Everything we do in high-end audio is an attempt to get closer to the music.
Music is made by musicians.
Ergo, we are trying to get closer to the musicians.
Only, not many seem to be on the same page as we.
From what I can tell, most musicians would rather we keep our distance. That for many, their music is deeply personal. What we get from them is about as much as they want to share.
Perhaps that’s why so few musicians are audiophiles.
Composers, producers, and engineers seem to relish digging deeper into what we as audiophiles love; just not so much musicians.
I wonder if it’s like the proverbial sausage maker? Enjoy the product but don’t look behind the curtain?
Whatever it is it is a curiosity to me.