First Peter McGrath played me a live hi-rez recording of Mahler's Symphony 5, the one where the opening fanfare on solo trumpet is followed by an orchestral explosion. Then I played the hi-rez master of my 2008 recording of Cantus performing Eric Whitacre's "Lux Aurumque" (footnote 1). I wished my fellow editors had been there. Not only was the relationship between the sounds of the singers and musicians and the surrounding ambience of the recording venue breathtaking real, so was the relationship between the musicians and the music. I have played "Lux Aurumque" on dozens of systemsnever have I heard it sound so real, so musically involving, as on this WilsonD'AgostinodCSTransparent system. Wow! Just wow! As Peter said, "inargueably beautiful."
Footnote 1: You can hear an excerpt from this recording, although as a 256kbps MP3, at the foot of this page.