Advice on Rossini

There’s one part that actually isn’t just an opinion when it comes to piano notes.

I’m not talking about the clock’s effect on soundstage or realism, but of the initial attack of piano notes.

I heard it, the store staff heard it and three ~20 year-olds who had come into the store just to shop for LPs all heard the exact same effect.

Now if you like your piano note to sound like a metal hammer hitting a string, that’s opinion.

But you can’t say a real piano sounds like that, that’s fact.

The felt of a piano hammer has an initial softer attack than metal on metal, a sound that was only properly reproduced by the RP with the clock enabled as could be heard by turning the clock off and on.