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· Guy exposed cable salesmen tricks,
posted Jul 11, 2018
gets kicked out of audiophile society
High-End Mischief — Again!
Victor - Much ink has been spilled on the pitfalls of "double-blind" testing. Not that Waldrep doesn't have a point, but it makes the case for in-home demos. Store demos have always been only a starting point of limited value.
⤷ posted Jul 12, 2018
I have to disagree with the store demo quote. I have never had a store let me do an in home demo. Double-blind testing is a well used methods for drugs and other scientific trials. But things like audio, food and wines are far more subjective and unless some extreme mathematical precision is required (objective) I find that the work involved for double blind testing is not usually justified. In these cases it usually gets down to whether you 'like" something or not. The point is whether you hear a difference in two boxes or not. Whether I see a Bryston Amp or a Belles amp or I don't see them, it makes no difference in my opinion of them or whether I like one more than the other. Now if you are asking me to break down all the data differences that falls into the objective realm. Regarding my wine comment, could I tell the difference between a Chateau Latour vs. a Chateau Lafite whether I see them or not, no. But if you give me a Washington State Cab with one of aforementioned wines, I could tell one from the other. It also depends on how interested you are in sound, to note differences. I happen to be interested in both for a long time.
⤷ posted Aug 3, 2018
· How-to Question
posted Jul 3, 2018
I have an old Definitive Technology PF-15 subwoofer that I use only for the LFE signal from my surround receiver. Lately, the volume pot has been acting up. Sometimes, there will be no signal at all. When I turn it a bit, I can usually get a spot where the signal is restored. Any suggestions on how to safely clean this pot or fix it without opening up or removing the plate amp? Thanks!
Yes. Call me
⤷ posted Jul 3, 2018
· Greenbrook Electronics Has Moved!!
posted Jun 26, 2018
Hobbyist haven Greenbrook Electronics is no longer in Greenbrook! It has moved east about four miles to North Plainfield, now occupying its own building not too far from Sipersteins paint store and Gertrude Hawks Chocolates. They've consolidated their old store and two warehouses into one giant and roomy showcase. It would probably take an hour to wander around all the aisles. They could use better lighting though. It's much less convenient for me, now, but maybe not for you. If you have any useful info or tips about this move, please leave a comment below.