Playing "The Game"

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  • DSkipDSkip Posts: 14,490
    I don't like that analogy because there are levels with a system that you reach that even poorly recorded music will still sound good. It takes a ton of work to get it there, but it can.
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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 17,623
    edited June 5
    seems appropriate:

    "It's like watching a roomful of people who couldn't get through college algebra discussing the flaws of quantum physics theory. I guess it could be fun, but it's ultimately a waste of time." -- seen on audiokarma

    "Some amps run on self bias, some amps run on fixed bias. But his amps run on confirmation bias." -- seen on audioasylum

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  • Viking64Viking64 Posts: 2,531
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    seems appropriate:

    HAHAHAHAHA Or maybe this one from the same album:

  • mlistens03mlistens03 Posts: 986
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    seems appropriate:


    I was thinking about this song throughout reading the thread! :lol:
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    txcoastal1 wrote: »

    You don't tell her you read the manual, and you tell her you know what the problem is, and you fixed it, because that what men do, fix things
    sure it has a flat response, and sure it has a lot of detail, and yes, it has good and clear lows. But is it enjoyable to listen to? Does it make you grin ear to ear? That’s what really matters.
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  • Tony MTony M Posts: 5,355
    Viking64 wrote: »
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    seems appropriate:

    HAHAHAHAHA Or maybe this one from the same album:


    I've been crankin that song every time I hear it for 40 years or so. I just turned it up again! :D
    Most people just listen to music and watch movies. I EXPERIENCE them.
  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 39,604
    edited June 5
    And he did, he bit the dust.
    Political Correctness'.........defined

    "A doctrine fostered by a delusional, illogical minority and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a t-u-r-d by the clean end."


  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 17,558
    F1nut wrote: »
    And he did, he bit the dust.

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  • Tony MTony M Posts: 5,355
    This is what I think of, not his private life.

    Another One Bites the Dust
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    "Another One Bites the Dust"

    Single by Queen
    from the album The Game
    B-side
    "Don't Try Suicide" (US)
    "Dragon Attack" (UK)
    Released
    1980
    Format
    7", 12", CD, MC
    Genre
    Funk rock[1][2]disco[3]
    Length
    3:35
    Label
    EMIElektra (US)Mute (UK)
    Songwriter(s)
    John Deacon
    Producer(s)
    QueenMack
    Queen singles chronology

    "Play the Game"
    (1980)
    "Another One Bites The Dust"
    (1980)
    "Need Your Loving Tonight"
    (1980)
    "Another One Bites the Dust" is a 1980 song by British rock band Queen. Written by bass guitarist John Deacon, the song featured on the group's eighth studio album The Game (1980). The song was a worldwide hit, charting number one on the US Billboard Hot 100 for three weeks, from 4 October to 18 October (their second number-one single in the country). The song spent fifteen weeks in the Billboard top ten (the longest running top ten song of 1980), including thirteen weeks in the top five, and 31 weeks total on the chart (more than any other song in 1980). It reached number two on the Hot Soul Singles chart and the Disco Top 100 chart, and number seven on the UK Singles Chart.[4][5] The song is credited as Queen's best-selling single, with sales of over 7 million copies.[6] This version was ranked at number 34 on Billboard's All-Time Top Songs.[7]
    The song won an American Music Award for Favorite Rock Single and also garnered a Grammy Award nomination for Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal.[8][9]
    Most people just listen to music and watch movies. I EXPERIENCE them.
  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 3,467
    I think this thought is what resonated with me the most.
    mpitogo wrote: »
    But if you are only looking to reproduce artificially generated sounds do you really need to buy extremely expensive and purported very accurate gear. I also listen to electronic and have a very varied taste in music and to some extent I do agree.

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  • tonybtonyb Posts: 29,042
    mpitogo wrote: »
    My two cents in an overly simplified version.

    Why buy a Ferrari if the roads you are going to drive on suck, you are better off in a beater SUV.

    I can relate, I also play piano and have played in a band and orchestra. Live music and the dynamics and acoustics of a room or a hall is hard to reproduce but its one of the aspects of what we strive. But if you are only looking to reproduce artificially generated sounds do you really need to buy extremely expensive and purported very accurate gear. I also listen to electronic and have a very varied taste in music and to some extent I do agree.

    Isn't ALL recorded music artificial ? Even with live music, we all hear differently so our each individual measuring stick will vary.

    Evolving ones system to best reproduce music, as per the individuals own measuring stick, is not a wasted journey.
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  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 39,604
    It doesn’t matter what types of music one enjoys, the fact remains that the better the gear, the better it sounds.
    Political Correctness'.........defined

    "A doctrine fostered by a delusional, illogical minority and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a t-u-r-d by the clean end."


  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 3,467
    Boom. End Of Thread.
    F1nut wrote: »
    It doesn’t matter what types of music one enjoys, the fact remains that the better the gear, the better it sounds.

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  • tonybtonyb Posts: 29,042
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    Pioneer elite vhx 21
    Sony 4k BRP
    Tad 803 bookies
    Polk 500 surrounds
    Polk s35 center
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    Cary xciter dac
    Cullen modded Sonos
    ERA D5 bookies

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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 17,623
    "It's like watching a roomful of people who couldn't get through college algebra discussing the flaws of quantum physics theory. I guess it could be fun, but it's ultimately a waste of time." -- seen on audiokarma

    "Some amps run on self bias, some amps run on fixed bias. But his amps run on confirmation bias." -- seen on audioasylum

    "Writing about hifi is like dancing about architecture" -- paraphrasing some wag (possibly Frank Zappa)
  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 3,467
    That would actually probably sound really good for the electronic music I like. lol.
    mhardy6647 wrote: »

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  • Viking64Viking64 Posts: 2,531
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  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 3,467
    mmmm sugary oat cereal
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  • Viking64Viking64 Posts: 2,531
    Clipdat wrote: »
    mmmm sugary oat cereal

    That was sort of a Lucky Charms knock-off. King Vitamin was a Cap'n Crunch knock-off which always had some of the coolest prizes of the 1970's. :p

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  • pongshipongshi Posts: 356
    Audio equipment is objectively measurable. Just because our gear measures accurately, does not mean it always sounds better. There are always multiple components and multiple variations involved. There is a synergy involved in our musical systems. Not many put together a system for straight accuracy alone. It has to pass the ear test and that is totally subjective. If the music we like is not exactly as it was intended, so be it. We like what we like. Time to get off the high horse.
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  • jdjohnjdjohn Posts: 326
    Kansas' version:

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