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    Glossary

    Presence means hearing a recording in one's listening room which is convincing and believable in the sense that it allows the listener to suspend the listener’s disbelief to the point where the listener has the impression that the performer on the recording is actually in the room with the listener, or, given the recording's acoustic, that the listener is at the venue where and when the recording was made -- that the listener is listening to a performance rather than to a recording of the performance. Presence is the combination of excellent sound staging, three dimensional imaging and a “palpable” sound.

    Presence also means that the sound fills the room and is not perceived as a plane of sound at and behind the speakers that one experiences as an observer. A system which has presence has the ability to fill the room and surround the listener, just like when listening to live, unamplified music. The string quartet, the chorus or the solo vocalist playing guitar is in the room with the listener.

    (Peter Ayer, February 20, 2016)


    Transparency means that with respect to having the sense that a live person is singing to the listener in the listening room there is nothing "between" the listener and the singer. Transparency means listening to a vocal or instrumental performance with no electronic neutral density filter of any kind between me and the singer.

    A transparent system recreates a vocal or instrumental performance which makes as easy as possible the suspension of disbelief. A transparent system allows the listener to hear no electronic adulteration, no artificial or unbelievable "carrier" riding on the signal.

    (Ron Resnick, December 13, 2015)
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    Bloom is how the music expands into the room. Bloom refers to an unconstrained, realistic sound. Music and voices should decay from the soundscape in a natural manner.

    (Christian, June 19, 2016)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ron Resnick View Post
    Presence means hearing a recording in one's listening room which is convincing and believable in the sense that it allows the listener to suspend the listener’s disbelief to the point where the listener has the impression that the performer on the recording is actually in the room with the listener, or, given the recording's acoustic, that the listener is at the venue where and when the recording was made -- that the listener is listening to a performance rather than to a recording of the performance. Presence is the combination of excellent sound staging, three dimensional imaging and a “palpable” sound.

    Presence also means that the sound fills the room and is not perceived as a plane of sound at and behind the speakers that one experiences as an observer. A system which has presence has the ability to fill the room and surround the listener, just like when listening to live, unamplified music. The string quartet, the chorus or the solo vocalist playing guitar is in the room with the listener.

    (Peter Ayer, February 20, 2016)


    Transparency means that with respect to having the sense that a live person is singing to the listener in the listening room there is nothing "between" the listener and the singer. Transparency means listening to a vocal or instrumental performance with no electronic neutral density filter of any kind between me and the singer.

    A transparent system recreates a vocal or instrumental performance which makes as easy as possible the suspension of disbelief. A transparent system allows the listener to hear no electronic adulteration, no artificial or unbelievable "carrier" riding on the signal.

    (Ron Resnick, December 13, 2015)
    Ron, it's interested us about "presence" since it's one of our goals.

    For us in a simple short sentence, Presence is the closest felling between listener and real event/studio recording capture by mic and deliver through loudspeaker at last, that reach listener hearing without being masked and layered at the highest believable level.

    All being equal, it's like comparing test/first few number of pressing and last pressing production. We are feeling more presence on the first.
    Johan S

    www.audio-land.net

    Cessaro Horn, TechDAS, Physical Emotion, Thales, Shelter, Phasemation, Qualia Highend, Signal Project, HB Cable, Audio Desk Record Cleaner and Artesania.

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    Sounds Like? An Audio Glossary

    http://integracoustics.com/MUG/MUG/b...-glossary.html

    (J. Gordon Holt, Stereophile, July 1993)
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    White sound lacks tonal color and richness. It is "bleached" of fine resolution and detail. It tends to be flat with a sameness to each recording. It can be boring or not engaging, and might not be transparent. It is not the same as bright, though bright also lacks tonal color and richness.

    (Peter A., June 23, 2016)
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    turntable: American Sound AS-2000; tonearms: SME 3012R, Schröder LT; cartridges: ZYX UNIverse Premium X-SB2, Air Tight Opus-1; tape: Studer A820 Mk II; phono stage: Aesthetix Io Eclipse with 2 power supplies; line stage: VTL TL-7.5 Series III; amplifier: VTL Siegfried Series II; loudspeaker: Gryphon Pendragon; cables: MasterBuilt Ultra; stands: Herzan + Taiko Tana + Evo LPS for Io, custom for turntable, Stacore Basic+ for amps; power: Benjamin Electric subpanel, JPS in-wall wire, Furutech NCF outlets, Torus AVR60BAL; room: 19' wide X 24' long X 14' tall; acoustic treatment: SoundSense A.T.I. + Lumitex drapes + Vibramat, ASC IsoThermal Tube Traps; tweaks: Shakti Stones, Shun Mooks, self-propelled sound-absorbing cocker-poo

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