1. In response to my note about
the outrageous claims by Synergistic Research fuses, Bryan Geyer
wrote that he contacted the FTC about similar advertising and
received a generic reply:
You may have recourse
under the Lanham Act, 15 U.S.C. Section 1125(a), which provides
a right of action against false advertising that causes injury
I dont think Littlefuse or Bussman
will be threatened by $160 fuses.
Obviously they werent going to do anything.
Perhaps all that can be recommended is
to support the BAS which is founded on fact-based audio knowledge.
2. I was looking through some
old files and came across an item from Gramophone from Nov 1982.
The PCM-F1 digital processor had just been introduced and Bob
Stuart conducted a series of blind test inolving 43 individuals
to see if they could hear the processor inserted into a high
quality audio chain. The result was no better than chance. Then
he took a subset of 5 high scorers (super listeners) and re-tested
them. The result was again no better than chance.
This is the same as testing 16 bit CD quality.
Fast forward to today and Bob Stuart is
promoting MQA for better than CD quality. I wonder if he has
done blind tests to show the benefit.
email me here
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