Thanks, Michael. I didn’t know that. (Note for non-musicians - I was just making a nerdy joke based diminished and augmented chords)
Love the explanation. It makes sense intuitively and supports the @Paulsurround philosophy of tweaking Hifi.
A few months ago, I developed a qualitative theoretical model of the audiophilia which I consider to be consistent with “augmenting results”. When I have time, I’ll give this some more thought.
I‘m not even sure I have a Paulssurround philosophy of tweaking HiFi. 😊🙏
My goal is to get the most potential out of my Linn system, that provides sound quality well beyond a basic setup.
I try out almost every potential upgrade in my system before I buy, with expert advice and suggestions from the guys here. Then I do an audition of the new products in my system over a week or two. My audio buddies will often visit to give their impressions and conclusions, on whether they think it is a buy or not.
In most cases, the first minute or so of music will often reveal the upgrade will be a winner or not
Every new upgrade I have done over the last few years, there has been significant augmentation.
Setting up a Linn system per Linn’s recommendations will get you a very satisfactory level of musical enjoyment, but this doesn’t even come close to what your Linn system is capable of. Any suggestion that all upgrades colours or distorts the sound is absurd.
The journey from the source to your ears is fraught with signal loss and musical loss at every step of the way, with the exception of having the DACs in the speaker, which retains the data mitigating music loss. However, even that can be improved upon, with better switches, Ethernet cables, power supplies and so on.
Every upgrade I do mitigates signal loss and musical loss from the source to my ears, and yes I am doubling and tripling down. 😊
A short list of recent upgrades that have made stellar contributions to getting much more out of my Linn system include:
Linn Klimax DSM/3 Hub
Isoacoustic Oreas, Gaias, and Pucks
Silent Angel Switches with a Forester power supply, with Cardas Clear Ethernet cables
Cardas Clear Beyond power cords
Synergistic Research Tranquility Pods
Synergistic Research Active Grounding Block SE
Room Acoustic treatment
Each one of these items has been phenomenal in their ability to bring out so much more out of my system. Everyone of these upgrades are all on the level of a component upgrade. My system has never sounded better.
As always, YMMV