The listening experience

 

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 fatiguing symptom.
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"!

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