didnt know where else to put this .
I thought it would nice for some of the New folks to understand what the "Veterans" are refering too..
DYNAMICS -- The dynamic range, impact and weight of the musical event
DYNAMIC RANGE -- the required range of audible frequencies with the same loudness or output: Perhaps a symphonic selection with wide dynamic and frequency range
WEIGHT -- The authority and feel of a solid and correct bass foundation to the music:
Perhaps an Upright Bass, Kettle Drums, or Organ selection
IMPACT -- The strong concussive forces of live music, mainly in the bass region:
Definitely a Percussion Selection, more drums the better
PRESENCE -- The quality of the realism and vitality of the music
ATTACK -- The initiation and buildup of sound when an instrument is bowed, struck or plucked: Violin, Piano, Plucked Guitar, Xylophone, Solo Clarinet
PACE -- The apparent tempo of the music, tempo is the rate of speed of a musical passage: Select “Tight” bands and Music with varying Tempo, Jazz, Classic Rock
RHYTHM -- The synchronization of the ensemble playing the music
Go Latin, Cuban or Brazilian, Demo Disc Time
COHERENCE -- The imaging, layering, height and ambiance of the musical event
HEIGHT -- A stable and properly sized location of the instruments up and down the sound stage: Classical or Choral, Don’t forget Gospel
IMAGING -- A stable and properly sized location of instruments across the width of the sound stage: Ideally a selection that was recorded with a single microphone
LAYERING -- A stable and properly sized location of the instruments through the sound stage's depth: A good recording with a vocalist centered in front of a symphonic orchestra
AMBIANCE -- The spatial and reverberent cues of the “hall” where the musical event was recorded: Symphonic, String Quartet, Jazz “Live”
RESOLUTION -- The low level detail resolution of instrumental sounds and reverberation decay.
AIR -- The treble sounds delicate, open and unrestricted without any grain or edge
Strings, Triangle, Bells, Flute
FOCUS -- The musical instruments are clearly defined and you can hear the silence between the musical impulses: Accappella, Scat, String Quartets, Jazz
ARTICULATION -- How well an audio component resolves the inner harmonic structure of an instrument:Solo Violin, Piano, Female Voice, Eva Cassidy
VOICING -- The accuracy of the sound and range of the instruments in your perception
TIMBRE -- The full complex harmonic structure of an instrument's voice:
Violin, Woodwind, Piano, Acoustic Guitar, Brass
TONAL BALANCE -- proper loudness of the instruments upper and lower frequencies:
Solo Piano, Organ
ACCURACY -- The reproduction of the music without adding any coloration or distortion:
Methods – One of the most effective ways to evaluate your audio system is to determine how well it reproduces all aspects of music. This evaluation form was developed to help you do that. In order for a product to be a “long term” asset to your enjoyment of music, it needs to reproduce all aspects of music well. It is more important for the evaluation graph to show close to the same point scores for all aspects then to score very high in some and poorly in others. A “well rounded” product provides much better long term enjoyment.