We'll be the first to admit that reading audio reviews can be a daunting
task. Do you find yourself wondering, "What are they talking about?" or "I
never heard that --- am I missing something?" Well, we reviewers can be an obtuse
bunch when we want to. Let's look at some of the phrases you'll encounter in your
readings. We'll explain them to you in plain English, and in no time at all, you'll
expert as well.
When they say...
I can't understand why I overtightened the nuts,
they put such cheap and both posts snapped ---
binding posts on a again.
product of this caliber.
Despite it's slight This thing has no
problems at the extremes, bass and treble that
the products strong actually hurts!
point was it's rendition
of the all-important
In spite of the It didn't SOUND
measurement anomalies, broken when we
this speaker is clearly gave it our top
a state-of-the-art rating.
The second sample Red is ground
also failed when I isn't it?
turned it on.
It was definitely It isn't that good,
borderline Class A. but it's sooo expensive,
and they're letting me
keep it --- G-d I feel
Light years ahead The competition won't
of the competition. give us a review
We hire only We'll hire any audiophile
the best writers. who recognizes a pencil
two out of three tries.
After six months, the The product sat
unit failed and I in my garage for six
Requested a second months until I backed
sample. my car over it ---
Getting the review
This is an incomplete The product sucks
but promising design but he has some
from a talented young money left in his
designer. advertising budget.
Better than amps I have no idea what
costing three times I'm talking about,
as much. but I like the
amp --- a lot!
This product had I listened to all
me pulling one record five of my records.
after another from
Michelle --- ma belle --- Michelle, who is
loved the lush midrange proficient in sign
of the Beau-Evlav amp. language, described
the amp to me.
The images in the I haven't had sex
soundstage had that since my wife left
elusive and seductive me and I'm starting
sense of palatable to hallucinate.
These babies had I don't know how
me playing air guitar. to play a real instrument.
Every once in a I love my DSS
long while a product satellite system.
comes along that redefines
the way we think about
This product lacks The product stinks
some of the subtle but we don't want to
refinements we've come piss off this famous
expect from a designer manufacturer.
of this caliber.
This preamp is We aint giving it
the new reference. back, and we aint
payin' for it either.