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Post 9 made on Friday November 30, 2018 at 03:14
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October 2016
On November 30, 2018 at 03:01, tomciara said...
Companies used to be far more careful about only posting per FTC requirements. It must be like the do not call list, there are requirements but zero enforcement.

Like the new Sonos amp... I can find that it's 125W @ 8ohms, but there's no specifics beyond that.
1 channel driven?
50% THD?
Who knows?

Bose started it, no specs whatsoever, then Sonos did it too.
Many audio gurus ignored it because it was deemed to be 'lifestyle' audio, but then the likes of Sony receivers / Pioneer and Onkyo all went down that path.

Only the very entry level Yamaha's (AS201 / RN402 / RXV483) offer up 'heavily' marketed specs for 2-channels driven. However next to no one lists 5-7 channels driven as noted further up the thread.

The marketing guys have won... after all, how many customers (let alone pros) actually check everything they purchase?
This industry is not getting cheaper and cheaper, we're simply convincing ourselves that we have to push the cheapest option to customers.

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