): Cartridge talk
Dr. Ng:  
 
It was nice visiting you while I was in HK over the CNY; and thanks to your recommendation I bought one from the ebay, NOS, factory sealed, promo copy box set for only USD19.99!  
 
Not in a position to comment on the performances, but the sound is indeed vintage Kenneth Wilkinson/Kingsway Hall!  
 
Thanks again, David.  
 
davidchan
15-03-20
07:24:52
回覆 (1104): Cartridge talk
 
 
I guess sticking a Diamond to the front of the cartridge is like licking the make genital ? 8^)  
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Depending on who is licking it can be orgasm.  
 
kh33
15-03-19
17:03:12
回覆 (1104): Cartridge talk
Here is an extract from Ortofon website about the use of Titanium as the body of the A95 cartridge.  
 
"Considered an engineering breakthrough, the Selective Laser Melting process welds fine particles of Titanium together, layer-by-layer, to construct a single piece body devoid of extraneous material."  
 
Given that the extensive use of Titanium in its new flagship cartridge. Don't you not think the best possible tonearm to mate with the A95 is and should be this one below?  
 
For your info, the Alphason HR100 arm tube is made of one piece titanium casting which forms the arm tube and head shell, the only of its kind in the market even until today. The bearings are made of ceramic. It was introduced in 1982. Over 30 years of age!  
 
Cartridge and tonearm - Generally, not very high tech stuffs in 21st century la but nevertheless, just work lor!
bobui
15-03-19
14:39:10
回覆 (1103): Cartridge talk
Sticking a ball to the cartridge is like sticking beads to the male genital.  
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I guess sticking a Diamond to the front of the cartridge is like licking the make genital ? 8^)
daiwok
15-03-19
13:33:56
回覆 (1102): Cartridge talk
Are you a technological person?  
 
Digital audio - high tech  
Audio frequency amplification - mid to low tech  
Digital amplification - mid to high tech  
Turntable - mid to low tech  
Cartridge - low tech  
Tube amp - Very low tech (low ? tech)  
Shun Mook - No tech  
Tonearm - low tech  
Speakers - ?  
Cables - $$$ tech  
CAS - pure tech  
Analogy Tuner - mid tech  
 
 
Disclaimer  
Technological character not necessary directly or indirectly related or reflect on final reproduction of sound quality. Human beings are recommended to consult your well connected and qualified buddies or fully rely on manufacturer literature to avoid a non logical outcome.
bobui
15-03-19
08:09:15
回覆 (1101): Cartridge talk
 
 
Sticking a ball to the cartridge is like sticking beads to the male genital.  
整餅  
kh33
15-03-18
19:41:04
回覆 (1101): Cartridge talk
 
Sticking a ball to the cartridge is like sticking beads to the male genital.  
整餅
kh33
15-03-18
19:40:05
回覆 (1100): Cartridge talk
I kind of like how the motor industry has developed in recent decade. More so on many of the European models and brands.  
 
Every three to max four years, a facelift version would appear. Another three years after the facelift version, a complete new model will supercede. More important is that, no matter how much changed the new model may have upon the old one, you can always easy recognize its the same brand from the same company you are looking at even if you hidden the badge or logo.  
 
 
 
bobui
15-03-18
17:00:24
回覆 (1099): Cartridge talk
 
 
Japanese have the flair to go real deep in one aspect of a particular design and so much so they often forget the primary purpose of the whole device. Eventually the means to an end become the end itself.  
 
Watch out boy, this is not the first time and I am sure it's not the last. And yet, more often than not, gimmicks like this usually cannot survive the test of time. When the Honda Accord first hit the market, she had under her belt more than 200 patents. Looking back now, I cannot but wonder how many of those patents still apply!  
 
To be fair, the Japanese have contributed much to the refinement of the phono cartridge in every respect. Nevertheless I believe this odd ball will likely be forgotten and never to be remembered again.  
 
