Here is another posts in the industry mockery section of my site where will not mock the subject. Yesterday a visitor of my site sent me a link to Jim Smith’s new book “Get Better Sound”:
As I understand Jim formatted his Avantgarde marketing material that he developed for years into as book format and reshaped the content into a self-guided improvement book. There is nothing wrong with this; here is the table of contents:
The book looks like having a few hundred pages – I hope they are useful pages, not the recitation of others what they think about the book. I did not read it myself and I have no idea what the book has inside.
Jim himself is a heavy industry player and I do not know how much in this book he was able to drop those mental industry chains and look at the things liberated. Usually it imposable for the people who are in the cage, it is sort of metal virus that makes them all to sing the very same senses-immune tune. Still, considering that Jim at his semi-retirement and is looking for finishing his audio career I think it might be worth to familiarize with his points of view. Furthermore, I feel that EVERYONE when they reach the age of retirement MUST WRITE A BOOK about own views and positions. Here is the Jim Smith’s book about his audio views…. I have to admit that I have a sweet spot in me to Jim as he was an instrumental person in the process of me embracing the multi-way horns - I found it very positive event in my audio progress.
Again, I have no idea what in the “Get Better Sound” but $65 it cost might be worth admission price to learn about it. A few years back I was visiting an audio guy, listening his playback, taking about audio and he was drooling, absolutely going over himself, about the hew amplifier that he just heard somewhere but was not able to afford at that time. He said: “Romy, I so loved the sound I heard that I would give up one inch of my own dick to have it.” Well, it was a colorful colloquialism, why do not apply it to the Jim’s new book? I am very confident that $65 that Jim asks for his book represents just one inch of interconnect between the components of most readers of this site. So, would you give up one inch of those cables for the opportunity to familiarize yourself what Jim Smith has learned during his years on audio?
"I wish I could score everything for horns." - Richard Wagner. "Our writing equipment takes part in the forming of our thoughts." - Friedrich Nietzsche