So…Here is a too long question…
How does someone listen to a pair of loudspeakers in a store and expect to hear the same music sound the same at their home, if everything else but the loudspeakers are different, including the room they are listening in?
Back then, I, as well as most of the audio guys I knew, didn’t give this a thought as the store I first shopped in, as well as the articles I had read in the audio magazines of the time, said that all amps, preamplifiers, turntables, (record players back then), cassette players , etc, sounded the same, so get the best speakers you can.
There was a whole world of high end audio, I knew nothing about and there were Audiophile people like J Gordon Holt and Harry Pearson who knew how to make great sound music from a stereo system. Me? I had no clue, although didn’t know this at the time.
So, if I believed what the store and the magazines said, which I and most of my friends at the time did, it followed that if I heard Marantz 5G speakers at Tweeter Etc. and hooked them up at home, they would sound the same as they did in the store.
Not even close, but the purpose of this blog was to tell about the deceit that took place during auditioning and this will follow. It was the first time I was fooled, but not the last.
Maybe I was “Audio Dumb” back then, but not so much today. However, I know plenty of people that are and in most other ways, these people are very smart people.
What is it?