I thought it might be fun to start a mini-series called Fact or Fiction: dispelling or accepting audiophile beliefs. Not to get political, but when it has somehow become acceptable to separate facts into categories of believably I thought it’s time to put some of these concepts to the test.
What I will attempt to do is offer up the audiophile belief and then follow that with what facts we know and how they may or may not relate to real life.
Here’s the list we’ll tackle and, if you have others to suggest, certainly feel welcome to offer your suggestions in the comments section.
- Performance above 20kHz matters
- Expensive audio equipment always sounds better
- Vinyl is more musical than digital
- Amplifier headroom matters
- Power supplies are equal in importance to amplifier circuits
- Sub-woofers are an unnecessary luxury
- Parts quality affects performance
- Single driver speakers are better than multi-driver designs
- Speaker size should match the room
- Cables matter
- Vibration isolation products are snake oil
That’s quite a list and we start with item number one in tomorrow’s post.