Hi all, Long time hi-fi buff here and musician. I've often read where someone changes a component or a cable and gets better PRaT. What the heck does this mean? To me, as a musician, PRaT is about the performance of a piece of music rather than its reproduction over a hi-fi. I'm finding it hard to understand what people are really referring to when they use this term in reference to a piece of kit. Pace = tempo. I interpret this to mean whatever they changed must now be playing at a different speed they like better (including a change in pitch coming from the speed change). Rhythm = a complex mix of time signature, phrasing, syncopation and accents. The only way I can see how a change in equipment can affect this is if the change causes a high level of compression or conversely expansion. Such a change could affect one's perception of rhythm, particularly rhythmic accents. Timing = how a musician feels time and sync's with other musicians. No idea how a piece of hifi equipment is gonna change this, unless it has audible wow and flutter! Anyone care to discuss and help a confused bloke out?