Chris, Thanks for poking your head in here and I sure hope we hear more from you.
as my wife would say - careful what you wish for
Well, to my mind, Michael has hit the nail on the head, and absolutely beautifully. But he's another N.J. guy, so what do you expect .
I was going to bring up this topic in some guise, and maybe I will and will start it with Michael's quote.
Truth and beauty -- the audiophile's dilemna. I know where I stand.
this of course could be a Pandora's box, and here's a few random thoughts on opening the lid:
"you can't handle the truth" - (i.e. that there is no single one?
"beauty is in the eye (i.e. mind) of the beholder"
All sensory input is simply data until processed by that amazing piece of wet-ware inside our skulls. Some of the programming is genetically "hardwired" and for the most part universal and constant, other is far more dependent on an individual's lifetime accumulated experience - which adds rather a considerable degree of variability.
Every time I read the words truth and beauty in the same sentence, I'm reminded of my favorite family friendly Zappa lyric (there aren't too many of those on this album) :
Information is not knowledge
Knowledge is not wisdom
Wisdom is not truth
Truth is not beauty
Beauty is not love
Love is not music
Music is the best...
Wisdom is the domain of the wis
(which is extinct).
Beauty is a french phonetic corruption
Of a short cloth neck ornament currently in resurgence*
Hard to believe that was 30yrs ago - time to tune up the air guitar for another imaginary guitar solo
(* I still have pictures of the ridiculous brown & white polka dot bow tie and window pane linen wide flair pants I got married in)
Know anybody looking for some fonkensteens? Love 'em an awful lot but really need to get with the higher efficiency thing. You built one hell of a speaker here and people still remark about how beautiful they are and how "real" they sound.
PM sent on the last item