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Herb Reichert/ Follow Up

Posted on March 17, 2017 at 09:31:30
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I don't know if I can print any quotes from the latest Stereophile's (Follow Up) page 177 by Herb Reichert. I've never before been exposed to the words of someone making love to a loudspeaker.
You couldn't separate Herb and the Devore Gibbon 3XL with a cheese knife! In the smallest of print it said Sam Tellig had reviewed this speaker before. Maybe this is some small reason I saved all my Stereophile's.
I know Sam isn't on the staff anymore but I think not only 2 but a panel of reviewers would provide a better assessment of any product reviewed. It might explain the fantastic fanatical experiences some get vs. those who don't as much and then the consumer can make an easier choice.
Just a thought....Mark K.


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Forget The Cheese Knife ............, posted on March 17, 2017 at 13:06:13

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January 5, 2017 would take a crowbar ;-)



Stereophile Quotes, posted on March 17, 2017 at 17:44:45

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August 2, 2000

Ha!-- yesI noticed in the Current 017 Recommended Component issue --one Reviewer stated

"the unit sounded broken"

It still made Class A Rating--!

go figure



This is why I never buy used loudspeakers......, posted on March 17, 2017 at 17:52:15

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Good luck cleaning those cabinets.



RE: Herb Reichert/ Follow Up, posted on March 17, 2017 at 18:43:18

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I get that impression from all his reviews. I don't read them anymore. I just look at the measurements.


RE: Herb Reichert/ Follow Up, posted on March 19, 2017 at 13:26:52

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Herb certainly belongs to the "Purple Passion" school of audio writing but the DeVore speakers are also very, very good.
When they discover the center of the universe, a lot of people will be disappointed to discover they are not it. ~ Bernard Bailey


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