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|16th December 2006, 05:26 AM||#1|
Join Date: Dec 2006
I just can't believe that most of the high end audio components manufacturers have such poor workmanship standards. Looks like everyone just concentrates on exterior looks and components and the electronic assembly inside is sub standard and often overlooked from properly populating SMT parts to wetting through-hole and wire terminating. For me the sum of it parts should equal the overall refinement of the art form.
Anyone here familar with IPC workmanship standards ? You guys would be helpful to spread our training to help make it better for the DIYers.
|16th December 2006, 06:36 AM||#2|
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: the north
Re: Workmanship Issues
everyone just concentrates on exterior looks
and the ... inside is sub standard
Great observation, EdT
thanks for putting the spotlight to this
Whether we talk audio or people and life style
our society today is superficial - its very much about to make surface look nice.
To generate big sales!
This goes in music, too, where artist and artist image
has become more important,
than the stuff = the eventual quality of music.
When I was young.
When the rock and roll and pop era started
it was a bit different the music & lyrics = The Songs, WERE MAIN thing.
- First is the current list (2006).
- Second is one list from 1954,
topped by song 'Three Coins In The Fountain, sung by Frankie Boy.
We can notice at least two things difference:
1. Song - Artist
1. Artist - Song (Record Company)
Whatever most people do, audio, music and the marketing
reflects what is general trends in our world.
And money rules and big world ruling companies make final decisions for us.
Those lists in plain simplicity reveal how society is.
What is on the main agenda.
- The Composer & Music is almost everything - the artist is mentioned.
Mozart, Symphony in C-major
performed by Some Orchestra.
Popular music & songs some decades ago:
- Song & Lyrics number one - Artist second.
Popular music Today:
- Artist number one - Album number two - Songs number three
- and the album Producing Company is a vital information.
In Actual importance COMPANY IS THE NUMBER ONE & ONLY
because they have all the power and money to do anything they find good for money.
This is the slave contracts.
But wouldn't look too good to publish lists, where
COMPANY was rated as top of the pops in those lists.
People might get confused, a little bit
and maybe even annoyed - wouldn't be good for business.
Original article by lineup
that got a bit carried away from topic
inspired by EdT great subject and question this topic
but those mechanisms are the same,
whether we talk about amplifier looks vs. contents
The package vs. Quality of the stuff in the package.
|16th December 2006, 10:08 AM||#3|
Join Date: Sep 2004
Re: Workmanship Issues
I hear where you're coming from though. Problem is that many great designers are really ten thumbs at building the final product, or great builders could't design a paper airplane. It's an experienced or gifted person that can do both, IMO.
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