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RE: The DB Testers are Making Me Crazy

I thought maybe "DB" stood for decibels. In the current issue of StereoPile (and yes, I now view it as a pile of dog excrement with occasional worthwhile reading) some oaf tries to match a new release Classe digital switching amp to a twenty year old Proceed linear amp by matching decibel levels as if that somehow places both on equal footing for all further subjective comparisons and contrasts. It's analogous to thinking that racing a 2017 Maseratti against a 1997 Buick Skylark is instructive as a race of two comparable vehicles as long as you start them even to the line. It assumes that all that matters for valid comparisons is loudness. Yes, we all get it; that loudness should be matched but who the hell cares about how some just released component compares to a mid-fi relic? Oh well. Carry on.


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