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RE: Not why you might have thought

"This is not what most people expect in a "hi fi" demo. No thundering bass or shimmering highs -- just the music, accurately and unobtrusively presented."

Last time I attended a live classical music performance (it was at Carnegie Hall), I heard a lot of thundering bass and shimmering highs. I'm not sure where is this myth that real music sounds somehow more tame than what we enjoy on a good hi fi system coming from? Live music is very muscular, dynamic, it's never 'prim and proper and buttoned up' the way some of the more 'esoteric' audiophile circles are trying to package it in their overpriced 'audiophile' releases.

I think there is a good reason why no one so far mentioned any Chesky Records releases in this thread -- they snobbishly underrepresent recorded music as something wimpy, timid, quiet, so that they could draw listeners' attention to some imaginary, barely noticeable micro-dynamics. That's bollocks.

Edits: 03/18/17

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