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  1. jsrtheta

    Snake Oil Department, Top This

    A "cool factor" that may soon be very uncool here in the U.S.
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    Help me choose new stand mounts with ribbon/AMT tweeters.

    Monitor Audio Platinum 100 3G would be worth checking out, though list price is above your target. Might be able to negotiate a deal.
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    “The Sensible Sound” magazine the ASR forum of pre-internet days?

    AR was very much a Massachusetts thing. That's the market they were aiming for, and they hit the bull's eye.
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    “The Sensible Sound” magazine the ASR forum of pre-internet days?

    This was the magazine I actually trusted. Also, Stereo Review, Audio (sometimes).
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    Audio Note speakers

    Whereas I never heard any bad Snells.
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    Bands you just didn't 'get' initially

    They were actually so great it was spooky. Took me a while, though.
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    Bands you just didn't 'get' initially

    I started listening to Beefheart pretty early, but Trout Mask Replica was beyond me. Later saw them on a pretty strange triple bill: The New York Dolls, Larry Coryell, and Beefheart. They played all of Clear Spot, and next thing I knew I was up dancing like a maniac. Everything clicked, and it...
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    Bands you just didn't 'get' initially

    I never got the Dylan thing either. My sister loved him, but that was when he first got big. His voice would drive me screaming out of the room. He's a kind of leitmotif in Elvis Costello's book. But Elvis gets all kinds of stuff I don't, so the problem must be mine.
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    Do CD players sound different to each other?

    This is anecdotal, but true. I did a double blind test of a Theta DS Pro Gen Va (massively overbuilt, about $8k new) against a PS Audio DL-3 (PS' bottom rung). DAC chips were, IIRC, Burr Brown PCM63PK in the Theta, Burr Brown PCM1702 in the PS Audio. Couldn't reliably distinguish between the...
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    Legal fund for Reviewers/Erin?

    I suspect his attorney will tell him to shut up and cool it. In U.S. there are a number of ways to have a suit dismissed by a court. "Failure to state a claim" is my personal fave. And it is not unheard of for a judge to look at the plaintiff's attorney and say, "Are you kidding me?"
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    Legal fund for Reviewers/Erin?

    Courts don't like frivolous lawsuits. At all.
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    Legal fund for Reviewers/Erin?

    I don't think there will be a lawsuit.
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    Legal fund for Reviewers/Erin?

    Stop Making Sense.
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    Legal fund for Reviewers/Erin?

    Sure, but a decent lawyer can write a letter and likely end this. And tipping that you don't want to hire an attorney might only encourage the guy. Truth is still a defense, too.
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    Legal fund for Reviewers/Erin?

    Yeah, the problem is that it would be such an idiotic lawsuit. And is it possible to "besmirch" Fremer's reputation? Impossibility is a defense, I believe.
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    Legal fund for Reviewers/Erin?

    There are numerous defenses that can likely kill any such case. Talk to an attorney and hand the case to him or her. Civil procedure provides numerous challenges to civil suits. Defamation is mostly, I think, a state court issue, not federal, but there are ways for a case to go federal. And...
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    Proposal: Right to Fair Review (RFR) Association

    I just wrote a similar post without first reading yours. I agree with everything in that post.
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    Proposal: Right to Fair Review (RFR) Association

    This is by no means my field, and what follows is NOT legal advice. 1. The main issue, I imagine, is on what basis can a lawsuit lie? For example, to take a hoary, but apt example, if you misstate (aka lie) about purely technical issues, such as how many and what kind of inputs there are, you...
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