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Old 2nd April 2013, 12:05 AM   #111
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Not all of them made in my home country are trashy.
Not suggesting that for a moment, in fact, my comments were directed at those people that buy gear based on looks alone and have no clue about audio in general (but do have a lot money ).

There are many good modern gear produced (especially in HK), I have only seen pictures of them in magazines but they do look great (many of them have the vintage, retro-industrial look that I like).

Anyway, DIY is another great way to save money and learn about tube amp design (which really has not changed that much since tubes were invented).

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There are too many chinese made tube amps and ss amps in the market today but too risky to gamble on buying unless you had tested it .OTOH, most hi-fi companies are going to china for assembly to compete the price else you have hard time selling.

There are quality made products but due to others who just want to make money, so they plague the market(not only in china) with low quality but good looking products. having a good looks, the impression is also good, but in reality its a crap....that's why other reverted in converting and changing parts to improved the quality and use the good looking chassis.
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There are too many chinese made tube amps and ss amps in the market today but too risky to gamble on buying unless you had tested it .OTOH, most hi-fi companies are going to china for assembly to compete the price else you have hard time selling.

There are quality made products but due to others who just want to make money, so they plague the market(not only in china) with low quality but good looking products. having a good looks, the impression is also good, but in reality its a crap....that's why other reverted in converting and changing parts to improved the quality and use the good looking chassis.
I agree there's little chance that a typical DIY'er can match the quality of factory-produced chassis - it is simply a matter of economy of scale, but we can hopefully make up for it (well at least we try even if not always successful ) in terms of circuit design and component selection.

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