Signal to noise, distortion, channel separation, waterfall plot, phase response and group delay. These measurements of the system will give a pretty good idea on sound stage width, depth, clarity, instrument placement.
I have rarely been bowled over by an audio product. A lot of products have been talked up but generally I have been disappointed. Some products live up to expectations very very few have exceeded expectations.
Just curious if any products that have really exceeded expectation by other SNA members?
A R2R (reel to reel) with master tapes digital is so far behind its scary