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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.

Bright side

Looking on the bright side seems socially acceptable while listening on the bright side is to be avoided.

This kind of makes sense since we tolerate optimists but run from aggressive audio.

The meanings are different and in interesting ways.

The bright side of life—or the sunny side of the street (your choice)—is where we see ourselves basking in the light of a path without hurdles: skewed towards more of the positive attributes.

Listening to a bright audio system implies an aggressive uneven balance of sound: skewed towards the upper registers at the expense of the mids and lower regions—glaring. And, glare is something to be avoided.

As a lifelong optimist (to the point of blindsiding myself to the negative), I often see the world differently than others.

That’s alright since I believe we can all agree ’tis better to enjoy what works in our music systems then stress about what doesn’t.

Nothing’s perfect except the joy we feel connecting with music.

 

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.