Ever heard speakers which sound like live music?
Hello dear forumers, I have just got some speakers custom made (will post a review soon but in short they are great) which got me fooled into thinking I was listening to live music. Now I know we all love our hi-fis but I'll be honest my Mezzo's never sounded real by any measure although they are great speakers. This led me to think, have you ever heard speakers which made you feel like you were listening to live music? Are you using that experience to build your setup towards that or are you pursuing a more studio type perfect sound? I mean I have heard clinical and I have heard live and they are very different things, so what do you prefer?
A speaker that I've heard that sounds real are the Avantgarde Unos, they were playing in a high end dealers separate high end room (which I presume is separate to keep away the rif raf much like myself). I barged in, I had to meet the woman with such a beautiful voice, turned out it was the speakers playing vinyl from an outlandish turntable. That memory stuck with me ever since and I've been slowly pursuing it. The beauty of the sound was that I couldn't describe it, it wasn't bright, wasn't warm, it was music and how do you quantify music in those terms?
These speakers remind me of those Avantgardes everyday...its a similar listening experience and I'm glad to say I won't be upgrading my speakers anytime soon.
Please share your experience, what have you heard that you really thought sounded live and how did that influence your setup?
Looking forward to reading your thoughts as always,