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Old 1st December 2012, 10:14 PM   #1
Bigun is offline Bigun  Canada
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Default you gotta be kidding !

take a cheap chinese pcb, glue it on a stick of wood, paint it with voodoo and sell it as the best thing since sliced bread

The Altmann BYOB amplifier

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Old 1st December 2012, 10:19 PM   #2
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Old 1st December 2012, 10:44 PM   #3
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"One Altmann BYOB amplifier comes EUR 950,- including 5 years guartantee"

for that price at least he could hire an editor to do spellcheck.
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Old 1st December 2012, 10:47 PM   #4
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After reading stuff like this:

Mother of Tone - The CD Format

I confess that I can't determine if this guy is a smart con artist or just ignorant and unaware.

But the PCB on a hunk of cheap wood for $1300 inclines me to the former.
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But the PCB on a hunk of cheap wood for $1300 ......
its not new any more
but I seem to remember much lower prices
anyway, I think his DAC once tested quite well

many weird ideas, sure
but I bet you can find interesting ones among them
 
Old 1st December 2012, 11:35 PM   #6
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some poor sod probably bought one of these too
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This "book" has no cover. Looks like a chipamp, actually.
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As wood is a living material, it will naturally age, of course not in a degenerative but in a positive sense. As with any musical instrument, it must be played to develop its sound. The same is true for your BYOB amplifier. The more you play it, the better it gets.
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The performance standard of your BYOB amplifier is A Performance Standard.
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After reading stuff like this:

Mother of Tone - The CD Format

I confess that I can't determine if this guy is a smart con artist or just ignorant and unaware.

But the PCB on a hunk of cheap wood for $1300 inclines me to the former.
Maybe an con artist ignorant of the underlying engineering...?

Gotta love the gold plated battery terminals, though.

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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.
 

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