Originally Posted by ClawAndTalon
For the record, an Audiophile is a noun (person) not an adjective; A person who is enthusiastic about high fidelity sound reproduction. This is why the word has been hijacked to mean some sort of true scotsman in marketing. Like, "no true audiophile would have Yamaha (or insert whatever brand)."
That said, many Yamaha products will perform as transparent (signal with gain) devices, and I have no reason to think this one won't.
It's all relative, it is so IMPORTANT to know people that commend, what equipment they have. It's so typical for people that think theirs are the best and can't imagine anything can be better. This is what I called a frog in the well.....that think the sky is only so big looking from the bottom of the well.
And believe me, people are very aggressively defending their believes.
Last but no the least, remember, Yamaha is a really big company with $billions of assets. It's cheap to pay people to rave about their products and defend their products where the real high end audiophile companies don't have the resource to counter that.
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