|Originally posted by eric343
Well said Doug.
Thanks Eric. I guess all that a test like that proves is that the people they chose are more ruled by their minds and expectations than their ears. You could sell them anything if you worked in an audio store.
You could also setup the testing place so that the person could only have access to the CDP and not even see the amp or it's posterior parts. That way they would have access to change discs and volume, but no clue as to which cable is hooked up. Only the tester implementer behind the screen would know what is going on, and they shouldn't have access to the person being tested. Just have a third person act as mediator between subject and tester. That way they can't influence them in any way. All they do is say when the cable swap has been done and is ready to be fired up again. Have some cables that are listed on paper as A, B or C so that it is kept straight by the tester, and then just change around what the subject wants. It would be rather time consuming to do correctly, but if only 3-4 people can do it the results would be the most revealing to date.
Best of all with the testing. I would be all for it and I hope you still have the Nites around when it goes down.