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RE: Funny thing

The whole problem ABX or really with any kind of test is that if the results are negative it doesn't prove anything. The sometimes suspect the real reason for the existence of ABX testing is so objectivists can use it as a virtual weapon in the jihad against cables, expensive speakers, and weird tweaks - "that thing couldn't possibly pass an ABX test." I also happen think that long term listening has a big problem --most audiophiles, and perhaps especially reviewers, are continually changing cables, electronics, adding and/or removing tweaks, And waiting for things to break in, and so forth. Obviously, the sound is subject to change over time in these cases, not necessarily for the better. And It's very easy to lose track of what the heck is going on. I'm more in favor of A/B/A testing, at least then you can eliminate all the unknowns involved with long term listening.

Edits: 05/05/12

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