Originally Posted by sacd lover
Is this a legal argument .... no
The question I asked can also be answered in a hypothetical situation.
Once again ....
I have read comments by Steve Hoffman that he believes that cabling makes a difference. So, Steve Hoffman has EXPLICITLY expressed he believes cables sound different.
So is Steve Hoffman ignorant? Yes or no Steve; skip the double talk for once.
We can also say, assuming Steve Hoffman believes cables sound different .... is he ignorant? Yes or no?
What is so threatening about answering a simple question? Secondly, is there some reason you need to run interferance for Steve?
First, we are debating
an issue here, wouldn't you agree? Your previous statements regarding Steve Hoffman and cabling are a "he said, she said" kind of thing....and that wouldn't score points on a third-string junior high debate team, should something such as that exist. If you want to argue conclusively that Steve Hoffman has concluded that cables make a difference, at least have the initiative to prove that is the case by citing exactly what he said, not simply claiming that he has said so.
Secondly, I'm just on the same side of the fence as bigshot when it comes to the cabling issue for the most part.....just as 883dave appears to have found it necessary to "run interference" for you, by posting a good direct quotation that certainly proves your claim that Hoffman believes there is a difference.
But I find something very interesting in the quotation provided by 883dave.......that Steve Hoffman thinks that a $5000 CD player only sounds good with the cheapest Radio Shack wire. I'd like to hear what he thinks that wire sounds like on less expensive (and presumably less neutral) players.
A $5000 CD player should be neutral, and shouldn't require a cable that others think sounds like crap on most other gear to make it sound right. A likely conclusion is that neither the $5000 CD player nor the RadioShack cable are neutral, just that they have errors that largely offset those in the other.
Thus, I seriously disagree with his statement that "It's totally gear dependent, right?" A proper cable should work well with any properly designed gear...and be neutral, because that's the real goal.
No, in a strict sense, Hoffman is not ignorant (desitute of knowledge or education, or lacking intelligence) but no one ever claimed that he was. Scientists have different viewpoints on a variety of issues, and they don't go around calling each other ignoramuses. Well, not in most cases, anyway.
I honestly don't think bigshot was referring to anyone in particular, either on or outside of this forum, when he posted an old adage regarding ignorance in general. However, only he can confirm or deny that.