Just a personal view, having been misled many times in the early days.  
 
 
limage
15-03-17
14:34:31
回覆 (1098): Cartridge talk
 
No surprise!  
It is typical of the japs!  
 
kh33
15-03-16
19:09:22
回覆 (1097): Cartridge talk
Due to its composition blended of a few kinds of sodalite having spherical shape, vibrating wave flown from the north pole of the ball is absorbed in the crystal architecture mingled inside, and vibrating wave running down the ball surface is finally cancelled at the south pole of the ball.  
 
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No mathematical prove? No scientific logical sampling data? Its pretty much jus wild guess and a bunch of theories mingle together in a foreign language. Right? Here is an extract from ZXY website:  
 
"We need to understand again the greatness of Edison now. Really high technology has to be freely used to in pursuit of quality of three dimentional sound factors without profaning a holy territory of time. We need to rise above time, otherwise we will take longer time to finish and appreciate the journey."  
 
Oh, come on! What do you get on the few lines above? Its just night time big talk on a whisky glass la!  
 
I can easily believe that a ZXY might actually sound good in some systems but cant they just stop all the big talk please. And leave Edison and any other great inventors out of its talk talk please. Its an insult to western civilization lor!
bobui
15-03-16
14:04:44
回覆 (1096): Cartridge talk
 
>Why there is a blue ball on the zyx omega? <  
 
廠方話:  
Lapis lazuli Balancing Weight  
A spherical object fixed to the front nose of Premium OMEGA and Premium DIAMOND is a balancing weight to accord the sweet spot of the cartridge body and the gravity point of vibration system. Having checked up materials and repeated audio monitoring, a nonmetal Lapis lazuli ball having hardness 5.0, specific gravity 2.5, diameter 8mm, and weight about 1 gram is put in at the most appropriate position to form the best cartridge structure. The Labis Lazuli ball used in DIAMOND's other advantage is centroid control. Due to its composition blended of a few kinds of sodalite having spherical shape, vibrating wave flown from the north pole of the ball is absorbed in the crystal architecture mingled inside, and vibrating wave running down the ball surface is finally cancelled at the south pole of the ball.  
 
不過老祖話個波似地球,可能同萬有引力有關!
thekong
15-03-14
10:21:42
回覆 (1095): Cartridge talk
 
Why there is a blue ball on the zyx omega?  
It is ugly and I don't like plastics.  
Last time I tried the zyx I was unimpressed.  
Is the Ortofon A95 a limited edition? The A90 was.  
There seems to be a genuine resurgence of vinyl, with new products coming out that are more than I can remember. Even new classical LPs are being pressed such as piano from Lang Lang and Sokolov.  
On the other hand significant new CD is a rarity now,. A slap on the face of the one who pronounced LP was dead years ago.
kh33
15-03-14
10:03:18
回覆 (1095): Cartridge talk
Not a bad idea at all and who is the lucky tonearm?  
 
Oh, here is a beautiful piece from Dvorak I adore much in piano two hands. Anyone has it in LP, please shout!  
 
 
 
bobui
15-03-13
19:38:13
回覆 (1094): Cartridge talk
 
 
These are the latest attractions among the analogue elite. Not a bad idea to bring it up here to share with everyone else.  
 
 
 
IMG-20150312-WA0012  
 
 
IMG-20150312-WA0013  
 
 
IMG-20150312-WA0017  
 
 
IMG-20150313-WA0000  
 
 
IMG-20150312-WA0018  
 
 
 
