"The sound of music"

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A lot of people confuse the interest for music with the interest of how music sounds. For the uninitiated, it may seem like the same thing, but there's an abyssal difference. No one have formulated it better and more accurate than English audio engineer, songwriter, musician and record producer Alan Parsons. "Audiophiles don't use their equipment to listen to your music. Audiophiles use your music to listen to their equipment." If you want to read an old blog post about audiophiles, read more here (opens in a new window). Audiophiles have created a canon of reference albums to try their equipment on, preferable released as Super Bit Mapping (SBM) which converts a 20-bit signal from master recording into a 16-bit signal nearly without sound quality loss or SACD which allows multiple audio channels (i.e. surround sound or multichannel sound). To name a few reference albums; Alan Parsons Project — I Robot, Rumours - Fleetwood Mac, Stevie Wonder - Songs in the Key of Life, Peter Gabriel - So, Gino Vannelli - Brother to Brother, Dire Straits - Brothers in Arms and Roxy Music - Avalon. The true audiophile makes no difference between Steely Dan - Aja and Tears for Fears - Songs From the Big Chair. In their world, it's just a matter of sound spectrum. There are no audiophiles and reference albums in the gothic country genre. We are perfectly happy if we are able to listen to the music on vinyl, cds or lossless files. This is the sound of music.  

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