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Soundstaging is how the 'images' of the musicians and instruments are spread between the two stereo speakers. The soundstage, then, is the virtual stage the ...
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Michael Davis, I work here
Imaging refers to the ability for people to listen to music on a good stereo system and, using the ears to triangulate where a sound is coming from, 'see' in...
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Michael Davis, I work here
Unfortunately people label several rather different amplifier-speaker combinations as under-powered and speakers as under-driven. In the most innocuous c...
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Michael Davis, I work here
For most people a bright sound is something that is unpleasant to listen to. It is also sometimes called a 'sharp' or 'edgy' or 'aggressive' sound. A bri...
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Michael Davis, I work here
Saying that something is cold sounding is almost always a pejorative. A cold sound is the opposite of a warm sound. It is usually a sound with too few ha...
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Michael Davis, I work here
When someone says something is warm sounding, it can be descriptive or it can be meant as derogatory. As a description it means that the sound has a lot o...
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Michael Davis, I work here
I think a small, intimate sound refers to a soundstage, and images on that soundstage, that are smaller than life. Along with this one usually expects that t...
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Michael Davis, I work here
I do not see this term used very often. I have seen it used as both a minor pejorative and as a synonym for 'ease' The first type of relaxed sounds usuall...
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Michael Davis, I work here
What most people mean, I think when they talk about an 'open' sound, or a big, open sound, is that there is both an ease to the sound (the amplifiers do not...
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Michael Davis, I work here
A big sound is pretty much what one would expect. A big soundstage primarily. An images that are at least close to life-size, if not larger than life. Often ...
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Michael Davis, I work here
In its most innocuous sense, detail means the same thing as high resolution. In it sometimes (often?) pejorative sense, it means exaggerated leading edge...
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Michael Davis, I work here
There may be some disagreement about what this means, but I will describe what I think it means and why I think it makes the most sense. I think high reso...
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Michael Davis, I work here
When a sound is more dynamic the notes of the music are more explosive, they are punchier. When the bass, the low frequencies, is more dynamic, you can feel ...