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Audio-gd Master 7 Singularity Review (DAC)

don'ttrustauthority

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Tricking someone using technical terms is fraud.
Not in US law it isn't. Tricking someone is trickery. To engage in fraud you need to use trickery to obtain something of value with a false assurance that goes beyond a mere claim.

The terms used in audio are COMMONLY used terms that amount to an assertion that a company serves "the best" of something. It is to be blunt HYPERBOLE.

We have a very young readership here that thinks in very literal black and white terms.

Look around and think about how many court cases there would be if the law enforced as criminal or civil the claim of 'fraud' as you suggest. How does the court prevent fraudulent fraud claims, if every court decision based on literal exactitude.
 
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Not in US law it isn't. Tricking someone is trickery. To engage in fraud you need to use trickery to obtain something of value with a false assurance that goes beyond a mere claim.

The terms used in audio are COMMONLY used terms that amount to an assertion that a company serves "the best" of something. It is to be blunt HYPERBOLE.

We have a very young readership here that thinks in very literal black and white terms.

Look around and think about how many court cases there would be if the law enforced as criminal or civil the claim of 'fraud' as you suggest. How does the court prevent fraudulent fraud claims, if every court decision based on literal exactitude.
I have news for you: there is a world outside the US.
 

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Not in US law it isn't. Tricking someone is trickery. To engage in fraud you need to use trickery to obtain something of value with a false assurance that goes beyond a mere claim.

The terms used in audio are COMMONLY used terms that amount to an assertion that a company serves "the best" of something. It is to be blunt HYPERBOLE.

We have a very young readership here that thinks in very literal black and white terms.

Look around and think about how many court cases there would be if the law enforced as criminal or civil the claim of 'fraud' as you suggest. How does the court prevent fraudulent fraud claims, if every court decision based on literal exactitude.
I'm not from the US but I still agree with this.
 

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The general consensus with hifi crowd is that Audio-GD tends to be lackluster in technical performance. There is an inner circle of fanboys just as there is for Wells Audio and Yulong but the wider community will look down upon AGD gear.
 

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A complete and utter de(con)struction by Amir, as expected.

What a waste of components.

Meanwhile I wanted to find out more about that
“First Prize Winner” of the National Semiconductor (USA) Audio Design Contest
blurb as found on Audio-GD's front page. All I could find was this: https://rockgrotto.proboards.com/thread/6614
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Image source: screenshot from link above

So as it turns out, this was a competition held in mainland China, and not in the USA as I understood.
This raises questions, as any connections between National Semiconductor and this "design competition" appear tenuous at best. National Semiconductor appears to have opened a fab in China back in 2004, which was subsequently closed in 2009. [source: Wikipedia article on National Semiconductor] Was the competition hosted by NS? Or was it merely "sponsored" by NS? Regardless, I can't dig up more info than that on the (English) Internet. Perhaps one of our Chinese members would know more? @WolfX-700 do you know anything about this "design contest"?

Bonus information: The gentleman at the left of the picture above appears to be Mr. Gary Adrig.
 

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:facepalm: You got to hand it to the Chinese to make some incomprehensible manual :eek:
Oh I've seen worse.
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This is from the official installation manual of a shipborne radar system manufactured by JRC. :facepalm:
The funny part (to me) is that since I speak some Japanese, I can sort of elucidate how these phrases were originally written, and I just know that JRC used some sort of machine translation...
 
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