Audiophile Terms?? I need a dictonary


Im new to this thing and have been reading reviews and some of the terminology has me a little confused, Like what does "transparent" mean? How about "coherent", "liquid", "colored" Has someone written a book on this or do people just make up words to try and describe the sound they are hearing? "seamless", Heres a good one.. "musical" I'm not sure I get that one. Help
chris96
no dictionary needed, get out there and listen, you will know when its right
See JGH's audiophile glossary: http://www.stereophile.com/reference/50/index.html
You might also find it helpful to buy Robert Harley's book titled "A Guide to High End Audio" (or very close to that). It costs about $15 from Amazon.com. Lots of good info, plus explanations of audio terms. An excellent book for those relatively new to high end audio and video.
A few examples may make some of those terms a bit more clear....

Transparent: The motivations of certain manufacturers of magic tweaks and audio accessories promising a little slice of Nirvana, while delivering a desert lot on a Nevada nuclear test site.

Coherent: Think of one of Dub'ya's speeches, or perhaps this administration's foreign policy......well, it's the exact opposite of that!

Liquid: The state of your assets BEFORE you got into this crazy hobby. Remember that folks?

Colored: A descriptor characterizing the editorial policies of certain Audiophile mainstream journals in reviewing products which advertise within their pages.

Seamless: A characteristic recorded music takes on after three Margarita's. Usually it's just a seamless bass line. Often it continues after the music has stopped playing.

Musicality: Sheeeeeoooooot, you got me Chris, I have no idea on that one!

Hope that helps!

Marco
What is PHAT?
PHAT.

Pretty Hot And Tempting
Go to audioc.com, click on audio information, click on audio glossary. Have fun!
Marco (Jax2) -- lovely :)
A definite reference!
You dont need dictionary, unless you end up Sean
post.Just kidding.
Rcj1231 ...do you mean PRAT?
Yes, thank you. I mean PRAT... What does it mean?
It means Pace,Rythm and Timing as far as I know.
Thanks Gmood1. Have seen it alot, wondered what it meant.

Rick