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I do find a lot of this stuff kind of funny but I would like to get your opinion on something. Say you had a room at RMAF and this guy No Audiophile, of whom you don't know, walked in and said after 5 minutes what he said about the dc10 room. Would you take his criticism seriously? Would you think something must be wrong because he is a member of the press and therefore would try to change something up? And just before you do try to change something Tyson and Pez come strolling in and sit down for about 20 minutes and tell you this is the best room they've heard all day!Do you listen to Tyson and Pez and think No Audiophile is no longer telling it like it is and that he's just full of shit? Just curious as to how a speaker manufacturer responds to criticism and praise all at the same time. I don't know how anybody can take a review seriously because as we all know everybody hears differently and has different preferences as to what good sound should sound like.
I talked with him at the show, and could tell just by the look on his face when I answered questions that he was a tough nut to crack. That my typical superfluous answers to design questions weren't going to satisfy, so went into the more in-depth break down of what we're doing. Even then, when he walked away I had no idea what to expect ... if he was a fan of our room or not. So when his first page of coverage went online, and I saw his no punches pulled approach, I got a bit nervous. "What would he say about us?" So yeah, it was a big sigh of relief when I saw what was said We plan on sending him something to review in the near future. Confidence in our product isn't an issue, and I personally appreciate his zero ass-kissery style. If he reviews something from us and enjoys it, I'll know he's speaking truth, not angling in any way for some sort of payola.
If he had posted a negative opinion of your speakers, would've you still appreciated his "zero ass-kissery" shtick?
my typical superfluous answers to design questions weren't going to satisfy...
The line that separates honesty and dickishness can be difficult to determine at times.
+1People are adults and can sift through the good, the bad, and the ugly and make their own decisions. What I find more tiresome is the stealth, guerrilla marketing at play in the many of the forums these days.....like a one note instrument....
Obviously a Vapor shill.
If No Audiophile really isn't an audiophile why does he go to all the trouble to take pretty pictures, give commentary and post it here? His interest in fancy audio gear reveals that he's actually an audiophile.Actually, I do appreciate that NA posted here and after rereading, most of the the "reviews" I didn't find too many that were over the top negative in a mean way. His review of the DC10 Audio Berlin, "This was the worst sound of the show. If you imagine a cardboard tube glued to the front of a tweeter that is similar to what these sounded like."seemed to be harsh. If they were that bad, there must have been something wrong with the setup or the builders' taste must be WAY different than the "No Audiophile". This is the problem with trying to compare speakers at a show. For instance, most of the reviews don't take into account such issues as acoustical treatments, power conditioning that would give unfair advantage to one speaker over the other. The playing field isn't level so the reviews must be viewed as commentary not reviews.
He also lied to our face about what he thought about the sound, told us it was great and then made that ridiculous comment on his blog. Not a big deal, everyone else seems to think the sound was good to great. An example of a comment that reflects badly on the person making it imo.
Yeah, as I said it's no big deal. I know exactly where that comment came from, directional speakers sound different than speakers that have a wide dispersion pattern. The lack of 1st reflections can sound odd at first. Lying to us and posting a rude comment just shows the level of experience and character of the poster. And yes, any idiot can call themselves a reviewer and post ridiculous garbage, but they won't last long.
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