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Paderewski's Minuet
By Bob Ricco

Having read the discussion of Ampico A vs Ampico B roll rendition capabilities, I would like to add a thought from my personal experience. I have a copy of the Paderewski Minuet played by Rachmaninoff. It is one of my favorites and is usually the one I use to show off my Knabe Ampico A (a 6'6" grand). I have also heard this roll on an Ampico B. Are the performances different? Perhaps. Maybe one can detect subtleties between the two renditions but in either case the results are magnificent! Who can say which rendition is"correct" when either is far superior to anything a loudspeaker can produce?

Besides that, it is far more fun to watch the Ampico perform than is to watch the stereo! - and it is this very fact which makes all of these AMIs so enjoyable and fascinating. Who would suspect that any of these assemblages of such unlikely-looking parts could "come to life" and produce the sounds that they do? In the many years I have pursued my hobby, this is still a source of wonderment for me.


Bob Ricco

(Message sent Tue 28 May 1996, 15:53:09 GMT, from time zone GMT-0400.)

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