$10k golden ears AMP challenge!

Larry B

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Sure, now that we're nearing the 1,000th, Saurav suddenly re-appears. And he thinks I'm not on to his guily ways....

Larry
 

mike_decock

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Contrast this with audio companies that throw "audio jewelry" at you and claim that you will hear a difference because of their "superior engineering" that results in a real audio difference.
I guess your true objection is to the marketing of those products.

I could go on endlessly about BMW's "Ultimate Driving Machine", or Herbal Essence's "orgasmically" great shampoo, etc, etc, etc... Advertising from all companies is full of ridiculous claims and implied promises.

What if you were in charge of THEAC's (Typical High End Audio Corporation) advertising campaign. How would you promote your products?


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Saurav

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Sounds good, just give me something that my poor brain can hold on to.

So can I say that one techno-babble watt is the same as one psycho-babble watt?
 

mike_decock

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But you do have to research several test studies about DBTs and the like to establish (in your mind) that better specs do indeed translate to better performance.
But that objective research is no more time consuming or difficult than swapping cables looking for the magical combination, reading lots of revies, reading through lots of advertisements or churning your way through endless posts on forums.


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mike_decock

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This race to 1000 somehow reminds me of the Seinfeld episode where Jerry is trying to buy a new car. Kramer goes for a ride with the salesman and they see how far past "E" they can drive the car... It's sheer excitement until they run out of gas and then it's just a major anti-climax.


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RobertR

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What if you were in charge of THEAC's (Typical High End Audio Corporation) advertising campaign. How would you promote your products?
I wouldn't want to be in charge of advertising, Mike, because my background is engineering, not marketing. Fir example, no engineer ever used the silly phrase "perfect sound forever" to describe CD. That was a marketing phrase. Of course, that fact hasn't kept anti CD people from using the phrase endlessly for 20 years whenever they want to attack digital technically, but I digress.

If I did take such a job, though, I'd emphasize real engineering differences, reliability, ergonomics, service, etc. "Vaster, deeper soundstage", "more focused midrange", and "improved interspatial harmonic microdynamics" would be nowhere to be found.
 

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But that objective research is no more time consuming or difficult than swapping cables looking for the magical combination, reading lots of revies, reading through lots of advertisements or churning your way through
endless posts on forums.
Whats the point to all this babble
You are not moving I am not moving and neither is anyone else in this thread. The only thing thats moving is the thread and thats all I am interested in
 

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Saurav can you provide definitions of the terms techno-babble watt and psycho-babble watt?
 

RobertR

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So can I say that one techno-babble watt is the same as one psycho-babble watt?
Of course not. The psycho-babble watt has a vaster, deeper soundstage, a more focused midrange, and improved interspatial harmonic microdynamics.
 

mike_decock

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If I did take such a job, though, I'd emphasize real engineering differences, reliability, ergonomics, service, etc. "Vaster, deeper soundstage", "more focused midrange", and "improved interspatial harmonic microdynamics" would be nowhere to be found.
Kind of like the Bryston approach:

Clearly, people are drawn to the exceptional, hand-crafted quality of a Swiss mechanical watch. Why? Because they understand and appreciate the care and skill that went into making it. To these buyers, it’s almost as if the watch has a ‘soul’ - a part of the craftsperson’s life force inside. Buyers want to own and hold onto something like that.

In a very real way, Bryston combines this old- world devotion to craft with highly advanced technology to create products with which people can form a similar affinity. Everyone at Bryston puts a little bit of their heart and soul into their work, always trying to do the very best they can.


I quickly browsed through their sight and didn't find any claims from the manufacture about "soundstage, imaging, etc, etc, etc". Just lots of claims about quality and accuracy.


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Saurav

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Saurav can you provide definitions of the terms techno-babble watt and psycho-babble watt?
Of course. A techno-babble watt is one that I pulled out from my head, and a psycho-babble watt is one that I pulled out from... somewhere else

Or if we go with Robert's definition, a techno-babble watt has better crystal boundaries and quantum eigenvalues.
 

Larry B

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Well, if nothing else, you're all finally playing together nicely. (Say hallelujah!) So let the race continue, and may he with the deepest soundstage win.

Larry
 

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