Here again I read graininess to describe a high frequency perception. I am familiar with a lot of subjective descriptions of reproduced music's sounds. Musical, harshness, boomy, digital glass breaking, tight, focused, dry, silky, tubey, well defined imaging, wide/deep soundstage etc etc etc. I have been able to label and identify these various sounds with these various descriptions throughout my audiophile career.When I played music with a female singer, and particularly a female singing in the upper registers, I could hear a "graininess" with the SL3000 that was not present with the RD0198.
I can't for the life of me figure out what "graininess" sounds like.
Can your folks weigh in with your descriptions of graininess please. I am very interested in hearing these.
I have heard many describe Adcom amps as "grainy." Since I own a pair but have never fired them up, I'm also interested to see if I hear this same phenomena of "graininess."