Originally Posted by G-Rex
The skeptics here want you to go away...that's part of their goal.
However, it would be interesting to know why you feel that way.
There are "very very few" believers here that post because of the stern opposition.
I would say that there is no stern opposition to science and reason on AVS. Such little oppostion as is seen is actually very weak - poorly prepared, poorly educated about audio in general, very few relevant facts at their command, not good at rhetoric, etc.
They are here alright, but they rather not face the usual crew.
If you check the stats for my AVS account you will see that I have posted more than 5,000 posts here and have been posting since October 2002. That is 10 years. Where is this "usual crew" that you are talking about?
esh516, they try and make everyone believe here that the majority do not believe in audible/visual differences in cables, power cords, amps, processors, power conditioners or blu-ray players,
I don't recall anybody saying that the majority of audiophiles are aware of the relevant science surrounding "differences in cables, power cords, amps, processors, power conditioners or blu-ray players" Can you quote anybody actually saying such a thing on AVS?
but if you go to Audiogon and other sites, the majority there do.
I would agree with that. First question - is the truth up for a vote? Is it determined by a popularity contest?
The 10 or so very vocal skeptics here make you think that the thought of "anything" making a difference is ludicrous.
If you actually read what is being said, the people you call skeptics are very strong about certain things such as loudspeakers and room acoustics making clear audible differences. Your apparent claim that they think that "...the thought of "anything" making a difference is ludicrous." would appear to be something that you made up to say. A little hyperbole, perhaps?
Their views are out numbered by hundreds or maybe thousands to 1 ratio at Audiogon and other sites.
Again, do you think that scientific truth is up for a vote or part of a popularity contest?
This is why they are here to counter the "mass hysteria" without too much opposition.
Interesting that you call what goes on at places like Audiogon "Mass hysteria". Did you slip up and tell the truth? ;-)