Originally Posted by kodi41
I promise you that if you took the time to take your amplifier (which you have not made mention to) and compare it to say a Krell KSA series, Classe or an BAT/CJ/ARC Tube amp, if you do not hear the difference- then one of two things are going on- you have hearing loss, or, you are so self convinced that you are some how more knowledgeable then all of us who do, in fact, own well built high quality gear, that there can not, nor could there ever be any possibility of you accepting what we that own such gear already know- that you are simply .....wrong.
You are welcomed to use your non-damaged ears to prove me wrong as you are so certain that mine are broken. The Krell and audiosource look like good candidates. If you can demonstrate your ability to correctly identify these amps using your ears, I will publicly admit my ignorance, my deafness, your ability, and throw in some cash for your effort. I am quite confident that your supposed ability is an auditory hallucination.
Tell me how to describe the color Blue or Red to a blind person, so they can understand color as people that can see...........good luck my friend.........
And BTW, I do not directly respond to strawman arguments. FYI
Oh man, the irony!
So now let me ask you, what equipment do you have and use, my present set up is in my sig. And btw, all of the gear I have made mention to, I either have owned or presently do own. It would seem you can not claim anything but citing that of previous testing methodologies created by other persons that were bogus from the onset. I have simply stated what I know from personal experience- I think it best if the rest of you do the same.
Ah, one of the favorite distractors of audiophools... list your gear! If it doesn't meet my approval, you aren't qualified to offer an opinion!
Let me ask... have you ever jumped out of a plane without a parachute? Do you need to list all of your attempts, at what altitudes, and at what flight speeds to be qualified to render an opinion on what would happen if someone else tried? Right. Your requirement is just as stupid. Asking me to list equipment that would be stupid to purchase before accepting that I have a valid opinion about the stupidity of paying for name and placebo is no different. Glad we have that out of the way.
To oblige, my first amps were a stack of rotel stereo amps many years ago. They fit into my budget, had the simple black box look I liked, good specs, and because this was when I was still stupid about such things, were well reviewed and supposedly had "good sound beyond their modest price." Good solid gear, still have several in storage. Maybe had i know better I could have found a cheaper acceptable alternative. Who knows. First speakers to go with them were all Maggie's and velodyne, the L/R consisting of modified actively biamped 2.7 qr's.
Currently the best speakers not in storage but in active use are the cheap earbuds I use with my phone and iPod. That's what a career move and rigorous but fortunately temporary training period will do for you.
In between were lots of amps and speakers, the speakers mostly of my design and build sold to customers, the best sounding some actively biamped dynamic driver dipoles using the original icepower modules (for a while I was an OEM customer of B&O).
The current speaker design for the theater being drafted in our future house plans calls for nearly $6k in raw driver cost per channel. To be honest, I'm not sure if I'll actually go through with that design because I think I can achiever close to that level of performance with only $2600 in raw cost per channel. Whatever I build, it will be powered with something capable but inexpensive... prosound amps if hidden and sound isolated, something like ATI, outlaw or emotiva if exposed.
I've heard plenty of uberexpensive amps but fortunately became educated before I was seriously tempted to waste money on any of them.
Now that I've obliged your ridiculous request, I await your demonstration of my deafness.Edited by Bigus - 3/5/13 at 8:56pm