OK, so you guys know this is a ‘warts and all’ diary and some days might be pretty quiet (pardon the pun) on the audio front. Today is one of those days. I’ve been busy with the day job and am in a state of limbo at the moment so not going hell for leather at the final wiring of the system until the Bozak AR6 and EQ6 come back home.
Having said that, I did temporarily wire up the SSL six we talked about yesterday how I think I’m going to employ the little beauty. The idea is for the SSL to be the last point in the chain before going off to the speakers and to the SSL2 interface for streaming purposes. The reason for this (whether I’m right or wrong) is to try and normalise and make the audio signal leaving the mix consistent and glued in some way using the famed bus compressor in the SSL.
Well, I don’t know about all that yet lol! What I do know is….wow…just wow! How can this be so? How can the Yamaha HS sub and HS7s sound so bloody good? What is this voodoo. To say I was blown away is an understatement. I’ve long been a little dissatisfied with the overall sound in the studio and found it a little harsh and lacked depth is the only way I can describe it.
The change is quite dramatic. The love and enthusiasm have returned and listening to lovely music I know very well, today was like hearing it for the first time. The sound is amazingly clear, rich, and had a depth and clarity I’ve only previously witnessed on my brother’s Bryston and PMC setup.
I’m not saying everyone will go through this epiphany if they add an SSL to their setup, but is certainly worth taking another look at how to improve their setups, always room for improvement. I’m sure the way I use the SSL will develop and change but for this single task alone it is worth the asking price. I also started to look at the SSL fusion as well. Better start saving up the pennies!
As ever I talk from a place of passion rather than in-depth audio knowledge so always happy to learn. Please feel free to comment and ask questions.