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Read with great interest the pdf review of the sprint booster - essentially stating that mashing your foot down with great speed and force will equal the effects of the sprint booster and other throttle controllers - The review appears to be highly scientific, logical and well laid out. EXCEPT the so called scientific logic differs vastly vs the actual user experience. Do we believe the scientific measure logic or do we give credence to the actual user experience.
This scientific logic is the same rational used to prove that your 2 cent zip wire is equivalent to the $600.00 or more speaker cables. One listen and unless you are deaf, will prove the superiority of these expensive speaker cables and interconnects vs you 2 cent zip wire. This is also the same argument used in stating that since CD players are linear and measure extremely well, they all should sound the same. WRONG AGAIN. Listen to a $2,000 or 5,000 or $20,000 CD player vs your $200.00 cd player and you will soon realize that this argument is patently false.
Anyone who has ever listened to a high end turntable will tell you without question that they beat the pants off even the most expensive CD players. Even the Nakamichi Dragon tape recorder, with its stunning silence between tracks, is so superior to those cheap cd players, that one has to be deaf to NOT hear the difference.
According to this same scientific logic, speakers that measure the same, should sound the same - So a $200.00 speaker should sound the same or sound close to a top of the line $10,000 or $20,000 dollar speaker system - NOW the scientific logic really becomes a joke. If one cannot hear the difference between a set of radio shack speakers vs a Martin logan or Willson Watt or a $10,000 Apogee Diva - then it is time to stuff the scientific BS in your ears.
Can't tell the difference between your $300.00 to $500.00 Sansui, pioneer or sanyo amplifiers vs a Krell $20.000.00 amp or high end tube amps - then maybe, just maybe, you really cannot tell the difference between a Hyundai and an SLK 55 AMG - scientific logic dictates that in some or most respects, they measure the same - they all have 4 tires, they all have headlights - they both will do 100 + MPH, so why buy an SLK when according to scientific logic, they function almost the same, so, Its just a waste of money, so the argument goes. This is the slippery slope that the scientific logic and measurements will bring you to.
I have been an Audio enthusiast since 1975. I have progressed from owning japanese speakers to high end speakers (Apogee Diva). Same thing with high end amps and interconnects and turntables with $1.000.00 cartridges and speaker cable and CD players and Tube Amps using very expensive NOS tubes, and without any doubt, can hear the differences between different tubes and amps.
So, for the scientific logic followers, my advice is to just buy the cheapest tires on the market, cheapest cars, cheapest tools, cheapest service stations, cheapest gas, cheapest clothes, jewelry, cheapest food, cause according to measurements, they all should measure about the same. Sorry for the rant.