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RE: Want a bigger bass response - look in here.

Ajani wrote:

MajorFubar wrote:
steve_1979 wrote:

Ajani wrote:
I think part of the problem is that HiFi mags rarely review pro gear. So many persons don't even know the options that are available.


I would love to see WHF do a shootout of studio monitors used in a HiFi setting. Round up the popular brands - Mackie, Genelec, Dynaudio, Focal, KRK, Event etc and compare their sound at more traditional HiFi listening distances. 


It would make an interesting article.

It would be a pointless article, if we're all being honest, and withouit saying anything too incriminating. I can already tell you what the outcome would be, and that outcome is, "you don't bite the hand that feeds you".

Honestly, I don't share the cynicism about HiFi mags that appears to be so prominent in some of these responses. I've seen the Major mags in the UK and US print reviews that bashed advertisers' products. So I don't buy the whole "don't bite the hand that feeds you" argument. Contrary to popular belief, the advertisers NEED HiFi mags as much (if not more) than the Mags need them. Where else are audiophiles going to find out about X brand's latest offering? So If WHF irritates an advertiser with a bad review, then some brand that got a really great review will be happy to take their advertising slot. 


There are always going to be 5 star products and brands who want to show off that their products received 5 stars and/or awards. There is no need to be a slave to the advertisers. 

I wasn't intentionally being cynical, nor even taking a vaguely-disguised swipe and WHF's reviewing standards or practises. It's just about common business sense.


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