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    Default Now here's a system for you...

    I hope this is interesting to members:
    http://www.burwenaudio.com/Sound_System.html
    Enjoy, Ken

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    Plus an engineer to play it and a small bank loan for the electric bill. Very nice though.

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    Don't forget the three disco balls! Gotta have those!

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    I seriously need a powerball win.
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    Not interested. Too many doodads in the signal path.
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    Look, he has three balls! Fun toys though.

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    Nice photographs too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by decal View Post
    Not interested. Too many doodads in the signal path.
    I agree.

    really cool to look at, and surely a labor of love by the owner.

    But it kind of looks like "the massive spastic application of technology".
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    Quote Originally Posted by Timothy Smith View Post

    really cool to look at, and surely a labor of love by the owner.

    But it kind of looks like "the massive spastic application of technology".
    I agree, not to mention powering the horns with pro amps. Where's the tubes?
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    He even has a shortwave receiver in the mix
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    I guess I should expand on my lottery winning comment...
    I need to win the powerball because then I would have the money to do this the right way.
    I agree with you, F1...WAY too much money spent and not enough tubes in the mix. Especially considering the vintage nature of a lot of his equipment leading up to the Pro amps...
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    WOW sure would like to hear it though
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    Overkill, killed over and over again.

    I'll laugh if when he finally, FINALLY gets it done, it pulls a "Griswold Christmas Lights" on him.
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    I wouldn't want to be in that room when his old amplifiers made their "pop". Ouch! Very cool though.
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    Avantgarde horns, 300b tubes, thats the kinda crap I want... :D

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    I can see it now...
    He's sitting there listening to a live recording of the 1812 Overture and one of the cannons fire right at the same time...

    *POP*

    *bladder empties
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    Thanks for sharing, Ken. Perhaps the world's biggest horns?
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    Mr. Burwin is probably best known for developing the Burwin Noise Reduction system, many of which are still being used by recording studios and acoustic labs.

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    Pretty impressive! Obviously a guy who lived and worked a lifetime in audio.

    On a completely different "note", he looks a little like Ross Perot's brother.

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    That is without a doubt the finest audio system I have ever seen.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ZLTFUL View Post
    I can see it now...
    He's sitting there listening to a live recording of the 1812 Overture and one of the cannons fire right at the same time...

    *POP*

    *bladder empties
    Haaaaa, thats what im hoping for, a system that moves me
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kenneth Swauger View Post
    Mr. Burwin is probably best known for developing the Burwin Noise Reduction system, many of which are still being used by recording studios and acoustic labs.
    Hello and good morning to you, Mr. Swauger. That is interesting as I would imagine the noise floor in that room is rather high. I think it would be fair to say that this man has a passion for audio and truly loves the hobby. With that said, he lost a little bit of respect when I read that his choice of tweeters for this massive system were Cerwin Vegas. He lost multiple times more when I read that Dick spent a year tweaking its frequency response so that a recording of his son, Russell, playing drums in the front center horn, became difficult to distinguish from the real drums. Now if you can't tell a reproduction of drums from the real thing, that just leads me to one conclusion. You can't hear.

    One more thing. 30 year old electronics are due for an overhaul. Electrical components (some) have a shelf life and a useful life. A question was raised whether this system was outdated. I would without reserve say, "yes". Not only have some of the electrolytics reached or will soon be reaching the end of their [optimum] useful life, technology has come a long way from 30 years ago as well.

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    Richard S. Burwin actually penned the article describing his system and his ideas on fine tuning and tweeking his system. It's in pdf format and worth a read.

    http://www.burwenaudio.com/images/Audio_April_1995.pdf
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    Overkill of a system and I agree that is is probably not optimized for sound quality/purity, but I'd love to hear the system simply for the shear force and presents of the sound.

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