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|16th January 2013, 01:00 PM||#81|
Join Date: Oct 2006
DIY R&D Vs commercial
Hi all and esp Qusp!
Two points really:
(1) Shared DIY R&D costs are a perfectly valid and fair way to develop a great DIY product at close to cost prices.
(2) Early adopter customers ( like me) dont loose much $ because we can sell / gift on the products to non DIY buddies.
Qusp raises some good points but he is not a typical DIY member...apart from his well known diplomatic skills (!) his technical knowledge and practical skills are way above and beyond 95% to 99% of the members on the forum.
Also Qusp simply is willing / able to spend $1,000's on his system, I reckon the average DIY member ( many dont even post!) will spend $100's.
That is a big difference.
Personally I think its great that a brave DIY dude is making the ESS board available at close to or less than cost price.
Its a great idea to let all customers ( yes I have a board) shoulder the cost and FUN of R&D...THIS IS DIY!
I also have a TP Buffalo and acknowedge its a far superior product and still GREAT VALUE product...At 5 times the cost!
Its great to have the option of both, DIY is a democracy and I think lots of guys like me, will buy the board test and learn,and not be scared to practice our soldering skills on a $100 board.
When we are done we simply sell it to a non DIY audio buddy who will think its fab and way better than the $10 DAC's in his AV amp!
Then I will buy the next V2, V3, V4... $100 ESS board , learning, having fun and breaking even $ wise or making a buck or spending a buck and keeping my non DIY buddies happy with great audio bargains or wedding presents ( yes I have done that!)
So please Qusp, dont abandon this project cause we need and value your help!!
|30th January 2013, 11:45 AM||#84|
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|15th March 2013, 11:04 PM||#89|
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Boulder, Colorado
Why did this thread seize with qusp departure? Has anyone actually finished the board build up? I just got my boards (9018 and USB) and I am starting the build. KlipschKid thanks for the BoM. Any news on the build progress KlipschKid and glt? Guys your contributions are greatly appreciated by a ES9018 newbie like me. I built a TP OPUS so far thats it so this is a new exciting adventure for me.
UGS pre, stock F5, PassLabs X2.5, Aleph P
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