I'm with Dave, Dave and Rich on the subjective vs objective debate. Of course that won't be a surprise to anyone, but that was my view long before I heard of the Upgrade Company. My old posts on many forums back this up, so its nothing new; nothing I've suddenly dreamt up to explain away my decison-making last year. I suppose it goes back to this - five years ago I happened to own two flagship AV amplifiers, both in the same place in the market: big, heavy, expensive, lots of inputs, 170wpc all channels driven, etc etc. One claimed and measured typically 0.01% THD+N, while the other claimed and measured typically 0.1% THD+N. Those were representative, best-case, figures for medium power outputs where THD+N is usually lowest, and not into clipping. Frequency response and load tolerance and all those good things were similar. It boiled down to this - 0.1% vs 0.01%. So which one should I have kept?
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2/18/10 at 3:49am