"The Most Exciting Live Music Ever"
IsoMike (Isolated Microphones) is an experimental acoustic baffle system, to address the interference of intrachannel sounds that results in compromised fidelity. For these 4-channel recordings, Kimber Kable used microphones suspended on four arms, separated by IsoMike baffles.
Most baffles absorb sound from mid- to high-range frequencies; lower frequencies are more difficult to absorb. Here, the unique shapes of the IsoMike baffles are advantageous. As lower frequencies flow around the heart- or egg-shaped baffles, they are scattered, effectively dissipating their energy.
Eliminating line-of-sight between the microphones seems to lower some fidelity robbing cancellations, this reveals a layer of extreme detail and a sense of increased sensitivity.
England's Gramophone magazine calls the selections on Kimber Kables' IsoMike Experimental Recording System CD “some of the most exciting reproductions of live music I have ever heard."
This 4-Channel SACD - Hybrid disc includes excerpts of experimental IsoMike recordings that will show off both the strengths and weaknesses of your stereo and multi-channel hi-fi system.
This disc plays on CD players and SACD players and contains recordings in CD Stereo, SACD Stereo, and SACD Surround (4-Channel) formats.
All recordings were made at a low enough level to assure that no clipping occurred, therefore you may need to raise your volume control more than when playing some commercially available CDs where the volume has been normalized and/or compressed.
Use caution on first playing as some of the tracks do reach nearly 0dB. Several of the tracks might scare the cats!