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    This is Peter at his most extreme, the first 1:15 is plain embarassing and off putting because of how he uses his hands, that being said Im grateful for the video and audio quality and its clear that Peter has a passion for music (especially Anne Bisson) which transpires in his videos. Does Peter put too much sugar in the audiophile coffee? Yes he does, as do most other reviewers, video just makes it all the more evident. As far as credibility goes, he and most reviewers cannot be afraid of losing what they never had.


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    The Anne Bisson stuff is well recorded no doubt. Can't say the music is very involving, at least for me. The reason Peter uses her is that she has given him permission to use her music on his you tube videos. She is also a very nice and utterly engaging woman.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Narayan View Post
    This is Peter at his most extreme, the first 1:15 is plain embarassing and off putting because of how he uses his hands, that being said Im grateful for the video and audio quality and its clear that Peter has a passion for music (especially Anne Bisson) which transpires in his videos. Does Peter put too much sugar in the audiophile coffee? Yes he does, as do most other reviewers, video just makes it all the more evident. As far as credibility goes, he and most reviewers cannot be afraid of losing what they never had.

    In your view he might not ever had any credibility as an audio reviewer. In my view he has completely lost it by now. That said, I am pretty sure he still considers himself as a great reviewer and that his views should be taken seriously by the audio community. I really do not understand that he does not understand (or is it: he does not want to understand casu quo he has decided to ignore it) that he is making a fool of himself (as a reviewer). Manufacturers are not stupid: is it not only a matter of time before they start to ignore our Peter?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Narayan View Post
    This is Peter at his most extreme, the first 1:15 is plain embarassing and off putting because of how he uses his hands, that being said Im grateful for the video and audio quality and its clear that Peter has a passion for music (especially Anne Bisson) which transpires in his videos. Does Peter put too much sugar in the audiophile coffee? Yes he does, as do most other reviewers, video just makes it all the more evident. As far as credibility goes, he and most reviewers cannot be afraid of losing what they never had.

    Good post; let the music play.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Narayan View Post
    This is Peter at his most extreme, the first 1:15 is plain embarassing and off putting because of how he uses his hands, that being said Im grateful for the video and audio quality and its clear that Peter has a passion for music (especially Anne Bisson) which transpires in his videos. Does Peter put too much sugar in the audiophile coffee? Yes he does, as do most other reviewers, video just makes it all the more evident. As far as credibility goes, he and most reviewers cannot be afraid of losing what they never had.

    Thanks for the link. But this video doesn't bother me one bit. In fact I'm thankful for the passion- and takes me to CES without having to spend precious time and money.

    Look, this is a subjective hobby! No one agrees on anything! The statement applies not only to gear but to reactions to reviewers also, since no one is universally trusted or respected in our hobby. Reviewers' recommendations either strike an emotional chord - or not.

    Great Peter Breuninger believes he is the heir apparent to Harry Pearson. I don't have time to follow all reviewers to know if this is true, but Tastewise, he is definitely closer to HP than "Sterile" Jon Valin and "Worthless to the audio fan" Robert Harley, who have called Harry Pearson's favorite gear as colored (using Valin's verbiage, Pearson's favorite systems like Nola and Scaena are categorized "as you like it"), and instead, these 2 have been championing severely analytical gear and gear with analytical elements (using Valin's own verbiage "transparency to source" gear).

    Also notice that anyone in a subjective hobby who has a strong opinion is highly disliked and gets on someone's nerves. This applies equally to "great" peter, "mighty" fremer, "dsd fanatic and pusher" David Clark Robinson (or whatever this insecure Dr.'s name is), valin, etc. Like in organized religions, "imagination of real music " by guys causes some figures to be adored and some despised based on people's preferences and what they find connection to.

    Haven't seen Peter post here in a few years, but i hope he chimes in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Narayan View Post
    This is Peter at his most extreme, the first 1:15 is plain embarassing and off putting because of how he uses his hands, that being said Im grateful for the video and audio quality and its clear that Peter has a passion for music (especially Anne Bisson) which transpires in his videos. Does Peter put too much sugar in the audiophile coffee? Yes he does, as do most other reviewers, video just makes it all the more evident. As far as credibility goes, he and most reviewers cannot be afraid of losing what they never had.

    The Vanna White gestures were definitely too much.

    I spent quality time in that suite at CES with Josh and crew and it produces some incredible music. None of that comes across in the youtube video. The shots of that equipment and good video quality as you mention were nice attributes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe Whip View Post
    The Anne Bisson stuff is well recorded no doubt. Can't say the music is very involving, at least for me. The reason Peter uses her is that she has given him permission to use her music on his you tube videos. She is also a very nice and utterly engaging woman.
    Totally Agree re Anne Bisson such a fine smooth singer and lovely person--she signed a Disc for me and chatted about her music choices and influences etc!

    Unlike the unlikable snarly Jennifer Warnes who refused to sign and have a Pic taken(Newport Show) inspite of the fact I wanted it for my Friend who's step-Daughter was married to Leonard Cohens Son.

    Meh!

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    I do agree that there are some odd mannerisms in Peter's approach. That said, I truly appreciate that he takes the time to do what he does. It gives me an opportunity to have view of Axpona, CES and Munich without having to spend the time and resources necessary to go there myself. I've been to CES and Rocky Mountain several times over the years but as I have gotten older and retired my drive just isn't there to compete with the crowds any more. To me the days of true meaningful "unbiased" (never) audio reviews ended when the mags went from small journals to typical full size marketing and advertising BS...So Peter is no different...True comparative unbiased review no longer exits anywhere. No reason to pretend that it does. NO reason to hold Peter to a standard that does not exist. Like all of us old kids with toys, it is excitement that leads to hyperbole...I would be excited if I had a million dollar system in my living room too..

    What Peter does is for entertainment. It is not critical audio review...It never will be that...Much of the high end equipment that is featured these days has risen to prices only for the rich and famous anyway.

    So - Peter, I for one really enjoy what you do and I look forward to your videos and I accept them for what they are...
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