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Old 6th November 2002, 12:42 AM   #21
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Default Now for a big letdown...

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er, I usually log on to Pass diy about 900,000 times a month
so it may not be as many people as you think
You know the episode where Homer Simpson tries his hand at telecommuting, and sets up this little bird thing that dips it's head repeatedly onto the Enter key? In reality it was just continually reloading the Passlabs page.

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Old 6th November 2002, 05:51 PM   #22
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Old 6th November 2002, 06:02 PM   #23
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agreed.

im a salesperson for a mid-fi (sometimes kinda hifi) audio store and ill tell you what, im getting SICK AND TIRED of ppl wanting to hear bose, thinking its the greatest, OR worse yet, thinking they can have a "good sounding" stereo system for under $200. i cant even think of any speakers for under $200 a pair that sound reasonable.

people just arent educated enough lately. they will gladly spend $2K on a tv, but when it comes to buying $500 each speakers, they think im CRAZY. if they only knew :-)

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Our information indicates that high end (by that I mean high
end two channel) is alive and well, but the retail distribution
channel in the US is in poor shape, having abandoned
two channel for home theater and then discovering that
home theater is more of a commodity business with lower
margins, and having to compete with Bose at the local Price
Club / Sam's Club.

There are still some good 2 channel dealers out there, though,
and maybe more will appear in the absence of the big stores.

Meanwhile the DIY movement appears stronger than ever.

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Old 6th November 2002, 08:58 PM   #24
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Good thing they have a salesman able to educate them otherwise
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Old 6th November 2002, 10:43 PM   #25
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Default Educating The Great Unwashed.....

Cowan,
Just tell them "No highs, no lows, that's Bose".

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Old 7th November 2002, 03:36 AM   #26
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Default Re: Educating The Great Unwashed.....

yeah, its a hard thing. we have some little boston acoustics speakers that are fairly small (bout twice size of bose double cube thing), and are $78 each. i play those against the lifestyle 10 (2 cube arrays, and a "sub" for $600). the bostons absolutely blow it away.

however, one of two things happens... 1.) "awesome, lets get the bostons!" 2.) "hum, well, we came in for bose, now we are confused. we thought bose were the best, now we arent sure. we need more time to think."

EITHER way, i just lost money. if i had just said, "sure, bose is, er, uh, um, "good", i would have made a LOT more. either way, they will go home, put on the "video game" DSP on their POS receiver, and it wont matter :-)

so, i sell whatever the customer wants. if they arent sure, ill NEVER show them bose. but if they want it, well, ill gladly sell it to them. for the person who doesnt want to see (nor hear) the speakers, bose is PERFECT.

however, there is no reason anyone should subject themselves to the torturous sounds of the bose 201 and 301 "bookshelf" speakers. they are ungodly awful. if there are any masochists out there, go by your local store and give em a listen. its amazing how bad they are. i refuse to sell those... they are big, ugly, sound horrible, and for the price, you can get something thats smaller, 10x the performance.

the problem is that NO ONE out there will make cube speakers to comete with bose! so when the wife wants speakers you cant see, there is one option. (except for the home theatre in a box things, which are getting better... sony ES now has one, as well as a pretty slick denon). thats my rant

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Hey! Look who's here! You've been quiet lately (at least on the 'net), though I did find your new homepage shorty after it materialized... while searching for large format camera stuff!

Folks, this gentleman put together one of the very first DIY DAC designs (his tubed DAC was a big hit too! Dare I say he was the first to try non-opamp based I-V conversion?), and established one of the very first DIY audio sites on the net (remember SDS Labs?). I don't know about others, but he certainly gave me a huge boost when I was still getting started in DIY audio.

Welcome to the forum Sheldon, I know you'll enjoy it!
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Old 9th November 2002, 11:58 PM   #28
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Hey! Look who's here! You've been quiet lately (at least on the 'net), though I did find your new homepage shorty after it materialized... while searching for large format camera stuff!
Yes, I've been working on rebuilding one of the bathrooms in my house and building DIY ESL's. I poke my head into rec.audio.tubes every once in a while, but it's just not as interesting as it used to be.


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Folks, this gentleman put together one of the very first DIY DAC designs (his tubed DAC was a big hit too! Dare I say he was the first to try non-opamp based I-V conversion?), and established one of the very first DIY audio sites on the net (remember SDS Labs?). I don't know about others, but he certainly gave me a huge boost when I was still getting started in DIY audio.

Welcome to the forum Sheldon, I know you'll enjoy it!

Thanks for the kind words. I still get requests for DAC circuit boards, and I'm still using my DAC prototype. Somehow Iv'e designed a really musical sounding unit that is standing the test of time well. I'm gettting ready to design an updated one with chips that are currently available.

My little website gets about 50,000 hits a year... not bad for a country boy...

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Old 10th November 2002, 12:05 AM   #29
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Wow... I just checked my stats and I got 63,441 hits in the last year... here is my stats:
http://brian.prohosting.com/stats/

That really suprises me, since I don't really keep anything good on my website... I guess I will have to add more content and see if I can get more hits.

Suprisingly, I have gotten 22 hits from the Netherlands this month:
16:13:59 08 Nov 2002 22 16,009,392 nl = Netherlands

strange

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Old 10th November 2002, 01:03 AM   #30
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