EgglestonWorks Rosa made in Memphis, TN
- 130 posts total
- 130 posts total
I've been playing blues guitar and other styles professionally for over 50 years, and I'm an audio geek as well as an active live concert sound technician/mixer. As no system should be "music specific" and especially shouldn't sound like an old tube guitar amp, I'm aware of everyone having tonal preferences with hifi stuff just like the way every guitar player sets up their amps and stomp boxes differently. I own Klipsch Heresy IIIs and drive them with a small single ended tube amp and tube preamp. Heresy IIIs are extremely accurate relative to what you drive them with, and the snappy response relative to efficient speakers is part of the whole thing...you may have heard the Heresy IIIs driven by less than ideal gear, but ya never know (I use a couple of carefully applied REL subs with the Heresy IIIs). My system shines with music from Sonny Landreth to classical to Monk and everything in between, and so should yours.
I've seen Johnny live many times... he was one of the greats!
In addition to all the great blues Johnny W. performed and recorded, his other great gift to the Blues community was producing Muddy Waters on three albums after Muddy left Chess Records. All three albums won Grammys, so you could say it really got the word out.
Johnny sometimes recorded Muddy live in clubs, which gave the rest of us a taste of the energy Muddy brought to live performances.
The Harbeth PSRer is nice but a little anemic for blues. For me the best speaker that I have ever heard for blues under $5000 in a moderate sized room was the Fritz Carbon 7. So much so I bought a kit off him to build my own diy speaker for a custom room. Fritz usually doesn’t do this either. The carbon 7 gives a huge sound stage that is emersive, detailed, and warm. I think it’s down side is that it is not the fastest bass.... but man everything sounds good on them, especially blues. The sound is more dreamlike then lifelike.
Give gim him a call he is a cool guy