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In Reply to: RE: What's most striking to me ... posted by Isaak J. Garvey on April 09, 2017 at 07:50:03
>>Congratulations. Your first hedge against MQA. Clap clap clap....<<
What cynical bullshit. This has been my position for months at least, possibly a year. People are arguing that the tech is invalid; my research says it's valid enough to deserve an audition. MQA has put out far more info than most proprietary technologies; I make my judgment based on that (which many critics obviously haven't read). It's not enough to absolutely validate the technology, but to me it seems interesting--legit. Ultimately it comes down to how it sounds: The tech is interesting enough to earn an audition. So far I like what I hear, very much. That's my position, unchanged.
As for the rest: EMI/RFI is the best explanation I've seen for what power cords do, but its effects on audio--via power cords--is unproven. And that's fine; as I've said, this is a subjectivist business. MF OUGHT to be describing what he hears. That's his job. Mine, too. The problems come 1. when subjectivists become objectivists when it suits their needs, and 2. when people who don't understand the technology proclaim that it's bullshit.
Edits: 04/09/17Follow Ups:
I'm about to board a plane for a long flight, and anyway have no interest in continuing this discussion. Don't expect any more from me.
To bolster your argument you made two incorrect statements...there is no accepted theory as to why power products can affect the sound, and there is no testing.
"This has been my position for months at least, possibly a year."
You certainly have been silent about any doubts.
"The problems come 1. when subjectivists become objectivists when it suits their needs, and 2. when people who don't understand the technology proclaim that it's bullshit."
Sorry, but THAT is cynical nonsense. Sujective or Objective, everyone should question a technology that takes digital files and adds generations and removes them further from their origin, not to mention claims to solve problems that absolutely do not exist, all from a company with a history of catastrophic business decisions. Yeh, not swallowing wholesale the flights of fancy of audio magazines is good for one's wallet. Every one is still waiting for those tens of thousands of DSD downloads, right?
...when I wrote "people who don't understand the technology" I was NOT referring to Doug Schneider, who, although we disagree, has earned my respect.
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