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Yeah, the equipment and the operator have a lot to do with it, I just feel the performers don't care to try to get the gear and skills to get a good sound.Sound quality has made huge progress in the last 20 or so years. With line array technology, and active DSP, and super efficient amps, live sound is really good these days. The limiting factor is the acoustic space. You can get decent sound in a basketball arena or football stadium, but it's never going to be as good as a proper theater. Oh and skill of the guy pushing the faders.
Although, this reminds me that I once went to a symphony orchestra at the Chan Center at UBC in Vancouver, BC. The sounds was pretty good. And it should be considering the technology put in to that building.