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limono 27th October 2013 05:07 AM

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Is anybody seriously paying $4500 for this ?? It really looks like one of our own;)
I thought at the first look that the ad had an error in zeros .
http://www.audioasylumtrader.com/ca/...per-Caps/97422

marce 27th October 2013 10:59 AM

:confused:
How much?

ajst2duk 27th October 2013 12:57 PM

They get pretty glowing reviews - all of the reviewers can't be wrong - even if it does have a face only a mother could love. I've not heard one. The other thing being that they are obviously hand-made, not stamped out in a factory., this takes time and time = money.

marce 27th October 2013 01:17 PM

Personally for something with digital present I would prefer a neater layout, less long interconnects between sections (example the white and brown wires that go to what look like valve bases), and some thought to EMC. Just my personal view, but well engineered products Commercial or DIY look tidy and well thought out. This looks like a development project, not the finished thing.
What are the wood blocks for?

SY 27th October 2013 02:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ajst2duk (Post 3681499)
all of the reviewers can't be wrong

Given who reviews stuff like this (and that's a very limited set), sure they can be.

Ken Newton 27th October 2013 03:08 PM

I do not know how that Lampizator DAC sounds. What I do know is that it is erroneous to judge how a component will sound by the way it looks.

SY 27th October 2013 03:26 PM

If someone is offering a unit that looks like it was vomited from a junk-box, then had the parts rearranged by a palsied lemur, and they're charging $4500 for it, then yes, one can make some judgments.

I've seen schematics for some of the Lampizator circuits. They are... original. :D

Ken Newton 27th October 2013 03:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SY (Post 3681612)
If someone is offering a unit that looks like it was vomited from a junk-box, then had the parts rearranged by a palsied lemur, and they're charging $4500 for it, then yes, one can make some judgments.

I've seen schematics for some of the Lampizator circuits. They are... original. :D

SY, do tell me about the last time you listened to music with your eyes :D

SY 27th October 2013 03:46 PM

People "listen" to equipment all the time with their eyes- and preconceptions. This is a matter of a commercial piece of gear, and a damned expensive one, that has hilariously incompetent construction. If I paid 20x what is necessary to get good, accurate performance from a DAC, I'd expect high reliability, beautiful construction, and impeccable design. As much as I discount the sonic claims of some of the audiophile jewelry merchants, at least they are offering the user Mercedes-quality construction for their Mercedes-level prices.

If you're happy laying out a couple of mortgage payments for a unit that is assembled with all the quality and care of state fair macaroni art from "special" 4th grade students, that's certainly your privilege.

Ken Newton 27th October 2013 03:57 PM

"If I paid 20x what is necessary to get good, accurate performance from a DAC, I'd expect high reliability, beautiful construction, and impeccable design..."

Of course, while all of those can play valid roles in a purchase decision, they have nothing to do with the point I was making. My point is simply, that one cannot tell how a component will sound from the way it looks. Is that really so radical a statement of truth?


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