Has Radicalizing the Rig Led to Revolutionized Listening?

As I have aggressively elevated my system over time, I find I’m drawn increasingly away from electronic instruments and toward acoustic. The unmatchable expression conveyed through acoustic instruments and unadulterated vocals is reinforcing the system gains reciprocally. 

Then again, it could be aging. ;)

Your thoughts and experiences. This is not competition. :)

Currently listening to Angelica by Monica Ramos.
I'm with you from both angles, gear and age.  As your gear sounds more natural, it's more enjoyable to listen to natural sounds than synthetic ones, especially with voices.

When I was young, I wanted excitement from life and my music.  Now, I find myself seeking calm more often. 
Follow your tastes. But yeah, I agree with you. Though the physical act necessary to set a guitar string in motion does allow the electric guitar to attain an unmistakable acoustic instrument integrity/veritas/credibility, in the main acoustic instruments simply possess more primal mojo. Acoustic instruments just have more life in them. They better convey artistic expression, i.e., what's inside. And of course it doesn't hurt that an excellent audio system has the wherewithal to deliver a good deal of that life.
I’m 60, and indeed for a few years there as my system-building phase neared completion about 5 years ago, I too shifted more and more toward the acoustic. But, about a year ago, I sorta rediscovered my rock roots all over again (this time with the newly finished dream system). At first just some select titles, then it was almost like a dam broke that I didn’t realize was there. I had worked hard from the start to get a setup that could do any genre equally well (not easy), but it was paying off well.

Maybe going back to my musical beginnings is aging, too?? Can’t say for sure. It was almost like I was unconsciously rebelling against the act of trying to ’think too much’ about the listening experience. But, my (finally) having a rig that doesn’t editorialize at all about whatever material I could ever want to listen to, was the difference-maker to me.

Don’t know where my musical tastes will go next, but I doubt my music genre explorations days are behind me.
It's such a rewarding experience to have a fulfilling listening session every time one sits down before the system. I couldn't relax and simply let the music wash over me when it had major faults as I interpreted them. But, with the elevation of the sound quality, I could relax and sense the reality in it. 

That level of quality is far higher than I dreamed it would be; i.e. the cost to achieve it was far higher than I had imagined. 20 years ago I never thought I would put so much into audio, but I wisely budgeted literally a certain amount each year to expend to build it up. That has paid of handsomely, and if not for that this discovery of the raw beauty of acoustic may not have happened. 

I concur that nostalgia can lead you back to other genres. I find myself listening to performances of 30 or more years ago with glee, as they are so well rendered by a good system. I hear, and appreciate so much more now than when I was young. The artistry is what shines through on such performances, and when it is rendered beautifully it touches the soul. 

Vocals, too have changed for me, and now I tend toward less harsh, more nuanced songs. One of my great joyous discoveries in recent days has been the series of Voices Only and Voices Forte series of recordings of a cappella groups. I sang in choir in grade school, high school and college, so group vocals takes me back to some lovely times. 

I'm guessing much of this is a function of aging, but the equipment has solidified strong desire to hear it. 
As I’ve spent the past 6 months putting a system together, I’ve been listening to a lot of acoustic music in order to critically assess the each new component. But, in addition, I’ve found myself drawn in as you’ve described.

One moment where I actually gasped was when I listened to really exceptionally well recorded acoustic music. Blue Coast Records pays attention to every step of the process and some of the cuts on their samplers has provided me with critical listening benchmarks but also deeply felt experiences.

A good rig dont necessarily cost much money first, and with a good rig ANYTHING sound better, even the bad recording were more enjoyable...

Acoustic music  is almost all music anyway.....Only acoustic natural  musical instrument gives us a reference point.... 
Radicalizing,revolutionized and aggressively... quite the interesting choice of words when going acoustic... just sayin
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I just turned 60 a bit back. My goal was to be able to explore and enjoy all kinds of music.  I spend as much time as I can doing it.  More than ever.   Thank you hifi!
Needlebrush, I tend to attack hobbies for advancement. Learned to ski downhill at 27 and was doing black diamond moguls in 3 seasons. My instructor, a Dutch, ultra-smooth skiing friend, upon request took me to increasingly difficult slopes.

One day I complained, "I’m doing a lot of falling." He replied, "If you’re not falling, you’re not learning. " I said seriously, "You will never see anyone fall more than I will!"

Pushing on the moguls I fell forward, backwards, sideways all day. That evening it became evident i had pulled all the muscles in my neck, and developed Wry Neck, which resolved with muscle relaxants.

I’m a bit more moderate in building audio systems to push performance.

Conversely, I prefer melodic, relaxing acoustic music.

Remind me to “ attack “ my collector cars, cameras and books and music collection.....perhaps I’ll become the samurai audiophile.... can anyone take a tongue in cheek joke 
anymore without responding like It’s a mortal attack ?
Having a great system is the best of the best.
In my head I guess there is good music and bad music in every genre. My brain does not editorialized on the type of instrument. Yesterday I listened to John Renbourn's  The Hobit then turned around and finished on Depeche Mode's Violator. I have no idea why. Just what I felt like at the time. I am just as loud or quiet as I have always been, probably more loud than quiet. You have to ask my wife on that one. I do know when I have made a significant improvement in the system. She complains less. 
There is plenty of bad music out there most of it being in the popular domain and mostly computer music by talent less people. In the old days you had to be good to get a recording contract.
I think it is raw talent that blows me away most. Check out Jacob Collier's Tiny Desk concerts on NPR. You can YouTube them. Totally amazing. Every neuron in this kid's brain plays music.   
There is plenty of bad music out there most of it being in the popular domain and mostly computer music by talent less people. In the old days you had to be good to get a recording contract.
I concur with your post... 

My best....

needlebrush, I think you misunderstood my response. I did not take your post as any particular assault upon myself, and I was not attempting to put you in your place, or anything of the sort in my response. I was simply discussing an aspect of my personality that shows through in how I do interests, hobbies.  :)
The older I get,the more I enjoy simple electric and acoustic music.Pleasing,beautiful,nuanced,and heartfelt.Occasionally nothing will do except Aerosmith or something else exciting and powerful:-)
The older I get the more metal I listen to. Mostly 1970's stuff. Did not listen to too much of that when I was a teenager in the 80's. Nice to hear it with great electronics.