That's what she said.
Making a big list will get back to you asap.
A mate once used me as an example of the "reference" and worst "statement" of a human she had ever known. In retrospect, the more I got to know her the more I could see why she would say something like that...and more.
Truly funny. But, I'm afraid you cannot claim reference status until the ladies do a double blind test, you are up against stiff competition.
This noun say too much.... :)
The winner is millercarbon!
mahgister beat me to it. Definitely "musical"
"Magical"....if in H. Potters' system, perhaps...
"Liquid"...I am Not a fish; is 'all wet' OK?
"Definitive"....of gulibility or hearing loss...
...but congrats, MC....;)
The one I use all the time that I think actually indicates something Useful is “top notch” which means in the same league as the best I’ve heard.
Could be the Yankees, could be the Mets, but capable of winning on any given day.
My other quickie is a Easy binary test. It either sounds good or does not.
At one time Iowa was a "dry" state. So rather than "bar none", there was no bar.
Means high priced.
Jump and boogie. I'm not sure I want my TT doing either of those.
The sound of the master tape
'Among the best in its class'. This phrase is seldom heard nowadays, but was used by Stereo Review when they had a real piece of crap and wanted to say it but could not....
"accurate" or "reference"
This throw away phrase is often used by chintzy people to defend refusal to spend more. Imo, it speaks more about the attitude of the audiophile than a measure of performance of equipment.
I occasionally read What Hifi, the British publication, online. They like to use the word insight. This or that component has great "insight" in rendering music.
"My wife even noticed the difference!"