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RE: An innocent question...

"What happens when a resistor that measures very good sounds worse than one that measures worse?"

It depends on who is judging. Some people prefer noise and distortion, thinking that it improves the sound. Since artificially induced noise and distortion are the norm in some musical genres, IMO people who listen mostly or only to those genres are not qualified to judge whether sound is "better" or "worse" as they lack a true reference. I listen to acoustic music, preferably recorded with a minimal number of microphones in a concert space and not a studio. I am not inclined to pay much attention to reports of how other musical genres sound "better" on particular equipment, as this is not relevant for my purposes.

If one concentrates on whether the sounds are "the same" or "different" then these questions of taste disappear.

Tony Lauck

"Diversity is the law of nature; no two entities in this universe are uniform." - P.R. Sarkar


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