- Jan 13, 2012
So by inference the HOT works best with the headphones that his device was voiced with ie hd800 and the lcd3 and with their cable provided?
And what user instructions literature is provided with the HOT (if you recall) ie is there mention of a 7day optimal run in etc?
I think if these points were advised by Synergistic Research with the HOT device it maybe could elevate any ambiguity on correct suitability/correct application which maybe is a little unclear at present?
Don't fall for the 'he seems like a nice and genuine guy' trick. It's still a just a 1/4 inch to 1/4 inch straight through connector filled with sand at this stage until we get the results from the electrical test.
I can see what's going to happen here - the electrical results will come back and show that it does nothing, or near enough to nothing. Everyone who is technically minded will say "SEE TOLD YOU SO" and then SR will respond with something like "Well electrical tests don't prove anything because history has shown that products show the same frequency response before and after burn in, yet the vast majority of people claim to hear a significant difference before an after burn in." Maybe throw in a "not all audible phenomena show up in measurements", keep talking about how much r+d has gone into it, use some emotional language like appealing to people to "listen with their ears not with their calculators", play the sympathy card, and continue to stand by it regardless of what is said and people will still buy it because "you don't know if you don't try it for yourself!" Money back guarantee! Don't you want your system to sound better? Oh ok then maybe this product isn't for you. Maybe I'll just hang out with all the cool cats over here who own one and love it. You just sit there with your arms folded and your grumpy face on with a frequency response graph in your hand. etc etc. Ok maybe not in those words exactly but you get my point. End of the day, marketing will win customers over measurements every time. (well, maybe not for bigshot and se, but for the bulk of the market)
Maybe interest in this product will go UP because of all this talk about it. No such thing as bad publicity they say.