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RE: final update ....

Vinnie, I admire your spirit and optimism!

I started playing with tubes and electronics as a teen in the 1960s, so I'm firmly into the age range TK mentioned, where the higher frequencies, at least, are fading. And he is quite right, I have to say. But although I've already built N amplifiers it doesn't stop me from wanting to build the (N+1)th, even if I can't hear any difference.

In the end, the things I enjoy are the music itself, and at the other end of the spectrum, I can enjoy tinkering with the circuit to boost the technical measured performance, even if I can't actually hear the difference.

Actually, I'm not sure I would ever have been able to make trustworthy judgements of the difference in sound between systems. I learned recently I have aphantasia (no mental visual imagery), and I am suspecting I have the audio analogue too. It has always been a mystery to me how someone can compare two sounds that they hear sequentially.


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