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RE: RIP Peter Aczel

You said: "At some point Aczel seems to have stopped "trusting his ears"."

This is a very strange supposition since Peter Aczel used blind tests. Like many audio writers, after some of the audio clubs began hosting blind auditions, he began to consider sighted listening to be unreliable for detecting small differences and forming preferences based on the sound alone. With blind auditioning, especially double blind auditioning, preferences are formed from the sound alone.

There is nothing wrong with choosing equipment based on sighted auditioning (after all, you look at the equipment when you have it at home), but you can never be sure that your preferences are solely based on the sound. But many will maintain that the music sounded better with a different amplifier, or with different cables, etc. OK, but since one knows what equipment is being used, that will influence the preferences.
"A fool and his money are soon parted." --- Thomas Tusser

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