Originally Posted by Health Nut
Would you care to describe why, in terms of audio processing my comment is "ignorant"?
ignorant - taken from dictionary.com: lacking knowledge or information as to a particular subject
your comment is ignorant because you profess one product better than another without stating your experience of the other products. how does anyone know what experience you have with the "denon" and "classe" products? you certainly don't provide that information. so, as a reader, I am led to believe that you make passionate statements of the meridian being the best without any experience or knowledge transfer of how it is better than the denon or classe. you come across like a sales guy. you taking commission from meridian on refferrals?
care to share your experience with these other lesser products? because I have experience with the meridian, and to me it is just OK. it has its merrits, but certainly not an absolute supreme product.
Ignorant and arrogant are not terms I am associated with.
now is as good a time as any to start associating. your opinion is not fact. i stated that you are arrogant because you come across like your opinion sets the bar that all of us should follow. perhaps you should reconsider your words next time.
Wow that is really insightful and helpful...
well... my current paradigm is that questions asking for direction from online communities often end up being unproductive. I am guilty of asking them as well, but it is my experience that the best advice anyone can offer is to help narrow down a product search. so, lets say the OP ends up sticking with Meridian based on your comment, but ultimately never auditions the options for him/her-self. he/she may always ask if the grass might be greener on the other side. so he/she regrets not taking the option of evaluating current offerings now.
the best advice anyone can give is to find out what products are offered in your region. go to the dealers and listen for one-self. I know there are dealers that will break the rules and sell product outside of the region, but you take the chance of support with that, and to be honest, spending greater than $1000 and not having first class support and service is a risky gamble that MUST be factored into a purchase decision. how much will it cost to warranty the product if/when something goes wrong?
buying a product because you want to impress the online community is lame. ultimately, a person needs to be happy with his/her decision. not be happy that some internet board is impressed that another member has a $50k+ system.
Sounds like Acorn...
actually, my comment is a play on words based on a speech from a democrat. I find it incredibly ironic that one democrat can make such a profound statement in the '60s while the current mantra of the democratic party is to drive this country into a socialist state where the rich get richer and the poor get poorer, while squeezing out our middle class.
I saw on the history channel recently that the fall of the roman empire can be contributed to the loss of the middle class. We, as American's, are awfully arrogant if we believe the American Empire cannot fall if we do not preserve the principles we were founded on. I don't care if anyone is republican or democrat, our congress are all a bunch of self-preserving theives who are raping our country for their own personal gain. as far as I know, our congress has the only job in the world where they are allowed to vote for their own raise. have you ever seen them turn it down?
now, I apologize to the OP for my reply completely drawing this discussion off-topic. It is my opinion that the best advice anyone can give you is to go listen for yourself. I know it isn't what you want to hear, but as John Lennon once said "just give me some truth".
As direction on where to look, my short list includes the Classe SSP-800 and the up-coming Bryston SP3. I admit my lack of experience with the Sim product as well as the theta. I saw them both at CES last year, but they were static displays. To my budget, the cost is not justified. I also think that if you are happy with the Meridian, why change? if its not broke, don't fix it.