Ron Steele – Chicago Guitar

5 Dec

Ron Steele - Chicago Guitar DS449c front

This release marks the introduction of a new EV-4 decoding process named “Centaur”. The improvements are increased detail, separation & image positioning/stability.’

Release: DS449c

Source: EV-4 LP

Process: EV-4/Centaur



8 Responses to “Ron Steele – Chicago Guitar”

  1. captainbeyond55 December 22, 2014 at 18:10 #

    Your ‘Centaur’ process on this EV-4 is jaw dropping.Never before has an EV-4 record sounded this discrete. And the enhanced clarity affords a fresh newness to the overall sound. You know I have a soft spot for the Ovation catalog and these pop instrumentals offered here are soothing to my ear. I have no idea where you can go from here. Thank you OD.

    • oxforddickie December 22, 2014 at 18:23 #

      I’m really pushing the envelope with the decoding process’s now, the ‘Mythical’ series is probably the last versions of them (famous last words!)

  2. Owen Smith December 7, 2014 at 13:54 #

    Great decode, shame about the music. This is mostly (all?) covers and I didn’t like most of them. However they were well seperated and the instruments nicely placed forming a cohesive whole. This bodes well for other Centaur releases, I just hope there is stuff that is musically worth releasing on EV-4.

  3. bigheadrascal December 5, 2014 at 22:30 #

    A pleasant listen and a very effective decode. Thanks OD!

  4. Owen Smith December 5, 2014 at 13:28 #

    So the new naming scheme for decode processes is mythical creatures. In what way is this one half man half something else?

    • oxforddickie December 5, 2014 at 13:30 #


    • oxforddickie December 5, 2014 at 13:40 #

      Ah, just realized what you meant. The name was chosen just because the two words ‘EV-4’ and ‘Centaur’ fit well together, unlike ‘Phoenix’ where it was created out of the ashes of a failed idea.

  5. zaphod2359 December 5, 2014 at 13:19 #

    Thank You! I jumped over and read what you wrote about EV-4,and I have to say the depth of your knowledge on all aspects of quad is astonishing. Thanks for sharing it.

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