do you hear more ambience, space, reverberation, more room sound?
Hold that thought...back in a couple of hours (dinner and such).
Okay, he's back! I happen to run an avatar series called "Her Silent Smile." More on that later. In audio related news, recordings are like running water, they vary. So, in my descriptions - left intentionally simple - not every record is going to jump off the mat!
Overall, changes in the presentation are: a more open mid-range; harder hitting presentation (dynamics); more defined and controlled bass; sweeter treble; notes have a more refined finish.
However, I do not hear anything that wasn't in the recording to begin with. Rather, the presentation is enhanced with the brass footers, Maple platforms and isoblocks. I can experience more ambience, space, reverberation with tube selection. Mood dependent, I listen to my OTL amp or vintage 1980 Pioneer SX-D7000.
Note: I use headphones, no speakers available.
Edited by Silent One - 1/24/13 at 10:24pm