It is? Here is a quote from it:
"He said: "If you go to [major player in the hi-fi industry; name removed] to buy a 50 watts per channel amplifier - bearing in mind that you would need 500 watt peaks for most modern recordings at normal listening levels - you would be asked to pay around £750. A CD player could be £850. If you want a radio then that's more money, and if you wanted a pair of speakers that could be an additional £850.
So for £3,000 you've got a pretty mediocre system..."
So you need 500 watts for amplification? And this is a mediocre system? What makes it mediocre?
He is an audio manufacturer. If you go to his company's web site, your read this: http://www.avihifi.co.uk/adm9.html
"ADM9T's comprise a reference quality 24/192 DAC, a remote controlled three input preamplifier with two optical digital and one stereo analogue inputs - an electronic crossover and two power amplifiers (75 WPC for the tweeter and 250WPC for the bass drivers). This makes them unique in being a complete hi-fi system in a pair of stand, wall or shelf mounted speakers. All they need is zeros and ones. i.e. anything with a digital output."
24/192? Is that spot on as far as specs we need to read about? Later in the page it says this about the DAC:
"DAC: Up to 24/96 Stereo with optical S/PDIF."
So now it is 96 and not 192?
And why 250 watts for the bass if you need 500? The man sells integrated economy active speakers so he likes to say don't go and buy separates and spend more money with the other guy.
He may have a good product but lacking any double blind tests of how his speakers are better than the myriad of pro powered speakers or the separates he scuffs at, leaves me with the conclusion that what he is saying in that article is marketing competitive talk. To wit, the only review he links to is a subjective one in a HiFi magazine after he got done telling us they are all corrupt with one exception. Was the exception this one magazine who wrote a good subjective review of his product?
You said you should know where folks are coming from and commercial interest being bad. Still feel good about saying this one was "spot on?"
To be fair, yes, there is a lot of product out there that is sold at outrageous margins and with quality and performance that is not there. But let's have someone else tell us that than this person for heaven's sake .