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1. To raise to a higher grade or standard.
2. To exchange a possession for one or Greater value or quality; trade up.
3. Computer Science To replace software or hardware with an upgrade.
Idiom: on the upgrade
Is any upgrade an actual improvement? Whether a change? We all recognize moments in audio career where a particular set had such a special synergy that the message was clear: 'ready'. But if you rewind the film proves to upgrade again later that there was .. Sometimes a great set even disappeared over time, while we had such enormous fun at that time.
In English, they have a nice expression for: a merry go round.
You had something very beautiful which eventually was sold for reasons, and after a trip or detour is the same type or brand of speaker amplifier back on your path, and there will be recognition that, sometimes even a sense of coming home.
The many experiences also give the chance to discover exactly what you are not looking ..
A dated digital anecdote.
A friend had the wonderful audio Wadia 27 / 270 combination in his possession, and listened with great pleasure. During a listening session there was guitar music is performed noting that the strings sounded a bit tinny .. The question was, do you hear that? Well I heard that, yes. The 'metallic strings scenario was listening on that evening and thus confirmed as a Wadia 27 / 270 problem born.
With a few months, the Wadia dac sent for the 'i' or 'x' upgrade, I can not with certainty what more calls. Against a big loss, the Wadia dac now reborn as 27ix return. The expectations were high because messages from the USA reported a super upgrade. (Yes, really very similar) for this project alone brought in higher audiophile spheres: when he comes?
Of course I had the Wadia first time here to respond, and we would again take to the upgrade to listen. We agreed that there was more to hear, especially the higher frequency range was more open, and so ardently desired "more resolution" was also present. Then again passed the conscious CD with the guitar and distorted: it sounded more metallic now! The scenarios came to pass rapidly, "Wadia's sound all tinny ',' yes das typical Wadia," "your Wadia has that too?"
During the session, I read the text of the CD inlay, what you like old vinyl served as accustomed to do. nothing better than the LP fold out and get an entire photoshoot with ..
And when it appeared that the guitarist was a gypsy musician. For me at that time to mind-ever heard of a guitar-builder was that Gypsies preferably with steel strings play .. This was a serious audiophile burden from the shoulders, and there is still a lot of laughs. An upgrade that as a lesson we will never forget ..