Just wanted to add one more thing. I used to beleive that speakers are the most important part of the system then I realized later on that amplifiers matter. Just recently I learned that a good source is significantly important. The point I am making is that all the components need to be good, I know to many agoners this is obvious but not everyone is aware of this. The source brings out the sounds recorded during the recording session, if the turntable or cd deck do not pull all the info out of the disk accurately including the microdetail the air the soundstage there is no way any component after the source can remedy the shortchanged signal. There is no way a preamp or power amp or speaker can figure out what was left out or added on and then compensate for the mishap. So ultimately a poor sounding source will be a concern that can only be remedied by replacing the source with a better component. Next the preamp, it can only remain neutral at its best. Any detour from what went in as a signal is wrong. In other words it can either remain neutral which is desirable or it can color the sound which is bad. Though sometimes on some systems the colorization appears to help because other components are not excellent it is best to work with a system that does not rely on imperfect components to compensate for other's imperfections. And lastly a truely good speaker that is revealing of everything is desireable because that helps us feel the live event in our own living rooms. All the detail and ambiance can be felt.
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