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I'll Be Damned, Carcass,

we have a measure of agreement!

What people hear in their own homes is their own business. Whether folks want to waste $1K on powercords, or buy any of Machina Dynamica's garbage, or tack black wooden discs on their walls, is totally up to them. I wish them all the best on their audio endeavors, and much listening happiness.

But, one objection lies with folks, amateurs and professionals alike, regurgitating unproven/scientifically doubtful/highly questionable statements of causality as fact, or that XYZ factually makes a difference, when they aren't factual. This type of nonsense hurts the industry as a whole, to the detriment of the induction of new audiophiles. Non-audiophiles hear these things, see the gigantic prices on the equipment, and run the other way thinking audiophiles are mad. This is where audiophiles could do with some readings of the many available online issues of The Audio Critic and AES papers.

Another objection lies with tweak makers and other purveyors of audio BS selling their wares in ways that amount to nothing less than consumer fraud. The only reason these ding-dongs haven't been shut down is because their corner of the business world is insignificantly tiny. If Bose made the claims the mad-hatter tweakos do, they'd get hammered by the DOJ and State attorneys general.

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