I hate to provide what the audio people call “equipment recommendations”. Whoever has sent me private emails asking me about buying or trying one of another audio component know that I usually suggest do not bother me or propose to them going to hell. The irony is that doing it I feel that I express much more altruism to audio people then counseling them with specific atomic advice about what they shell buy. Pay attention I said “shell try” not “might try” and it was not accidental and VERY loaded statement.
I usually listen very careful what people are asking and try to recognize in the questions objectives and any sense of self-understanding what they ask. Unfortunately in most cases audio people ask questions so stupid and no irrational that even to open my mouth replying I feel is demonstrating disrespect to the subject.
The typical audiophile mind works very primitively and has no civilized rationale to form a demand for this next equipment move:
Even if a typical Audio-Morons™ did pick from somewhere an “advise” then s/he is disabled to processes the recommendation or to understand the underlying principles-motivations behind the recommendations, not to mention the application of the advise. This complete intellectual apathy to read rationale behind any specifically-targeted recommendation is the very primary reasons why I so not make any recommendations to audio people. I always try to decipher the level at which the question is being asked and within almost all cases I see not level at all. I typical illustration would be the audio-unfortunate Jonathan Weiss making his typical waves about me:
“Actually, he has never, ever posted on a system he has liked. So, I once asked him on his own forum, where I could find info on things he liked, beyond his own system. No response. So then I asked him if he ever liked ANYTHING besides his own system. No response.”
I fell the peoples who ask questions about audio recommendations should always look at own questions in context of what this interest are. I have visited the Jonathan Weiss at his Oswalds Mill and have observed at which level of audio understanding he operates. It was terrorizing sub-primitive level, so frighting that it is understandable why he heeds to spend so many efforts to violently-hide own audio oblivion from HIS audio community. If so then what would be a purpose to extend to the Weiss-level people any recommendations or to tell them what Sound I had found perspective? Thos people are disabled to process somebody’s views in a proper cogent format, intrepid rationale, recognize conditions, read motivations. They do not do Audio in a constrictive, creative and result-oriented format, but rather they use audio as a psychotic dildo of own hobbysm. What is the purpose to extend any opinion to an audience of you know that you message will be sinking in the swamp of misunderstand and misappropriation? Of course the idiot Jonathan Weiss have understood my economic desire do not waste myself wrongly and converted it into my special carnal relationship between myself and my own playback system. I have idea where he pulled this from though I understand why he did it… Unfortunately his rationale it is too primitive even to comment about it. I have written the post right after I returned from visiting Jonathan Weiss and exposing to his attitude.
It is always the case: the format and basis of the question contains the references to the validity of the question. Until I have evidenced that somebody questions has some substance or understating I intend to disregard the questions as a typical audiophile noise. So, do not search this site (as many people do) in your desire to find “recommendation” of your favorite or desirable audio component. You might find the “words” but then got it as “recommendations” you have to be prepared to be engaged in the whole complexity of the subjects. Not to be engaged with me or anyone else at this site but with yourself and you own reasoning. You will hardly find any “recommended components lists” with this site. You need to learn to live behind the audio buzzwords and bumper-sticker slogans and to employ yourself at different level of seriousness about audio methods in order to take advantage something that might be recognized as “recommendations” coming from here. Be prepared that the “recommendations” will create more problems then solutions….
Romy the Cat
"I wish I could score everything for horns." - Richard Wagner. "Our writing equipment takes part in the forming of our thoughts." - Friedrich Nietzsche