Yep, the meanest, nastiest posts I ever read here were put up by a subjectivist having his feet held to the fire when asked to produce proof that what he believes he heard is real by supplying verifiable evidence such as DBT's or measurements. They just can't stand having their religion questioned and get reduced to name calling, snarky remarks and such.
Because HiFi is short for High Fidelity. The persuit of HiFi has since the very beginning been accomplished via the use of measurements and the advancement of the engineering community learning to apply scientific principles towards an ever improving SOTA. The human weaknesses toward sighted, known DUT, expectation bias used as a tool has been discounted for every scientific path from chemistry to medicine. If your only interest in this "hobby" is to assemble a system that produces a pleasing sound for you, that's fine. But if your interest is to follow a path that will bring you closer to the artist/producer/engineers intent, you need to take a verifiable path that insures your hearing resembles that which is your desire, High Fidelity.
If someone comes here after going to a Copperfield magic show and insist he made a 747 disappear off the runway with his "magic", would you take that as gospel because he seen it with his own 2 eyes, or ask him to please look behind the curtain with a camera to prove the airplane was actually gone?
Not faked in any way Chris, that's exactly what your doing. If one of us posts a reasonable objective question to a thread that you or the OP doesn't approve of, you cast it off to Siberia.
Not true at all. Amir lets people post most anything they like, but they will probably be asked, mostly by members, to supply verifiable confirmation. That IMO is only fair. You can't just make up fake news there and expect to get away with it.
Oh brother, that's a straw man if I ever heard one. "there are starving people the world over, what different does it make if people tell fairy-tales about creating audios SOTA?" BOOO
Chris, I find it truly sad what your doing to CA/AS. I came here originally thinking this was a site dedicated to Computer Audio, a place where the technology of computers used for audio storage, etc; held sway. It has slowly swung towards just another WBF "I heard it, so it is so" site where any claim, no matter how foolish is taken seriously.
Now it seems the final nail will be to turn this site into the subjectivist version of Hydrogenaudio, were little to any objective challenges will be allowed.
Yes Sir, that is censorship in its worst form, to ban the process of critical thinking.