King Crimson guy to audiophools: You are fucking idiots Sept 26, 2019 3:42:30 GMT
Post by COLA on Sept 26, 2019 3:42:30 GMT
The SHites love Jakko Jakszyk. They have about 10 new threads per day at SHiTeeVee noting every latest gig and box set King Crimson does. They also love Jakko's remixings of old prog albums. However, you never see the SHites quoting this rather interesting bit from a recent Jakko interview.
Jakko Jakszyk said:There’s a whole area of audio snobbery in which people say there’s something magical about vinyl. I understand it is an object of desire because it's a possession, whereas music relegated to a mere file becomes more ephemeral. I understand the solidity of a 12” thing with a gatefold sleeve. But the idea of somebody that takes a long time laboring over details in music and then has to put it onto vinyl and deal with all the fucking sound and noise issues is something I don’t buy into. The digital replication of my final mix is as near as I'm going to get to what I thought it sounded like. Vinyl colors the sound or you have to tweak the shit out of it in order to deal with its frailty. I find all that a bit mad. I see some of the hi-fi stuff with people insisting on gold plated mains, plugs and there's all of those aspects which I think are just nonsense. I refer to it as audio homeopathy.
James Randi is an illusionist who stopped being a successful magician in order to concentrate on exposing fraudulent performers. He started with evangelicals, people that were claiming to cure stuff by faith healing. He has this institution called the James Randi Educational Foundation. He had an award of $1 million if anyone can come to his institution and prove to them they have ESP and can move objects with their mind. No-one's ever claimed the $1 million prize.
The reason I mention him is that he has another prize at his institute for $1 million, where you can bring any recording you want. He’s got some speakers and an amp, with an A-B box. One set of speakers has $7,250 Pear Anjou speaker cables and another set has the cheapest speaker wires you can get, maybe even made from coat hangers. He said “You can play back any tune you'd like and we will randomly change from the most expensive speaker wire to the cheapest speaker wire and if you can tell me beyond chance which one I'm using I'll give you $1 million. Nobody's been able to do it. So, I feel very skeptical about a lot of that hi-fi nerdy stuff.