KeithR, Atkinson routinely makes mention of the output voltages of CD players that they test, indicating that the listener ought to take that into account when the deviations are signifcantly above or below 2 volts. Being that this is not uncommon, and that many people never factor this in or are even aware of it, that difference in and of itself can lead one to make audible distinctions. NIN's comments, in light of the topic of this thread, hardly constitute trolling. They are a statement that cautions the listener to be less cavalier in their assessment of audio gear.
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