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I'm fairly new to this site but I was surprised that WHF has not reviewed any ArCam or Creek amps in the last few years, any reason for this, is it to do with advertising?

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Oh dear God.

Yes. Yes it most definitely is, and a representative of the mag will be along shortly to confirm that yes, it's all to do with the advertising.

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Oh dear God.

Yes. Yes it most definitely is, and a representative of the mag will be along shortly to confirm that yes, it's all to do with the advertising.

 

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Oh dear God.

Yes. Yes it most definitely is, and a representative of the mag will be along shortly to confirm that yes, it's all to do with the advertising.

Or just that the lead first test in our next issue will be the Arcam FMJ A19 amplifier.

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I'm fairly new to this site but I was surprised that WHF has not reviewed any ArCam or Creek amps in the last few years, any reason for this, is it to do with advertising?


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Charlie Jefferson wrote:

BigH wrote:

I'm fairly new to this site but I was surprised that WHF has not reviewed any ArCam or Creek amps in the last few years, any reason for this, is it to do with advertising?

 

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Yes or no would do. 

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So how do WhatHiFi choose their reviews?

 

 

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Things get sent to them, they review them.

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Andrew Everard wrote:

Alec wrote:
Oh dear God.

Yes. Yes it most definitely is, and a representative of the mag will be along shortly to confirm that yes, it's all to do with the advertising.

Or just that the lead first test in our next issue will be the Arcam FMJ A19 amplifier.

Ding ding ding! Could you fill us in on the price  Wink If it sounds anything near my Solo Mini but at twice the power but not the price I may upgrade...

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manicm wrote:

Andrew Everard wrote:

Alec wrote:
Oh dear God.

Yes. Yes it most definitely is, and a representative of the mag will be along shortly to confirm that yes, it's all to do with the advertising.

Or just that the lead first test in our next issue will be the Arcam FMJ A19 amplifier.

Ding ding ding! Could you fill us in on the price  Wink If it sounds anything near my Solo Mini but at twice the power but not the price I may upgrade...

Try this: http://www.whathifi.com/news/exclusive-arcam-unveils-feature-packed-a19-amplifier-and-rblink-bluetooth-receiver

"We should no more let numbers define audio quality than we should let chemical analysis be the arbiter of fine wines."  Nelson Pass

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BigH wrote:

I'm fairly new to this site but I was surprised that WHF has not reviewed any ArCam or Creek amps in the last few years, any reason for this, is it to do with advertising?

Everything, Arcam don't advertise nearly enough. Except in the Jan WHF issue where, gasp(!), they published a dedicated ad for the A19. That must have caught WHF napping :grin: Then again there's no mention of the rBlink on their website. The seem to have a propensity for self-censorship Smile

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CnoEvil wrote:

manicm wrote:

Andrew Everard wrote:

Alec wrote:
Oh dear God.

Yes. Yes it most definitely is, and a representative of the mag will be along shortly to confirm that yes, it's all to do with the advertising.

Or just that the lead first test in our next issue will be the Arcam FMJ A19 amplifier.

Ding ding ding! Could you fill us in on the price  Wink If it sounds anything near my Solo Mini but at twice the power but not the price I may upgrade...

Try this: http://www.whathifi.com/news/exclusive-arcam-unveils-feature-packed-a19-amplifier-and-rblink-bluetooth-receiver

Ah, never noticed that.

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manicm wrote:
BigH wrote:

I'm fairly new to this site but I was surprised that WHF has not reviewed any ArCam or Creek amps in the last few years, any reason for this, is it to do with advertising?

Everything, Arcam don't advertise nearly enough.

Not, of course, that advertising spend, or lack thereof, has anything to do with our review selection policy. Never has, never will.

If you have evidence to the contrary we would, as ever, be amused to hear it...

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The_Lhc wrote:
Things get sent to them, they review them.

Almost: we decide on the products we'd like to review, we request them, they get sent to us, we review them. On occasion, when a manufacturer or distributor decides it doesn't want to supply a review sample, and we feel it's of sufficient interest to the reader, we will borrow it from a retailer or, in extremis, buy it.

On other occasions, when a manufacturer supplies a product we haven't requested, we may decide not to review it, or not to review it until we have a space we need to fill.

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Andrew Everard wrote:

manicm wrote:
BigH wrote:

I'm fairly new to this site but I was surprised that WHF has not reviewed any ArCam or Creek amps in the last few years, any reason for this, is it to do with advertising?

Everything, Arcam don't advertise nearly enough.

Not, of course, that advertising spend, or lack thereof, has anything to do with our review selection policy. Never has, never will.

If you have evidence to the contrary we would, as ever, be amused to hear it...

I in no way suggested that, my comment was tongue firmly in cheek to the OP.

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