Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Consider this if you're giving impressions, opinions or reviews ...

Collapse
X
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Consider this if you're giving impressions, opinions or reviews ...


    From Stereophile July 1993 - 25 years ago
    J Gordon Holt's: Sounds Like? An Audio Glossary

    You don't have to use Holt's definitions but its good to know what you're talking about and its helpful if you're somewhat consistent.

    "Subjective audio is the evaluation of reproduced sound quality by ear. It is based on the novel idea that, since audio equipment is made to be listened to, what it sounds like is more important than how it measures."

    The Reverse Glossary at the end is worth a read. "The discussion which follows assumes that the listener is familiar with the sound of live music as performed in a real acoustical space. Without that familiarity, there can be no basis for judging the quality of the reproduction of that sound."

    A slight variation on one of my favorite Holt observations: An opinion giver unsure of his or her reputation for acuity will often inflate the audibility of something in order to demonstrate how extraordinarily perceptive he or she is.




  • #2
    Holts undertaking is quite impressive, but Harley's turn of phrase(s) in Sidebar 8 had me chuckling as I imagined manufacturers high fiving after reading the review of their product.
    Speakers, Wilson Audio Sasha 2's; line stage, ARC Ref 6; phono pre ARC Ref 3; Amplifier, ARC Ref 75 SE; turntable, Dr. Feickert Firebird with a Kuzma 14 inch 4 pt and Transfiguration Proteus; CD player Ayre C 5 xe; tuner, Magnum Dynalab MD109 SE; Dr. Feickert Analogue CBPS; Double Matrix Professional Sonic RCM; Transparent Audio Isolator 8; Transparent Super cables and IC's; and a Atocha Designs Record Cabinet

    Comment


    • Rob
      Rob commented
      Editing a comment
      or this...Sidebar 7 - Corey Greenberg's Law: The best-looking components tend to sound the worst.

  • #3
    The older I get, the less sure I am of anything.

    Comment


    • #4
      Originally posted by Bill Hart View Post
      The older I get, the less sure I am of anything.
      Take heart Billlbo, Descartes' skepticism was the cause of his certainty.

      Comment


      • #5
        Originally posted by Bill Hart View Post
        The older I get, the less sure I am of anything.
        The more I know, the more sure I am that I don't know. You know?

        I appreciate everyone here who share their thoughts and opinions.

        Comment


        • #6
          None of can be sure all the time but by using trial and error with repeatable results makes me feel better at what I claim
          did he say that anywhere. ? Lol
          I always said we each hear different , we each have likes and dislikes that become so over time much time
          we all have critics but someone who plays or attends Lijve events is most always not like me
          but I have a good reason for this as I don’t attend and no ones system is real by any large degree it’s simple to see why.
          My IRS are almost 8 feet tall four columns and weigh 1500 hundred pounds yet when my son plays a real piano it’s not even close
          the tone is there. The decay is there. The impact be it hard or soft is there.
          So what’s not where. It’s simple it’s the dynamics and the speed of it. When my kid plays the korg it’s ok and mine is far better. But when he plays the upright he shakes the house. While I can play loud and shake the house I lack he attack and dynamics of it.
          Soes anyone feel they have this cought as real ?
          Room built for purpose 20/9/55 ft
          speakers cust infinity IRS V , new caps and LPS , magnets etc.
          mark levivson pre no 26 Amps no 33
          mogami gold mic interconnects , new soon
          digital three cust servers , win ser 2016 , AO 2.20 and cust Linux Kernal for NAS
          player roon server , dac PC HQ player USB power cut at main board
          network isolators cat 7a shielded , LPS for all pcs and network switches and routers. Audio network ips dedicated nas is music and network switch and router. Dacs lampi various

          Comment


          • #7
            Originally posted by Joe Pittman View Post

            The more I know, the more sure I am that I don't know. You know?

