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Correcting Michael Fremer

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote patientot Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 Jul 2019 at 4:38pm
This is a bit of a side point, so apologies if it doesn't belong here. Feel free to move it to a different topic if necessary. 

At any rate, one thing I have noticed about Fremer lately is that he often very lazy and fails to do basic due diligence before writing up reviews on records and equipment. If he were a random blogger or forum enthusiast that would be one thing, but he is supposedly an industry professional and is held up as some kind of guru.

As an example, recently he posted a review of a record reissue where he goes into speculation about sourcing and whether the record is truly all analog mastered or not. Why bother with that if you are a professional? Take two minutes and fire off an email to the mastering engineer and/or label and get some straight answers. If I, as a regular person can do that, so can you, and as a professional that's what I expect. If Fremer got no answer, then he should say so. As readers we are left to assume he didn't take two minutes to do that and is just lazy or haphazard in his reviews. Yet again, he is the "professional", the "guru" and the "arbiter of quality" we are all supposed to listen to. 

What a joke, IMHO. 


Edited by patientot - 12 Jul 2019 at 4:39pm
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Fatmangolf Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 Jul 2019 at 7:56pm
The only suggestion to MF I would make is that the US Patent Office has confirmed the GS approach is new. It is interesting that his approach is to  seek an opinion to dispute.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote John1479 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 Jul 2019 at 9:02pm
I can assure you that the US Patent was a dominant feature of my argument sent to MF.
On Monday 17th June, I wrote in response to an earlier email from MF:-
"No reference to the Patent. Unique technology. 
Who else in recent times has been awarded a US Patent for demonstrable improvement in high fidelity audio ?"

MF replied :-
"Patents are not granted based on “audio quality”."

No mention of Unique technology from MF. The only further reference to the Patent was as follows:- 
"The link you sent was to Slee's patent application not to his actual patent. His actual patent references a patent application made by Channel D's Rob Robinson, who applied for a patent related to "flat" response.
Robinson is reviewing the patent."

The link referred to is:- 

Edit to correct font size and clarify email  correspondence extracts



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When presented with an idea one has not encountered, or which runs contrary to received wisdom, one has two options. 

1. “Well that’s not what I expected. I’d better check that out and see if there’s anything to it, so that I know I understand before passing comment or judgment.”

2. “That’s different to everything I know. Must be wrong”

Perhaps some people in positions of influence just fall into the second category.
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Extract from my original email sent to MF. He made no direct reference to this in his replies, completely ignored. The subsequent comments noted in my previous post were in a frustrated attempt to provoke an answer to this point.   
Sent to MF 17th June 
"Absolutely no mention of the hard won and highly valued US Patent..... 
Pub. No.: US 2017/0126186A1
Why no mention? Seriously; Why not? The innovative technology has been granted a patent. It's only reasonable to assume that the US Patents Office consulted experts on this? Not good enough? It seems to me this irrefutable innovation was deliberately omitted from the review and one must ask why? " 

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