740RE: [rivercityaudiosociety] Website & Meeting Schedule
- May 1, 2012Joe,
I find the A/B testing conversation interesting. I hear the differences between gear better when hearing them blind because I can concentrate on the sound I'm hearing and not all of the other information-->the designs of the gear and the way it "should" sound. Sometimes I'll close my eyes and it seems my brain can absorb more music info, as if it's over compensating for loss of the visual sense with a boost to the audible sense.
The group's long time audiophiles are probably better equipped in the critical listening department. Take Alan, a veteran in the recording industry who knows correct sound - pitch, tone etc... We have orchestral musicians as well--they know pitch and tone. I'm trying to get a better grasp for these characteristics of sound and I find this group very valuable in that department.
Maybe we can have a group meeting to demonstrate tone of real instruments for a better idea of the differences between our own systems and the real deal?
Date: Tue, 1 May 2012 05:33:16 -0700
Subject: Re: [rivercityaudiosociety] Website & Meeting ScheduleI agree with Alan about the quick a/b testing. We saw how difficult that was at the cable shootout. The professional reviewers for the major audio publications take in a product and live with it awhile to get the full gestalt of what it sounds like. I also have a nice pair of set amps and modified Klipsch RF-5's , but no car. I would be willing to bring them with help. Also the gold speaker cables as I use them to greater advantage than was heard at the shootout.From: Alan Hendler <alanhendler@...>
Sent: Monday, April 30, 2012 3:54 PM
Subject: Re: [rivercityaudiosociety] Website & Meeting ScheduleDon,That would be goodActually I have a couple of low powered set tube ampsThe Klipsch speakers I have are side speakers in a surroundsound system so I will have to try them with my set amp.Actually I have not used the Klipsch with any of the amps I have mentionedbut mentioned bringing the klipsch because I certainly can't bring My MaggiesI am somewhat against quick ab blind tests and would rather play several selections with each amp so that members can get a feelfor the basic sound of these different topologies. We are not trying to say which is better butwhat do they sound like in the context of a particular systemAlan
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