Hi folks! jay McCarty wrote:
>Re Bill's comment about recordings: There is a world of difference
>between listening to recordings on a very fine system and listening
>iPod or a Bose Wave radio.
Not so! They ALL sound artificial! I know a guy who spent thousands
on his system, complete with single-ended directly heated output
triodes (the modern equivalent of a PX4), and thousands more on his
speakers. I found it hard to simulate enthusiasm, he was so pleased
with it! But the truth is I've _never_ heard anything that sounds
like the real thing! That being so, I listen to recordings for the
actual playing style, registration etc. but not for the noise that
emerges from the machine!