For me mark it is about getting lps to sound as 'real' as i can, but it is also about not being ripped off.IslandPink wrote: ↑Sun Nov 27, 2022 12:53 am I wouldn't measure it or define it. I'd just listen to it. My best guess is that it's low distortion at low signal levels. I feel increasingly isolated on this forum because i don't feel that anyone knows what I'm talking about any more, I must be a dinosaur of some sort.
It's about recreating real life from... LP's ( in particular..... though I give honorable exemption to Nick's DAC ) .
For example, I get the impression people think that the whole speaker cable issue is about not being ripped off. It's not. There are so many subtle things to be learned.
When we started this forum it was about HiFi and still inspired by the New York 1990's valve scene and Sound Practices.
Now i feel it's too much about 'Can I make something DIY that sounds OK ?' .
I think that Paul knows what I'm talking about, and maybe a couple of others.
Apologies to anyone else that i just rubbed up the wrong way, but I just feel really frustrated.
I went to to rediculous lengths and through complete frustration to get that arm to sound 'right' so that the lps sound real by my defenition of real, but i also think that cables and all the vitriol and cobblers around them are not worth my time and investment.
I dont have access to expensive cables, mains cables, audiophile fuses, any of that stuff, and dont have any intention of going down that path even though i acknowledge that cables do make a difference.
The way i think is geared towards wanting to know why the engineering does what it does to the sq of a turntable/arm combination and is very blinkered, im not particularly interested in other aspects such as digital or amps any more. I long since resigned myself to the fact that i cant build a good amp which is why i havent built one in years.
I have a load of odd ways of thinking to be honest, and for some aspects of this hobby the enthusiasm is simply not there. cables are an example of this for me personally.
I also sometimes feel abit out of touch with forums because there are few people who really care about vinyl any more lately so i feel im talking to a brick wall half the time so alot of things ive done dont make it onto forums
I do alot of talking to brick walls