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Old 01-05-2021, 01:29 PM
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Got it, those were the ones before this one.
I have no idea what the one RIGHT speaker is. Do you Bill? But by definition, I will still insist that if ONE is RIGHT, the others must be WRONG in absolute terms.
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Just to make it clear, I really do not care for absolute accuracy which is unachievable in audio to begin with. For many obvious reasons, starting at the microphone and working its way back through the mixing, mastering and the playback from your speakers as the sound leaves your speaker, interacts with your acoustic space, bounces off the walls, excites your eardrums and fires off the electrical impulses through the neural network, while the brain evokes memories of what a Cello sounds like as to recognize the source, the type of sound, its purpose, meaning and significance. Is it a Cello or a tiger in the bush ready to pounce... The brain has to take all those electrical impulses and create an illusion of listening to music at that moment in time and space.


How or why we arrived at the importance of sound quality in this hobby only the original audiophile can say. Whoever that was...


Very few audiophiles would mistake a bad sound for great sound but also very few audiophiles would recognize a Steinway from a Baldwin from a Fazioli from a Bosendorf. Instead they would say what a "great piano recording".

A concert pianist would probably say that Bosendorf is in need of a slight tune...

So sound and music while related are perhaps different things to different ears.

I am not a musician nor do I have pitch perfect ears. I simply enjoy good sound and trying to get enough experience of listening to music to the point where I perhaps would still not be able to tell a Steinway from a Bosendorf but at least know/recognize a famous composer and the movement, a Jazz composition, etc... when I hear it over my high end system.

Would this be a fair assessment?
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Old 01-05-2021, 08:19 PM
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OKaaaay. And back to our regularly scheduled program.
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Old 01-07-2021, 09:04 PM
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Very few audiophiles would mistake a bad sound for great sound but also very few audiophiles would recognize a Steinway from a Baldwin from a Fazioli from a Bosendorf. Instead they would say what a "great piano recording".

A concert pianist would probably say that Bosendorf is in need of a slight tune...

So sound and music while related are perhaps different things to different ears.
Exactly! I have no musical ability, but have a very good sounding system. My musician son knows nothing about hifi and listens to my system only rarely (he lives in another city). When he does listen, he gets a big smile very quickly...and five minutes later he opines on things/issues in a song that I had no idea existed.
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Old 01-08-2021, 02:05 AM
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Exactly! I have no musical ability, but have a very good sounding system. My musician son knows nothing about hifi and listens to my system only rarely (he lives in another city). When he does listen, he gets a big smile very quickly...and five minutes later he opines on things/issues in a song that I had no idea existed.
That’s not true; you can play the radio.
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Old 01-15-2021, 02:04 PM
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Wilson Audio makes some fantastic speakers. They are one of the top name brands in the world and deserve mention as the same.

While no one speaker brand may be right for everyone, Wilson is the right choice for many. A close friend here in FL where I live owns the Alexia Series 2. His system is top shelf and his speakers are extremely good.

I've asked numerous questions about Wilsons not only on this forum but on others and to Wilson itself. I've listened to some. It took some time, but I learned a lot about them. I suggest anyone considering the purchase of new speakers to give Wilson an audition.

PS: I'm not a Wilson Speaker owner, but know quality when I hear it. Of course, all the above in only my opinion.
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