Click to read: Low-level detail and the sound-stage; these days they're all the rage. But this article (once again) seeks to put them in their proper place(s) in the context of the realistic overall reproduction of music. In this context, WAJ on AUDIO re-asserts that both detail-resolution and sound-staging are highly over-rated, especially in the absence of the vastly more important elements.
Click to read: Yep! This was bound to happen. It was inevitable - as sure as the night follows the day. We now have audiophiles who believe their systems' sound is 'superior' to that of the live instruments their systems should be COPYING. No further comment will be offered here, except to say that this is truly depressing, not to mention; pathetic. Read it and weep, I'm sorry to say!
Click to read So here we have the extremely well-learned and esteemed founder of Stereophile merely repeating the fact that high-fidelity is about copying as closely as possible the sound and characteristics of live acoustic instruments - with this; The Acoustical Standard, as the most relevant reference. This is exactly as we've all come to learn, and absolutely in accordance with every bone-fide document on the subject of high-fidelity, as all who know would agree. (It's also in accordance with simple common-sense - even for those only interested in electronic music - since it establishes the standard of performance, on which even many electronic instruments themselves are based).Yet, we also have the current editor of the same Stereophile magazine (who should really know better) contradicting the founder to suggest, to teach, to advocate a paradigm which devalues and largely disregards the fundamental basis of high-fidelity, and which ensures the further lowering of standards in what remains of concept of 'high-fidelity'. Why?
Click to read: Part 2 of "DIY Speaker-Systems - Their Relevance & An Example"
Documenting updates to my own DIY speaker-system.
[Temporarily inaccessible] Including a Glance at the Issue of Room-Correction
... can't believe that following advice sight unseen could produce something so excellent. A lot of advice out there and lots of opinion . Following yours has produced good results so far....
Apparently, the beneficiary was so enamored with the system, that he sought to claim credit for its design. Note that this is the very task he'd asked me to accomplish for him. And, by his own admission, I did exactly that (according to comments like those of his above). And my only incentive in doing this (apart from merely helping a previously-admitted hifi-novice) was to have the veracity and efficacy of the radical principles expounded at this site verified by a completely independent individual, after his being exposed to the results of same. This was also achieved, admirably. And, subsequently, the fellow turned around to claim authorship of that which he'd previously admitted to being incapable of achieving - to that which 5 months of my time and effort had been dedicated. But, obviously, in such a scenario, one cannot be receptive to false claims and delusions of grandeur. (The full thread - from Part 1 thru to Part 6 - also reveals the utterly ridiculous nature of any such claim). Needless to say; there's no 'fairy-tale' ending to this saga!
Click to read: And why were all related articles and thread removed?Well, basically, it all turned out to be more trouble than it was worth, really. Perhaps I should expand: And I have. Be advised; this is no pleasant 'fairy-tale'. Please click the link above. And a revised version of this thread is below - starting with Part-1. On second thought, perhaps it was all 'worth it', after all.
WHEN MUSIC SOUNDS, gone is the earth I know **** And all her lovely things even lovelier grow **** Her flowers in vision flame, her forest trees **** Lift burdened branches, stilled with ecstasies. **** WHEN MUSIC SOUNDS, out of the water rise **** Naiads whose beauty dims my waking eyes **** Rapt in strange dreams burns each enchanted face **** With solemn echoing stirs their dwelling-place. **** WHEN MUSIC SOUNDS, all that I was I am **** Ere to this haunt of brooding dust I came **** And from Time's woods break into distant song **** The swift-winged hours, as I hasten along.