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 Post subject: "Funny Face" played by Victor Arlen-Phil Ohmen
PostPosted: Sat Oct 07, 2017 5:56 pm 
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I have a very mint condition copy of Funny Face on Victor 21114-B. The VE 4-3 playing is one I recently purchased and have done some fixes and corrections to. The reproducer is an HMV 5A rebuilt by Wyatt Markus (Micamonster on the forum) and sounds pretty wonderful. I am really pleased with the results and the beauty of this phonograph!

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 Post subject: Re: "Funny Face" played by Victor Arlen-Phil Ohmen
PostPosted: Sun Oct 08, 2017 9:11 pm 
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Sound good ! Clean, snappy and dynamic.


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 Post subject: Re: "Funny Face" played by Victor Arlen-Phil Ohmen
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Very nice sound, and what unique artwork on the case, especially for a VE 4-3! You have a pretty treasure! Thanks for posting.
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 Post subject: Re: "Funny Face" played by Victor Arlen-Phil Ohmen
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The reproduction is especially nice for this small Orthophonic, and what a beautiful case! My 4-3 also features a Markus soundbox and that, with the freshly-sealed horn, produces amazingly clear and vibrant sound. These machines are not to be underestimated.
Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect. ~ Mark Twain


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 Post subject: Re: "Funny Face" played by Victor Arlen-Phil Ohmen
PostPosted: Mon Oct 09, 2017 2:31 pm 
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music is time travel and strings moments in time together like nothing else I know -- Kathleen Lane
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This record is so clean I couldn't resist making a copy of it from my modern turntable. It is so clean I did not need to use any filters for pops or background noise at all. It is just as it was captured. Details on the equipment used are in the video description on YouTube. Perhpas too much of Funny Face, but the quality is astounding.

(Double-click the video above or click this link to watch the video on YouTube in HD.)

-- Dan

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 Post subject: Re: "Funny Face" played by Victor Arlen-Phil Ohmen
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It's a very good recording (for 1927.) The instruments are all clearly delineated. Decent frequency response top to bottom. The record itself is pretty typically 1920's "scroll-ish." Columbia had much better surfaces in this period.


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