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No, but you do get used to the way something sounds.

If you have ever heard a system that drew you in and made you want to keep listening, keep playing different records, happy and enthralled at the experience, that is a good system. Many systems can sound good, but after a while sounding slightly harsh or strident, a note that stands out, etc. They can be serviceable systems, somewhat exciting, but left off more that they should.

The key is that you are building a system. The amp/speaker/room combination is one where you can take a great amp in one speaker/room combination and have it sound not as good (or even bad) with another combination. You really are not going to know unless you listen to it for a while.

The though of relying on a fast cycle A/B test to tell me what sound I liked better would mean that I lack the capacity to think for myself and enjoy music. It forces choice in an unnatural way.

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