Working up or down

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We’re all different yet so similar.

Take the way I assemble a system. When I first start a project, whether building a stereo rig or adding a new source, I study, research, and amass every possible configuration and head-scratching perturbation I can imagine and then start building. Over time and use, I begin to better understand the montage and begin eliminating the unneeded—paring the configuration down to its essential elements.

Others do exactly the opposite. Instead of heaping everything possible together and shaking out the collection before reducing it to essentials, the more cautious assemblers start small and over time and usage build up their creations as needed.

We both seem to end up in the same place.

It is only the path taken that differs.

Whether you’re building up a system or paring it down to perfection, it’s the end results that matter.