Originally Posted by MUCHO
I think the main point for Craig is he is a business man and while he does this for fun he has a great respect for all these companies and as such prefers to get their permission to maintain good relations with all. You never know when a business opportunity will present itself.
Lets face it - Craig's opinion carrys a huge amount of weight around here so much so that people have accused him of being a shill for certain companies.
I suspect Craig sees himself developing into a "gentleman audio reviewer".
Sort of like a "gentleman farmer". Of course I could be wrong.
Something he does for fun, maybe a little money, but mostly personal enjoyment. This is a good thing - everybody should have one or more hobbies. With that goal in mind it would be silly to upset a company who might one day send him a free demo/review sample. . .
While Craig's opinion might "carry a huge amount of weight around here", just remember he is one person, whos opinion may or may not agree with yours. Just like any other reviewer. . .
This sound like a really fun comparison. Likely a big service to the readers of this forum. I have nothing but respect and encouragement for what Craig is doing. I look forward to reading his opinions.
I'd like to see Craig include one of the low end B&W speakers in the comparison. A few months ago I purchased B&W 600 for a computer/office speaker. They were the best I could find at the time for my tastes that were less than $400 and less than 12" tall. But since b&w is apparently going to replace these soon it would perhaps not make sense to include them.
Have fun Craig, and good luck in whatever you hope to achieve. It is a noble and difficult task you have chosen to take on. Cheers. David.