Hello you guy's...
Yeo is right, some loves the Warm and wonderful sounding system that does not mess up your much loved CD's and reveal they're flaws..
Some tubes seems to have these properties more than others.
I feel it has to be some kind of compromise, if there is only a couple a recordings you can find that is listenable, it is difficult to accept the system as it is.
I agree also that when you find your favorite music, recorded decently it is WONDERFUL when played on such a revealing system. Completely fantastic.
So it might be very well worth it of course.
NOW still I want it ALL.. It should not be too revealing to a little bit lousy recordings, and it shall not be completely dulled either.
ERR:. this is difficult stuff.
You probably do know and have heard about Diana Krall..
I've listened a lot to a recording of her's.http://members.home.nl/smits/images/574f.jpg
This made me believe that all her CD's where pretty good, and looked for errors in my system when they didn't sound right.
Well then a friend of mine was over and listened, and I put on a Diana Krall song, and he said "
Oh you must turn this off immediately, this is a lousy recording!!, we can't listen to this compressed lousy stuff"""..
And I said, yes that's what I thought, just wanted to hear you opinion here... HA HA,,
SO he told me that the recording that really really was good by Diana Krall is LIVE IN PARIS, and when that CD came out, that was the time she was to get known by the Audiophiles.
There is another STUDIO CD also that I like pretty good.
Still it can't be compared to the LIVE in Paris, that is so wonderful it is hard to believe possible.
IF all recordings where that good, it would be easy to listen to music on good systems, no matter how revealing and over detailed they where.
OF COURSE yeo is also right, we should not accept the fact that most of music industry is "ASS" HALL others in large companies ONLY INTERESTED in most profit, and not interested at all in really making something that is really good.
IT is simply no profit, or less profit to do things well.
So to fall into the trap of GREED and just play along and do it they're way really isn't a good solution.
Still, even if there are good recordings out there, it even then can get too much of a good thing, if everything you have in your system is super revealing.
THE spit and breathing sounds of a Vocalist should not be louder than his voice, NO MATTER WHAT You LIKE or prefer.
This is Happening mostly because of Loudness WAR.. and Especially when they put a lot of Compression on Vocals, it sounds SICK SICK SICK.
IT can't be right that is should sound like a Tongue Aerobics workout without swallowing any spit for five minutes, when you listen to music.
Still with NO compression people have sounds coming out of they're mouth along with the they're voice.
TO my taste, these must not get too much in focus...
This makes we want to start to work a little with mixing music again.
Had the technical responsibility for a choir in my youth, it was quite fun too.
They had two vocalists and I think it was around 30 in the choir.
Really really interesting to work with sound in that way too.
Now I know I wouldn't have accepted the sound systems they had back then, even if the Speakers where pretty good. Costed more than I earned in a year back then.
IF you can't get it sounding good without compression and a lot of electronic ultramizers and other useless equipment, you DON'T know how to mix sound. THAT IS my opinion, when it comes to Choirs that is.
When mixing in Vocals alone, it is preferable to have some kind of electronic or digital devices that can add some room echo and such things.
Most people overdue this, YES like they overdue anything, NOT like PERFECT ME; HA HA HA
Anyway.. It's not easy to agree on everything, or is it.
If everyone understood everything and looked at it in the same way, with no intention to make money or benefits, or to try to be better then others, or ... SO ON, then it would be easy.
Let's do and be that..