limage
15-03-13
12:22:14
回覆 (1093): The Dresden Staatskapella
 
Attended the HKartsfestival concert last Sat. with the above orchestra led by Christian Thielemann playing Strauss Metamorphosen and Bruckner nineth.  
The concert was quite memorable. Not for performance, but the incident where an audience was being shouted at by clapping hand prematurely. It was indeed shameful, on the one who just try to show how cultivate he was by scolding loudly at others. Though it was not proper to show your appreciation before the coda, it was not an act of sin and should not be treated like this. Remember, the orchestra are paid to perform, they are entertainers, strictly speaking. There were numerous occasions elsewhere where the audience clapped before the music stopped. It is just not unusual.  
As for the performance, while others have rave reviews I have reservations.  
The playing in Strauss Metamorphosen was just too plain, lacking the poignant beauty that I've in other playings such as Kempe and Klemperer. This is a piece which Strauss wrote with deep feelings after the destruction of his much loved city.  
Bruckner ninth was a piece dedicated to God. Bruno Walter once said he only understood this piece after a serious illness where he had time to contemplate his life in bed. From the playing by the Dresden I did not have such feelings of connection to the one above.  
The first movement was slow, to the point of boring, as the ultimate dynamics was lacking. As for the second movement there was not enough punch and urgency to make you feel excited. The adagio was better with lovely emotional playing from the strings, making some moments for you to savour..  
 
kh33
15-03-02
18:38:38
回覆 (1093): The Dresden Staatskapella
 
Attended the HKartsfestival concert last Sat. with the above orchestra led by Christian Thielemann playing Strauss Metamorphosen and Bruckner nineth.  
The concert was quite memorable. Not for performance, but the incident where an audience was being shouted at by clapping hand prematurely. It was indeed shameful, on the one who just try to show how cultivate he was by scolding loudly at others. Though it was not proper to show your appreciation before the coda, it was not an act of sin and should not be treated like this. Remember, the orchestra are paid to perform, they are entertainers, strictly speaking. There were numerous occasions elsewhere where the audience clapped before the music stopped. It is just not unusual.  
As for the performance, while others have rave reviews I have reservations.  
The playing in Strauss Metamorphosen was just too plain, lacking the poignant beauty that I've in other playings such as Kempe and Klemperer. This is a piece which Strauss wrote with deep feelings after the destruction of his much loved city.  
Bruckner ninth was a piece dedicated to God. Bruno Walter once said he only understood this piece after a serious illness where he had time to contemplate his life in bed. From the playing by the Dresden I did not have such feelings of connection to the one above.  
The first movement was slow, to the point of boring, as the ultimate dynamics was lacking. As for the second movement there was not enough punch and urgency to make you feel excited. The adagio was better with lovely emotional playing from the strings, making some moments for you to savour..  
 
kh33
15-03-02
18:38:37
回覆 (1092): The invasion of Jewish Supremacy in Hong Kong
 
 
 
 
Morning evp,  
 
With what appears to be a complete seizure of the real story on local TV, the information in your clips is absolutely vital. Again, many thanks!  
 
 
 
 
 
kris
14-11-02
08:24:40
回覆 (1084): The 2014 Hong Kong Umbrella Movement
 
http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=aNtuY6PnjJk
evp1312
14-10-30
09:52:43
回覆 (1091): The invasion of Jewish Supremacy in Hong Kong
this is so much like the cultural revolution. people just lost their basic human decency in the name of higher 'moral ground'. very said indeed!! history has a habit of repeating itself. these are just a bunch of hooligans.  
drwkng
14-10-25
10:45:02
回覆 (1090): The invasion of Jewish Supremacy in Hong Kong
The man carrying the "Captain America Shield" and dressed in protective gear is NOT a police. The three police officers in the picture arrested and taking him away.  
bobui
14-10-25
10:30:34
回覆 (1089): The invasion of Jewish Supremacy in Hong Kong
 
 
On the news this morning, saw this guy (using his Captain America Shield) rammed a weak old man hard into the ground while he was (alone) trying to untangle one of the obstacles. The symbolic image is too vivid!  
 
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kris
14-10-25
10:10:28
回覆 (1088): The invasion of Jewish Supremacy in Hong Kong
 
HK is sick now, seriously sick , like a cancer patient with multiple metastasis.  
The only salvation is radical treatment with total irradiation or chemical therapy , to irradicate the cancer cells,followed by marrow transplantation.  
Like the music by Richard Strauss-Death and transfiguration, written in his early composing years. The version by Karajan, the Strauss specialist, and the BPO is the one that goes deep in my heart.  
kh33
14-10-23
11:55:22
回覆 (1087): The invasion of Jewish Supremacy in Hong Kong
 
 
More great wisdom from evp.........  
 
