@mrpon The problem is, the "scene" is very dishonest. The companies, the press, the community. There are massive difference, for example, between loudspeakers. Amplifiers, though - not so much. Blindfold tests have shown again and again that noone can tell the difference between a 300 quid Yamaha amp and a 10k quid McIntosh.
I like to compare it to watches: no watch manufacturer or buyer would claim hat his manual 10k quid wrist watch shows the time better/more exactly than a 10 quid quartz watch from the supermarket. People are honest enough that it's about prestige, optics, build quality. I wish the hifi scene would adopt some of that.
This is utter nonsense IMO, I just had my 3 10 year old amps upgraded (capacitors,opamps,cabling, terminals, sockets etc. all replaced by much better components, feedback circuit upgraded) and the difference is astonishing, not even close to subtle, I can barely believe my ears.
I've been grinning and chuckling like a loon all night
As much nonsense,snake oil etc. there is in the industry, the old "all amps sound the same" is a crock of shite.
Edited by Armoured_Bear at 22:12:37 09-09-2012