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Old 25th January 2013, 11:01 PM   #33611
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SY, I didn,t realise JC was the owner of Parasound. When did this happen?
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Old 25th January 2013, 11:07 PM   #33612
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All this over a flipping connector?
Cables making poor contact and falling out of their sockets will not be a positive thing, sound-wise.
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Old 25th January 2013, 11:09 PM   #33613
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They should have used the Neutrik AA series XLR's. The reason the connectors on the Parasound don't have a hard locking latch on them is because then it's a real pain in the *** to work them into a PC mount solution.
Behringer manages; the connectors on my DCX2496 are PC mount, latch tightly, and work well.
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Old 25th January 2013, 11:10 PM   #33614
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SY, I didn,t realise JC was the owner of Parasound. When did this happen?
I'm not the owner of ITW, I just work there, but I fully recognize that my customers ultimately pay my salary. And my management expects me to treat them with respect, which I would do in any event.
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Old 25th January 2013, 11:21 PM   #33615
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Behringer manages; the connectors on my DCX2496 are PC mount, latch tightly, and work well.
Yeah, but without that tab, you can go straight in through the back rather than having to wrangle the tabs through the holes first. Plus it results in a cleaner look.

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Old 25th January 2013, 11:23 PM   #33616
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Huh, as if I can do anything about the connector. I tried and failed. Please leave me be, and give Parasound trouble, if you chose to. I have only visited Parasound a few times in all the 20 years+ that I have worked as a consultant for them. You cannot 'shame' me into independent action, when I did not cause the problem.
Once, years ago, on another website, a customer complained of a legitimate problem with a Parasound 3 ch amp. I really felt sorry for the guy, and when the company did not respond fast enough, I sent him my personal 3 channel amp of the same design. What did he do? He sold it on e-bay. Never again. If you have problems, and I cannot help directly, please go through channels. Hasn't anybody heard of GAFFERS TAPE?
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Old 25th January 2013, 11:24 PM   #33617
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Thanks Steve for an unexpected input.
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Old 25th January 2013, 11:27 PM   #33618
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He's tried 3 different cables, presumably with different connectors- I can't remember the names, it's all sort of meaningless to me. They all work fine with his previous amp. I followed half of John's recommendation and told him to try to exchange it for something like a Pass. I guessed that when he spends multiple kilobucks, Nelson wouldn't sneer at him, dismiss his purchase as "mid fi," and would actually deliver a quality product.
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Would you, please, give John a break. He doesn't manufacture the dammned things, he designs them!!!

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I am surprised about the amount of criticism and scrutiny that every single product designed by JC undergoes here. Whats wrong with you people? Are you jealous or what? Show us YOUR medals, if you're so good, would you?

In comparision to many, John has made it. "Hats off" is all I can say.
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Old 25th January 2013, 11:27 PM   #33619
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Hasn't anybody heard of GAFFERS TAPE?
Yeah, that's what a purchaser of a multikilobuck amp should expect to do.

You know, it's fine to say, "Sorry, that wasn't my choice, and there's really nothing I can do." Denigrating the product and sneering at your customer, suggesting that he not buy your products anymore, that's... unbelievable.
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Old 25th January 2013, 11:32 PM   #33620
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I use GAFFERS TAPE with pride, as a reminder of my GD days. I even fixed my car's radiator with it, once.
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