When the compact Disc came out there were a lot of skeptics that said that the sound was too edgy-to this day I sure don't know what they mean by that. Some of them has gone as far as owning tube-driven amplifiers and claim that the sound is warmer. (talk about taking two steps back in time). Back in the 80's when I bought my first CD player I also bought a cheap cd with easy listening classical music. Nice to hear music like that with no hisses or scratches!
There is this cello I am saving up to own. The instrument looks space age but the sound from this thing is loud and even and a lot of well known cellists including Yo-Yo Ma owns one. The article on the latest String issue downplayed the ability of the material -carbon fibre to resonate a good cello sound. Even one of my favorite artists (besides Yo Yo Ma) owns one. Another great aspect of this particular cello is the shape. This one does not have those C bout cornices to dig into my thighs! And say goodbye to right shoulder soreness from playing the A string. It was invented by a cellist from the Boston Symphony Orchestra Luis Leguia-a great guy. Check out his website! (link on the side of this post)