Playing "The Game"

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  • DSkipDSkip Posts: 14,866
    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: 18,981
    edited June 5
    seems appropriate:

  • Viking64Viking64 Posts: 3,248
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    seems appropriate:

    HAHAHAHAHA Or maybe this one from the same album:

  • mlistens03mlistens03 Posts: 2,108
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    seems appropriate:


    I was thinking about this song throughout reading the thread! :lol:
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  • Tony MTony M Posts: 6,035
    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: 40,369
    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: 18,198
    F1nut wrote: »
    And he did, he bit the dust.

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  • Tony MTony M Posts: 6,035
    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: 4,712
    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: 29,744
    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: 40,369
    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: 4,712
    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: 29,744
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    Pioneer elite vhx 21
    Sony 4k BRP
    Tad 803 bookies
    Polk 500 surrounds
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    Sonos

    Music-

    Joule la-100 pre
    B&k 1430 amp
    Cary xciter dac
    Cullen modded Sonos
    ERA D5 bookies

    Cables-
    Acoustic zen Satori speaker cables
    Analysis plus crystal oval ic's
    Wireworld eclipse 7 ic's
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  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 4,712
    That would actually probably sound really good for the electronic music I like. lol.
    mhardy6647 wrote: »

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  • Viking64Viking64 Posts: 3,248
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  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 4,712
    mmmm sugary oat cereal
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  • Viking64Viking64 Posts: 3,248
    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: 370
    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: 421
    Kansas' version:

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