Why do so many audiophiles think everything sounds different Reply #250 – 2009-10-11 18:14:40 Quote from: ajinfla on 2009-10-11 15:34:05Quote from: analog scott on 2009-10-07 17:37:41What was my dilemma again?The need to double respond to my post . For some reason my posts have been taking more than a day to appear after I post them. I figured the first draft might have been too harsh and was somehow rejected. so I simply posted a second, kinder gentler response. I didn't expect both to show up a day later. But they essentially say the same thing.Quote from: ajinfla on 2009-10-11 15:34:05You had clearly forgotten about your circa 2002 admission on never performing blind tests - when you decided to make up the whole Yamaha/ARC blind comp at RSL tale circa 2005(?). But that's ok.Now who is "making things up?" The so called "admission" was that I have never done any *double blind* tests. Just because I knew then and know now that my blind comparisons over the years have never been double blind does not mean I made them up. Given that I have made that clear in not one but two responses it is pretty dishonest of you to claim I admitted having never done any sort of blind comparisons including single blind ones. I am terribly sorry that the facts didn't work out for you on this one. I know you did a lot of work to come up with such a great gotcha.Quote from: ajinfla on 2009-10-11 15:34:05We know you like to just make up stuff in a futile attempt to support beliefs .Believe what you want. Clearly you will do so despite the very facts you spent hours upon hours digging up. Quote from: ajinfla on 2009-10-11 15:34:05What you have also admitted, is that even if your tale had been true, it would have been completely invalid in determining anything related to the soundfield.What *I* have also admitted? Please don't confuse your denial of the facts followed by your mis-interpretation of them as any admission on my part. I have never been anything but clear and consistant about everything from the begining. I have neither mis-stated the facts about my blind comparisons nor have I misrepresented their meaning or merits. I am sorry that all that sleuth work didn't pan out for you. Your time might have been better spent reading up on room acoustics.Quote from: ajinfla on 2009-10-11 15:34:05So here is your chance to come clean audiophile Scott. What is the real reason you bought all that audio jewelry and VPI brick type doo-dahs in your listed system?I have already covered that. It is not my problem it doesn't jive with your belief system.Quote from: ajinfla on 2009-10-11 15:34:05We know that it was not due to any perceived improvement in the soundfield from any blind listening tests whatsoever...so what was it?cheers,AJOf course you "know" that. You "knew" that before you knew anything about me or my blind comparisons. Your MO is quite common among those who have already decided they have a monopoly on the absolute truth. If something doesn't fit it must be attacked or denied, facts be damned.