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10 Biggest Lies in Audio

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Not sure if this has been posted already. If it has, forgive me.
http://www.theaudiocritic.com/downloads/article_1.pdf

This is sure to open a can of worms here but I'm also sure it will make a great discussion

Much of what he says I totally agree with with my limited knowledge of electronics and just plain common sense.

However regarding the tubes....I thought we all knew they weren't the best choice for sound reproduction, but that we use them because their distortion is more "pleasant" and they influence the sound in a pleasing way?
post #2 of 277
This article is about 10 years old. Man, How humorous can a topic get? What are people saying now about those things? Just wondering?
post #3 of 277
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Originally Posted by BIG POPPA View Post
This article is about 10 years old.
So what does the age of the article have to do with it? Audio equipment don't age like computer parts. Stuff from 10 years ago can still be considered top performers, if not state-of-the-art.
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Man, How humorous can a topic get?
What's so funny?
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What are people saying now about those things?
What are you talking about?
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Just wondering?
Huh?
post #4 of 277
If you don't understand the point, it is OK. Not a big deal. Really. Search the threads and Get A Clue?
post #5 of 277
I was trying to decipher your cryptic English and your last post doesn't help much.
post #6 of 277
Thread Starter 
I think he was just encouraging further discussion.
post #7 of 277
Absolutely, and using the SEARCH option will not hurt at all with this subject.
post #8 of 277
Believe what you want to believe. These have all been argued into the ground with no real results.
post #9 of 277
Encouraging further discussion by pointing me to the search bar. Now my head hurts.
post #10 of 277
x2 on that. Believe what you believe but more than that... trust your own ears
post #11 of 277
I love it when people argue against this article... no real standing other than, "Well when I listen on MY system, there's such a clear difference that you must have tin ears not to hear it." Well, if it means I save thousands of dollars for ZERO improvement, then hand me the oil can!
post #12 of 277

the Big Lie...

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Originally Posted by donunus View Post
x2 on that. Believe what you believe but more than that... trust your own ears
anyone serious about this hobby should know/learn enough basic perceptual psychology/psychoacoustics to know that its hard to get past errors and bias in "simple" "just listen" type comparisons

extending the prohibition of DBT discussion policy beyond the cable forum is one of the biggest disservices to the community at headfi
post #13 of 277
Of course but that comment was to make the long story short
post #14 of 277
What a great article, very well written and amazingly insightful. And, THANK YOU if it is a re-post.
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extending the prohibition of DBT discussion policy beyond the cable forum is one of the biggest disservices to the community at headfi
That wouldn't be so bad as long as the DBT prohibition policy was accompanied by a policy also prohibiting the passing off of subjective experiences as objective reality.

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