Welcome to the Asia Audio Society.
If you lose sleep in the search of reference levels of audio reproduction this site is for you!
In the entire archive of recorded music only a handful of albums can be said to be of true reference standard. These are recordings that possess a quality transcending that of audio playback equipment such that any improvement in the playback chain is rewarded with increased realism and understanding of the artists’ intentions.
In audio playback there is a bewildering choice of equipment and many boast obscene price tags, expensive-sounding materials or some kind of new technology. Unfortunately it is extremely rare to encounter a system that actually sounds good, regardless of price.