“You Are There” Absolute Sound: Can We Get There From Here? Part IV

tmallin

WBF Technical Expert
May 19, 2010
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The basic problem with breaking Toole's "Audio Circle of Confusion" as I see it is that if many audio engineers do have faulty hearing, as Toole claims is the occupational hazard of such folks, audiophiles with normal hearing would not hear things the way the engineers heard them even if they were present in the studio when the recording was made. Thus, for many recordings, matching the recording set up at home might not help much even if the audiophile's taste in how things should sound perfectly matched the sound engineer's taste.
 

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