30 Oct '17, 11pm

@AlexRoy144 I feel like this is in your wheel house.

Some audiophiles spare no expense to get the very best sound-reproduction equipment money can buy. They will happily plunk down US $20 000 for a pair of loudspeakers or pay $1600 for one of the more highly regarded preamplifiers. And price tags an order of magnitude higher are not unheard of. Expensive stuff looks great and impresses your friends, but does spending more really ensure that you’ll get a better product? Blind testing has proved that proposition is no more true for audio gear than it is for wine. Still, many people who manufacture or review audio equipment persist in making subjective judgments, which are often influenced by the price tag. This practice badly irritated an anonymous electrical engineer known to the world only by his online moniker, NwAvGuy. Starting in February 2011, NwAvGuy began ruffling feathers in audio circles by strenuously arguing on his...

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