Dear Record Collector

Dear and appreciative music listener of authentic vinyl LP recordings, welcome to my pages.

Over the years I have collected many records. In many instances they formed the basis for my pages, for study and research. And many were bought because I did not have the chance to acquire them because my focus was first on my job in advertising, in designing and copy writing.

Now they have become too many to keep them all. Therefore I will sell items of my well maintained collection, items that may be of interest to you. In several cases I have more than one copy and for certain items at least one to keep in my collection.


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Rudolf A. Bruil.


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Cellists on Vinyl
LP recordings of Trios Quartets and Quintets and larger chamber music ensembles
Operas on Analog Discs
Singers, chorusses and orattorio on LP

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Cherish your records and if you cannot get an old original, buy a re-release that was pressed by the original label in the 1970s or 1980s.
>> Here is why: read Pressed to the Edge<<
Prokofiev's Peter and The Wolf on Vinyl LP Records



At the moment the records are evaluated while being played on a Technics SP-10Mk2 with Yamaha tonearm (made by Micro Seiki) and Audio Technica AT12XE cartridge alternatively playing with an elliptical needle and the special Shibata needle with good results.

Preamplifier is Technics SU-9600. This preamp is connected to a McIntosh MC2105 Power Amplifier. Other turntables are connected to the Technics SU-9600 as well. The digital signal coming from the main desktop PC is translated by the Audioquest Dragonfly USB DAC which is also connected to the SU-9600.
Interconnect between preamp and power amp is a no fancy 5m length cable, probably made in China, that does not neglect the mid section of the audio band.

Loudspeaker cables are Supra Cable Ply 3.4.

A pair of JBL 4312A Monitor Loudspeakers has been refurbished with new drop-in cones (including voice coils and corrugated surrounds). After that they were fully optimized during a period of many, many months while carefully determining the amount of damping material in the woofer compartment and adjusting it in the cavity for the mid section driver fully taking the performance of the woofer in its own compartment into account. Specifically the compliance of the corrugated surround of both the woofer and the suspension of the mid range unit was most importance. As the woofers had received the new original JBL drop in cones (probably the last ones that were avcailable at McKenzie's, the utmost attention was paid to the placement of damping material and the compliance of the surround in order to achieve a perfect transistion from woofer to mid range.
Maybe not a very sophisticated set, but very practical for its purpose and agreable to the ear because it renders a realistic, lifelike sound. Sp[ecifically with the McIntosh MC2105 a most chiseled sound character of the instruments is achieved.


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