So I recently got into the topic of "objective" electronics contructions. Basically if key measurements are good enough, the whole thing will sound like a "gain wire". Or have no sound in itself.
Now, that may not be what pleases all people's ears most of the time. Certain "sounds" are liked by certain people, I formyself am all for a "lush" midrange. Some things enhance that feeling so I am partial to them. I also like some slight leading transient focus. One of my speakers does that.
So why not inestead of bickering and fighting about what sounds best, let's simply use 100% purely specced gear that has "no sound" and then use small tweaking devices??
I imagine something like a "tube buffer" where you can add a bit of tube sound. Comes with adjustable strength. You could prolly make a small device that enhances the leading transients giving a more "cleaned up" sound. Stuff like that.
Currently, I feel a lot of those are in many amps in one way or another, leading to endless discussions about better sound. When in fact, it's simply different sound. I feel if we went for pure gain wire in our electronics, we could much more effectively debate sound preferences.
What do you guys think?