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Another guy on Youtube going to visit Danny down in texas....

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In all fairness, I have only RECENTLY watched a few of his videos. His reviews of Stand mount speakers, SEEMED fairly on.....but.......I learned quickly....!
Thing about these guys is they never met a component they didn't like. Take Guttenberg, for example. Loved Kef R3s, LS 50 Metas, and Reference One Metas, but also has a pair of Zu's as his reference speakers. Whaaatttt???!!!!!!
 

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Thing about these guys is they never met a component they didn't like. Take Guttenberg, for example. Loved Kef R3s, LS 50 Metas, and Reference One Metas, but also has a pair of Zu's as his reference speakers. Whaaatttt???!!!!!!

Rp600m speaker of the year not to forgett
 

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Discussion is possible when both parts have similar levels of knowledge.
If this was true we as a species wouldn't able to make any progress, learn from each other and share the information. Besides, you seem to imply their discussion has to be a debate, but 1) they clearly agree measurements don't tell you an entire story about audio products 2) not every discussion has to be a debate to be interesting - take Darko's interview of Bruno Putzeys for instance: heartening, inspirational and enlightening, at least to me personally. What Darko did with that episode did inspire me to pursue math much more than local ever-present holier-than-thou attitude ever will.
 

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One reviewer I do like, in addition to Amir of course :), and partly because he's quite funny, but also because, in conjunction to his measurements and rankings, I think you can actually make decisions based on his opinions:


I have several headphones and IEMs that Crinacle rates highly, or has had a hand in tuning, and I think we must have similar tastes, such that I feel that if he likes a headphone, or IEM, chances are, I will.
 
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Darthvader (Danny): Luke (YT Kid) I am your father ….

Oh boy, is he lost forever? Will he see the light and return to the good side? Was he always evil?

… how many sequels will it take to find out? Stay tuned.
turning to the darkphile side . soon the palpatine will have control of both of them
 

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Regarding analysis of the historical past as a predictor, I disagree. I think that human behavior has changed very little, and therefore past actions are a very good predictor of future behavior.... if you prefer a philosophical reference rather historical one, then we can pull Santayana from the bag of tricks... whatever. This sounds like a Seymour and Buddy Glass dispute. Danny Richie is a predicable and recurring theme... when he's gone... others will take his place and behave in a similar deceptive and self serving manner as snake oil salesmen have historically done.
Human nature does not exist by itself as it is dependent on the conditions of the environment, hence it, by definition, is not nature but nurture. That is made clear with human behaviour and exemplified in attitudes towards sexuality, education, hierarchy, cultural difference, etc. that have indeed changed drastically through the centuries and across geography. Lowenthal showed this in The Past is a Foreighn Country.

Past actions have a very limited capacity to predict the future as we can only speculate causes and effects after the event has happened, hence the problem of narrativization where literary devices are employed to create a coherent account, a process that Hayden White has explained quite well. There is a further issue as we are not fully aware of all the potential elements; because we have no data or because it has been disregarded. That is the reason why historians keep working on apparently "solved issues" such as the fall of the Western Roman Empire and the emergence of the Germanic Kingdoms in Western Europe.

Past conditions are even worse predictors as the environmental conditions can change drastically. Sicily is one of the best examples as we can compare it today to the times of Frederick II or Arquimedes.

The existence of con men is hardly a predictor for larger-scale elements and development, because for every large system, there will be all sorts of attitudes towards it. Affirming so is as revealing and knowledge-generating as saying the water makes you wet.
 

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Human nature does not exist by itself as it is dependent on the conditions of the environment, hence it, by definition, is not nature but nurture. That is made clear with human behaviour and exemplified in attitudes towards sexuality, education, hierarchy, cultural difference, etc. that have indeed changed drastically through the centuries and across geography. Lowenthal showed this in The Past is a Foreighn Country.

Past actions have a very limited capacity to predict the future as we can only speculate causes and effects after the event has happened, hence the problem of narrativization where literary devices are employed to create a coherent account, a process that Hayden White has explained quite well. There is a further issue as we are not fully aware of all the potential elements; because we have no data or because it has been disregarded. That is the reason why historians keep working on apparently "solved issues" such as the fall of the Western Roman Empire and the emergence of the Germanic Kingdoms in Western Europe.

Past conditions are even worse predictors as the environmental conditions can change drastically. Sicily is one of the best examples as we can compare it today to the times of Frederick II or Arquimedes.

The existence of con men is hardly a predictor for larger-scale elements and development, because for every large system, there will be all sorts of attitudes towards it. Affirming so is as revealing and knowledge-generating as saying the water makes you wet.
Danny's cables make you wet... to each his own.
 

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One reviewer I do like, in addition to Amir of course :), and partly because he's quite funny, but also because, in conjunction to his measurements and rankings, I think you can actually make decisions based on his opinions:


I actually have several headphones and IEMs that Crinacle rates highly, or has had a hand in tuning, and I think we must have similar tastes, such that I feel that if he likes a headphone, or IEM, chances are I will.
Thank you for bringing him to my attention. I've not heard of him, but that was a very thoughtful video.
 

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One reviewer I do like, in addition to Amir of course :), and partly because he's quite funny, but also because, in conjunction to his measurements and rankings, I think you can actually make decisions based on his opinions:

Ive been watching Crinacle since the start of the year and bought the 7hz timeless based on his review and it’s really good, really really good.
 

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I will just add that seeing “Danny down in Texas” in the title, I was expecting a new country song, so this thread disappoints overall.
The recurring theme of love and loss in country music certainly applies here.
 

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The recurring theme of love and loss in country music certainly applies here.
How about this? Not exactly texas. But its about pipes, sure a new br speaker. And all the love that comes from hmmm ASR maybe?
 

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Picked right up on where I was going with that one. :rolleyes:

BTW, The Miller's Tale is among the best of a classic medieval genre known as a Fabliau, which is a humorous verse tale involving a cuckholding with a misplaced kiss. Hence "Why has thou a beard, Dannie?"
It's been a very long while - like 50 years or so, but that's the part that came to mind, of course. An interesting digression - I found a page/site that showed the original text alongside the King James style text, and another with modern cartoon strips.
 

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I listened to the Darko podcast. Gosh, what wrong characterization of what we do by Karman. I sent them a message saying I am happy to get on their show to properly explain the science and engineering of what we do. Hopefully they respond and accept. Failing that I can do my own video to counter.
You are a fundamental threat to their whole ecosystem, and one they can’t overcome.

Therefore this type of thing (strawman misrepresentation) will be continuous in my estimation.
 

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I think it shows ASR is slowly having an effect. Many now see it as boosting credibility that they have done blind testing. Unfortunately it usually means some poor methods are being paraded around which aren't blind or even useful.
The blind leading the blind ..

Any excuse to visit Texas, sun , meat , beer and the ladies are real friendly like . So what if you have to meet Danny, if that makes it a commercial trip and you can claim expenses... I'm first in line .
 

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I think the litmus test for these YouTube reviewers is: can you use their reviews to make a purchasing decision?

That will depend on who the "you" is.

For ASR members in terms of what they tend to demand in terms of information: very unlikely.

For other audiophiles, some do use reviews (youtube/print/online...and reports from other audiophiles), to help make purchase decisions.
Many seem to make purchases they are very happy with that way.

We all want to justify our own approach :)
 
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