The negative review of the PS Audio DAC got me to create a new thread specific to how you use measurements. Ignore tech such as tubes or dipoles… just measurements. Let’s keep it to:
Acid Test Measurements (keep it light and the most important to you):
A: Do you use them?
C: What do you look for?
D: What is your age? Young (under 30) Mid (31 to 50) Cranky (over 50)
I will repost what I wrote in that review thread here…
My cranky-man criterion for electronics evaluation:
1- Reputable, established company making for audiophiles (I see this as a spec…no newbies… sorry)
2a - If amp: read the specs only watts into 8, 4, then 2 ohm (if published) (is it beefy?)
2s - If speakers…read specs or tests… only load across frequency (is it difficult?)
3 - How it sounds.
I am cranky, and want a beefy (just no wimp) amp and easy to drive speakers.
I don’t care about measurements any more. I used too. Back in the 70s when I was a teenager, I succumbed to the THD and watts wars. I got burnt… over it.
Bruce in Philly