Originally Posted by Tonmeister2008
I probably set up the test and/or was a listener.
I did wonder about that!
I was going to ask you whether or not IYE people often had 'epiphanies' as a result of dbt's. The above is an example were, almost by definition, he was simply unable to deny the results.
But is it always that way? (From what I can gather the test setups often involve trained listeners, rather than joe public, so that in itself would not be conducive to the average audiophile coming to 'new beliefs', simply because they cannot participate)
The reason I ask is, sigh, whenever a discussion about cables comes up one of the common objections is (somehow, still to fully understand the point) that dbt's are poor tests in some cases, and skew the results.
Indeed, so strongly can that viewpoint be held that (paraphrased) I've seen it said that 'if I did not hear the difference in a dbt then I know the dbt is flawed'.
I mean, where do you go from a position like that???
Any debate or rational discussion is impossible from an a priori 'decision' like that.
Hence the wondering about any big changes in viewpoints such as David Moultons above. If anyone would have seen peoples reactions to their stable datums being rocked it would be someone like you.
(BTW, have a browse around his site, it is a great place to while away a few loose moments)