 
 
 
 
 
kris
14-10-23
08:46:22
回覆 (1086): The invasion of Jewish Supremacy in Hong Kong
 
 
evp1312, thanks for sharing the clips. You're an Angel!  
 
 
 
 
kris
14-10-18
11:07:48
回覆 (1085): The 2014 Hong Kong Umbrella Movement
so we need to ask ourselves why do we tolerate this compromise. most people i think is after happiness in this life time. so the goal for most people is happiness not democracy.  
 
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King, because we are social animal. Only through being social, we learn to live in peace and harmony. Its also the beginning of specialization and division of labour. Realise what our worth! Civilisation lor!  
bobui
14-10-17
22:30:51
回覆 (1084): The 2014 Hong Kong Umbrella Movement
i finally can watch the clips from evp. i agree with him in many points but i must point out that his interpretation of the bible is not quite there yet. quotating II Corinthinians about 愛國 really misunderstood the bible verses. as he knows the the word 'love' in II corinthians is the greek work 'agape'. the transation in chinese as 愛 is really not that correct. the King James version translated the word as 'charity' is more on the mark.the word 'love' in the bible is almost devoid of emotion. now coming back to the 愛國, i think this is asking for trouble. i think it is much better to ask the chief to pledge allegiance to the basic law which is a mini-constitution of hk.
drwkng
14-10-17
18:09:51
回覆 (1083): The 2014 Hong Kong Umbrella Movement
 
 
Thanks evp for the clips. I watched with all my heart early this morning and I was very much lost in thought driving to office. I still have serious doubts, despite the fact that I've been pretty convinced by the great wisdom.  
 
Just love alone may not work. It has to be requited in kind, or at the least, well appreciated before it is effective.  
 
Brimming with love would have us end up being crucified. We are no saints and I suppose we don't want our children to be saints.  
 
 
limage
14-10-17
14:27:40
回覆 (1082): The 2014 Hong Kong Umbrella Movement
 
 
Good point, Dr. The pity is, homo sapiens are born to be social beings.  
 
limage
14-10-17
14:25:01
回覆 (1081): The 2014 Hong Kong Umbrella Movement
democracy is not something of value in itself. we don't need democracy if we all each live in an island. the fact that we need democracy is because we are so stupid and want to live with someone else in a society. so democracy itself is originated as a compromise. you give up absolute freedom for social interactions. so no one in its right mind pursues democracy for its own sick. so we need to ask ourselves why do we tolerate this compromise. most people i think is after happiness in this life time. so the goal for most people is happiness not democracy.  
i think the current crop of conflicts has more to do with philosophical pursuit than any real values in life. it is the concept of living under a dictatorship that is so unbearable. politics is all about money and power. you only need to trace the money trail and you will find that 101% of politicians are not after your good beings.
drwkng
14-10-17
14:01:34
回覆 (1080): The 2014 Hong Kong Umbrella Movement
 
 
Many years ago when I saw personal assault and mass fighting in the legislative council of Taiwan, I had the same feeling as you do now. What a shame to the Chinese!  
 
But look at the Republic of China now. She is far more democratically civilized than the PRC. Oppression is the cause, I have to conclude. Now I tend to think slightly more deeply........  
 
 
limage
14-10-17
12:39:22
回覆 (1079): The 2014 Hong Kong Umbrella Movement
Either we give in or we move out. This is the dilemma we'll have to face sooner or later. I am afraid we don't have to wait another 30 years to become one country, one system.  
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Yes, its kind of worrying. The current Leg council is not a very pleasant place to even just watch on TV. Not pretty at all! lor! Throwing objects around is kind of barbarian. Adults don't do that. Right? And what have they done to earn taxpayer money. Surely shouldnt be by throwing objects and screaming around lor!  
 
bobui
14-10-17
12:25:24