Originally Posted by dean-l
Oh Oh! You just declared war with the "All amps sound the same" crowd that dominates the AVS Forums.
What you MEANT to say is "room correction is the greatest thing EVER! ESPECIALLY Anthem's ARC."
I recommend searching for another
for slightly less monotone groupthink.
Well, there's some vocal people along those lines. I consider myself an agnostic in that particular sense. There's quite convincing evidence that people struggle to tell amps apart in blind testing.
I think the evidence is strong enough to assume, until proven otherwise, that amps are not worth spending a ton of money on. For example, a number of people seem quite content with affordable pro amps in their setup.
There's also some convincing claims about amps changing the sound in people's systems. Some people who come across as quite reasonable people, have changed their amp, and noted that they were unhappy with the sound after that point. It does seem that perhaps something changed. It has to be easier to tell a difference when you lived with one amp for years, then changed to another, then in a typical blind test.
I think some people go overboard with their attacks on people who feel amps sound different. There's no reason for aggressive attacks on people who are just trying to improve their sound.
That being said, some people on the other side of the camp make hard to believe assertions about how an amp purchase made a "night and day" difference.
I like to think that the truth is somewhere between the extremes of 'amps make a night and day difference' and 'all amps sound the same.'