We're else can we have such in depth discussions that seek to see different points of view as the answer rather than what is right or wrong!
SF, I agree completely, strings be them on guitar, violin, cello or anything else have a palpable sense of realness through the PF's. One thing though is what I listen through now with the new tube amp in place is meant to sound great with acoustic, Jazz or intimate classical. Why then am I fully engaged with springsteens wrecking ball album, why does the opening track on Nebraska elicit a depth of emotion in me that I have only experienced before with really really good speaker set up's?
By scientific reckoning it should not but it does and this is where the metaphysical comes in I feel to some extent, that use our senses we all have but for one reason or another remain covered up unless in fight or flight mode.. A secret about myself that I think only Mike knows about me on the forum.
Amongst the many hats I wear in proffesional life the biggest and most important, the one I have worn since childhood and now make my way in the world with is that of medium ( hence my forum name). So what is that? Well, I like to think that it is simply the gift we have inside all of us to see beyond that which is obvious or solid in the physical. Why do I mention this?
Well, I think that is what the PF's do for music reproduction. They are a window into the other, non measurable by science, parts of music. Emotion, feeling, spirituality ( I am not on about the religious interpretations of that but the deep, personal ones).
Like many inspirational things in life they do not make sense in a highly structured world. The world is structured for so many reasons, safety, control, reasoning. We are taught from an early age to trust not what we feel but what we are told. That way the world can homogenize, things can be constructed to satisfy mass thought which is easier so as to guide, control and move the world along. Now, that is not natural, no, natural is the abilty to express oneself to our truest degree without judgement but of course that has to come with a deep level of personal responsibility so as to cause no harm. Where am I going with this?
Well. There are so many levels of interpretation beyond that we are told, that which is measured or quantified into the physical. One tenth of a souls ability is the physical, the rest is metaphysical, our intuition, gut feelings, love, emotion, feeling. It is in these realms that I believe the true magic happens in life, it is here where music exists, beyond the instrument used be it voice or actual, beyond the training or learning of that instrument comes the intuitive aspect, the part not measurable but the part most important for it is the part that creates the emotional bond between the listener and artist on a deeper level. Measurement can take us so far but when we allow ourselves beyond the measurement so much more is availible and that is what the PF's do I feel.
I wrote what I did not to offended or say I am right and everyone who does not think the same way is wrong, that is not my intention for if you get joy from how you listen then that is perfect for you. I guess all I want to show, and this is my passion in life, the thing that makes me wake up in the morning and do what I do is that we have other faculties that we can call upon to enrich life even more if we choose.
I hope that makes sense, if not fine, my intention is not to force or make change, just offer another point of view, hope it helps. We are after all, all one under the skin!
Edited by ianmedium - 1/18/13 at 4:12pm