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simonmoon

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Can the level of pleasure derived from music be measured?
@terry9    Very difficult, unless you finesse the problem by tying your measurement to a known physical measure such as time. An anthropologist set up a boom box in a jungle and invited some villagers to come and listen. When he played Mozart,... 
Can the level of pleasure derived from music be measured?
@frogman   Not entirely sure what you mean by “a true audiophile hierarchy” and why one would want to establish it. Having said that and since the question deals with audiophiles and “pleasure derived from music”, a simpler and more reliable t... 
How can you evaluate a system with highly processed music?
@tylermunns   The only “evaluation” is whether it sounds good to you or not. If it sounds good, the evaluation is: “A”. If it doesn’t, then hopefully you can make some sound, sensible choices to improve what’s lacking (you’re in a good spot he... 
How can you evaluate a system with highly processed music?
@larsman  I don't know why you'd want to evaluate a system with music other than the kind that you like. Personally, I wouldn't care how music I don't listen to sounds on my system. I listen to rock and electronic, so how classical guitar sounds... 
What are your favorite songs or albums for illustrating a deep soundstage?
If you want to hear a natural, deep soundstage, nothing beats classical. Classical music is almost always recorded in such a way, that captures the natural soundstage width and depth of the acoustic space in which is was recorded. And the positio... 
How can you evaluate a system with highly processed music?
@mglik    Each to their own. But can you really evaluate a system by listening to highly processed, electric/electronic music? How do you know what that sounds like? I like to listen to voices and acoustic music that is little processed.  In... 
Danny Richie on loudspeaker design.
As someone who has helped friends upgrade 2 pair of speakers (RP-600M and KLH Model 5), I can tell you, Danny’s upgrades improved every aspect of each. With the Klipsch, his upgrades made an unlistenable (to me) speaker, into something that was p... 
Jazz for aficionados
Janel Leppin and Ensemble Volcanic Ash Some excellent chamber -jazz, with cellist Janel Leppin. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0s9x0nQmNgk    
Von Schweikert Research VR-3... still any good?
I am sure a call or email to Von Schweikert could answer some of you technical questions.  As I understand it, they are pretty responsive.  
Boressen speakers
I've listened to the Z3 for extended periods, on multiple occasions. I found very little wrong with them. What really struck me. was a very natural sounding attack and decay. But I could not find any other major weaknesses. Detail was also about... 
Best music in 2023
2023 has been a great year for my tastes so far! I see people only listing 1 album, but for me, in the genres and subgenres I listen to, there have been many more than just 1 release that I'd consider the best of 2023. This will be all new music... 
Modifying Crossovers
@gdnrbob I would be highly suspect of anyone who thinks they know more than the speaker designer. If they know so much, why haven’t they designed their own speaker. My 2 cents...   It’s not about claiming to know more than the designer, it ... 
Are you interested in the new generation of "old school" design loudspeakers?
No, not if the OP means nostalgic or appearance.  I go strictly for performance goals within my budget so follow the latest technology components.  Because this is my first high-end audio system, so I valued "neutral+linear" over "musical" audio ... 
The MQA debate is finally over
@kota1  As for minuses I can give you an example. If you listen to violins in an orchestra in FLAC they sound rich, harmonious, they ebb and swell with the tempo, its wonderful. But they sound like a group of violins, not individual violins. Wh... 
Snarky Puppy is On Tour!
I so want to love Snarky Puppy, but they miss being great for me.  They are certainly good, but I want my fusion to be a bit more fiery, intense, and complex. With that being said, I have seen them every time they've been to LA, and will most li...