Let us consider the hi-fi system as a human body: the loudspeaker skeleton, powered by amplification muscles and wrapped in the room’s skin. An analogue or digital front end fleshes out our corporeal metaphor. In the audio system’s bloodstream runs music.
A hi-fi system is no more (or less) more dependent on music than a body is blood. The latter oxygenates the brain but without bones, fat, muscle, organs and skin it would simply pool on the floor. Audio hardware gives music the structure it needs to be heard.… Read the full article