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You prefer Aczel's plain writing style to, for instance, the soaring prose of Jacob Heilbrunn? "The improvement rendered by the [Transparent Reference XL Digital Link] was not subtle or minor or difficult to detect [but] proved to be one of the most flabbergasting experiences I have ever had in the high end. The Reference line did not improve the sound [of the dCs Vivaldi]; it took it into another realm ... [it] makes an immense improvement by banishing any lingering digital artifacts, opening up the treble, sending the bass plunging down another octave, fleshing out the midbass, and noticeably increasing the articulation and weight of instruments and voice." (One of the commentators expressed skepticism that Heilbrunn could hear another octave underneath the frequency response claimed by dCS, down to 10Hz plus or minus .5db, but nevermind.)

And Aczel talks about double-blind listening tests, while the reputed critics dismiss them, because how could anyone detect immense improvements and flabbergasting experiences without long term listening sessions with familiar gear?

And where are the formulaic phrases that the reader expects in audio text? The dropped jaws? The blown off socks?


Edits: 06/30/17 06/30/17 06/30/17

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