What flavour is your hifi?

Khazul

Well-known Member
It's funny that the things I think are really clever in my music - an interesting chord or whatever - are never the things that people notice.

Some do, or at least us musicians do. I have always appreciated great musician ship in an artist and I guess this is large put of why I like a lot of funk/soul/jazz crossover music. Even in EDM, deep house funky house and and soul house have tended to be my thing just because the chord progressions tend to be more interesting.

I think those of who have been involve in some way all or parts of the entire chain (musician/DJ/recording mixing and mastering engineer for me) have a different level appreciation (and perhaps sometimes a lack of tolerance for poorer work) because we get highly attuned to certain things.

I guess its a similar thing for critical listeners vs casual listeners - they get attuned to certain things too.
 

Deaf Audiophile

Active Member
Being a soul/funk starting mainly in the 70's fan over the years appreciating music I have often overlooked. When you start getting into hifi I think you start looking into what others are talking about. My son walked in laughing because I was listening to Barbara Streisand but I can't help it her voice is amazing & hifi made me appreciate new styles. Nat King Cole to Dire Straits, Bob Marley to Pentatonix. I told him he has to open his ears & widen his mind, then he admitted he has become a beatles fan lately with a few other ones & today going through his collection on discogs I find Barbara Streisand "One Voice" in his collection. I'll be having words with him.
 

Khazul

Well-known Member
Indeed I think having a good sound system can make a real different to what you appreciate listening to. There are also some cases of bands who's music I like, but who's production quality leaves them too relatively dead sounding (overly mid range focus and dynamics squashed to oblivion) on a good system next to well arranged and produced music.
 

MrFluffyWalrus

Standard Member
a YouTuber was talking about vinyl record cleaning machines, he washes the vinyl then coats them in some stuff then dries them, fair enough but he does that 6 times & reckons he can hear an improvement each time plus it takes him over an hour to do this...
Yes, saw that. I wondered perhaps if he'd be better off putting his ears in that cleaning machine...
 

Onlythesound

Well-known Member
@Hear Here, couldn’t agree more regarding imaging, speaker placement.
Speaker placement can take few months.
I’m always making micro adjustments to my speaker placement in the pursuit of perfection. Often I will change something slightly depending on the type of music or e.g. live or studio. It’s the sort of thing that makes hi-fi fun or non-aficionados to think of us as plain nuts. o_O
 

Deaf Audiophile

Active Member
I’m always making micro adjustments to my speaker placement in the pursuit of perfection. Often I will change something slightly depending on the type of music or e.g. live or studio. It’s the sort of thing that makes hi-fi fun or non-aficionados to thinkine aren't bi wired but could be if wanted. I was told to move the metal plate between the second pair of connectors on the speaker and replace with wire. It definitely sounds better.
 
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Onlythesound

Well-known Member
Do it all the time. Mine aren't bi wired but could be if wanted. I was told to move the metal plate between the second pair of connectors on the speaker and replace with wire. It definitely sounds better.
Personally I dont bi-wire any more. I can’t tell the difference. Speaker positioning tweaks get mor mileage.
 

JohnnyNapalm

Active Member
Interesting thread. For me I try to chase that live sound that you get at a concert which goes hand in hand with the output level. I like the placement and the seperation of instruments when listening. I suppose it comes down to detail, loudness (when able) and ambiance with a splash of emotion. Cheers.
 

Onlythesound

Well-known Member
Interesting thread. For me I try to chase that live sound that you get at a concert which goes hand in hand with the output level. I like the placement and the seperation of instruments when listening. I suppose it comes down to detail, loudness (when able) and ambiance with a splash of emotion. Cheers.
Completely agree with that too. One of my favourite blu-rays is Eagles farewell tour No.1 Melbourne. It was beautifully played and produced. It demonstrates this well.
 

Deaf Audiophile

Active Member
Completely agree with that too. One of my favourite blu-rays is Eagles farewell tour No.1 Melbourne. It was beautifully played and produced. It demonstrates this well.
I went to see Jean Michelle Jarre at docklands London many moons ago.I still get that live buzz when I put his album on. I am sure my system sounded as good as his setup LOL.
 

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