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PostPosted: Sun Jun 14, 2009 1:43 pm 
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What is audio’s most overused and abused term ?

Is it….

“hi-end”
“audiophile”
“low end slam”
“pinpoint imaging”
“Crystal clear highs”
“massive power supply”
“fully serviced”
“flagship”
“tube like sound”
“warm”
“neutral”

Or something else ??? What get’s your vote ?


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 14, 2009 1:56 pm 
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AUDIONOTE.... over used and over rated! at least on this site


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 14, 2009 2:04 pm 
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Interesting list. We could add 'analog sounding' which is always being used to describe the sound of digital equipment.

'High end' gets my vote for top spot because anything these days qualifies, thanks to some of the junk that washes in off the pacific coast.

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Maybe this is just me but the one that always gets me is the term "musical" as in "this is a very musical (fill in the blank)" when referring to amps, preamps, integrateds. or cd players.

Begs the question, if they aren't musical, what are they?


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 14, 2009 2:13 pm 
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It has to be "High End".

Perhaps "audiophile" might return a higher number of references using the search engine, but "High End" is the most abused.

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 14, 2009 2:44 pm 
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dallas wrote:
AUDIONOTE.... over used and over rated! at least on this site


:lol: :lol: :lol:

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"Just gets out of the way, and lets the music come through."

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 14, 2009 3:16 pm 
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OK.

So if we don't like these words, or feel they are over-used, perhaps we can come up with a set of our own ! ?

I don't think " musical " is a bad term, but is a matter of opinion. I have heard some amps the reviewers said were musical, and to my ears they were not. I think Sam Tellig's most brilliant statement in his longstanding contribution to audio would have been this.

" Just because you throw together a list of musical, well reviewed components, does not guarantee that you will end up with music ".... Tha same man who also said " Mixing different cables is usually a well worn route to disappointment "....

So ....... I will offer the first new outlandish sounding audio phrase.

How about " GOOD "

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 14, 2009 3:26 pm 
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"day and night"

Most commonly used by various forum members used to describe minute, possibly imperceptible differences between electronics, codecs, cables, tweaks, etc.


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 14, 2009 3:51 pm 
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Agreed.

Nothing wrong with Musical.

How does one interpret one's preference anyhow. The only way they know how.

How about Intricate. Detailed, laid back. Narrow. Wide. Deep, Articulate. Submersive. So many things one can interpret.

I say. To each his/her own. Everyone perceives music in a different way. We all have ears. We all have different hearing.

What someone might deem as benificial may be someone elses dimise.

Once again. It's what's important to YOU...That counts.

Trust your ears. And most of all. Trust the feeling you get from it. Music has a way of opening all of us up.

It's how it is portrayed to you that is important.

If it can grasp you. Then your system might be what you are looking for.

If it can pull you in.

If it can keep you flipping CD'S or Vinyl. Or whatever.

Then don't change a thing. :)

Happy listening.

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I agree with Dallas :wink:

Audionote is the best... Why? Because Peter says so :roll:

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Component A, "blew Component B out of the water."

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'' Sounds like a component costing X time more....''


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"Punched way above it's weight!"........... " The Kondo/ Marten Coltrane Supreme combination punched way above it's weight!" :lol: :lol: :lol:


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