I can simply say a good listening experience involves your
feelings istinctively and induces you to switch on the hifi system.
Paradoxical though it may seem, this instinct can learn from experience!
But reviews, theories and graphics do not help and do not make a good listening
experience. Moreover, comparing hifi components in demo rooms shows small sound
differences (and they sell as big) and a poor reproduction that makes very
difficult the choice.
If we imagine to take a look at a landscape through some windows (each of them
represents a component of your hifi system), we will see perfectly the landscape
only if EACH window is completely transparent, undistorted and uncoloured. Just
one distorted window can compromise and damage irrevocably the result. This is
the reason why I suggest to listen to a system composed entirely by
Grundig or Linear Transfer components.
It is very important to test the hifi components in your usual (and familiar)
listening room. At home, you can understand many things: the true dynamic is far
from harsh and coloured sound but it is strictly related to the 3D imaging and
musical richness. Only if the system is really transparent can reproduce all the
harmonic details that create the illusion of the real event without any
Do not expect good listening experiences only from expensive components, you can
still find an amazing sound from low price products. Listen to all the
components judging the musicality despite their price and appearance.
Usually, low power amplifiers (less than 50W) sound better because the main
problem limiting their sound performance is related to the power. The more
powerful amplifiers are often harsh and not dynamic.
In conclusion, the hifi system is like an harmonic "aspirator": when
components suck harmonics, resulting sound is flat, dry, fatiguing, coloured,
located in your speakers.
Our main goal is to eliminate this harmonic "aspirator"!