When the fine print's too small we put on a pair of magnifiers so we can better see the writing.
I wonder if we might define what we in high-end audio strive for as being similar?
Instead of magnifying lenses, we turn to better equipment.
Better equipment has the power of great magnification. It allows us to look deeper into the music, to find more inner detail, to hear more about what's going on in a recording.
Speakers with greater resolution, amps with improved clarity.
In a way, it reminds me of better magnification, of wiping clean a smudged pair of eyeglasses.
How well do your magnifiers work?