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Old 13th March 2018, 03:22 PM   #14061
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I'll post this link, post #8 speaks for itself.

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Old 13th March 2018, 03:32 PM   #14062
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Bill in post 9 needs to hang his head in shame..
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Old 13th March 2018, 03:50 PM   #14063
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<loud sigh>
Reading that brings back bad memories of when I had to deal with audiophiles.

Bill the EE obviously isn't.
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Old 13th March 2018, 04:19 PM   #14064
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Bill in post 9 needs to hang his head in shame..
I'm not a lawyer, just an EE but I have been told using pat. pending when it isn't in order to deliberately mislead can be actionable.

Along the same lines a somewhat prominent guy who sold mics for field recording flogged copycats with his patent even though it was easy to look up that he had let it expire due to nonpayment of maintenance fees.

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Old 13th March 2018, 04:33 PM   #14065
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It could just be a 'design patent'. That's a patent, more like a copyright on the look, shape or style of a product. No science or engineering involved.
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Old 13th March 2018, 04:41 PM   #14066
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It could just be a 'design patent'. That's a patent, more like a copyright on the look, shape or style of a product. No science or engineering involved.
Except here there is not a lot of value in how that which achieves the function looks.
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Old 13th March 2018, 05:00 PM   #14067
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Have to love Mike's sig line.

"We can hear everything we measure, but we can't measure everything we hear. Let your ears be your guide."

Tells me all I need to know about that guy.
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Old 13th March 2018, 05:11 PM   #14068
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Perhaps we can't measure everything we hear yet, or we can't measure how we hear yet..........or some such. But we promise to invest some of our exorbitant profits we make from you suckers on research so that we will be able to measure the presently unmeasurable which we will publish for the benefit of the audio community at large
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Old 13th March 2018, 05:18 PM   #14069
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"We can hear everything we measure, but we can't measure everything we hear. Let your ears be your guide."
Especially the fact that the first part has no evidence of any kind to support it. The turn of phrase just sounds like a good slogan.
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Old 13th March 2018, 05:38 PM   #14070
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I'll post this link, post #8 speaks for itself.

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Post #6 also speaks for itself:
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The Sigma Phono is $4700 for 1m
Just how high is the cost per metre of ignorance?

One can only hope nobody will actually fall for this kind of garbage.

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