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Stereophile's snide editorial on ASR and Amir

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Thomas_A

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Purifi amp modules got excellent measurement results on ASR. So what is Sterophile smoking? ASR is not a speaker driver research, development and testing facility.
 
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I am pretty sure this is a direct comment on the ASR community.
Stereophile has no reason to fear ASR. The changing market for audio equipment and aging audiophiles are much more dangerous.
 
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Direct quotes from the article:

"Purifi's people are serious engineers, but don't make the mistake of thinking they mindlessly ally themselves with the simple-minded objectivists who populate certain online discussion forums."

"owning an Audio Precision analyzer doesn't make you an expert, and the unguided application of analytical tools can lead you far astray."
Where does it lead you I wonder?

I got in a place without Diana Krall or Karajan conducting Wagner, and that is just great!
 

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HiFi is a hobby which is going to be in serious trouble in the next 10 or so years when most of its customer base (old men) die off. Although there are younger people taking up the hobby, there is not going to be enough of them to stave off a drastic change in the fortunes of high end audio companies. HiFi just isn't all that compelling a hobby to the average person today.

With a falloff of the hobby, Stereophile and its ilk are doomed.
 

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HiFi is a hobby which is going to be in serious trouble in the next 10 or so years when most of its customer base (old men) die off. Although there are younger people taking up the hobby, there is not going to be enough of them to stave off a drastic change in the fortunes of high end audio companies. HiFi just isn't all that compelling a hobby to the average person today.

With a falloff of the hobby, Stereophile and its ilk are doomed.
Most young people do not have the financial means of Darko. Hell, many of them cannot afford rent...
 

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Most young people do not have the financial means of Darko. Hell, many of them cannot afford rent...
During the 60s and 70s when HiFi was a major hobby, younger people were willing to spend a substantial amount of money on their stereo rigs. There was easily a critical mass large enough to keep the hobby going and healthy for decades. As you note, many younger people today have more pressing things to spend their money on, and a stereo isn't one of them.
 

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"...owning an Audio Precision analyzer doesn't make you an expert...' True, but not owning one doesn't make you an expert either. It makes you a Stereophile editor. And isn't it precious how he puts words in Lars and Bruno's mouths, all the while, as far as I can tell, singing the praises of some the most superb sounding amplifiers and drivers in the industry. What exactly does he think makes them sound so good, fairy dust? And which measurements do Lars and Bruno employ to assess the quality of their products that Amir does not.

Easy to talk out a sphicter when you're nothing but an asshole.
 

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"But owning an Audio Precision analyzer doesn't make you an expert, and the unguided application of analytical tools can lead you far astray."

You mean to say this little tidbit that was opined in the column? Snobbery at it's finest from a publication that caters to cultist that do nothing but look down on others that can't be part of their snobbery club.
 

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It was those kind (simple-minded objectivists) who put the new James Webb telescope up there in its stable position.
Yeah, but did you notice all the wiring on the telescope? It's all Cardas. :rolleyes:
 

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You’d be surprised where many throw their cash. I know quite a few in their early 20’s spending over $2k on a custom keyboard, such as the Keycult offerings.
For the case of Stereophile, it will not be an Acuphase.
 

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It was those kind (simple-minded objectivists) who put the new James Webb telescope up there in its stable position.

When they asked subjectivists how best to calculate the James Webbs orbit all they did was point up in the sky and mutter “about there should do it”.
 

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I bet the scientists can't wait until it burns in properly.

Just imagine that inky blackness and width/depth, you can really place those galaxies
 

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I think anytime they mention "measurements" and "audio precision" that is good for us. So you go Jim Austin!!! :)
Just reassures that you are making waves and poking the bear’s where it hurts. The more they cry foul the closer to the truth we get. We are Objectivists and we seek the scientific truth. This should only alarm those who seek to bury us in advertising and Bull S_it pseudoscience word salad. Truthful Product Engineers should embrace Objective validation of their designs. Not run from it like it’s some kind of black magic trickery. If their specs are real and valid, they have zero to fear from us.
 
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