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  • Yo're in the wrong business...

    make turntables for the self delusional golden ears.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cLWd7zvYYFo

  • #2
    Good Lord.

    It's obvious to me that the engineers who designed those have never seen how even "the best" pressed vinyl records are made.

    The phrase "as casting pearls before swine" comes to mind here. And I often thought a $2000 Thorens was a little over the top.

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    • #3
      Or these: http://www.tonepublications.com/old-...ria-turntable/

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      • #4
        Yikes!

        But I'll stick with my Sony USB turntable.

        http://www.amazon.com/Sony-PS-LX300U.../dp/B0015HOFZI

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        • #5
          Audiophiles are one of the few groups who's hearing improves with larger price tags.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by PixMan View Post
            Good Lord.

            It's obvious to me that the engineers who designed those have never seen how even "the best" pressed vinyl records are made.

            The phrase "as casting pearls before swine" comes to mind here. And I often thought a $2000 Thorens was a little over the top.
            Agreed, but they have seen how "the best" salesmen can spin a tale of "excellence", "quality" and most of all "need".

            Dave

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            • #7
              Originally posted by becksmachine View Post
              Agreed, but they have seen how "the best" salesmen can spin a tale of "excellence", "quality" and most of all "need".

              Dave
              Those are crude tools.

              The best bludgeon for extracting obscene amounts of money from that class of customer is to agree with them concerning the fact that the prospective customer observes no difference..... One condescendingly makes the statement that "Well, if you observe no difference then you are simply not a customer for this level of equipment." Instead of emphasizing "need" you emphasize the "lack of need".

              Nothing arouses the audiophile to a more rabid and foaming need to purchase "item X" than the suggestion that they are too much of a hick to hear or care about, the difference that "item X" makes..... Whether or not "item X" makes, does not make, or even COULD make, any difference at all.
              Last edited by J Tiers; 03-02-2015, 11:18 PM.
              1601

              Keep eye on ball.
              Hashim Khan

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              • #8
                Wait till you see this pile of BS:

                http://www.lessloss.com/blackbody-p-200.html

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                • #9
                  http://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2002/11/25

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                  • #10
                    OOH- nylon filament suspension- it's fishing line for crying out loud
                    I seldom do anything within the scope of logical reason and calculated cost/benefit, etc- I'm following my passion-

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by J Tiers View Post
                      Those are crude tools.

                      The best bludgeon for extracting obscene amounts of money from that class of customer is to agree with them concerning the fact that the prospective customer observes no difference..... One condescendingly makes the statement that "Well, if you observe no difference then you are simply not a customer for this level of equipment." Instead of emphasizing "need" you emphasize the "lack of need".

                      Nothing arouses the audiophile to a more rabid and foaming need to purchase "item X" than the suggestion that they are too much of a hick to hear or care about, the difference that "item X" makes..... Whether or not "item X" makes, does not make, or even COULD make, any difference at all.
                      Does this term "hick" also apply to owner/designers of extravagant pressure washers?



                      The shoe does seem to fit.

                      Dave

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                      • #12
                        The cretinously impractical sold by the unscrupulous to the witless harboring delusions of pretence.

                        Back in the '20's hucksters sold white porcilain plumbing fixtures to oil-rich Oklahoma Indians who set them them up as yard art.

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                        • #13
                          Boy you got that right. And even if you show them in a blind test that the $10 component is just as good as the $1000 one, they do not believe what they just finished saying.

                          Been there! Done that! Should have made a video of the test.



                          Originally posted by kendall View Post
                          Audiophiles are one of the few groups who's hearing improves with larger price tags.
                          Paul A.
                          SE Texas

                          Make it fit.
                          You can't win and there IS a penalty for trying!

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                          • #14
                            Obviously aimed at people who hear all of the sound and none of the music.

                            Roy.

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                            • #15
                              And then there are these:

                              http://www.machinadynamica.com/machina31.htm

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