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Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: St. Hubert, Quebec, Canada
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The horrible dynamic range compression inflicted on far too many recordings over the past 20 years.
The idea that swapping DACs, without level-matching (properly) to confirm, makes a huge sonic improvement.
The idea that cables and power cords have a greater effect on sound quality than room treatments and properly implemented EQ. (Actually, the idea that cables and power cords--that are not damaged or of too thin gauge for their length with very long runs--have any audible effect is rather silly.)
Sales people who have no idea what they are talking about (applies outside audio as well, of course).
The hypocrisy of condemning some companies for using their 2 channel power rating (20-20,000HZ) numbers as misleading vs. their 5 or 7 channel ratings while praising other companies for using their 5 channel power ratings (20-20,000HZ) and letting reviewers/consumers "discover" their 2 channel ratings are higher. It's just a different spin on the same thing. Each type of advertising is less than transparent.