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RE: What's most striking to me ...

Congratulations. Your first hedge against MQA. Clap clap clap....

Smart move.

So after discussing with digital designers and reading all the valid critical analysis, which Stereophile has not published one iota of (not your fault), you are still convinced MQA is a valid tech good for consumers. Is that just doubling down?

As far as the subject of power cords. Pretty remarkably you brought that up, since your magazines and it's print competitor have published tons of power cord reviews, and one of your senior writers, Michael Fremer, has written pages and pages of the "big" changes he has heard cycling through power cords, and conditioners, for that matter.

Pretty rich for you to drop this at the door step of "all these subjectivist" audiopiophiles.

As far as some "claiming big changes with no technical evidence--not even a convincing theoretical rationale-"...utterly disingenuous.

It has been a LONG proven theory that power cords, when designed in certain ways, refejt EMI/RFI, and provide current more efficiently. This
established beyond doubt.

Here is what Mr. Fremer said about Shunyata test method:

"The graphs at www.shunyata.com/Content/DTCDmeas.html
provide a visual explanation. They show measured
current-delivery differences between AC cords with
molded plugs that have a thin blade contact and those
with higher-quality, screwed-on or soldered plugs that
provide better contact. You can see measured differences
between wires of different thicknesses, and between cords
configured with various geometries. The DTCD tosses
out the window claims that differences among power
cords can't be measured."

So, EH, try again. This was an attempt at false equivalency that took
some chutzpah.

Edits: 04/09/17

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