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Old 2nd December 2012, 07:58 AM   #21
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Mr. Altmann has a looong history of similar, ehh, offerings.
I will refrain from mentioning them here as I have no intention to burden you guys with this, but I would advice extreme scepticism.

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Old 2nd December 2012, 08:05 AM   #22
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Battery operated? Has warm wood? Low parts count? Expensive for the components? Simple enough that a diy'er might be able to make one themselves?

Meh. I'd rather spend my hard earned lucre on a Grado RA-1 headphone amp instead.

Unfortunately the grado RA-1 is the same deal as this byob thing: ecp.cc

Low price parts glued to a piece of wood and sold for big money.
 
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yes, yes and yes again
ofcourse I wouldn't buy one single piece of signed wood either, no way

take a look at how many chip amps are built every day
is it better because its in a fancy box
or built by a famous constructor
he claims its better on a certain piece of tested and signed wood
and even mounted with cheapest available speaker connects
I think its funny
 
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Makes you wonder how its even legal.

There should be a law that stuff should never cost more than the total combined value of the parts used.

Charging for the brand name should be forbidden.
 
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take a look at how many chip amps are built every day
is it better because its in a fancy box
yes it is, at least I coul;d bare to look at it then and there would at least be something to look at to see where the money went

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or built by a famous constructor
he claims its better on a certain piece of tested and signed wood
and even mounted with cheapest available speaker connects
I think its funny
it would be funny if it wasnt accompanied with all the psuedo technical jargon so that those weak of mind werent taken advantage of. either hes one of the better con men around, or he actually believes the crap. because of that he has actual followers, its this type of **** that makes audiophiles look like fools to the technical community and makes companies less likely to take our opinions seriously
 
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thats part of the joke
 
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Unfortunately the grado RA-1 is the same deal as this byob thing: ecp.cc
Yes, interesting.... ecp = E-coli Productions. Even that has a certain ring of BS to it, no?
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Yes, interesting.... ecp = E-coli Productions. Even that has a certain ring of BS to it, no?
No. Doug's stuff is straightforward and no BS. In fact, he exposed the BS of that Grado unit very effectively and showed how to turn it into something decent.
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Is BYOB very different from Dan D'Agostinos $40 000 lump of copper an aluminium?
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Unfortunately the grado RA-1 is the same deal as this byob thing: ecp.cc

Low price parts glued to a piece of wood and sold for big money.
My overly sarcastic remark was a little too sarcastic I think (I thought that the smiley would have given it away).
 

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