Originally Posted by IIDexII
Until 1976 omg, that's a lifetime with journalism. Same as Guttenberg, he also worked a lifetime in studio engineering...
So if somebody started his life selling hifi,they are not trustworthy???
Yes, he has had a long career in journalism.
However, the issue with Beekhuyzen is that he is being promoted here as an engineer and an 'expert'. He is not. There is also no mention on his website in his CV that he did anything in studio engineering other than sell equipment. He has written articles for audio publications that subsisted on the revenues of advertisers whose products he reviewed. Bad reviews means no equipment will be further forthcoming to write articles about. Bad reviews mean a drop in advertisement dollars for the publication. His website and videos are now self-promotion so he collects all the ad revenue and revenue from his 'book' sales for himself. As I said earlier, he probably makes a comfortable living at it.
His articles and videos are being presented here as expert scientific fact. They are not. Some of the views he espouses in his videos and articles are the same fallacies that have been put forth in advertisement laden audio magazines and websites for years. By continuing to to post links to his material only perpetuates those myths and fallacies to those without the technical skill or understanding to make decisions based on fact. It is disingenuous to promote him as anything other than a journalist and it does nothing to dispell the ignorance that real engineers and scientists in the field of audio have devoted their entire adult lives to fighting.
Those same engineers and scientists have given us marvelous technologies to enrich our lives with. If arguments are going to be put forth to refute the technologies they have worked so hard to bring to the world, then cite published works from scientists and engineers of equal caliber whose peer reviewed works show the others to be wrong. To link to videos of 'experts' like Beekhuyzen or some teenage YouTuber spending ten minutes fondling some expensive cable and rattling off some specifications that they don't even understand the meaning of calls into question the motivation, veracity, and cognition of those who link to them.
Johannes Gensfleisch zur Laden zum Gutenberg was a German inventor, printer, and publisher who invented the printing press using his invention of moveable type. This singular invention changed human existence and brought knowledge to the people of the world. To place Beekhuyzen on the same level as Gutenberg is both preposterous and stultifying.