I think it’s very interesting that MBL made this video!
But I thought it was going to be a lot simpler: I thought the lady outside would think that the man inside had musicians playing in their living room.
I’m not sure I understand entirely the video. It wasn’t a “is it live or is it Memorex” situation, because all that was happening was that the guy was hearing reproduced his stereo a sound that actually was in the recording.
Rom, the idea is that he could hear the stick break on the recording but the CD seller could not. The guy thought the disc was bad, or something. He couldn’t figure it out so he went to a live performance to hear an unabated version of the performance. At the performance with front row seats, he discovered that the end of the piece has the conductor breaking his stick, as the piece was intended. He was relieved to find out he was suppose to hear it, and simply others couldn’t presumably because they don’t have an absurd CDP.
A-ha! Thank you, Folsom. I found it a little confusing because in the beginning of the video a twig breaks outside so initially I thought it was about the guy inside not knowing whether he was hearing a stick break on the recording or outside his living room window.
That video is a lot of effort to show that a $1 million stereo system manifests more detail than a CD boom box!
I think I like my simpler concept better.
PS: That living room needs some acoustic absorption! You don’t want to put MBLs in a highly reflective room.