A "tireless loop"? Good one, DUP. Does this mean I'm running on the rims, or that I can jog a 30k without fatigue? Wait. This must be a... a... a... METAPHOR. Why, DUP, I didn't know you did this sort of thing. It's, so...er, un-scientific. So unmeasured. So unproved.
"Code compliant." Great. NOW, I have to worry not only about how the music sounds, but whether or not it is "code compliant." I liked it better before I met you. Things were simpler. Plug it in. Listen. Observe the shortcomings. Plug in and listen again. Keep what sounds best. Ahhh. Wait. What if it's not "code compliant"? Horrors.
Now, THIS cord sounds better. More open. Less hash. Bigger spaces. But, WAIT! DUP says it may not meet UL, ETL, or NEMA standards. Shit. I guess that means it's no good. Even if it sounds better. And, if THAT don't beat all, I may be hearing "air gaps" in my wires.
What's a poor music lover to do??
Aha! To the rescue! DUPman! "Here, you poor confused music lover -- I give you a NEMA code approved wire...now, if you'll excuse me, I have a train wreck to untangle on the other side of town."
DUP, you measure your way to bliss. I'll just listen and take my punishment.
How long it has been since I tried a Van Alstine is irrelevant. I have known your irrational and garbled rants for the better part of 2 years. And you push Van Alstine. The Archangel Uriel couldn't persuade me to try another Van Alstine, after your irrational gibberish supporting the fool. He needs to hire another shill. You're chasing people away.
If you have it, I don't want it. You are the anti-advocate, the business repellant.
Mr. Van Alstine, I am so sorry. You hired the wrong man. He merely turns me off. All the fiends in hell couldn't induce me to try another of your amps or preamps in my system. Two years ago, I tried your latest "Transcendent" something-or-other 5, 6, 7, or whatever sequential designation was appropriate to that fleeting moment in time, and it was merely mediocre. DUP has completely destroyed any desire I might entertain, however fleeting, to try some later iteration of your transcendence.
DUP, why continue this?