Care to link or elaborate?I agree with the viewpoint espoused on the JREF forum, but the JREF forum has already lost credibility with me from another issue.
They are sneaky and underhanded.
Just got done reading that and 3 other posts, what a mess.
Yeah, I mentioned it last week, but I don't know if I'll do a followup until some more things shake out. This latest exchange really is embarrassing for both side, regardless of how I personally feel.I would discuss the JREF issue privately.
Although the cable story, as public as it is, might be an interesting podcast snip Marshall.
No kiddin'. I like James Randi, but this whole thing makes both sides look like a bunch of name-calling babies. I hope they can work something out in the name of the test, but I'd prefer it be with as little animosity as possible.This latest exchange really is embarrassing for both side, regardless of how I personally feel.
Was that randii personally or just the whole 'gang'. It can get very 'fanlike' on the forums etc."Care to link or elaborate?"
They didn't like that I was slaying them in an argument so they posted me personal info on their group. Many other underhanded tricks.
The 'screamer' you alluded to is based on the assumption that MF would deliberately set out to defraud, ie tinker with his $16 000 cables in order to win (or indeed that they measure badly in the first place). I don't know enough about him to comment on the first part, and the claims are always that 'we can hear things measurements can't tell us' so (I'm assuming) that they should measure fine out of the box. In any case, the point is that MF put that up as a possibilty and Randii was actively considering it. Evidently he decided against it because of the POSSIBILITY of factors such as you mentioned, fair enough I say. Note, that should not reflect on MF's credibility in my book.I've been following the challenge
As far as whoever the SCREAMER is wanting to test his own 'reference' cables- I'd give him a red flag. As other have pointed out, you can make wires which actually degrade sound, and him being able to test his own and know the 'rolloff at x frequency' is bad.
The initial $1M test offered as I read it was the Pear wires versus some overpriced monster cables. That's it. No changing the rules, unless you want to make your own contest.
:TGoodness gracious, Darren. You have forgotten the most important element. Your AC power supply. Why, here in Cali, when we hooked it up to Sierra Club approved hydroelectric generated power versus coal and nuclear powered sources, it's unbelievable what a difference it makes...but nothing like when we listened to ordinary source material powered with AC produced through lead free solar pv panels supported by virgin Yew boughs with the power routed through 100% long grain cryo treated copper wire to inverters that Tibetan monks hand wound and blessed with a sprinkling of 3000 year old snow melt from a snow cave in the Himalayas...we saw the truth...danceable? foot tapping? nothing!...we are talking removing the veil baby...pass the Yohimbe please.