I attriute it to less distortion, better resolution. One of the big differences in my present speakers from thier predecesssors are the Dynaudio Esotar drivers.
26 responses Add your response
"freshness" is in abundance at a concert, even though the music plays thru amplifiers there is a certain intimate quality that I think of as "glow" where you can hear into the musical nuances and get the sense of it being "alive". In this case it has to do with the ultimate source (a live performance).
I think in a home rig it is a certain coherence of the fundamental and harmonic frequencies along with soft and loud dynamics that help "action" (the ability to come alive). Inner detail figures into it as well IMO.
I am getting blogheaded, time for bed...
Golly 'fresh' is such a lame term to use to describe anything to do with speakers! I would like to know if it's not asking too much how you even came up with the adjective 'fresh' for speakers??
Surely you could have trolled the extensive audiogon archives to discover several other more appropriate adjectives to describe preferred speaker sonics.....
Maybe the change you are hearing is what Newbee mentioned;to me it is a increase of microdynamics(finer inner detail) in the music and you are becoming more aware of source material as it is being presented in a cleaner manner.It was like this for me as I moved up in speakers such as my last 2;dunlavy sc III's and now soundlab m2's driven by roland model 6 amps and audiovalve challanger 180 monoblocks.
Like others have said, "fresh" may not be the best adjective to use. My brother-in-law likes to use the word "crisp" to describe what he likes to hear and I cringe whenever he uses it. Agreed upon usage is the best way to go since we can all relate on some level.
But I see what you mean and if I understand it correctly, then the opposite would be "canned", as in processed, stale and lacking in air and ambience. In short, not realistic.
All the best,
I think you are starting to hear perhaps that "vail" characteristic...it might be your hearing degradation? Maybe not.
You are chasing that elusive dragon of sound...I think you are just bored...whenever I get restless I go in the storage room and change it up..this usually works..lol