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Old 2nd February 2005, 09:53 PM   #1
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Default $485 volume control knob

What gives?

http://www.referenceaudiomods.com/Me...roduct_Count=2

I guess it must be laquered with 100% pure distilled oil of viper.

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Old 2nd February 2005, 10:01 PM   #2
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Old 2nd February 2005, 10:23 PM   #3
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At first I thought it was a pot, but it's just the knob ??? Wouldn't it be nice to find a product you can sell with a 10000% markup? That's got to be the biggest rip-off I've ever seen.

I'm thinking of designing a T-shirt with optimal acoustic properties to reduce the reflection of sound waves off your body and fine-tune the absorption of sound through your skin to your ears for reduced distortion and a more "detailed & natural" sound. I think all this can be done for well under $2000.
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Old 2nd February 2005, 10:31 PM   #4
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"The beech wood is coated several times with C37 lacquer for best sound as pointed out by Dieter Ennemoser. How can this make a difference??? Well, hearing is believing as we always say. The sound becomes much more open and free flowing with a nice improvement in resolution. Dynamics are better and overall naturalness is improved."



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I'm thinking of designing a T-shirt with optimal acoustic properties to reduce the reflection of sound waves off your body and fine-tune the absorption of sound through your skin to your ears for reduced distortion and a more "detailed & natural" sound. I think all this can be done for well under $2000.
Any timeline when those superacoustic shirts will be available, i want one


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Old 2nd February 2005, 11:14 PM   #5
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I know someone who paid $100 US for an original channel changer knob for a very collectible RCA CT-100 first color TV to help finish the restoration. We all thought that was a bit over the top.
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Old 2nd February 2005, 11:44 PM   #6
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Can't ya'll let a buddy make a buck?
Blose marketing research shows the perceived audible benefits are directly related to cost. Or is it not fashionable to ***** Blose ****** any more?
Methinks in this case the thinking is "Ain't no such thang as bad PR. Let's get folks wagging their tongues 'round my $500 knob!"
And it worked....
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Old 2nd February 2005, 11:54 PM   #7
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C37 or no, you will be mad when that little wooden pointer breaks off the knob you paid $500 for!

Well, you could always get some C37 to glue it back together. That would sound 3.27 times better than regular wood glue for sure (and superglue would positively RUIN the sound charicteristics! ).






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Old 3rd February 2005, 12:22 AM   #8
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Look deeper at the website. Find the pot the knob goes on.

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Old 3rd February 2005, 12:33 AM   #9
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I noticed on a preamp they charge $1000 extra to have a case out of mahogany rather than oak and $400 extra for staining, balanced XLR inputs $280, etc... This should give an idea on what their markup is.
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Old 3rd February 2005, 01:15 AM   #10
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I still think this one's a hell of a lot nicer looking . . .
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