Eminently sensible guide to how to listen from Bowers & Wlikins's Dr John Dibb - click here (link downloads a pdf)
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This is timely advice fits in nicely with my quintet experiment (see the Mozart Quintet thread). So far, I've identifed a violin at the far left, and cello at the far right but the remaining instruments in between, 2 violas and a violin, are more difficult to pinpoint. Anyway, the players seem to bounce off each other in a way not possible with symphonic music which I'm more used to. 'Incisive' is the word perhaps. Further listening is ongoing. Thanks Andrew.
p.s.What do Bowers & Wilkins make? I'm planning a ridiculously expensive USB DAC.
'After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music'.
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Bowers and Wilkins (formerly just known as B&W) are Britain's largest speaker manufacturer, I'm pretty sure. Hard to avoid in the hifi world.
Thanks pgraber - I forgot that we have a hi-fi industry - I'll look for a British Usb Dac. Do you have B&W speakers?