I always do call and speak with people. This is Internet and they write whatever they want! I always would like to confirmer that behind the web proclamations there is something else then proclamations. BTW, this Denis sounded perfectly complement and reasonable regarding the subjects … until he began to tell what I was not asking him….
I would not go so far claming that they are better or not “better in the world”. Usually the people who go into this thinking are very specific people and I hardly have any interest even to talk with them. Paul, we are talking about tubes sockets! What freaking criteria and what methodological procedures ever were used (who used??!!) to make assessment what socket is better, under witch condition and how really important all this crap is. The tube sockets have pure intellectual satisfaction and they could not have absolute comparative value. Your ML2 that sonically will wipe out the Denis’ 300B crap is made with tube sockets of $2 each, so what? BTW, I told To that guy that I never conducted any sockets evaluation and have no interest in it. He took is as a personal insult - what is Moron!
I do presume that his sockets are OK, so what? There are dozen of others and with his attitude he lost opportunity to have me as his customer. The biggest point from this story is not even this Denis but the claims that his type of people make. The person goes into the death describing some very minute details of tube socket performance (!!!) but at the same time he dose in context of 300B, single driver speaker and the rests BS. This all very much reminds me the self-importance of apparently similar to that Denis company form Switzerland: Audio Consulting:
They possess the same level of self-uniqueness and the same level of pomposity but you need to experience the Sound that they advocate and spend a few minutes with those people outside the subjects of silver transformers and beryllium cable elevators. I did and it was very … pathetic and very idiosyncratic. While I was hearing what that “Denis the Socket” was telling me I was experiencing almost deja vu feelings….
In the end there are a lot of things with which a person can entertain himself on audio. This Denis is perfectly within his constitutional rights to be preoccupied with his objective or imaginary perfection of his sockets … RELATIVE TO SOUND AS HE UNDERSTANDS IT. He also is perfectly within his constitutional rights to be preoccupation with his sense of self. Still, he juts an ordinary manufacture who supplies product to the market of demands. Regardless if his products are good or bad he has lost a customer as I feel that LIVE IS TOO SHORT TO DEAL WITH IDIOTS. He needs a different class of customers…Those customers who have needs to be told… I’m sure that if they swap the mailing lists with Audio Consulting then they would find if very beneficial for business….
Anyhow, this train has come and gone and now let return this thread from the subject of human buzzing around the sockets to the subject of the sockets as If I will continue seeing the similar behavior among the DIY retailers then I will put in the phonostage the regular sockets … and I assure you it will work perfectly fine…The Cat
"I wish I could score everything for horns." - Richard Wagner. "Our writing equipment takes part in the forming of our thoughts." - Friedrich Nietzsche