I would like to deviate in this post from music reproduction and stay juts with sound reproduction.
Over the years I’m getting incredibly bored when I hear the typical foolishness that audiophiles love to indulge themselves:
“I feel that the musicians are right in here”
“I feel that the I’m right there where the musicians are placing”
Although there is some minor merit in those perceptions (connected with convenient self-explanations of unknown) but both “They are here” and “I am there” are fundamentally faulty, those perceptions away corrupt the “proper” listening culture.
The goals of sound reproduction are not to reproduce sonic events as “event” but rather to reinstate the sonic disturbance of sonic environment where the event was an “indentation of recreated Space”. (Read further “My Playback” Section, the “Objectives” paragraph) So, do not listen reproduced sound but rather the sound projected to the coordinate system of recreated realty. When you develop those listening techniques and if you payback will be able to furnish this ability then you will be laughing about that ridicules “They are here” and “I am there” with the same disgust as I do.
Romy the Cat
"I wish I could score everything for horns." - Richard Wagner. "Our writing equipment takes part in the forming of our thoughts." - Friedrich Nietzsche