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The streamer was a customer unit. It was as good as the dac they sent me.
I see this as a place to draw the lines. One case, one manufacturer is hardly hard evidence, statistically speaking. If You really wan´t to establish Your credibility on a rock solid base and perhaps be the first audio site ever to do so, then You figure another way out.
 

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I see this as a place to draw the lines. One case, one manufacturer is hardly hard evidence, statistically speaking. If You really wan´t to establish Your credibility on a rock solid base and perhaps be the first audio site ever to do so, then You figure another way out.
Ok...
I don't think @amirm still has to establish his credibility anymore.
Sorry if I misunderstood you, but: Are you suggesting that he has to measure ten random units of the same product to assure this one performs well or bad? Because that won't happen unless some (you?) have enough money to buy these units from different retailers around the world and, then send these to Amir...
 
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Ok...
I don't think @amirm still has to establish his credibility anymore.
Sorry if I misunderstood you, but: Are you suggesting that he has to measure ten ranfom units of the same product to assure this one performs well or bad? Because that won't happen unless some (you?) have enough money to buy these units from different retailers around the world and, then send these to Amir...
Please understand this; as is the case with the Global Audio Press, same goes to all the Audio Forums etc; credibility has to be earned every day over and over again.

What I am saying here is that when a manufacturer is in direct contact with Amir, that is one possible place to compromise the credibility. Therefore to avoid this dilemma, all the equipment should come from a consumer who has bought the item.

Anyway whatever he decides to do is drawing the lines and creating a policy which eventually either supports the credibility or not.
 

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What I am saying here is that when a manufacturer is in direct contact with Amir, that is one possible place to compromise the credibility.
There are plenty of examples where units sent to @amirm by manufacturers performed not so great. Soekris comes to mind, but there are many others. About the manufacturer being in touch with Amir: Many have got some kind of mixed bag reviews depending of the product: Topping, SMSL, JDS Lab, Arcam (Only the rHead, he knows the designer), Monoprice, Audiophonics, etc etc.
 

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Please understand this; as is the case with the Global Audio Press, same goes to all the Audio Forums etc; credibility has to be earned every day over and over again.

What I am saying here is that when a manufacturer is in direct contact with Amir, that is one possible place to compromise the credibility. Therefore to avoid this dilemma, all the equipment should come from a consumer who has bought the item.

Anyway whatever he decides to do is drawing the lines and creating a policy which eventually either supports the credibility or not.
The same criticism was raised back when the Topping DX3 Pro was measured. In response, Amir offered to measure a device from a consumer in additional to the device from the manufacturer, and while I can't speak on his behalf, I don't have a reason to suspect his stance on this approach has changed.
 

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If you are able to produce something that measure good for the review I don't see any point in producing something that is far worse for the public. It is not even a matter of profits because a lot of very good stuff like Atom or Topping is not even so expensive to produce and the additional profit of lowering quality to the public will be near to non-existent.

If you want lots of product to be reviewed you have to accept the fact that a man alone cannot buy or borrow everything you want to be measured but it has also to rely on review samples. That is how things works in the real world
 

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I would like to see more coaxial and optical input DAC measurements.
Espcially if cheap & with balanced output.
 

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Hola, me gustaria que pueda medir los siguientes DAC:

MASSDROP X AIRIST AUDIO R-2R DAC

MASSDROP X GRACE DISEÑO DAC ESTÁNDAR EQUILIBRADO
 
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What I am saying here is that when a manufacturer is in direct contact with Amir, that is one possible place to compromise the credibility. Therefore to avoid this dilemma, all the equipment should come from a consumer who has bought the item.
Well, donate a bunch more money and that can happen. In absence we have a saying in US: "beggars can't be choosy."
 
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Hola, me gustaria que pueda medir los siguientes DAC:

MASSDROP X AIRIST AUDIO R-2R DAC
Hola. I have an Airist in for review already.
 

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Hola. I have an Airist in for review already.
Not holding my breadth for it in any case. If people who knew what they are doing like Soekris couldn't get theirs to perform beyond 'decent', I don't see how its going to happen with the Airist set.
 
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McIntosh was praised as the cream of the cream.
Still praised. The question is, praised by who? The cream of the cream doesn't make sense to me, while it is decided by Hi-fi press, blogs, forums... (in that order), without tangible proof of the supposed performance.
 
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