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I don't want to beat a dead horse but I'm bugged.
@realworldaudio , I feel most of what you wrote is made up. I don't think you will be able to clearly articulate what is missing from the measurements and certainly not 95% of the things that are missing. Perhaps this is the issue. This sounds mor... 
I don't want to beat a dead horse but I'm bugged.
Thank you @mahgister for sharing your thoughts on the matter, we are on the same page. Being an audio enthusiast is to explore, and welcome both ends of the spectrum so we can turn passive, inert knowledge into applied wisdom.   @deludedaudiop... 
I don't want to beat a dead horse but I'm bugged.
It's a human thing: when it's written in stone, it becomes objective and sacred. It needs no further validation... (who cares about listening.) Judgements can be made, and people will fall in line. Who cares about the art, beauty, music, humanity.... 
How to choose a cartridge?
I'd say that it's very hard to expand on the merits of a cartridge without considering the step up / phono stage. In my experience the cartridge - step up / phono  matching is just as, or even more important than the cartridge itself. Try looking... 
The Music at AXPONA 2022
It's all about the show and making the maximum impression... Plus, they all carefully select the demo material that the gear likes, and avoid those that would cause problems and showcase weaknesses.   Also, I second @mapman: it's easy to fall in... 
How do you judge audio components and speakers?
I will limit my observations to loudspeakers for this response... Indeed, as Andrew Jones said recently, almost all recordings have manufactured information, they are not the replicas of the exact music space. So, listening for accuracy is a very... 
What does a subwoofer solve?
Some of my observations on using subs, in bullet points: *It highly depends on your expectations, on how you listen to, and what you listen for. *If you are looking for power delivery and just more (deeper or stronger), the sub will give that to... 
Do you build anything for your high fidelity system? If so, what do you make?
I hope this thread will inspire more to boldly go the extra mile. For my system and room, it would be much easier to list what I did not modify or build or design myslef. Well, that list contains 0 items - I have nothing "stock", all the purchase... 
Can a Amp be "timeless" and compete with todays amps?
I second @lancelock with the vintage theater amplifiers. I have the little brother of the 1570B, the Ampex 6516 monitor amplifier, that was used to master the soundtracks of movies. Of course, it needed heavy bringing up to date to be used as a st... 
most beautiful (looking) speakers
A number of the most amazing looking speakers left me with indelible scars of their sound... Well said, loudspeakers are to be heard. When looks are priority, sound quality recedes to the shadows. Any serious lisening session should be done with ... 
Audiophiles on Audiogon.
I used to read Ken Rockwell's reviews on camera bodies and lenses, I think he did a pretty good job there. (I have not read his site in many years though, so don't know what he's up to nowdays.) However, picturing audiophiles as people who buy 20... 
I'm trusting FedEx/ UPS less by the day
I've been using Fedex very heavily at work for the past 20 years, and when delivering to hospitals and academic institutions Fedex is very dependable, and they are doing an incredible job.  Yet, even 20 years ago, all the audio items I got delive... 
High quality CDs
I would recommend the Hyperion label. They have very nicely recorded classical material on CDs with wide dynamic range and very low noise. ;   
Classical? Chinese Music
The score of the Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon was composed by Tan Dun. Tan Dun is a very prolific composer of modern Chinese music. I would highly recommend his Ghost Opera (CD) to all audiophiles looking for Chinese music recorded at very high ... 
The Law of Accelerating Returns
I would call it law of accelerated potential... which may, or may not be fulfilled. At the very beginning of my audio journey I heard the two most expensive systems of the time. On being a B&W Nautilus with eight (!) solid state award-winning...