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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... 
Honesty of the Reviewers
It would appear that the role of the reviewer is as tricky as it ever was. Either you blatantly lie and shill on the behalf of familiar dealers and manufacturers to curry favour or you risk being outcast into the wilderness. Treading the middle ... 
Get out and listen!
@musicfan2349  Anyway, the reason for my post is simply to encourage audiophile to get out and listen to the real thing.     Great advice. I remember years ago hearing a live piano recital and then it's playback on a SD card of all things. T... 
Pleasurably better, not measurably better
@erik_squires  What if I like 2.8% distortion?  Sure, we can measure it, but the engineering goal of lower is not the same as my personal listening goal of making things that sound good to me.    If you prefer 2.8% distortion that's fine and da... 
Roger Waters Live Last Night in Glendale,AZ
The 2 sides of Roger Waters:        
A perfect song? What are your choices?
@grislybutter I’m not at all surprised. He’d seen it all in the 60s, rubbing shoulders with the likes of Baez and Dylan, the Beatles and the Beach Boys etc. It’s true his career nosedived somewhat in the 70s once his association with Mickie Mos... 
Pleasurably better, not measurably better
@erik_squires  "I'm buying gear that makes me feel good."   So presumably is everyone else here, though not necessarily by the same route. Different strokes for different folks.   'At best I can achieve a system that sounds good with a wide ... 
A perfect song? What are your choices?
  As near as perfect as it gets in popular music?  
Pleasurably better, not measurably better
Quickly descending into a promo campaign for dealers?   Let’s not forget that there are also a few music lovers that do care for accuracy in playback. Accuracy, not short term attention grabbing rising treble or smiley frequency curves. You can... 
Pleasurably better, not measurably better
@curiousjim Yep, I learned decades ago that if someone is happy with the sound of two tin cans and some string, there is little chance of convincing them that your system is any better.   I think you’re right. Bass heavy low resolution high ... 
To bolt Standmounts to stands, or not?
If that's what Triangle themselves recommend and that's what the purpose built stands were designed for, then the answer is staring you in the face.   In any case it looks as if Triangle have encorporated plenty of decoupling into the arrangemen...