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Old 22nd September 2018, 07:45 PM   #11
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Why do so few sell speakers?
Leadbelly: Really? I never found the members here to be propagating illusions, they are either up front and respectable, often helpful and quite welcome, or simply very obvious despite their attempts not to be - for these members the illusion is on them
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Leadbelly: Really? I never found the members here to be propagating illusions, they are either up front and respectable, often helpful and quite welcome, or simply very obvious despite their attempts not to be - for these members the illusion is on them
Are you kidding? Have you never read one thread on cables or blind testing?
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Old 22nd September 2018, 08:47 PM   #13
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Well, it depends on how deep you go

And that assuming you have the capital and knowledge, othwerwise itīs futile.

If you buy speakers over the counter you are already paying 3X to 6X the actual manufacturing cost, simply because they go through many hands, each getting its share adding markup in an exponential way.

If you buy wood and supplies at retail prices, same thing, although in this case the chain is shorter and has fewer links.

And then you must have the machinery, working and storage space, etc.
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Don't forget to build in the costs of mistakes - a bad cut or finishing error (veneer/staining) can ruin some or lots of $ on materials. Unless you gear up to make a pseudo production line, which has its own costs too.
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Old 23rd September 2018, 09:45 PM   #14
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Are you kidding? Have you never read one thread on cables or blind testing?
What I mean is, you can see who is busy flogging their wares around the forum, no illusions just plain talk. They add energy and diversity to the forum.

I don’t usually bother with the cables threads, as I’ve long been of the opinion that most of it is a load of codswallop and the bits which aren’t are lost in the noise so best ignored.

Blind testing, well yes, I didn’t think about one!
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