JoeE SP9 wrote:Disliking Stereophile or any magazine because they don't adhere to your own personal agenda is just as bad as what you claim Stereophile does. What is it with people getting offended because their choice doesn't get chosen? I've been subscribing to Stereophile since the early 80's. I don't see or read any of the biases you keep claiming are there. You don't like Linn's, so what. I don't either. However, I don't use my dislike as an opportunity to berate a magazine for liking something I don't.
Don't put words in my mouth. Have you no manners?
It is not about x vs. y. This is about saving the Neumann cutters. There were only around 30 Neumann VMS 82s made. They are rare today. If one turned up for sale it might bring $100,000. But there was a time they could be picked up for next to nothing.
Lots of them could have been saved if Stereophile had only mentioned them. But Stereophile could not even do that. It did not care. Total indifference.
Evey time Stereophile could have made a positive contribution, it chose not to. 50 years of being on the side of wrong.
JoeE SP9 wrote:You guys are beginning to sound like Pioneer HPM-100 lovers/owners. They take up arms when their beloved HPM's are described in any way but as the best thing since sliced bread.
Grow up. There is room for everybody and their opinion in this hobby.
For the record, I wouldn't take a cutting lathe or a pair of HPM-100's even were they given to me. Well, I might because some wing nut would want them for a price.
Who do you think you are telling me to grow up?
No, there is no room for Stereophile. Their brand of consumerism does not benefit the hobby.
Nobody cares if you want a Neumann cutter or not. Most people who saw Avatar have no interest in pre-war Hollywood props.
This is about those who care. And those who do not. If you or somebody else do not care really does not matter. But it does matter when a major magazine, like Stereophile, does not care. It is shameful and sad at the same time.