Matters of opinion

September 12, 2019
 by Paul McGowan

Each of us has different wants and needs, yet all of us share much in common. While I might search for tonal accuracy, dynamics, and detachment from the speakers, and you might be more interested in transient and top-end response, we’re both here for the music.

Our love of music and the home audio systems that reproduce it is why we’re a community, or as we like to call it, a family.

Families form around commonality but work best when differences of opinion are honored.

If our differences get too big it can strain family bonds. That said, I wouldn’t be an advocate of pushing too hard in the direction of sameness. While strength comes from agreement, forward motion comes from differences.

The best communities are always moving forward in search of the greater good. We don’t have a roadmap to get there. Often, we don’t even know where exactly we’re trying to go other than forward, but that’s where all the differences of opinion work to open new paths.

We’re all on the same page when it comes to our love of bringing great music into our homes, but we have a lot of diverse opinions on just how to get there.

It’s our extended family—differences and all—that keeps me going.

Thanks for being a family member.

It matters.

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