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I was just reading a forum thread, about objectivist versus subjectivist audio equipment gear reviews, on the Audio Science Review website:
Nobody mentions "SINAD" a single time. But they do interestingly mention how to easily obtain a very objectivist system which, apparently, equals a very accurate and neutral system:
"Why bother obsessing over gear when you can just buy some NC400s, Modulus, an AHB2 etc., one of dozens of excellent DACs, decent generic cables, and good speakers with appropriate room treatment? After all, any improvement in amplifier or DAC beyond what the current cutting-edge offers is probably inaudible in most cases. This creates an issue for audiophiles who claim they are chasing the most accurate sound reproduction but actually just want to buy new gear or gear that doesn't measure very well."
This does make some sense to me since gear with a high degree of accuracy and neutrality are likely to receive high SINAD scores. This makes me question the whole efficacy of the concept of objectivism and SINAD scores, however, since it's not very helpful to individuals subjectively preferring less accuracy/neutrality and more euphonic distortions and added even order harmonics in their audio system.
OTOH, wouldn't an especially low SINAD score usefully indicate gear these individuals may actually subjectively prefer? Seems like we're back to where we were at pre-Objectivist/SINAD.
noble100--I agree with the sentiment, but ASR in fact ranks all components by sinad score. There are also regular criticisms about looks, connectivity, drivers, etc. - - not remotely objective criteria. That said, I think it's a very useful resource, as long as one doesn't mind and/or ignores the extreme subjectivity on offer.
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