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Some thoughts on ASR and the reviews
The most vociferous posters act like their religious beliefs are being questioned. That summarizes it pretty well. Seems like a very small handful here feel threatened enough to fight for whatever reason. Maybe ASR dissed something they either... 
Some thoughts on ASR and the reviews
Having seen and heard a lot over the years, I would assert that low noise and distortion systems all tend to sound very similar, as one would expect. But what fun is everything sounding the same? Not any more than everything tasting the same. Eve... 
Food: what does the typical audiophile eat?
Hey I eat a lot of those things!  Does that explain it?  
The Horror
Do the Jim Smith thing!!!!!   You have a big investment and not getting anywhere near what you should out of it.  
Taming/Damping Electrostat Backwave
@larryi +1  
All-in-One
Future Fi is where it’s at these days.   
The Horror
I go to shows mainly to hear what is supposed to be the best hifi sound. I always find a couple setups that I determine sound best to me. Yes Fritz and Vandersteen seem to always rank high. Then I go home to assess what I have versus what I heard... 
The Horror
@tvad Jim Smith’s book is a good recommendation. Magnepans were the only speakers I bought on the spot when I heard them, which in hindsight was a big mistake. I never had the room needed to set them up right like I heard them when I bought them.... 
The Horror
@zlone +1. My suggestion would be a pair of KEF R3 meta on stands. Optionally add matching kef sub tuned in just right for that room and you are in very good shape.   
The Horror
Maggie’s are very hard sometimes impossible to get set up optimally in most people’s rooms and without that everything else is bottlenecked. I’d focus on that. I had them for years and ended up punting and going with relatively affordable Ohms. A... 
Some thoughts on ASR and the reviews
Imagine if audiophiles all went with measurements only. They would all have pretty much the same gear and sound. What would be left to debate? Recording quality? Boring! “Why did Joe spend all that extra money for the same results”? But I gues... 
Some thoughts on ASR and the reviews
TWo DACS that measure well are more likely to sound similar. If they measure differently, better chance they sound different. If they sound different, then which one is best? Answer: whichever one you think. But in that case, there is no data to ... 
Some thoughts on ASR and the reviews
If you properly deal with the things where the data matters first the wires will all work themselves out relatively easily. If you don’t then you are guessing but it still may all work out eventually. Well informed choices are always best. At on... 
Some thoughts on ASR and the reviews
Men buy hifis because they like what they hear. Women buy handbags because they like what they see. Same thing, different sense used. Totally subjective and each will choose differently for reasons totally unique to them . Everyone has an opinio... 
Some thoughts on ASR and the reviews
Women pay more for designer handbags all the time. I think it’s because they look better! No metrics needed. Someone should set them straight. Some things sound and look better……just because. You can take that to the bank and…..keep your fingers c...