Why > Music Matters

Transparent's reference recordings for evaluating system improvements primarily consist of live unamplified music performed in natural acoustic spaces. Read on to find out why acoustic music is so important and what Transparent uses as criteria to evaluate the performance of components and systems.

A man playing a violin in a workshop.
Tonal Balance
A black pipe organ in a dark room.
Dynamic Range
An ornate theater with red seats and a chandelier.