There are literally thousands of books claiming to unlock secrets: how to lose weight, read faster, become a better person, sharpen the memory, improve your stereo system.
And to one extent or another all of them no doubt have value.
So one must ask themselves a basic question. If there’s so much knowledge available, why haven’t I availed myself of it? Why don’t I have a better memory, read faster, become a better person, or learn the art of turntable setup?
I believe the answer’s really simple. We’ve not yet opened the door. It’s the old you can lead a horse to water but you can’t make him drink routine.
There’s loads of advice at the ready when we are at the ready.
We’re not interested in uncovering the secrets of room acoustics until we have a need for it. We don’t search out the answers to proper turntable VTA adjustment unless we’re interested in setting one up.
Educating ourselves without first having a need for the information is often a wasted effort.
We unlock secrets when it suits us.