The Girl From Ipanema is a far weirder song than …

The Girl from Ipanema by Joao Gilberto was one of the first songs, [along with Miles’ Kind of Blue], that we heard on a high-fidelity audio system. [Von Schweikert VR4 speakers, Mark Levison 20.6 monoblocks and several other systems at the time – but this is the one I think both Neli and I think of this as our first major audiophile *rush*. We soon bought the 20.6’s (and separately Dunlavy 4 speakers)]

We’ve played Ipanema 1000s of times since [close to 1000 anyway] including many wonderful variations.

Ran across this video [recommended by YouTube (they *used* to have the BEST recommender system) along with fascinating videos from MIT and Ted Talks and, of course, the awful hate and conspiracy B.S. because what would poor old big tech do if it wasn’t spending most of its time pandering to the barbarians at the gates? [yeah, I can think of a lot of things, too. But apparently they can’t]].

The video talks primarily about the music composition –  which is a nice alternative to the ‘backgrounder’ ‘human interest’ perspective that has been popular for several decades now. Kinda over my head but in an enjoyable way that made me come away with a better understanding of the skills that went into creating such a ‘simple’ song as this.

 

Specials: Triangle Art Maestro turntable package for sale

Triangle Art Maestro turntable for sale, beautiful Satin Black plinth and motor pod, with Chrome platter. Outstanding, as-new condition, very low hours. MSRP $7500, for the turntable itself. (Dagogo)

Special demo package sale, with Triangle Art’s reference level, magnetic bearing, Osiris Mk II 12″ tone arm (MSRP $8000, not shown) and Zeus MC cartridge (MSRP $3995) (Fremer).

Package price $12,000 plus shipping by freight carrier, in original crate.

Note: the factory picture below is in a different finish, and the ‘table does not include the acrylic shelf shown. We like Triangle Art’s turntables on Harmonic Resolution Systems’ isolation bases.

More questions?  Give Neli a call or text: 303.546.6503, or send us an email: mike+neli@audiofederation.com

 

 

What it would look like if completely assembled and with a different finish.