the poll seems ‘stable’ at 81 out of 512 viewers of the poll
about half of the 81 voters registered that they don’t care about measurements and specifications in their audio equipment, sometimes strongly
given the money spent, sometimes huge, and a focus of virtually all advertising and media/salesperson reviews…I was surprised
component size, weight, technical performance, impedance/sensitivity, materials used for the speakers (eg, carbon, berkelium, paper, aluminum), price, etc were uncompelling to many, even though many of these audiophiles ‘upgrade’ their equipment with better performing parts
I agree with those who report that measurements and specifications get them in the door and that SQ seals the deal.
I for one would be concerned with a glaring bad measurement or specification; it would nag me even if a component provided great SQ, worried that the technical defect(s) would eventually be revealed, particularly after purchase of a new component added to the system.
I am shocked at the revelation that the review pair of the FR20 in HFN this week was damaged and that the reviewer did not notice the significant drop(s) in frequency response, invalidating the review even though it glowed positively. I assume that the FR20 is indeed sweet but conclude that the review/reviewer wasn’t.
See the review
A couple days ago, Paul confirmed the damage and bad measurement, which guided diagnosis and fix. Many of us admire his transparency and mission.
Thank you all for your input and dedication to SQ.