You have obviously devoted a very significant portion of your life to being an advocate for your favorite speaker brand here at AVS and other forums, almost to the point of being a one man rapid response team arriving on the scene with what you feel is the definitive rebuttal (much like George Stephanopoulos was to the '92 Clinton campaign) anytime, Heaven forbid, someone actually likes some other speaker more than your brand of choice (Congrats on openly getting a piece of the action now BTW). I'm sure you long ago couldn't keep up with who all you've been round and round about this with over the years, but I already very well knew exactly what your position is on it and was actually expecting this response from you just as soon as you saw it, because anytime this is mentioned you will soon show up to make a post very similar to the one quoted above (even though I thought most of the controversy generated from one particular brand's followers was more because of the Aculines vs the 340s comparison since there's really no shame in losing to a great speaker like the 2.1 SE). You've also already gone through it with me before starting right here (the link is embedded within the quote by clicking on the right-facing green arrow just to the right of the poster's screen name):
Back then, I was more hesitant to have a hand in derailing a thread, so I let it go at the time. Now, I'm not so hesitant anymore after seeing that's pretty much the standard decorum here, so I will now go back at you as I originally wanted to on that thread about this.
Just two questions I had from that exchange then:
First of all, not that it really even matters all that much anyway, but since it seems to be the entire basis on your "prosecution" of this comparison, do you actually have any proof that you contacted the switch manufacturer and that they confirmed a L-pad was not used, or are we just take your word as Gospel even though you are unwilling to accept craigsub's word despite the fact that he had no vested interest in it at the time as you clearly do now (if not then too)? FTR - "copy & paste" of an easily editable alleged e-mail exchange or mentioning a phone call that supposedly took place do not meet my criteria of irrefutable proof.
Secondly, I want to re-direct the very question you asked me right back at you - did you hear all the speakers mentioned there on that thread all at the same time in the same room and on the same equipment? Just to refresh your memory, the 3 speakers were the Swans D2.1se, the Sierras, and the NHT Threes.