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Recording Studio Owner: The Hammond B3 organ is one of the greatest instruments ever created for performing rock and roll music. No attempt to replicate its complex series of electromechanical and vacuum tube components has ever succeeded at capturing the true depth of the B3's tone. In fact, despite vintage organs' weight, bulk, expense, and complex maintenance requirements, top-tier touring musicians often take vintage organs with them on the road. Clavia's new lightweight and portable organ, designed to replicate the B3's characteristic sound is, therefore, destined to fail in the marketplace.

All of the following repeat some element of the Recording Studio Owner's flawed reasoning EXCEPT:

A) No golfer has to date beaten Jack Nicklaus' record of winning eighteen major championships. Tiger Woods will therefore also fail to surpass this record.
B) Professional cyclists demand that their bikes carry only the lightest of components. Any company attempting to sell a racing bicycle using cheaper heavier components will struggle to sell this model.
C) The Beech Staggerwing is one of the best handling airplanes ever built. Designed in the 1930's, it utilizes simple mechanical controls. Modern airplanes, relying on electronics and sophisticated automation, cannot produce such a profound experience of flight.
D) The new generation of winemakers has been rediscovering the simple techniques of the old world. This means that they will soon produce vintages every bit as good as the legendary bottles that lie ensconced in the cellars of astute collectors.
E) The legendary Linn Sondek LP12 turntable still rates in listener tests as providing the best sound quality of any turntable, even after 36 years! Newcomers such as the Roksan TMS2 have no hope of beating this classic, and would-be innovators are best off sticking to other products!
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Re: Recording Studio Owner: The Hammond B3 organ is one of the greatest in [#permalink]

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Recording Studio Owner: The Hammond B3 organ is one of the greatest instruments ever created for performing rock and roll music. No attempt to replicate its complex series of electromechanical and vacuum tube components has ever succeeded at capturing the true depth of the B3's tone. In fact, despite vintage organs' weight, bulk, expense, and complex maintenance requirements, top-tier touring musicians often take vintage organs with them on the road. Clavia's new lightweight and portable organ, designed to replicate the B3's characteristic sound is, therefore, destined to fail in the marketplace.



oh, ok, i'll be the first one to comment :)
so the RSO says: B3 is supergreat, very complex, with unique tone. Attempts to replicate - unsuccessful.
many musicians carry VO despite few drawbacks.
thus, the C's new light and portable organ will fail.

ok, so we need to find an answer choice that follows the same reasoning.


A) No golfer has to date beaten Jack Nicklaus' record of winning eighteen major championships. Tiger Woods will therefore also fail to surpass this record.
so if no one has beaten, thus neither TW will beat. basically, same reasoning, so A is out.

B) Professional cyclists demand that their bikes carry only the lightest of components. Any company attempting to sell a racing bicycle using cheaper heavier components will struggle to sell this model.
if not light components - not successful, thus struggling to sell. so smth close. B is out.

C) The Beech Staggerwing is one of the best handling airplanes ever built. Designed in the 1930's, it utilizes simple mechanical controls. Modern airplanes, relying on electronics and sophisticated automation, cannot produce such a profound experience of flight.
BS is unique, simple mechanical controls. modern airplanes cannot produce same outcome. thus smth similar with the argument. so C is out.

D) The new generation of winemakers has been rediscovering the simple techniques of the old world. This means that they will soon produce vintages every bit as good as the legendary bottles that lie ensconced in the cellars of astute collectors.
note that the second part doesn't contradict the first part. so WM rediscovered old techniques. using these techniques, they will make wines as good as the ones in the past. so, looks like a good candidate for a correct answer.

E) The legendary Linn Sondek LP12 turntable still rates in listener tests as providing the best sound quality of any turntable, even after 36 years! Newcomers such as the Roksan TMS2 have no hope of beating this classic, and would-be innovators are best off sticking to other products!
basically, repeats the same logical structure but instead of B3 and C, we have LP and TMS.

B looks very good, and thus should be the correct answer.
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At first there appears to be confusion between picking up the right option,but after a through reading second time correct option actually appears to be option D
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Re: Recording Studio Owner: The Hammond B3 organ is one of the greatest in [#permalink]

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Recording Studio Owner: The Hammond B3 organ is one of the greatest instruments ever created for performing rock and roll music. No attempt to replicate its complex series of electromechanical and vacuum tube components has ever succeeded at capturing the true depth of the B3's tone. In fact, despite vintage organs' weight, bulk, expense, and complex maintenance requirements, top-tier touring musicians often take vintage organs with them on the road. Clavia's new lightweight and portable organ, designed to replicate the B3's characteristic sound is, therefore, destined to fail in the marketplace.

