Life couldn't be better. Karl W. Nehring, Contributing Reviewer. I would not presume to present myself as some sort of expert on music, but I have a deep love for and appreciation of many types of music, "classical" especially, and have listened to thousands of recordings over the years, many of which still line the walls of my listening room and occasionally spill onto the furniture and floor, much to the chagrin of my long-suffering wife.
I have always taken the approach as a reviewer that what I am trying to do is simply to point out to readers that I have come across a recording that I have found of interest, a recording that I think they might appreciate my having pointed out to them. I suppose that sounds a bit simpleminded, but I know I appreciate reading reviews by others that do the same for me -- point out recordings that I think I might enjoy.
For readers who might be wondering about what kind of system I am using to do my listening, I should probably point out that I do a LOT of music listening and employ a variety of means to do so in a variety of environments, as I would imagine many music lovers also do. I also do a lot of listening while driving in my Acura RDX with its nice-sounding ELS Studio sound system through which I play CDs the ones I especially like I rip to the Acura's hard drive so that I can listen to them whenever I want or stream music through the system using my cell phone.
For more casual listening at home when I am not in my listening room, I often stream music through the phone into a Vizio soundbar system that has remarkably nice sound for such a diminutive physical presence. And finally, at the least grandiose end of the scale, I have an Ultimate Ears Wonderboom Bluetooth speaker for those occasions where I am somewhere by myself without a sound system but in desperate need of a musical fix.
I just can't imagine life without music and I am humbly grateful for the technology that enables us to enjoy it in so many wonderful ways. Bryan Geyer, Technical Analyst. I initially embraced classical music in when I mistuned my car radio and heard the Heifetz recording of Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto. That inspired me to board the new "hi-fi" DIY bandwagon. In I joined one of the pioneer semiconductor makers and spent the next 32 years marketing transistors and microcircuits to military contractors.
Home audio DIY projects remained a personal passion until when we created our own new photography equipment company. Visitors that view my technical papers on this site may wonder why they appear here, rather than on a site that features audio equipment reviews. My reason is that I tried the latter, and prefer to publish for people who actually want to listen to music; not to equipment.
My focus is in describing what's technically beneficial to assure that the sound of the system will accurately replicate the source input signal i.
Conversely, most of the audiophiles of today strive to achieve sound that's euphonic, i. In essence, audiophiles seek sound that's consistent with their desire; the music is simply a test signal.
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