I've encountered the use of the word related to audio components many times but I never analyzed what exactly it's meanings could be. When it does and does not apply. Is it usually a quality that comes with good tube equipment? Or can solid-state bloom as well? I was listening to a new piece in my system that is very transparent and as I increased the volume the word "bloom" was arriving to me. Bloom and transparency don't seem to be the same thing in my mind. It seems bloom should be something exponential. But isn't volume increase exponential? Yes it's the area of subjectivity and semantics maybe...but I want a better understanding of what is bloom. Does it even exist?