Up the Downstair

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Hey Listener! Leave That High-End Stereo Alone

January 22nd, 2010

An interesting article by an audio engineer/musician on all the bullshit in the home stereo world – “Audiofoolery”.

As a consumerist, it galls me to see people pay thousands of dollars for fancy-looking wire that’s no better than the heavy lamp cord they can buy at any hardware store. Or magic isolation pads and little discs made from exotic hardwood that purport to “improve clarity and reduce listening fatigue,” among other surprising claims. The number of scams based on ignorance of basic audio science grows every day.

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