| browellm from hifiwigwam wrote:|
| "not your typical DIY moron". High praise indeed from Romy there… |
OK, I would like to make a commentary on the subject. I know that people who love to chop wood at DIYAudio site would consider this comment of my as the waste of their readable efforts but I consider whatever they do in audio is a waste of efforts. In fact I do consider the following comment is superbly important and if somebody does not feel it then it is too premature for him/her to read my site.
I meant to post it at hifiwigwam.com forum but then it came to me that I was banded from it a year or two back. I was discussing something that I do not remember what and it happened that I expressed the position that contradicted a view of a guy who happened to be moderator in there. He sent me a lengthy email with demand to behave polite toward to moderators of the site, which very obviously triggered my reply with advice to him to go fuck himself along with his site, his mother and whatever he represents. The game is over; I am too much pro to play THAT game…
Still, I think that the even with Speedysteve7’s installation is too valuable and to illustrative to pass on the oportunety...
First of all it has to be absolutely clear that whatever I will be expressing about Speedysteve has absolutely nothing to do with personal attacks (as many idiots would perceive) or with Speedysteve7 himself. I do not know the person and target of my attention is not him but rather the abstract owner of Speedysteve7’s playback.
The “browellm” from hifiwigwam site pointed out that I found the Speedysteve7’s progress very positive and I do. I do like a lot many of the design ideas that Speedysteve7 employed. However, in audio we do not render the design ideas but shape re-birth of Sound. Can I make presumption how the Speedysteve7 installation sound now? Unfortunately I can and I can do it without even knowing the drivers, amplifier of filters Speedysteve7 used.
You see, assembling of playback is not only to have “building plans”. The Morons from DIYAudio are running to get from each other the “building plans” or “schematic diagram” of some kind of blueprint that would allow them do not invest own mind and do not even understand what and why they about to do. It is not surprise that most of the DIYAudio-level solutions in fact no more than celebration of Cargo Cult. The real results do not come from following any kid of methodology or blueprint but by honest recognition of actual results, interpretation the results in context of own objectives and consequentially navigating the actions in accordance with this interpretation, which ironically is kind of my “methodology”.
So, as Speedysteve built the bone of his playback, now his face a task to make this playback to sound properly. That , in a contrary to cutting wood and posting at forums require sensibility, the recognition of result and reacting upon them. In this – in listening sensibility – I very much deny credit to Speedysteve and without it (not my credit but his listening sensibility) the sound from Speedysteve will be very easily recognizable and predictable, even if he used the driver with Princess Diana skin instead of diaphragms…
So what turned me off in the entire Speedysteve project? This is your homework to figure out, the readers.Rgs, 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