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Old 20th February 2003, 01:45 AM   #11
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I can enjoy music coming out of almost any system, be it from my TV, from a PA system at a $4 punk rock show, or even the stereo in a friends car. But, although it isn't the system I enjoy listening to it's the music, sometimes there are systems that completely butcher the sound, once while driving to the ski hills in a buddy's car we were listening to Paul Simon's Graceland and whenever a horn note played it hurt my ears and I just had to turn it down for that song, it was unbearable. So most low-fi systems are perfectly acceptable to me, but others are just horrible.
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Old 20th February 2003, 02:25 AM   #12
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I think, Hi-fi low-fi or no-fi, flat frequency respons is majorly important.
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Old 20th February 2003, 03:16 AM   #13
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Default LO-FI.

Hi,

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I think, Hi-fi low-fi or no-fi, flat frequency respons is majorly important.
Nope...not one bit.

Timing,pace that is what makes the music flow...and a half decent speaker helps too.

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P.S. Niels, with a Lowther in your avatar you shouldn't even mention flat FR.
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Old 20th February 2003, 03:57 AM   #14
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A great song coming out of a clock radio is prefered to un-inspired music out of a $25,000.00 system.

The magic is in the music, not the electrons.

At least from this music lovers point of view.

(but good systems convey the music better)

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Old 20th February 2003, 04:12 AM   #15
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another funny thing to consider is, many pop songs of the current era have been designed from the get-go to be played on car radios, boomboxes, etc.

i think some music may actually sound *better* on low-fi.

/andrew - likes good experiences
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Old 20th February 2003, 04:16 AM   #16
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another funny thing to consider is, many pop songs of the current era have been designed from the get-go to be played on car radios, boomboxes, etc.
Primary target: radio stations.

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Old 20th February 2003, 05:12 AM   #17
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the hunormously vast majority of people playing and - more important to the producers - buying the music designed for low-fi presentation, are people who don't know, or care, a whit about 'proper' hi fi sound.

granted, they (I?) may be missing out on a lot of great sonic experience. still, to say they are not enjoying their music may perhaps be to speak from a position of elitism.

maybe what i'm saying is, we should differentiate enjoyment from the concept of appreciation, where the former is a more...um...holistic and emotional experience, and the latter is maybe more intellectual and analytical.

no value judgement implied...just two different ways of experiencing.

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Old 20th February 2003, 09:19 AM   #18
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Music is music is music and can be enjoyed on any system. However I do appreciate different music on different systems. For instance music that may seem very simple or even boring on your alarm clock can turn out to be a real favorite on a better system because you hear the small things that allow you to “get” the piece.

I find that I can enjoy music as well on a ghetto blaster as on a really serious system but I have much more trouble with the stuff in between. Systems that pretend but don’t deliver.
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Old 20th February 2003, 11:14 AM   #19
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Music is music is music and can be enjoyed on any system. However I do appreciate different music on different systems. For instance music that may seem very simple or even boring on your alarm clock can turn out to be a real favorite on a better system because you hear the small things that allow you to “get” the piece.

I find that I can enjoy music as well on a ghetto blaster as on a really serious system but I have much more trouble with the stuff in between. Systems that pretend but don’t deliver.


I'll second that!

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Old 20th February 2003, 12:19 PM   #20
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Default Re: LO-FI.

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Niels, with a Lowther in your avatar you shouldn't even mention flat FR.
If you've also checked my signature, then would've also noticed:

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