Dr Bunsen Honeydew wrote: ↑Sat Dec 29, 2018 7:47 pm
Welder - NO!!! that is just more marketing BULLSHIT, you don't need to pretend to be a hi-fi reviewer, all you need to do is talk about the music, how it changes, understanding more about the music and the musicians - it is communication, REALITY, no bollocks pretend hi-fi speak just to confuse people and pretend you know something.
Leave that for the slurpers, pretend gurus, and the forum eeeediots. We ALL know when music is better even if it is difficult to describe it.
The only people who don't understand music are those who manically pursue more hi-fi at the expense of the music.. They need to stop and turn around.
Richard....YES. Equipment reviews centered around music/sound quality are completely fucking pointless.
I’ve read that many over the years and later even heard some of the equipment reviewed. The equipment didn’t sound anything like the reviewers impression to me. Hi Fi reviews are sales pitches in general written by hack journalists who couldn’t mange to follow a proer news story because they might have to leave the office.
Come on! you know I’m right given your experience in and of the trade.
I read some of the reviews on forums such as yours of pieces of equipment and where they have compared to a previously owned product and given it a better or worse rating I might pay some attention.
If you want to know how something sounds you have to listen to it, preferably with music you are familiar with and in the space you play your music in; anything less is a complete waste of time. It’s one of the reason you have your direct sell and loan scheme, because you know this to be true.
So, one may as well just concentrate on the specs in a review.
Single spur balanced Mains. Self built music server with 3 seperate linear PSU, Intel i5, 16 GB RAM no hard drive (various Linux OS). Benchmark Dac2 HGC, single ended XLR interconnects/Belkin cable. Exposure 21RC Pre, Super 18 Power (recap & modified). Modded World Audio HD83 HP amp. Hand built Monitors with external crossovers , Volt 250 bass & ABR, Scanspeak 13M8621 Mid & Scanspeak D2905/9300 Hi. HD595 & Beyer 880 (600 ohm) cans.