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The invention of measurements and perception
Yup. That’s what pays the bills. But I’m considering nonsense as a career now too, just like you. Does it pay well? You are very good at it!  You must rake in the dough! 
Have you ever wondered why speaker manufactures do not consign speakers to dealers?
Yes, stereos are so 1950s..... 
The invention of measurements and perception
Speaking of problems.... 
The invention of measurements and perception
Audiophiles do seem to often have a fondness for problems.  Sometimes its just never good enough.  Some will make it a hobby forever seeking better sound, never quite sure of what the actual target is.   Most are smarter and figure it out or don't... 
Have you ever wondered why speaker manufactures do not consign speakers to dealers?
One often has to travel to be able to experience expensive boutique products. Nothing special about home audio there. It goes with the turf. These days smart vendors focus on facilitating in-home demos or audition periods. Always better to hear th... 
The invention of measurements and perception
>>>>>Sadly, perhaps, but definitely ironically, knowledge is what’s left after you subtract out all that stuff you forgot that they taught you in school you never found a use for anyway. But if you want to be the Decider, be my gues... 
The invention of measurements and perception
Beauty is in the ear of the beholder, AND it changes all the time for countless reasons. Predicting it is futile. Good science and engineering in the gear making the sound however is the only practical means to help ever realize it. Specs and meas... 
The invention of measurements and perception
Careful, the value of some products totally vanishes in lieu of perception. Perception can be 100% of the battle. GK is right about this one. No wonder his pants are on fire about this. 
Whats playing on your system today?
Camel’s style and personnel evolved and changed considerably over the years. The only constant is guitarist Andrew Latimer, one of those guys who just always knows how to play the right notes the right way and has always surrounded himself with to... 
Which Class D Amplifier? PS Audio, Ghent, Nord, Merrill or other???
As fate would have it, one of my 3 Class D amps, the inexpensive $70 one (with Bluetooth) by Fosi Audio:https://fosiaudio.com/collections/bluetooth-amplifier/products/bt10a-bluetooth-4-0-stereo-audio-ampl...Uses this TI Class D chip that I was unf... 
Which Class D Amplifier? PS Audio, Ghent, Nord, Merrill or other???
that music is rendered with a beauty I can not explainWhich measurement is it again that measures "beauty"?   I can't explain it either. 🏆 
Whats your take on a NAD 3020, I truly believe it defined stereo and still does!
I had similar 7020 receiver as a backup for many years. Picked it up in an alabama pawn shop in 1986. Unique somewhat dark and warm sound. Very solid pre-amp. COuld be used as pre-amp, power amp, receiver or tuner. VEry versatile! Also did a respe... 
GaN-based Class D power amps
IF you can undercut very expensive high end gear with not quite so expensive other gear that delivers sound people think competes or maybe even sounds better and make a better profit at it then that is a good thing for all except sellers of very e... 
Which Class D Amplifier? PS Audio, Ghent, Nord, Merrill or other???
That's OK.  I got my answer. 
Whats playing on your system today?
Breathless...good stuff! Summer Lightning! Disco Camel>Bee Gees!