Romy the Cat
Joined on 05-28-2004
| rowuk wrote:
| I prefer to think of it as the path to enlightenment …rather
about looking in the mirror...
Interesting that reading the
rowuk’s response I realized that I contains (intentionally or not) a long time maintained
by me view that practicing of high-end audio is very much like looking in a
mirror. It is commonly considered that high-end audio is about sophisticated
and ambitions means to perform audio reproduction and to a degree it is
accurate but only from a superficial view. Looking deeper, we understand that
any answer is just a derivative of questions and in high-end audio the question
is not about means to do audio reproduction and not even not about music but rather
about our eternal journey of understanding ourselves. From this perspective high-end
audio might be viewed as a sample sandbox, the playground for modeling reality,
the model to learn about reality and essentially to learn about ourselves.
Interesting that high-end
audio has a lot of very useful, from my point of view, components that should
make high-end audio superbly effective. First, the High-end audio uses music as
a medium that itself is one of the most sophisticated forms of human consciousness,
so naturally high-end audio should be a serious matter. Second, high-end audio frequently
is expensive, which is good as it should act as a naturally filtration, making
people to take thoughtful and considered steps. For some reasons these filters
do not work as they should and most of the people practice rather commoditized version
of high-end audio.
Anyhow, one way or other, it
is damn hard to explain to an outsider what high-end audio is all about.
"I wish I could score everything for horns." - Richard Wagner. "Our writing equipment takes part in the forming of our thoughts." - Friedrich Nietzsche