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RE: "Assclown"?? Let's get a few things straight....

"There were three names mentioned in the piece, and you couldn't keep them straight?"

I was a bit confused at first myself. But then I'm an old, retired sales and marketing guy, unlike young still employable guys like yourself.

A question hit me once I'd figured out what Art was going on about: "Why is PS Audio being named as a party to all of this nonsense. What do they have to gain here?"

Brings to mind to old saw: "When you've got the order, shut up and stop selling." By any measure in the Audiophile market, PS Audio has the order. Good sounding product, great reputation, happy customers upgrading products left and right.

Nothing to be gained by stirring the 'reviewer-on-the-take' pot, IMNSHO. When's the last time you guys endured a bad review? Never? None I've read lately.

No, Stirring that pot is a job for the company that can't seem to even pay to get their product looked at by reviewers. "We can't afford to buy a good review and all of the reviewers expect free product.", they cry. We've all heard the stories, though few are to be believed.

Of course you guys don't give away free product in exchange for reviews, favorable or otherwise. You don't have to. And of course Stereophile isn't going to hold up a manufacture for free gear or even advertising in exchange for a review. They don't have to.

But in the case of Art's piece above, one could read into it that others do. Why would a reviewer assume that you would give him free gear in exchange for a review if others in the industry weren't exchanging gear for reviews? And if they are, who might they be? That DSD DAC I was about to buy; the one I read the favorable review of? The one that's half the price of the PS Audio piece that I REALLY would rather have but can't afford?

One can only wonder and some will.

That's what I find most objectionable about the piece.











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