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In Reply to: RE: You're talking from pro-sumer perspective - and he's talking from audiophile perspective. posted by carcass93 on March 14, 2012 at 10:28:53
If a piece sounds good it sounds good. Of course synergy with the connected components plays a big role, and I typically prefer the shortest, simplest path in my system as well (a simple tube pre) but dismissing it (and anyone who owns it) completely without the courtesy of either a listen or the benefit of the actual user's experience with it is at best ignorant and at worst snobbish and rude.
Baba-Booey to you all!
I'm pretty sure it sounds good to him, and probably so would to you. However, I have enough experience with quality gear to dismiss something like this as cheap piece of crap, that can do nothing but harm when inserted into signal chain.
See also post by E-Stat above.
I an a very "gullable" listener. I can be drawn into the music listening experience (imagining a performance) with just about any system, A Bose 1-2-3 will do it for me, or the highest quality system. That doesn't mean I am unable to descriminate tiny differences in signals? When I an in the "engineering" or "Analytical" mode I can hear small differences and distortions - especially with test signals - and some specific music tracks I use over and over.
When I listen to music for enjoyment, however. I "turn off the analyitics", relax, and enjoy the music - wishing I could be that skilled or creative.
Three most important things in Audio reproduction: Keep the noise levels low, the power high and the room diffuse.
Sometimes, I do not pay attention to the quality of the sound, soundstage, etc. But also sometimes, when I hear great dynamics, soundstaging, detail, or timber accuracy from a playback system, I get drawsn into the room from outside it.
If I listen to a "cheaper" car stereo, boombox, or radio or something, then I listen differently, and listen for content. As a songwriter/musician, I had friends who really only focused on content. I can still enjoy the music, just a bit less...
Whenever I hear systems that I think sound amazing, I enjoy the music more.
"In this land right now, some are insane and they're in charge. To hell with poverty, we'll get drunk on cheap wine."
"and I typically prefer the shortest, simplest path in my system as well"
That alone is enough cause for YOU to dismiss it in YOUR system.
Even I never said it might not work for him, just wouldn't work for ME.
Don't worry about avoiding temptation. As you grow older, it will avoid you.
- Winston Churchill
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