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Are advances in technology making speakers better?
@grislybutter To me it’s a mystery why he is multiple times more watched than e.g. NRD ... which is cool and has entertainment value Most of not all of the popular YouTube channels put entertainment value first. That’s the key point - ente... 
Are advances in technology making speakers better?
@larryi  Most of the advances in the last 60 years have been to make speakers more compact rather than to improve sound.   Like everything else these days design has to be market led. I recall a well known designer explaining how a new design b... 
Are advances in technology making speakers better?
Difficult question. They probably are better generally all things being equal, but the difference might not be as much as you're being told. My Tannoy Berkeley's were built in 1978 and I'd say they still outperform 90% of speakers built today. B... 
What should be mandatory in every professional published review-
@zavato ..it should be mandatory that the review includes a direct comparison with the immediate predecessor. IMHO, it’s not enough to know ion the product is good; it’s also important to know if there is a meaningful difference with the immediat... 
What selections do you play when showing off your system to others?
@immatthewj  I never watch a movie because it has good special effects (like I did in the old days) but because it is a good movie with a good plot a good script and good acting.  But I can only imagine, however, how much more I would like some o... 
Do You Tell Others How Much You Have Invested in Your System?
@northman  I don't even tell myself how much I spent on my system.   If I was to add up all of the expenditure I've put into this hobby...nah, let's not even go there!  
What selections do you play when showing off your system to others?
@immatthewj He is the one that got me started down this destructive trail, but where his main thing is HT, I diverged and became obsessed (with obsessed being a relative term) with two channel audio.   I’ve always been more of a 2 channel ster... 
What selections do you play when showing off your system to others?
immatthewj 333 posts 11-06-2022 at 08:43pm  I’ve found the best way to show my system off to others is to let them control the queue. While the listener may appreciate analyzing the music you play, they will likely not resonate ... 
Get out and listen!
@mdishler  If you had Jeff Bezos' or Elon Musk's money I seriously doubt that you could put together a system that would recreate that experience.   Apparently Musk has a different set of goals. Pity. Its even more of a pity that he didn't fi... 
Roger Waters Live Last Night in Glendale,AZ
@idigmusic64 I haven’t, but I mean to listen to Animals in the near future. For some reason I’ve laboured under the impression it was recorded in between Piper at the Gates of Dawn and Dark Side of the Moon. That initial post Barrett period is ... 
Most underrated female recording artists..
   
Honesty of the Reviewers
@rok2id Well there certainly was something romantic about analogue tape. With 2 inch tape at a decent speed the results have probably never been surpassed. Even in this age of digital recording some studios still use tape for the odd recording... 
Pleasurably better, not measurably better
@curtdr  It has been suggested previously that reviewers should have their hearing regularly tested and the results should be published for the benefit of their readers but no one seems very willing to do it. It has been suggested that many loud... 
Honesty of the Reviewers
@rok2id the final arbiter of fidelity is the listener. The listener is the final arbiter of the decision to buy or not. Fidelity can be measured. Fidelity being identified as the degree to which the signal is faithful to the original sign... 
Honesty of the Reviewers
@grislybutter Andrew Robinson? That’s a little disappointing as I thought he was one of the more honest ones. I remember a while back he did some videos on his struggles with audiophile addiction. Andrew Robinson is not only very experienced r...