"I have no more to say. Don_c55"
I'll drink to that.
I'll drink to that.
It doesn't matter what someone pays for something or what price is relevant or
not. A review should give an impression what a unit is able to do.
$8500 is absurd for the UNIverse II.
Maybe, but I am sure that you wrote that also about Lyra,
MySonic, Koetsu, Clearaudio, Allaerts ...carts :-)
His opinion is no better than many others on these forums.
I think, but this is my personal opinion, his opinion is much better than others,
he has knowledge, is brain works very well and he is able to see behind the
.. glowing reviews
Indeed a problem. But wherever you look, you will always find glowing reviews from owners who are so happy with their decision and no matter how bad it is in reality, the review ends always in a recommendation. There is no way out, all we can do is to read it and when interest is growing to find out what is really going on. Probably all is really fact, the product meets all hopes, our time is not wasted then and we can say 'Thank you for sharing;.'
.. he's a hell of a nice guy
I don't know him personally but even when he would be the opposite, the review
counts, is it true or not? So, even when he would be the devil, when the review
is spot on and true, it is ok. I don't buy a product because I want to hold hands
with a Manufacturer, I buy it because it has some abilities I am looking for.
I dislike ZYX cartridges
Yes, that is an opinion like we all have about something. But when we go down
to the core, then we have to say, an "opinion" is an opinion and a"ability" is something totally different. And a review should go for the abilities.
When a product review is wrong, when dirt is written to Gold, then we have a problem but interestingly, no one complains about that.
Judgement with 2 faces?
I'm about to trade up to the new UNIverse. Had a quick glance at your system Doug - see you're probably one of the few out there who owns Doshi stuff - heard his stuff at RMAF and it's killer - clearly you hear things similarly to the way I do! I've always been a bit disappointed hearing Wilson speakers - other than in Doshi's RMAF rooms!