The Ten Biggest Lies in Audio By Peter Aczel, as printed in The Audio Critic I'm a big fan of the truth. I love it when gear/audiophile snobs get smashed on just as much as the next guy. When I set out to read this, I thought I was in for a treat. His first point about ultra high end cables was very pleasing to hear. Then I read his second topic heading, "The Vacuum Tube Lie", and became just slightly alarmed. When I started to see phrases like, "a figment of the deluded audiophile's imagination", I became somewhat more alarmed. Could it be that tubes are truly inferior and should all be thrown in the dumpster? Could it be that any sound obtained with a tube can be obtained with a transistor? I doubt it. Next was "The Antidigital Lie". Could it be that there is no use for Analog recording media? Are we really just "tree-worshiping analog druids"? I doubt it. I bring this up here because I am young and lack the wisdom to be absolutely certain of the truth in these matters. Older, wiser audio engineers, please weigh in.