Speaker designer Chris Brunhaver shared with me a funny YouTube video.
Check out the Knob Feel channel.
Probably worth one or two quick views for a good laugh. However, it does bring to mind the importance of feel.
I doubt many of us are immune to the touchy-feely aspects of high-end audio.
I know I am not.
On any piece of stereo gear, I like to twist the knobs, click the switches, and pet the finish.
I can’t help myself.
And, as a designer and a person ultimately responsible for the finished product quality, there have been more than a few times I’ve nixed a certain kind of pot or rotary encoder. Perhaps it felt wobbly. Maybe it didn’t have the right back pressure feel.
The security and assurance of a proper feel to a knob is not nothing.
It is an important aspect of engaging with a piece of audio kit.