Not trying to argue about if he should or shouldn't be allowed in here, but while Skamps actions in seeking measurements was quite direct and annoying (to me) at times, he did bring up a point of consideration that the measurements can help. As Charles pointed out from the posts about measurements of that Zanden DAC, while on the outside some of the measurements looked bad, others helped him get a better idea about certain aspects.
Having measurements in the public eye bring up two major predicaments, if they are good then everyone will still call it ridiculously priced, if they're bad, everyone will call us crazy and complain about the price. And then their will be those that completely misinterpret the information or just extrapolates information from what they see and have read but not heard and understood for themselves.
Charles has said on a few occasions about how the Tera Player is a means to an end. In order to fully appreciate the full glory of the Tera Player, one needs to go through the steps of trying out other portable gear until their upgrades bring them to the ultimate bliss, which may or may not be the Tera Player for everyone. I think for this reason Charles is okay with not publishing measurements because only the most dedicated audio enthusiasts that have gone through the bulky rigs with tons of cables and wristbands holding together devices will fully appreciate the work he's done and see the benefit of some of the ways he went about making this device and the audio it produces. Finding the right gear is a subjective journey and while some objective data may be useful to help guide you, in the end it's gonna be your ears you trust the most.
Happy listening everyone.
Originally Posted by Achmedisdead
This thread really serves no purpose anymore. People either buy into the Tera Player mystique or they don't....simple as that. There is a separate Tera Player Owner's Appreciation thread, IIRC.