8/53-comma meantone

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8/53-comma meantone is the tuning of meantone temperament which tunes the fifth as 698.709 cents. This means the fifth is flattened by 8/53 of the syntonic comma (81/80) of 21.506 cents, which is to say by 3.246 cents.

It is a good tuning for domineering temperament, which is one possible 11-limit extension of meantone.

It came to the attention of Budjarn Lambeth in 2024, while messing about with different meantone tunings in Scale Workshop. He noticed that 8/53-comma sounded distinctly bright and warm, at least to him.