Originally Posted by RMK!
I don't see those situations as anagalous but whatever ...
I don't care what people think about how my speakers sound and certainly don't take it personal. I do prefer that comments are respectful (ok, with maybe a bit of sarcasm thrown in
). I have no problem with subjective reviews but the hyperbole the OP exhibited was unnecessary (as was the case in your GTG analogy) and I hope THAT is his take away from this.
If people don't like the sound of my speakers, that's fine. But this guy portrayed himself as some kind of expert, and then wrote a review that was highly critical of them, and (originally) contained some very harsh language. Now, it turns out that the speakers he reviewed were likely heavily modified, with external crossovers, and he didn't reveal that in his review. Also, he never responded to any of my questions about the frequency range or measurements that would be involved in the "honkiness" he described, and which he attributed to the dispersion lens/horn. The dispersion lens isn't even in play in the honkiness range, yet he never answered any of my questions about that. My only motivation here is to expose him for who he really is, and discredit his review so that anyone else looking for information about the Triad Platinums knows to disregard this review.
In addition, the hyperbole you speak of further discredits his review. And frankly, I don't believe his measurements. I intend to verify for myself whether or not this system can actually do what he says it can. I hope you don't think that is beating a dead horse.
BTW, Rob, if you do a Google search for "Steinway Lyngdorf Triad Platinum", this thread is the first hit to come up.