A clinician cannot understand an artistic sense as that sense cannot be measured. However many 'tests' a clinician performs, how many charts are prepared and analyzed, the music will always be in the background, never the focus of a scientific attention.
Yet isn't the music the point of the entire effort?
Except any artistic part in music or its creation doesn't have anything to do with the playback system lol
A cd player does not create art in any shape or form... Artists do, be it in live performances or studio, and then that performance gets recorded via microphones, translated into an electrical signal, then it gets mixed, altered, and then pressed/burned/recorded onto CDs, tapes, vinyls, etc... And there the artistic element of the thing ends.
A cd player reads the bits on cds, converts to analog and sends to the amp, which amplifies the signal and then powers the speakers, which converts that electrical signal into soundwaves, then it gets to the listener, and the loop is completed. As if the artist was in front of the listener!
For one to think an amplifier, cd player, cable, or any other device, as an actual artist, one must have a very poor grasp of the audio reproduction concepts. A cd/cable/amp/speaker does not create art, it simply serves a function, a purpose. That purpose is different for each link of a stereo system. And the whole system serves one function, sound reproduction. Note the term reproduction, not sound 'creation'... The whole concept of hifi, or high fidelity, is to reproduce the music performance with high fidelity
. And even then, a system simply plays what is on the source (cd, vinyl, etc), as it's absolutely unaware of any actual musical performance...
The whole idea is to reproduce recording with as little distortion and as little FR aberrations as possible. This is made possible by so called "clinicians", also called engineers, researchers, inventors, nerds in labcoats, etc. using something called 'science' in which many tools are used such as, calculators, spectroscopes, spectral analyzers, laws of physics, brains, all the kind of thing audiophiles know very little about... Yet, they make their home music listening hobby possible... Without it, they'd be sitting in dark caves singing kumbaya over a fire...
A stereo does not know how to play music. It knows nothing about art, scales, rhythm, Diana Krall or the Backstreet Boys... It simply converts, for example, a bunch of 0s and 1s into soundwaves, which we interpret as music. We owe this to science and the scientists who made it all possible. Science might not know what music is artistic and what music isn't, yet it does not matter, because without it, without measurements, experimentation, studying of physical phenomenons, there would be no music... The world would be silent...