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Old 23rd February 2009, 06:01 AM   #31
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Does the symphony bring tears to your eyes when the hero dies, can you hear the wind blowing up the glen when the pipes skeel, cam i smell salt air when listening to "Fingles Cave"
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Old 23rd February 2009, 09:42 AM   #32
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To judge whether your hi-fi gear produces an acceptable performance is an entirely "subjective" judgement based entirely on "your own" experiences and interpretations of your senses.
We ultimately all just want to listen to our favourite music in the most enjoyable way possible, which ideally, would mean having your favourite singers/musicians playing in front of you in your own music room. This is of course virtually never possible unless you are fabulously wealthy. Anything less than this ideal will always be an electronic compromise!
One of the "engines" that drives our desire to chase that "acceptable" level of performance is the fact that every time that you introduce a new piece of equipment into your system your music sounds slightly or not so slightly different ,which makes us all get excited and get our best test discs out and listen to the music really intently again to see just just what you can hear "this" time.
Of course there are many "objective" parameters that can be defined, both electronically and acoustically in a factual manner, but these have still got to be "heard", by "ears" eventually, and as we all know every ear is different . The number of Threads and replies on this forum proves this.
I wish personally that I had a bigger house/music room and more money to use for searching for that "acceptable level performance", because I really enjoy my music and this search for acceptable performance is a great aid to that.
Happy listening. (currently listening to "Angel Brothers", do check them out)
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Old 23rd February 2009, 10:07 AM   #33
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Brett; I meant "ART" in the visual aesthetic sense, high class furniture to be looked at and admired as much as listened to.
For ME, it is irrelevant. In my new digs there is an area under the stairs that will house all the gear out of sight, except the speakers that is.
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My partner and I are moving too, how the heck did I accumulate so much stuff in only 5 years, I'll need to build a huge shed for storage and a workshop if we buy the house.

SWMBO is always asking why I need five separate sound systems when we only have parties about 3 times a year
I hear you with that - man did I accumulate a lot of audio gear, as well as musical instruments.
Time for it to go.......
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Old 23rd February 2009, 10:08 AM   #34
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Does the symphony bring tears to your eyes when the hero dies, can you hear the wind blowing up the glen when the pipes skeel, cam i smell salt air when listening to "Fingles Cave"
I can get that on a clock radio if the mood is with me - the gear is secondary for that. However, I like designing and building stuff, so.....
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Old 23rd February 2009, 11:54 AM   #35
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I found another answer.

Acceptable is the opposite of unacceptable, Therefore, If you find your system is not "unacceptable" , Then it is acceptable.
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Old 23rd February 2009, 07:57 PM   #36
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If you have the ability to hear recordings of music performances that you attended, I think that helps provide a basis for evaluation; provided that there wasn't a lot of creative editing and processing in between.
I find having a variety of recordings of shows I attended in relatively small halls to be invaluable...being very familiar with the acoustics and the performers.
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