Concept of incremental losses…

It's Sunday, I started on the Rioja about ten hours ago, but, listening to some really beautiful music via my now restored music system (my MDAC has returned from Czech this week) I'm rather more aware that the job of listening to music at home is a task of minimising losses, and nothing in the chain can add anything to our enjoyment of music.

Although I will accept that the interfaces between various boxes can influence the transmission of the music, I refuse to accept the concept that anything in the journey from microphone of original performance to my ear can improve anything.

I once went to a musica evening organised by Quad ( the British company owned by Mr Walker ) and the presenter was a professional musician, a saxophonist... He'd almost convinced me to spend my life savings on a set of ESL63s but then he played his Sax in the same room, to "prove" that the speakers were the "closest approach to the original sound" - if that was the closest, for me, it simply wasn't close enough, and I almost gave up on hi fi at that point. I still try to spend more on music than I do on the technology, but having just had one of those rare "window opening" moments, I'm made much more aware that we are dealing with a lot of losses, and there are simply no gains in the game...

Sorry for the philosophical wibbling, but it makes sense to me...

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