"Pure, Perfect Sound Forever" -Philips
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I was only one year out of high school when Sony came up with the water purity slogan. I was shaking my head even then.
Kind of the same idea when I questioned an audio salesman about a pair of Klipsch Cornwalls, and the fact the drivers were all mounted on the back of the baffle. "We'll you see, the sound comes out of there SO fast, it isn't affected." Of course... why didn't I think of that?... .No sale.
Not what you had in mind, but the biggest BS I remember was the anti-marketing Julian Hirsch:
"Hirsch was infamous among audiophiles for believing that all audio electronics — amplifiers, CD players, etc. — sound the same."
Everything cuts both ways, and perhaps some things that cannot be measured are real. This public service announcement....
That’s not what Julian Hirsch said.
From somewhere in cyberspace,
“For example, in April 1977, he stated: “I do not believe that any amplifier that is reasonably good and operating as intended has any sound quality of its own, at least not in the sense that phono cartridges, speakers, and listening rooms have their distinctive sounds.”
His statement predated the advent of CD players by the way.
It appears he never actually commented on the sound of components he tested. And he didn’t believe in wire or cables. Kind of like a lot of people today, no?
Anything like "Expensive fuses sound fabulous." More recent history, but BS nonetheless.Yeah how long before that last voodoo snake oil fuse thread got culled? they all deserve the same fate.
There’s always some manufacturer trying to make a buck from the poor gullible idiots that believe their BS, they have no conscience, and BS spews forth from them and their shills, who are just as gullible and idiots.
Bundle. Having been in the high-end business/industry and a life long high-end owner I must apologize if I find current "Audiospeak" to be trivial and say nothing about anything important about whatever product it is.
Another current marketing word, "bundle". I thought that was something you encouraged your children to do when it was cold outside, as in ______ up?
However compared to ebay, this site is more accurate in listings. Insert the word Eames in the ebay search. Charles Eames and his wife Rae were designers/architechs in the post WWII era. There are salt shakers, bath mats...etc being referred to as "Eames Era"....kind of like German items from the 40s being "Hitler Era".