We often think of the revealing nature of a great system as a double-edged sword: wonderful recordings sound better while poor ones sound worse.
The idea of a system's ability to magnifying a recording's good and bad points is problematic when it comes to simply enjoying the music. This is why a lot of folks narrow down their musical choices.
To the extent our systems bring us pleasure to enjoy all recordings can, in the end, be a good yardstick by which we measure success.
Fortunately, it isn't always that black and white.
In my experience, systems go through three evolutionary phases:
Where is your system?
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