Three Distinctive Voices Flow via the Pro-Ject MaiA DS3 Stereo Integrated Amplifier

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June 2023

If you caught final month’s column, you’ll know that one of many recordings I featured was Van Morrison’s signature major-label debut, Astral Weeks. I famous that—sometimes for a pop recording within the late Sixties—the recording setup was fairly primary. Morrison’s voice is centered within the soundstage, and there seems to have been little or nothing altered in post-production. One consequence is that Morrison often sounds barely off-mike. Having seen Morrison carry out a number of instances, I anticipate these off-mike incantations have been deliberate.

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