We at TAS remain impartial towards any and all brands and manufacturers thereof. There is no ban on the mention of any particular brand and no ban on the mention of people in the hi-fi industry or elsewhere. How else could we be a truly useful resource to our members? Everything is taken as opinion unless stated as fact (with a link to said justification) and direct ad hominem towards any member will continue to be disallowed. Please feel free to argue the points but not to insult anyone here. Long live impartiality!