Technical knowledge? If they do have any they never show any evidence of it in a review.QuestForThe13thNote said:this kind of talk that journalists can't review with a rudimentary technical knowledge gives hi fi a bad name. Hi fi snobbery. It kind of means that I or any other bod, who is not a hi fi specialist with huge technical knowledge, cannot come to a view on products. This is obviously not true. And who is to say journos don't have technical knowledge. I suspect as they are doing it as a job they have to have it more than most to be credible and for job retaining purposes.
Why have I never seen the words 'volts' or 'amps' in a WHF review? These are very important factors to consider in a whole range of hifi related issues that will effect the sound in a predictable way. Not just regarding amplifiers, cables and speakers either. Voltage and impedance are important when considering mixing and matching different sources too.
These examples are just the tip of the iceburg. Folwery descriptions are all good and well in a review but they can only tell the reader half the story.