You earlier accused me of having "unwavering faith in the Tera player". That was demonstrably untrue.
Your current ad-hominem is equally untrue:
I haven't made even one positive comment about the Tera-Player, or any mention of "what it claims to be".
This aspect of the conversation actually arose because people assessed the player's sound quality wihtout hearing it. These unusual quality assessments have been accompanied by accusations of dishonesty and bias in others and a succession of ad-hominem "arguments".
Again you are assessing sound quality without hearing the device. Is this a compulsion that cannot be resisted?
Earlier in the thread you stated
But here you are trusting a single RMAA frequency response curve from an unloaded player, and using it to judge the sound quality of a player you have never heard!
And you accuse me of "unwavering faith" in a player of which I have offered no opinion!
I didn't link the article to make a case for the Tera-Player. I don't own one or have ambitions to own one and if I wanted one I couldn't afford it anyway. I did so because I found the article interesting and Mr Altmann's writing style is very descriptive, concise and entertaining. I thought others might be interested.
I've not made a single comment promoting the Tera-Player. Not one.
You are still missing the point and from the looks of it, you will forever miss the point.
You have unwavering faith that there is an equal probability of the Tera being what it claims to be and failing in that respect. RMAA can sometimes biased but still provides a point of reference. It has rolled off treble as one can clearly see. The Tera player is meant to be the ultimate transparency DAP which it clearly is not from the other output graphs as well.
From the link you have provided, I have concluded that the Tera is not what it says it is. The mightiest of all DAPs with unequalled transparency etc etc. The Clip+ is to an extent an audibly transparent player. So I don't see how one can surpass a level of audible transparency by galaxies and universes.
I have not heard the DAP, but I can make an informed decision from the link that you have provided that it cannot fulfil what it is described as being capable of.
You seem to mistakenly believe that no informed decision can be reached without actually hearing the object itself. Following your stream of thought, no informed decision can be made without hearing anything. Then what is the point of using graphs? What is the point of this entire discussion?
You call me biased for thinking that a DAP with practically zero functionality and a ludicrously exorbitant price tag doesn't really live up to its name. Mmm...