the record spot said:CJSF said:Quote from: ordic_naubhoff's signature:
"Appreciation of audio is a completely subjective human experience. Measurements can provide a measure of insight, but are no substitute for human judgement. Why are we looking to reduce a subjective experience to objective criteria anyway? The subtleties of music and audio reproduction are for those who appreciate it. Differentiation by numbers is for those who do not." — Nelson Pass
I've thought that one of the more bizarre quotes for many a long day in audio. I think Nelson should pass and take a chill pill. Without measurement, the music will suck on a grand scale.
I'm only guessing now but I think that what he meant saying that is that the road to listening pleasure leads through listening to gear rather than reading oscilloscopes' graphs. it's not uncommon that poorly measuring piece of kit will sound more enjoyable than many other ones which tech measurements tick all the necessary performance boxes. best example here is Audio Note. AN's SET no feedback amps measure really badly but who cares about that (probably those who don't care about music but performance measurements) since they sound so good.
don't get me wrong. good testbench marks are welcome but not if they go before musicality.
P.S. thanks CJSF for your insight on your new cart. looks like you've found what you've been looking for. purely by accident but obviously that's how it was supposed to happen... :cheer: