But, anyway, I make a simple point, stereo can not replicate the live event that I hear down at the bandshell. And, to hold it to that standard is rediculous. It can try to mimic the real sound, but never ever get there, so whats the point of always babbling on about two channel reference systems that "almost" get you there. I made the point before, no one expects a flat screen to replicate the actual 3 dimensional view it protrays.
I am not attacking anybodys magaznie, I am making a simple point, that anyone with an open mind can understand, and that is there are limitations to stereo, and because of these, folks all want their systems to sound like their preference for what they can take back from the live event that seemed to resonate most with them.
You don't need to shout at me, I posted that i am really insterested to know the exact definition of TAS absolute sound statement, and you have read every issue from day one and you can not find one or two sentences that describe the concept. I think most of us have assumed it was to reproduce the sound of unamplified instruements at a live event.
....but as I said, my main point is absolute sound by that defintion (live unamplified event) is unobtainable and technically impossible from two channel stereo
If you disagree with the sentence underlined, then lets talk about what technical aspects you know of that I dont now about.
Othewise, we have to agree to disagree on this one as you are the only one putting up an argument here, indeed you are the only one who said they heard a system that replicates the unamplified live sound. All our systems can be referential or provide a sense of the live event, but there is a big difference between replication or absolute sound and referential sound.