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RE: Reminds one of Peter Moncrief's breathless ... or is it?

I remember going to my first Lebanese wedding and tasting honeyed chicken. It was a revelation and never experienced nor even thought I'd like chicken and honey together. Can I put the experience into words? Or does our language, indeed any language, simply have limiations. That's why we need to understand other forms of language, such as body language and perhaps the most elevated language of all, music.

Sometimes we TRY to use language to describe those superior experiences and the efforts to describe Terra Firma has been valiant attempts, not just simple and crude forms of advertising jingoistic waffle. We will leave that to the mass advertising corporates. No wonder that, being constantly exposed ad nauceum, we are cynical at the lastest "break-through" - so much so, when it really does happen (and not just part of some news cycle or the pressure to produce copy in an hi-fi magazine), the eyes roll in their sockets and we look inward and not outwards AND miss the point.

Terra Firma has to be experienced, it's simple as that. The rest, as they say, is mere words.

So you want a no-hype explanation? Terra Firma is about achieving the goal of controlling noise at the point of digital to analogue conversion and that any noise, ANALOGUE noise, especiallly wide-band ANALOGUE noise, will be converted into a form of jitter that is the worst kind of audible jitter (and that not all forms of jitter are equal). That is NOT a mumbo-jumbo explanation. It is about eliminating the WORST-KIND of jitter. The next bit is to actually experience it, and until then, maybe listen to those who have. Or go back to reading hi-fi magazines where-in ALL truth lies? Give me a break!



Edits: 02/26/09

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