Has anyone seen Amir's updated AVR review of the Denon X4700? Worth a look. I bring it up because Amir's review of the Arcam receiver has figured frequently in this thread.
The revised review confirms past suspicions that I don't believe I wrote about here because I don't see any return in engaging at that level. However, as all the very negative reviews of receivers were coming out of AVR, I said to a friend that if I were getting testing results that were so relentlessly negative for an entire product category, in addition to questioning the integrity of the designers, I would question the integrity of my testing methodology.
Turns out, at least in the case of this Denon, that Amir's testing procedure was defective. And in a manner that necessarily calls into question ALL of his measurements of multichannel home theater devices. To his credit, he admits it freely which is what I would expect of him. I think he's well intentioned, if obviously arrogant about his own infallibility.
So, sadly, I think this leaves us, once again, with no fully reliable body of home theater gear measurements. Because most of the equipment AVR tested is, I'm guessing, no longer in Amir's possession, he can't go back and retest all the devices he's negatively assessed. It remains to be seen how he deals with those past reviews.
Last edited by boblinds; 07-02-2020 at 10:45 PM.