            I appreciate everyone here who share their thoughts and opinions.
            Joe always the right post at the right time lol
            Room built for purpose 20/9/55 ft
            speakers cust infinity IRS V , new caps and LPS , magnets etc.
            mark levivson pre no 26 Amps no 33
            mogami gold mic interconnects , new soon
            digital three cust servers , win ser 2016 , AO 2.20 and cust Linux Kernal for NAS
            player roon server , dac PC HQ player USB power cut at main board
            network isolators cat 7a shielded , LPS for all pcs and network switches and routers. Audio network ips dedicated nas is music and network switch and router. Dacs lampi various

            Comment


            • #8
              Good stuff.

              Less profoundly sure of anything though I do feel such a deep level of gratefulness in general. And there was a time when I was so sure... is this acquired wisdom? Perhaps so. Having a vocabulary doesn’t hurt.

              One thing for sure though, I’m decidedly a subjective listener. So much vinyl, so little time. For me, being in this hobby is all about enjoying the listening.
              Listening/Living room 25.5x14.5x8.5, modestly live & dynamic, Brinkmann Balance w/RöNT II PS, HRS, Reed P3-12, Miyajima Zero, Avid Acutus SP, SME V w/Kondo fairyhair silver litz, Lyra Kleos, Linn Sondek LP12 w/Ittok LVII, Nakamichi ZX-7, SCD-XA5400ES, Aesthetix Calypso & Rhea Signatures, Nordost TYR Norse 2 XLR IC, Silent Source Music Ref mains, Atma-Sphere MA1 Mk.3.4 OTL Silver Edition monoblocks, Elrod EPS-3 Sign power cables, Coincident PREt, PS Audio Premiere, Yamamoto racks, SMARTractor

              Comment


              • tima
                tima commented
                Editing a comment
                "I do feel such a deep level of gratefulness in general."

                Me too. For music, this wonderful hobby, and the opportunity to interact with the people who share it.

                And the guild speak is fun. :-o

            • #9
              Beware of people with answers. Anyone who is absolutely sure of anything is either selling you something, has limited experience or an extremist. The longer we live the more we learn how little we really know. Keeping an open mind is the way to learn but all of that learning tells us we aren't really experts on anything.

              People are just creatures who barely know the world around them. We are just beginning on our discovery of nature, science...well everything.

              How many times have you been in a group of colleagues and they introduce you as some sort of expert. Do you wonder why they think this of you? Me too.

              I told my son that I am good at what I do because I work hard at it. No magic, no extra intelligence, just hard work. Work hard, respect others and keep an open mind.
              Life is analog...digital is just samples thereof.
              https://www.edsstuff.org
              Analog: VPI Prime, HRX Pulley w/3 Belts, Dual Pivot, ADS, Ortofon Windfeld Ti, Liberty B2B-1, Sky 30 Trans
              Amp: *Audible Illusions L1 + Schiit Loki + Parasound A21
              Speakers: Magnepan MMC2 + DW-M, REL T5/i
              Digital: TASCAM UH-7000, Pioneer Elite DV-47Ai, NAD 446
              Head: Stax Lambda Pro, HiFiMan HE-400S, Focal Clear, Schiit Lyr 2
              Wires: Kimber Hero w/WBT + 8TC, AQ Leopard + King Cobra

              *Modified/Customized Component

              Comment


              • #10
                Al, I'm with you. A few months back when I was tuning one of my sources. You like the way I said that, source, so no one would get upset. I would play a track such as Behind Blue Eyes, then play my acoustic guitar. It was quite revealing to have that direct comparison between recorded music and live music. The configuration that best emulated the live acoustic guitar was what I kept.
                PAP Trio 10/Voxativ & PAP Trio 15 Horn speakers, Ampsandsound Casablanca monoblocks, First Sound Audio Mark 3SI preamp,
                Mojo Audio Deja Vu server, Mojo Audio Mystique V3 DAC, The Linear Solution Ethernet Switch, Blue Jeans Ethernet cablling,
                Akiko Corelli, Custom power strip direct wired to panel with OFC copper wire. Inakustik Ref Air 2404 Speaker cable. Genesis and Inakustik NF2404 Air Interconnects.

                Comment

                Working...
                X