Asheville, Walnut Cove, Biltmore Forrest and Western North Carolina’s Audio and Home Theater specialists present Cane Creek AV and Paul McGowan – PS Audio, Intl.

Approval

Stepping outside our comfort zone is sometimes difficult. We’ve heard of a new way of doing something, or perhaps a new piece of audio gear, tweak, method, or technology. We often wait for the others to try it before we do.

We’re waiting for approval from the others.

This is completely normal for most of us. Early adopters, those who love experimenting with the new, are a small lot compared to the whole. Most of us are perfectly fine waiting for the brave to try something new. After all, most new ideas and products aren’t time sensitive. Why be the first to step out into the unknown?

The hardest part of change just might be the approval process. Not everyone is comfortable making change without the approval of the others.

I think this is perhaps the basis and benefits of community. We send out trial balloons of what we’re thinking to get the reaction of a broader audience.

What the others in our trusted groups think can often be a huge benefit to where we’re going.

After all, it’s hard to swim upstream.

 

Asheville, Walnut Cove, Biltmore Forrest and Western North Carolina’s Audio and Home Theater specialists present Cane Creek AV and Paul McGowan – PS Audio, Intl.

Same for me on this one. There is so much music available, in so many  ways, that no need to listen to anything that is badly recorded. Thanks goodness!!

Quality vs. content

I don’t listen to many bad recordings, even if the musical content’s great.

It was once a quality vs. content issue because bad recordings were made worse while good recordings were made better. Over the years, and as equipment has gotten better, that’s no longer the case. Today, all types of recording qualities play nice on the audio system, yet, I still focus on the better recordings even at the expense of musical content.

Why?

Because of time.

I don’t get as much listening time as I would like. Life just gets in the way. And for me, what time I do spend enjoying the stereo is time I want to maximize.

Am I greedy? You bet. Greedy that I want great quality and great quality.

With so much good music today we don’t have to settle for second or third best.