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The Know it all Audiophile

Discussion in 'audio' started by Ian M, Jul 4, 2019.

  1. tuga

    tuga European


    Who is this Darko know-it-all anyway, another one of those self-appointed gurus who makes his living pushing audio gear on the gullible???
    A friend of Michael Lasagna, the guy who was banned from Computer Audiophile for his impeccable manners and utmost respect for others, and subsequently sacked from Stereophile?
  2. tuga

    tuga European

    What I hate the most about this topic is that each and everyone of us who clicked on the link has fed the dark-0 know-it-all...
  3. tuga

    tuga European

    He must be doing something right if the industry is still sending him gear to sell...oops, to review.
  4. suzywong

    suzywong Shifting 0s & 1s since 1968

    OK so he retails audio equipment, and posts stuff that may/will promote his profile and ultimately his sales........

    There are a few on this forum who do the same.......sometimes they talk sense, sometimes they talk bollox. When they talk sense they get nodding agreement, when they talk bollox they get told so.
  5. Strictly Stereo

    Strictly Stereo Trade: Strictly Stereo

    He’s a reviewer not a retailer.
  6. TheDecameron

    TheDecameron Unicorns fart glitter.

  7. tuga

    tuga European

    We all talk sense and bull sometimes so he's just an ordinary guy; with a difference: he has a broadcast channel and makes money out of his talking.
    Why then does he have so many followers?
    Why is he even mentioned/linked?
  8. Cereal Killer

    Cereal Killer fourhundredandthirtytwo

    The Know It-All Audiophile, is a cable believer.
  9. Andrew C!

    Andrew C! Been around a while....

    The skill is to see thru any YouTube video (or pfm post for that matter), and take what you need from it and discard/ignore the rest.

    Eg when I was initially looking at Innuos, the Darko video was informative from a set up perspective. I was not going to trust his observations on sound. I was always going to listen for myself. All reviews and reviewers should fit into this category.

    I’ve met dealers that are very fair and informative. I’ve also met dealers that are very judgemental.
  10. Sue Pertwee-Tyr

    Sue Pertwee-Tyr pfm Member

    I disagree. The Know It All Audiophile knows that cables can't and don't make a significant difference. Mains, ethernet and USB cables especially, but any differences in interconnects or speaker cables are largely down to shortcomings in the boxes they connect, or are not important in the scheme of things, being effectively tone controls.
  11. John Phillips

    John Phillips pfm Member

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  12. Romulus

    Romulus pfm Member

    He has nailed the audiophile type, but I myself prefer to test the audio equipment with Rock, Classical and Jazz rather then some modern sounds masquerading as music where not one instrument was included and defnitely not most of rap where the singer (or preacher) is trying to get over his anger and frustrations. I suppose the film was made in Berlin?
    But its true the audiophile he describes rove the forums of HiFi/Audio matters. However at the end of the day I disagree with that no one cares about the quality of sounds, if it was not for the existence of audiophiles, a lot more recordings would be highly compressed, there would be a lot more variables on the MP3 and HiFi would be governed on practicality issues rather than quality of sound issues. It would be HiFi for the 'masses' like holidays in Costa del Sol where all the worst of human nature breed and thrive.
  13. Cereal Killer

    Cereal Killer fourhundredandthirtytwo

    Agreed on mains, Ethernet, USB and correctly specced digital cables. BUT speaker cables and to a small degree, analogue interconnects do have a considerable difference. Saying the boxes are to blame is just frankly dumb and shows little experience or knowledge about system building.
    Andrew Williams likes this.
  14. TheDecameron

    TheDecameron Unicorns fart glitter.

    My old Flymo garden vac cable is still going strong connected to my HLP3ESRs. I did make sure I cut off the melted bit and washed the muck off before using it though and I’ve got it on both speakers now. Previously I only had enough to use in one and I had a short bit of van den Hul on the other.
  15. Cereal Killer

    Cereal Killer fourhundredandthirtytwo

    Do you empty the Leaves out the speaker ports?
  16. TheDecameron

    TheDecameron Unicorns fart glitter.

    I haven’t found them yet.
  17. SteveH

    SteveH pfm Member

    This thread is pretty much turkeys talking about Christmas.

    More ammo for Mr. Darko. The man is 100% correct.
    duckworp, suzywong and Cereal Killer like this.
  18. Ragaman

    Ragaman Mentalist

    Forums are inherently places to let everyone know how wrong they are & how right they are.

    Subject matter is a side show for the real reasons many take part in discussions on forums.

    The go to place was always the cable thread but has been superseded by the Brexit thread for anyone interested in how this all works.

    It's just willy waving at the end of the day.
    Andrew C! and suzywong like this.
  19. Arkless Electronics

    Arkless Electronics Trade: Amp design and repairs.

    Ah now what you need is a Powerline for your Flymo garden vac.... Naim have an enviable reputation for stuff that really sucks!:D
  20. Sue Pertwee-Tyr

    Sue Pertwee-Tyr pfm Member

    Put it away, Raga ;)

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