So . . . I'm in to a new/old sound, had more time today to evaluate what has actually happened to my P5 . . . Things have totally changed as a 'voice' to the P5??? I've gone from the detailed, crisp, layered, analytical sound, what I would perhaps described as 'modern' . . . to a detailed, musically together layered and convincing live sound, I would describe it as similar to what I remember back in the 80's . . .
All the detail, insight and layers, present as a performance rather than striping the music into its component parts, very live, together in presentation. Currently listening to Carol Kidd's "All my Tomorrows" . . . well recorded female voice, simple accompaniment, lets one into the feelings and finesse of the recording. I listened to Queen, 'Another one Bites the Dust', 'Dont Stop me Now', notably powerful and dynamic with a distinctly live feel, inviting feel.
Certainly lost the sharp, leading edges at the top end with out loosing the detail there. I have a warm sound that is not thick and syrupy . . . it is warm and detailed, easy on the ear, the base leading edge is not quite as sharp, but drums have not lost their edge, retaining that organic 'rubbery' first 'head strike'. Been a long time since I have heard live music, seem to remember plucked base fiddle can sound a bit soft in attack?
Just put 'Jazz at Pawnshop' on . . . . . . wow, all the detail, more 'smokey atmosphere', the leading edge attack is faster? Again, the splitting apart of the performance layers has been replaced by this 'reality' feel, its less in the face, much more relaxed. No particular emphasis to any part over another, simply enjoying the music as it plays . . .
My vinyl copy of Queen is 'Queen Greatest Hits' album. I noticed I preferred tracks that were made by 'Raincloud Productions Ltd.', one wonders if anyone else has noticed this? Is there a simple explanation for this like better engineering, or, is it me simply preferring those particular songs?