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Some thoughts on ASR and the reviews
@amir_asr  just like some of the measurements don't matter the way you think they do. I used to think the great measuring equipment was best until I heard the sound of a tube system.  
Some thoughts on ASR and the reviews
@amir_asr the whole concept of stereo is an illusion.  Do you realize that none of this equipment sounds exactly like unamplified live music, so what is the actual reference if it's not unamplified music?    
Linlai E 6sn7 tubes
I sourced my Linlai elete 6SL7 tubes from a Chinese seller and have had no problems for over 13,000 hours now.  
Watts! How many do we need?
I doubt those meters are able to measure actual peak power, it gets difficult to measure when a speaker is involved.   
Some thoughts on ASR and the reviews
@amir_asr  we definitely would know what noise is without measuring it, otherwise what would be the point in measuring it at all if we couldn't hear it.  
Some thoughts on ASR and the reviews
@dwcda the difference is you are still here, you didn't get you posting privileges taken away.  
Some thoughts on ASR and the reviews
Many people couldn't tell the difference between coke and Pepsi in a blind test, but there is definitely a difference in taste. I bet that at home in a more relaxed atmosphere more people could tell the difference.  
Some thoughts on ASR and the reviews
@amir_asr I still don’t understand who is doing the training of these trained listeners, could certainly be a bias in that as well. I don’t believe any audio equipment sounds exactly like unamplified musical instruments, so if that is the referen... 
why expensive streamers
Since when has man ever created something error free or perfect?  
why expensive streamers
Digital transmission is analog, the interpretation is digital. How can voltage or current be digital, digital does not exist in the physical world.  
Some thoughts on ASR and the reviews
@mapman  I know, I don't know why Amir gets all bent out of shape just from the mention of a tube amp  
Some thoughts on ASR and the reviews
@amir_asr   at 30% efficiencies almost 20kw input. At 220v thats almost 90 amps. And the "power meter" is the most useless meter I have ever seen, its a joke. Hardware for people with way too much money and no brains.  This is typically p... 
Unplugging power cords from amps/ pre amps
Not sure lightning will be stopped by a 6mm gap in a breaker. A direct lightning strike would not be stopped by unplugging your equipment either. I have seen the aftermath of a direct lightning strike.  
why expensive streamers
@mikhailark the term bit perfect is incorrect, when has man ever made anything perfect. When digital audio first came out there was no mention of jitter, it was perfect sound forever, we now know that wasn’t true and audiophiles knew something di... 
Some thoughts on ASR and the reviews
Of course ASR can prove that $300 equipment outperforms your $6000  SCIENTIFICALLY based on their measurements data (not based on your ears/brains) so you need to be thankful (or shameful) So I'm wrong if I don't like the sound of this so calle...