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#191537 - 01/10/08 09:46 PM Re: Reflections on the A1400-8 and other amps [Re: EFalardeau]
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Registered: 10/03/05
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Looking forward to your impressions, Eric. \:\)
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#191538 - 01/10/08 09:51 PM Re: Reflections on the A1400-8 and other amps [Re: JohnK]
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Loc: western canada
 Originally Posted By: JohnK
Haven't been following this thread closely, but a look at the last few replies indicates that it should be reiterated that there's something that all well-designed amplifiers do, i.e., amplify transparently without adding any sonic signature of their own, and other things that they don't do, e.g., add "tightness", "speed", "warmth", "fullness", etc. or other fanciful descriptions. Again, the bottom line is audibly flat frequency response with inaudibly low noise and distortion; that's all there is and all engineering considerations lead to that. Basic principles of audio engineering indicate this and claims to the contrary collapse when put to the(blind listening)test and shouldn't be taken seriously. The editor of The Audio Critic summarizes this basic principle well in "Electronic SignalPaths Do Not Have a Personality!" .


Well said JohnK.

Unfortunately newbies and those without a great enough desire to find switching equipment would rather listen to their personal, more colourful descriptions of equipment. It seems to hold more magic than the results of controlled comparisons.
The thought of so many components sounding the same is too boring a concept.

Let the audio myths parade forth!!
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#191540 - 01/10/08 09:56 PM Re: Reflections on the A1400-8 and other amps [Re: chesseroo]
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Give it a rest chesseroo. Your denigrating comments sully this great forum. Its my last comment regarding your contempuous posts as I'd rather not dignify someone as closeminded and pompous as you with a response. You really are a disgrace to any scientifically minded person.

Here is just one example from a PM today from one well respected member of how others regard your absurd attention seeking posts.

"Regrettably, he just doesn't seem to get the message, and I despair that he ever will. Interestingly, JohnK and he have similar beliefs, but John simply states his opinion and moves on eschewing any invitation to do combat. Occasionally his frustration with the non-scientific gets the better of him and he resorts to a rare "nonesense" comment, but he rarely resorts to the sarcasm and nastiness that is Chess' stock and trade."

Would you like to see more?

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#191544 - 01/10/08 10:15 PM Re: Reflections on the A1400-8 and other amps [Re: Mojo]
EFalardeau Offline
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Registered: 08/27/07
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Loc: Laval, Quebec, Canada
Tex, the week is actually right now. I will not post more than this at this point: You will DEFINITELY not be returning your A1400 when you get it!
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#191552 - 01/10/08 11:00 PM Re: Reflections on the A1400-8 and other amps [Re: jakeman]
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Pots and black kettles chum.

Your post is not exactly taking the high road.
Hypocrisy at its best.

So jakeman will your opinion EVER be done with a controlled blind A/B test or will all your thoughts be a pile presented as 100% fact?

Hmm, yes i guess M80s MUST be more clear than M60s, because jakeman said so.
Better write that one up in a paper real quick.
Tell another newbie. I don't think the first 100 were enough.

Are YOU getting the point yet?
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#191600 - 01/11/08 12:37 AM Re: Reflections on the A1400-8 and other amps [Re: EFalardeau]
Mojo Offline
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Registered: 01/21/07
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I plan on A/Bing the A1400 against my wife's 2.2W Sony at 0.5W nominal into my M80s. If no one can tell the difference, back it goes \:\) .

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#191624 - 01/11/08 08:53 AM Re: Reflections on the A1400-8 and other amps [Re: jakewash]
EFalardeau Offline
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Registered: 08/27/07
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Loc: Laval, Quebec, Canada
The jacket is actually very nice. I wore it last night and this morning (it's about +3C in Montreal right now). Good material, nice colors and the logos and stuff is well done.
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#191646 - 01/11/08 10:38 AM Re: Reflections on the A1400-8 and other amps [Re: EFalardeau]
CV Online   confused
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But how does it sound?

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#191647 - 01/11/08 10:41 AM Re: Reflections on the A1400-8 and other amps [Re: CV]
EFalardeau Offline
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Registered: 08/27/07
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Loc: Laval, Quebec, Canada
I posted my first impressions in my "I blew it" post by mistake!
http://www.axiomaudio.com/boards/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showthreaded&Number=191623#Post191623


Edited by EFalardeau (01/11/08 10:42 AM)
Edit Reason: added the link
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#191648 - 01/11/08 10:44 AM Re: Reflections on the A1400-8 and other amps [Re: EFalardeau]
CV Online   confused
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Oh, I was asking how the jacket sounds.

And that really, really sucks about the amp.

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