While at university trained as a singer and learnt about music as a hobby. Write for Audiophile Sound and Classical Source. Have thousands of LPs and love DSD (particularly 512) because it is the nearest digital has got to the stunning analogue sound produced by the likes of Decca and Mercury. Endure, rather than admire, boring modern straight-line ‘music-making’ and have thousands of hours of historical performances, where expressive interpretive license is taken for granted. HIPP is fine in anything pre-Haydn, but silly little chamber orchestras in Beethoven and emaciated forte pianos are unacceptable.