AmirGate #1 (Multibit Schiit DACs)

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  1. Cspirou

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    He also lies by omission. The Modi 2 and Bifrost D/S he tested only had jitter measurements. That's it! Why not do a full slate of measurements like all the other DACs he tested? Maybe its because they look like perfectly normal D/S DACs. It wouldn't help him build a narrative that Schiit makes consistently shoddy products.

    He pm'd me on head-fi. I engaged for a few messages for some reason.
     
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    USB sounds like ass anyway, even if jitter measurements look good. :)

    Also, I feel compelled to get my flux juice everywhere now, all over my gear, just because it makes me feel good to do something so bad to my gear.
     
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  3. Thad E Ginathom

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    What utter crap from someone who claims to be technically aware, if not actually expert.

    Dacs play waht is fed to them, Mr Amir-ignorant. Yes, I have suffered the screeches as I move the mouse on the screen due to bad stuff happening in the computer. Interrupts; process priorites; stuff I'm glad I have been able to get rusty on over more recent years.

    Am I confused, or... this is a guy who used to do something senior in Microsoft? Hmmm... maybe that figures.

    Anyway, I have had more than enough of Amir on Hydrogenaudio a while back. No way am I checking out what he is saying now, And it is probably better for my peace of mind if I stop even discussing him.

    Guys: leave him alone. You'll never convince or change him, nor will you ever win an argument with him because he's too slippery.

    Edit... I am not convinced that he is/was NwAvGuy. I think he is less clever, less sincere, and... hasn't he being spouting his own thing as himself way back then? Not at all sure: just my hunch. Others feal they see evidence so... my gut says no. The facts may turn out yes.
     
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    It really is a small, small world. My partner at the forum I own reported to Amir for years at M$. Amir was heavily involved in HD-DVD and its eventual demise. Suffice to say, I don't know the guy, but his behavior online really doesn't speak well for him.
     
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    Maybe if you taunt him with Blu ray posts he may go away.
     
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    I don't think at all he's nwavguy. That dude was much younger and had better English.

    I didn't post the link on purpose. I know how backlinks work with SEO. And the fact he doesn't deserve our attention.

    He's certainly biased and motivated to spread negative press about something.

    And anyone that complains about being squelched in the manufacturer threads needs to realize it's the manufacturer thread and Jason and Mike are not going to allow it to be a hotbed of pissants. Dude has his whole freakin' forum to himself that can attract other like minded audiophools.

    So done with that dude.

    I wish you a speedy recovery Mike!
     
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  7. AllanMarcus

    AllanMarcus Too much posting, not enough reading

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    He did like the Sys, for what’s it worth. His site has all the appearance of a legit site. I’m sure he has or will have a following regardless of how lame his work is. Sad.
     
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    I am starting to suspect that some of this garbage is coming from an astro-turfing effort promoted by Topping. As far as I can tell, no one gives a f*ck about them or their gear. So the next best thing is to throw dirt on your competitors and subtly position yourself as an alternative. That's the vibe I get from reading between the lines of the "objectivist" posts when I visit Head-Fi (which I try not to do). It all comes off as really shady. They will never see a dollar from me.
     
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    A self-proclaimed "objectivist"'s primordial biased sin?

    So... 'deaf but reads measurements'?


    Well looks like the North-West Audio-Video Guy... err... the Amir type from Seattle is alive and well. Reincarnated, one might say.


    A while back Marv reported that NwAvGuy fanatic disciples were suspectly avid VPN and Tor users:
    Take a step back from that thread, and read it again, and you will notice how seemingly various aspects of the same -- rather limited -- personality just keep monologuing with each other, desperately trying to create a storm out of thin air. There will be some legit human followers there, but many simply seem to be Amir-operated bots. If it's the same brain doing all the waves, it's not hard to imagine that at one point they'll just go full cycle on some stuff.

    Having read through the entire Bifrost thread -- which made me lose a neuron or three, and gave me a headache --, while NwAvGuy outwardly seems to be polite, he appears in fact to be unnecessarily rude, aggressive in his arguments and largely incompetent. Not unlike this:
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    The perfect standard bearer for this tiring internet phenomenon... The most irritating of trolls.
     
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    Much of my traffic looks like it is from a VPN, because it is. Work...Health care company IT. Sometimes downloads are blocked on certain sites.

    Remember, dude used to work for Microsoft and his soldiers likely work in similar indusries.

    Even saw him bash some Behringer gear. Like he is going after all the low cost devices.

    It all reeks.
     
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    Man, hd-dvd was so good in so many ways, and without it, who knows how long it would have taken blu-ray to pull its head out of its ass.
     
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    If audiophoolery is your thing

    From what I might well misremember from the hydrogenaudio A-mire, Amir himself is a maker of audiojewel dacs... so no other manufacturer needed to complete the conspiracy theory!
     
  13. AllanMarcus

    AllanMarcus Too much posting, not enough reading

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    The operative word is “appearance”. I agree with you, but the appearance of legitimacy will attract followers.
     
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    Blu-Ray won as soon as Sony put one in the PS3 and MS didnt put HD-DVD in the Xbox 360..if they had the landscape could look very different today.
     
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    Can you ask your partner if the amir got canned by MS or actually retired?
     
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    And those are his good qualities!
     
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    In a parallel Universe....

    "Oh, is that a new Walkman?"

    "Yes! Well, yes, but... it's actually made by some company called Apple..."
     
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    I have to give Amir a bit of kudos for his passionate nature, but ...

    I think he spends all of his time listening to noise, and I wonder if he ever listens to the signal (i.e., the music).
     
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    Actually, he posted measurements and gave the Sys a recommendation.
     
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    hey! don't make fun of us noise fans:

     
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