Originally Posted by calaf
I did not mean to diss the gramophone forum to which I often head up for advice. I just wanted to point to one of the best threads in this forum. I wish many of the good folks who posted there were still active on headfi...
there we could start a fun argument. Before online fora opened my eyes, I was a long-time (10+ years) subscriber to Gramophone and as a consequence my CD collection still shows a significant British bias. Everything is worth a look, but there are better ways to spend your hard earned dollars/euros/pounds, unless you think great music-making stops at the edge of the Dover cliffs.
I never suggested Gramophone was the be all end all.I also agree with you in that it is biased.
There were and still are good folks at Headfi posting as well. I never claimed the opposite was true.
I was responding to a post that said readers of this thread don't "need" to look and could find "everything" here at Headfi.
IMO I still believe you would doing yourself a great disservice if you limited your view of Beethoven Headfi.
And for the record,my observation about Gramophone being a longer and more respected source for information in the world
(not just Britain, which I don't and have never lived) is definitely a fact,not opinion.
And I'm clearly stated that I went to the library(which is free) to read gramophone(which I still do occasionally).
This is I've never spent my "hard earned dollars" on it ever.
The Beethoven thread of theirs is also free and quite informative on Beethoven's recorded symphonies.
I believe it is still worth a look.I didn't claim that you become a sheep to one source of information.
I think if one buys all one's music from Gramophone's advice you are definitely a "sheep".
If you want to argue,please use what I actually said as your counter argument.