- Aug 25, 2022
- San Francisco
Yes, I agree, but it's relevant to the topic of the thread and IMO answers it pretty well, too.When we're discussing HiFi systems, the discussion of various distortion creation methods, fuzzboxes, Leslie speakers, whammy bars, everything used in the creation of music can only serve to confuse the discussion. They are all distortions of pure sine wave tones in a artistic manner.. Not our concern in the big picture of High Fidelity reproduction.
From the HiFi listeners perspective, there is no distortion on the source, all we need concern ourself with is, can our rig reproduce that virgin source in a accurate way.
That's what Amir spends his time and energy measuring HiFi gear to determine and reveal to us.
Now on the back side, if any listener prefers to crank his bass tone control to +20db, that's his prerogative.
Do we crave distortion? Definitely! Artists add it to their tones constantly in a myriad of ways because it sounds good, plain as. So it's not surprising that some home listeners want to add some, too.
Now, is it APPROPRIATE to add distortion to the artist's creation? That is where the real debate is. IMO no, I think we agree on that.