duficity wrote:And I suppose appreciation of a beautifully made violin or guitar or piano is a pointless hobby also and we can only listen to the sound it makes, that is, if the sound is musical, and not the variations in tone produced by different materials and manufacturing methods.
But I guess you are entitled to your opinion, no matter how absurd and illogical. Why not start your own thread with that.
Problem is, you've lost sight of what the violin is used for.
To put it more simply, what interests you more, the quality of the canvas, or the painting?
At the moment, for you, it seems to be the canvas, and I find that a pity.
As I said before, sell your expensive objects of art, get a humble Pro-ject, and use it to remind yourself of what Hi Fi is all about
Here endeth the lesson.