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I agree that huge amounts of negative feedback are generally considered. . . . . .

. . . to have deleterious effects on the sound quality. I also believe that this approach to design has ebbed quite a bit over the decades and is thus not as relevant to the discussion today as it may have been in the past.

As for "bad" recordings, it would help if you could name actual recordings which suffer from the problems you list, rather than stating generalizations.

BTW, is this the Geddes you mean (at the link below)? This particular Geddes says things like the following:
I have always thought that if someone's measurements do not "tell the whole story" then they are the wrong measurements. Technology has simply come too far to believe that "there are things that we cannot measure." I have also never believed that all that matters is "how it sounds," because this is such an unstable and personal opinion. Sound quality opinions can and will differ from person to person, system to system and most importantly even within the same person on different days (as I said before, I have personally witnessed this in well regarded "reviewers"). Personal preferences have such a low stability as to be an almost completely pointless thing to stake a claim to. "Hi-Fi" does not mean "pleasant" - it means "accurate"; accuracy, as opposed to preference, is absolutely quantifiable and extremely stable - as stable as I care to control in my lab from day to day or test to test (but in any case its uncertainty is easy to quantify and understand). Decisions based on accuracy are therefore much more likely to be valid than decisions based on "how it sounds." I do not see how one could ever support a position that "preference" trumps "accuracy." That's simply taking a giant step backwards in the evolution of Hi-Fi.

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