All of the following repeat some element of the Recording Studio Owner's flawed reasoning EXCEPT:

A) No golfer has to date beaten Jack Nicklaus' record of winning eighteen major championships. Tiger Woods will therefore also fail to surpass this record.
B) Professional cyclists demand that their bikes carry only the lightest of components. Any company attempting to sell a racing bicycle using cheaper heavier components will struggle to sell this model.
C) The Beech Staggerwing is one of the best handling airplanes ever built. Designed in the 1930's, it utilizes simple mechanical controls. Modern airplanes, relying on electronics and sophisticated automation, cannot produce such a profound experience of flight.
D) The new generation of winemakers has been rediscovering the simple techniques of the old world. This means that they will soon produce vintages every bit as good as the legendary bottles that lie ensconced in the cellars of astute collectors.
E) The legendary Linn Sondek LP12 turntable still rates in listener tests as providing the best sound quality of any turntable, even after 36 years! Newcomers such as the Roksan TMS2 have no hope of beating this classic, and would-be innovators are best off sticking to other products!



Hammond B3 organ----> old, complex, vintage organs' weight, bulk, expense, and complex maintenance requirements.
New organ--------> Designed to replicate the B3's characteristic sound------> destined to fail in the marketplace.
Answer D.
The new generation of winemakers has been rediscovering the simple techniques of the old world. This means that they will soon produce vintages every bit as good as the legendary bottles that lie ensconced in the cellars of astute collectors.
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Imo D

D provides a reasoning based on sound argument and therefore it is the answer .
Rest all the options are abysmal
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I'm happy to respond. :-)

I will say, the prompt question is idiosyncratic here. I don't know that I have seen an official question follow this particular model. Nevertheless, the logic is sound.

The prompt argument:
Recording Studio Owner: The Hammond B3 organ is one of the greatest instruments ever created for performing rock and roll music. No attempt to replicate its complex series of electromechanical and vacuum tube components has ever succeeded at capturing the true depth of the B3's tone. In fact, despite vintage organs' weight, bulk, expense, and complex maintenance requirements, top-tier touring musicians often take vintage organs with them on the road. Clavia's new lightweight and portable organ, designed to replicate the B3's characteristic sound is, therefore, destined to fail in the marketplace.
Several flaws. The "Hammond B3 organ," despite its drawbacks, has been successful, but this does not mean that no new organ ever will be successful. Notice that these fallacies are of the form: past = good, so future cannot be good.

All of the following repeat some element of the Recording Studio Owner's flawed reasoning EXCEPT:
(A) No golfer has to date beaten Jack Nicklaus' record of winning eighteen major championships. Tiger Woods will therefore also fail to surpass this record.
Past = good, so future must be not good. This is the same basic fallacy. This is not the answer.

(B) Professional cyclists demand that their bikes carry only the lightest of components. Any company attempting to sell a racing bicycle using cheaper heavier components will struggle to sell this model.
Past = good, so future must be not good. This is the same basic fallacy. This is not the answer.

(C) The Beech Staggerwing is one of the best handling airplanes ever built. Designed in the 1930's, it utilizes simple mechanical controls. Modern airplanes, relying on electronics and sophisticated automation, cannot produce such a profound experience of flight.
Past = good, so future must be not good. This is the same basic fallacy. This is not the answer.

(D) The new generation of winemakers has been rediscovering the simple techniques of the old world. This means that they will soon produce vintages every bit as good as the legendary bottles that lie ensconced in the cellars of astute collectors.
Hmm. This is different. This is about the future becoming just as good as the past. While this also might be flawed, this is a different structure of flaw. This is a promising choice for the correct answer to the "except" question.

(E) The legendary Linn Sondek LP12 turntable still rates in listener tests as providing the best sound quality of any turntable, even after 36 years! Newcomers such as the Roksan TMS2 have no hope of beating this classic, and would-be innovators are best off sticking to other products!
Past = good, so future must be not good. This is the same basic fallacy. This is not the answer.

We have eliminated (A)-(C) & (E), so (D) has to be the answer.

Does all this make sense?

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