Originally Posted by sh25ep
No I don't think that all switch boxes are made the same.
That's not the question I asked. Thanks for running true to form and dodging all of the tough questions. Let me clarify:
Do you think that all switch boxes sound the same? Notice that I claim that they don't all sound the same, and that some are capable of adversely affecting the performance of equipment attached to them.
What I'm thinking is that, because of the scientific, statistical results of whatever tests have been done, the end result between different ABX boxes is the same.
Or said another way, I think that different ABX boxes made differently will still make the all the amplifiers sound the same.
Your post again shows your lack of familiarity with this topic. There have been ABX tests that showed amplifiers sounding different. They've been cited on this subforum, and mentioned in this thread.
If they've gone through 5 generations, and assuming each generation has better hardware, and the test results are still 50/50, why does this mean all amplifiers sound the same to everybody?
Once again your post shows that you simply don't know what you are talking about when it comes to ABX. There have been many ABX tests that found amplifiers that sound different.
There is a little hitch from the standpoint of radical self-professed subjectivists: The amplifier has to measure sufficiently different to actually sound different.
Here are some examples:
The above has been on the web since the middle 1990s, if memory serves. You obviously don't have a clue about it, because you couldn't be misrepresenting facts that you actually know, right? ;-)
About half the amplifiers tested and documented on that web page sounded different in ABX tests. One example of this was documented in detail in this feature article from a first-tier audio magazine:
Carlstrom, David, Greenhill, Laurence, Krueger, Arnold, "Some Amplifiers Do Sound Different", The Audio Amateur, 3/82, p. 30, 31, also reprinted in Hi-Fi News & Record Review, Link House Magazines, United Kingdom, Dec 1982, p. 37.
Bottom line - your posting is demolished by its ignorance of first rate publications that have been around for decade(s). Your alleged ABX box is probably no better then your literature search. ;-)Edited by arnyk - 7/26/13 at 11:05am