Quote:Yeah? 11 pages of your, "I know best, everyone else does not know what they are doing unless they share my view" attitude and look at your own writing, go back 5-6 pages then come back here! When someone is so sure of themselves like you claim to be, they usually do not switch opinions so much or try and pull out the credential card.
I hope people DO think all amps and receivers sound the same! That will just make some buy cheaper receivers and I will have more availability when I go to purchase the next one! A Denon 1613 is in NO way going to outperform or keep up with my Pioneer SC-65. Not in this lifetime. My test even bypassed the internal DAC of the receiver which likely would have increased the sound difference. I liked how people immediately tried the "well, every speaker has a different tolerance" argument, I purposely left out some information because I knew someone would bring that up. Like I said, no matter what I did, unless I say they all sound the same or unless I do an ABX test my methods would be wrong.
How did my girlfriend (who knows nothing about receivers except they play music) pick the correct one 3 out of 3 times? (the excuse: I telepathically gave her the answer - snicker). How come all 3 people heard a difference in the Pioneer vs Denon? (Excuses: Different speakers have different tolerances (fail I did that already), your testing methods are wrong (easy excuses but I guess anything short of an ABX test and nothing is conclusive.) Excuses excuses.