Thanks very much… I get carried away on these ideological campaigns.
God gave us all a hint, when He decided to make flora & fauna in various shapes, sizes, and colors.
mankind has followed suit with his productive zeal, innovations and ingenuity to afford us choice after choice in most everything we can pick from on this incredible planet. So many alternatives it can and does boggle the mind at times. The aspect of individuality if carried to an extreme can thwart such an exercise all together, or confound it greatly.
So far as individuality and personal touches go, I don't feel it so much an immense thing to place endemically our fingerprint upon a thing as end users but to find those products which satisfy us readily. Truly there is nothing wrong with striking some personal brand of sorts on a thing, but when the sole pursuit is pointed to alteration, why then not find that which does indeed finish the chase once and for all.
Certainly there is something to be said for the pursuit of purity in sound. Achieving a level where all of the music on display seems so real and organic. A virtual audiblly recreated reality.
Thus far I’ve found such levels aspirations only and not a reality. I catch glimpses of just such instances now and then in my own affair. Sometimes more, sometimes less as recordings go. I fear that for myself the big brass ring isn’t mine to be had now, and perhaps never. That’s simply my reality. I’m hamstrung money-wise but not quite so with my desire.
But there is a flaw in that viewpoint. My expectation is that I require more of a thing in order to be content with it. Getting more then, will be the solution. Well, it’s one answer, but it might not be the solution.
Too, too often it’s not the equipment… it’s my own thoughts about it. It’s just my own ego barking at me to improve things… add more… do more… tweak this … mod that… and each prescribed addition is an addition I’ve no past experiences with… that’s the funny part.
Oh it sounds this way… so I need a such & such to make it better? Maybe, maybe not.
if I can eliminate ego, or dramatically diminish it, my perspectives change. A change of perspective is as important as is acquiring another step up in equipment, for the goals have now been changed.
Honestly, were I to have the unrestrained means, Bill gates-like dough, I’d surely buy a setup which would startle and raise the hair on your neck. Hopefully. Probably several differing sorts as well. I’d be a kid locked in a candy store overnight. With any luck, I’d come to my senses by the morning. For the real golden nugget to all of this is enjoyment, as past times are supposed to provide.
There is so much stuff out there which is very, very good. I often wonder about system builds like this… “who’s to say once a pretty good level is met with components, that we already have on hand the tools needed to give us just such a truly involving and ultimately rewarding assortment?”
It’s at that point merely a matter of matching and maneuvering about the accessories and peripherals to gain their highest benefit. This list seems inexhaustible.
It’s said, “Desperation is the mother of invention”… maybe ‘desire’ is it’s Father. If it just ain’t out there, or happening for someone, they should look to their own hands for it’s generation…. Or reconcile their aspirations once again. It might prove out as a whole new career move! Or surprisingly enough, one could find themselves quite as ease with their rig as it stands.
Last night I switched about a pair of ICs in my system Just for kicks… a “Let’s see” thing. Turned it and went out to a anniversary dinner with friends, when I got home and began to listen I had to recall what I was listening too, the sound was so immersive and fascinating. It was not my better pieces in play at the time. I was spinning disc after disc… that sort of system is the kind I want. The one that’s tuff to turn off. Apparently I had it all the time and only needed to move about one pair of signal cables for it to come more alive.
I’ve had them up for sale a couple times feeling I needed ‘more better’ ones. Maybe I don’t after all. This stuff sure is funny in a laughable way, and a weird way too, a lot of the time.