Originally Posted by MVV
I don't think it is the room. I bought the Sony for £75 to find out what the DD thing was about. I put it on a Lack table and plugged it in in place of my LP12, Ekos, Akiva, Lingo 2, Mana Ref and sure enough it was not quite as good. Everything changed after that.
Reminds me of a friend of mine who used to enjoy fine cars. He then borrowed an old 3 series and liked it so much he kept it. He still enjoys his driving and realised he didn't need to spend £100K on his cars any more. Me, I'd take the Maserati as I like what they do.
Trouble with hifi is that too many people try to defend what they have or what they think. Your not quite as good is another man's night and day. You're both right.
One of the things that I quite like about the hifi side of listening to music is the concept of trying to reach for a greater performance. There's something very pointless but very satisfying about making something better. Of course it is much easier to go through life accepting what's thrust in front of you and not being particularly discerning, but whats the fun in that?