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Neward Thelman

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Should I respond to him more strongly?
Amir: don't do it. What would be the most likely outcome of any sort of confrontation? Probably, it'd look like a petty spite fight - just another pissing match - between a couple of dudes. Right now, you and ASR stand above the fray, with a refreshing reputation for objectivity, scientific rigor, and a mostly dispassionate yet irresistibly engaging style that draws the interested reader or viewer in. Succumb to the temptation to retaliate, and all of that vanishes.

Better to leave such petty interactions to random members of the public - such as I.
 

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Did you expect anything else?

IMO, GR and similar snake-oil peddlers are best ignored, unless someone comes here asking a direct question.
 

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It's been summarily removed. Vanished without a trace. So much for honest and open communication.
It's probably in the Intergalactic waste bin portion of the site. I made a couple suggestions in the following thread. It ended up in the IG bin shortly thereafter as well:


Guess the thread was deemed "bad for business" by GR and/or site moderators
 
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Just saw on another site where they compared 3 locking banana plug versions and it would be interesting to see if ASR can test some of these BPs against GR Research's tube connectors. Recognize that the BP is only half of the connection. BTW while the BPs were reasonably expensive, they weren't nearly as much as the tube connectors.
 

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This diagram kills me every time I look at it
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Why not skip the connectors all together?
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Why not eliminate a point of failure by direct wiring? You save money and get the best connection possible. And there is no better connection then a direct one. Even Danny said so.

And why even bother with Power Cables? Directwire that AVR to the Box!
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Why should your water heater or your stove have all that pure clean direct power?
Here is a Handy Guide by Better Homes and Gardens Caitlin Sole, on how to wire you Amplifier, (or garbage disposal) to your home's mains.

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Just saw on another site where they compared 3 locking banana plug versions and it would be interesting to see if ASR can test some of these BPs against GR Research's tube connectors.
There is no point. It's completely obvious how the measurements would come out (what is there to measure other than contact resistance, which will be neglibible?), and endless measurements of all sorts of things have not eliminated the supply of gullible people, and never will.

One thing I wish ASR would emphasize more is likely audibility thresholds of stuff that gets measured like SINAD.
 

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There is no point. It's completely obvious how the measurements would come out (what is there to measure other than contact resistance, which will be neglibible?), and endless measurements of all sorts of things have not eliminated the supply of gullible people, and never will.
There is a major point to be made. Each and every time that a snake oil cable or futuristically I hope a binding post with FFT test at high and low power levels the snake oil believers see and read it and the retailers see and read it and they think twice or more about selling or buying that rubbish. :D I've seen binding posts cause some weird issues when the solder joint is cold or the contacts dirty or just plain old a crappy post and connection. I'm all for testing the Electra Tube Connectors compared to other binding posts. :D
 

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Just saw on another site where they compared 3 locking banana plug versions and it would be interesting to see if ASR can test some of these BPs against GR Research's tube connectors. Recognize that the BP is only half of the connection. BTW while the BPs were reasonably expensive, they weren't nearly as much as the tube connectors.
Ask him to explain his crossover wiring in relation to his terminal preference. That should invoke an interesting response.
 
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