when people/reviewers state they have the best sounding system/component they ever heard. time to hit the delete or back key when encountering this type of thread especially when what they have or auditioning is so-so equipment in a so-so environment.
Viridian is only making a jokeski about us, er, I mean zee Ex-KGB, owning Audio Research! Ha Ha Ha! Very Funny, yes?!
Viridian, you don't seem to be answering the door. Please let the nice men in zee black trench coats come in and help you. They are only wish to help you move in those large speakers you bought. (If you look out zee window, you will see the large coffin sized boxes in zee back of the white van.)
Viridian, be a nice tovarish, and open zee door now!
This is why one should do their own research and come to their own conclusions. Having said that, it is not hard to seek out and find those who's opinions you can trust and respect, even if you don't completely agree with them. Sean >
Viridian, we all know that Elvis is still alive. He just got tired of the Vegas rat race and wanted to return to his roots. So he staged his own death and now never ventures out of the deep south. He earns his living working at small bars impersonating himself. I hear he's pretty good at it.
Sean!!! Finally your "voice"... Glad hearing from you...
I happen to test-drive Bentley Continental '2005 coupe and found that despite it's all hand-made it's simply piece of s...t the way it's built(water leaks when rainy, suspention problems i.e. ball joints strats after only 9 kmi driving in Miami). Not even close to '91 Caddy Fleetwood Brougham'454 but costs 5x cheaper.
The point is that you shouldn't believe that folks who build speakers in their basement just by listening tests 'cause they might not sound great in your room. Who you should trust is the special labs that build speakers to a measured presicion of the sound.
Same thing to all other equipment you could ever think of...
So the algorithm is very simple:
TRUST=YES --> PERFORMANCE=GREAT --> PRICE=AFFORDABLE --> GET MERCHENDIZE.
Note to Self: Mmmh.... this is not good. Biomimetic suspects something.
To Biomimetic: "Don't be surprised your threads took off. You must have a flair for this kinda thing... I mean be realistic...come on, you can't really suspect an internet conspiracy to respond, monitor and control you...that would be ridiculous!
To Biomimetic: "By the way do tell me... did you dream of Mars again?"
I tend not to believe anything from a source when I have no knowledge of the source's motivation. I just file it away for background. Around here your financial survival and mental health requires as much - caveat emptor rules!
'taint just the net, I became a cynic when I discovered there was no real Santa. Oops, hope that didn't offend anyone. :-)
Anyone have any nominations for most asinine audio webpage? I think i gotta go with fmtunerinfo where nothing ever compares to a 1970's Kenwood (btw I use one too), despite which tuner they have in their listening tests.
There is a guy with a major chip and axe to grind... but then again, Stereophile never has reviewed Shelter (as far as I know); and Fremer was a total jerk to the guy. It's too bad the guy has such a 'tude b/c buried under the ravings are some valid points. I've also noticed TNT often has little factual errors and technical faux pauxs, but nothing major usually. The reviewers on 6moons are weird in their own way, but not evil.