Post by Sanjay Gupton on Aug 13, 2018 23:18:17 GMT
He's got an AV receiver. I'd keep that on the down low over there, too. Definitely not revealing enough to let the breath of life shine through. Even a $500 power cord won't make it resolving enough to hear the added bass slam his cables could be giving him if he had a 60 year old tube receiver. Poor guy. He's probably embarrassed.
Post by aquaholic2017 on Aug 14, 2018 17:28:56 GMT
The Hoof Man comes to Gnrat’a defense:
Why stop with gear? Listening rooms have their distinctive sounds. Everyone should also be required to list the dimensions of their rooms, the type of floor, the type of ceiling, each item of furniture, the material everything is made of, along with any wall hangings, sculptures, and other resonant objects. Oh and the date and the results of their most recent hearing test. Otherwise they can’t possibly have any credibility when they post about sound quality.
That's a red herring.
No it isn’t. Or do you deny that listening rooms affect sound?
No, I don't deny anything of the sort. But, bringing up the room is a way to attempt an argument against listing your equipment. There is no valid reason for not listing it.
You missed the point Grant. You made the rather overstated assertion that unless one lists their gear, they have “no credibility” commenting about sound. I’ve listened to music through literally hundreds of different set ups, and I know many people who have done the same. The particular equipment a person possesses at any given time doesn’t confer any “credibility” on them. Their listening environments, the condition of their hearing, their experience and exposure to music (both live and recorded) are equally - if not more - important factors in how sound “quality” is subjectively perceived.
What exactly is your problem? You don't want to list your gear? So don't. But don't go reviewing sound quality of recorded music here or your posts will be wiped. Thanks.
It’s your forum Steve. I listen to recorded music in studios at least as much as I listen on my own systems. If you’re going to require a list to of all the gear in a particular playback chain anytime a comment is made about sound quality, that’s probably not gonna happen.
Post by aquaholic2017 on Aug 14, 2018 23:33:50 GMT
Do you have a reason for not listing yours?
If you go back and read responses after that, you will see that I am not the only one who stated it. I am not alone here. This is Steve Hoffman's directive to we members. Why not do it? What's it gonna hurt to just list what you have. You don't have to list everything. No one has to know your address. You don't even use your real name here, so what are you worried about?
I did. It;s definately all there! Only people whom I allow to follow me can see my profile. However, if I do comment on sound, I try to remember to list my gear in my pertinent post. I have no problem doing that. Here it is once again for those who have not seen it.
The reason a lot of forum members limit whom may see their profile is because there are a lot of a-holes out there.