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Reasonable high end interconnects: without breaking the bank
ieales The perception as an improvement is confirmation bias. That’s a common knee-jerk reaction from someone who fancies himself a thoughtful cynic. But the explanation clearly doesn’t apply in this instance, where the listener had been convinced... 
Music Direct - Audio Hardware Seller?
I’ve had nothing but good service from Music Direct and I’ve done business with them for years. Recently, I bought a new desktop computer from Dell online. Even though I'm an existing customer with a Dell account, they insisted on speaking with me... 
What Sonically is the Difference between a $1,500 CD Player and a $10K-$25K One?
ahoferThe "large and audible" part does not logically follow, and assumes far too much integrity on the part of the industry. There is plenty of stuff built from high quality parts that is inaccurate at best, and still more where the high q... 
What Sonically is the Difference between a $1,500 CD Player and a $10K-$25K One?
jbrrp1I love all the folks that assure you that there can be no difference of any import. Try some auditioning at an audio salon, and I'm pretty sure you will then know the answer.Agreed. It amazes me how in a hobby based on listening, some ... 
Making a product to sell and the need for modernity
kosst_amojan ... I kind of wonder why more people don't take looks that seriously. That's a rather odd observation from a guy who often insists others provide the results of controlled, scientific, double-blind listening tests. 
Our Responsibility
kosst_amojan... a small clique of fanatics consistently spew their sideways, indefensible opinions ... The radical magnification of relatively nuanced things ... fervent assertions surrounding completely nonsensical snake oil "tweaks" ... radical... 
Our Responsibility
kosst_amojan... that’s not how the law works". Can you imagine what the world would look like if it functioned as your broken logic suggests? ... You claim science is on your side as you allege "snakeoil," which is a form of fraud. So prove your ... 
Our Responsibility
cd318 Expose the all too many snake oil salesmen ... There is a noisy minority on this site that proclaim this as a personal mission. But they never bring a court case to prove their claims of fraud and malfeasance, which makes me wonder what t... 
Synergestic Black Fuse vs Audio Magic BeesWax
whoopycatWhere are your measurements for this? You're stating your subjective experience ...This is a hobbyist's group. No one here is required to produce measurements to suit your sensibilities. Everyone is free to post their subjective experi... 
ARC Ref 75's as monoblocks?
In general, I am not a fan of bridging amplifiers. It's sort of like a parlor trick and, yes, sometimes the result is ok. But if you want a monoblock amplifier, I think the best thing to do is buy one rather than kludge a stereo amp. 
Synergestic Black Fuse vs Audio Magic BeesWax
kosst_amojanIt’s ALWAYS on those who make an affirmative claim to prove the claim with a plausible theory and valid evidence ...Nonsense. No one here owes you anything. This is a hobbyist’s group, where everyone is free to share their experiences... 
ARC Ref 75's as monoblocks?
These are differential amplifiers. I don’t think they can be run as monoblocks.Bridging amplifiers isn't usually a good idea even when an amplifier is suited for it. 
Synergestic Black Fuse vs Audio Magic BeesWax
kosst_amojanHow about you actually demonstrate your claims with an actual measurement.Why should we make measurements to suit your sensibilities? You’re free to conduct your own tests.Of course, you’ve already admitted that you don’t know how to ... 
Fixing a broken Tube
Tubes are disposable. I'd toss it. 
Synergestic Black Fuse vs Audio Magic BeesWax
kosst_amojanI don’t doubt some people are sure they hear something. I’m pretty sure it completely in their head thoughOf course it’s "in their head." Everything we hear is "in our head." We hear with our ears and brain, which are located in our h...