Miss the days when Almarg was still with us. Man had a wealth of knowledge and shared it with everyone with style and grace, no chest puff, no I know better than everyone else.
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Keep in mind this is tvrgeek’s opinion. He is not a degree’d engineer or scientist nor has he published papers in technical journals on this subject matter. Therefore, he is not a subject matter expert. Correct me if I’m wrong. Treat his opinion as such.
I am not a subject matter expert on the internet or ethernet either. I have an opinion too. My opinion differs greatly from his. My opinion is based on personal experience. I am however an experienced, degreed engineer. I understand the value and context of measurements and how to interpret them. I also have 44 years in this hobby and have experimented and trialed various mechanical and electrical upgrades with varying degrees of success as well as participating in the observations and discoveries made by fellow audio hobbyists. One of the craziest tweaks still that I have encountered in this hobby is using a bulk tape eraser on CDs. It works, my fellow audio friends have experienced it as well. No one can adequately explain to me why or how it works. Doesn’t matter. What matters is the application and the repeatable results with a $20 Radio Shack bulk tape eraser. The experience is like hearing a record with a poorly tracking cartridge before the CD is demagnetized. After demag, the sound is much clearer. One day someone may figure it out but since the CD era is about over I think it is not likely.
@tonywinga you are 100% correct. @tvrgeek I guess for some $11.00 variance is a lot of money. My house and our community was built on a fiber network. I also should be more cognizant of others resources. Again it is your opinion and two cents, and that is what it is worth. Don Quixote keep tilting at windmills.
It wouldn't matter what degrees or certifications tvrgeek might have - nonsense is nonsense regardless of the source. Almost all of his posts share the same theme, such one @coralkong pointed out that I'd overlooked:
When someone tells you to discard empirical evidence, ignore your own thoughts, and instead heed them, that's a cult.
Just because it’s expensive and/or one doesn’t understand how it works does NOT automatically mean it doesn’t perform as intended or proof is a requirement
Sure, in an “ideal world” we’d like to “be assured” that what we’re buying is “worth” it by understanding how it works, but manufacturers for self preservation reasons rarely share their R&D findings.
Wishing and/or griping won’t change anything. I don’t “like” paying a premium over box store prices, but this is a hobby. Many of us are after higher sonics regardless on understanding how it works
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