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Old 02-25-2008   #7
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Default Re: Don't be fooled by inside the chasis shots of AV preamps

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We can post pics of amplifiers and I bet we will find lots of transistors, resistors, caps and a big toroidal transformer... the logical conclusion is that they too are made from the same manufacturer.

I have no problem with a little bit of conspiracy theories - but the processor pics are starting to get tiresome.

If I were a moderator I might have brought out the ban stick about two weeks ago!
I am not annoyed by seeing "under the hood" type pics of any gear. It was the non-sensical campaigning that all A/V components are made with the same parts therefor high-end gear is a scam and you are getting ripped-off if you buy it - this is what got the guy banned because it is clearly wrong-minded thinking.

Even if you are not an engineer, and/or don't know what you are looking at in "under the hood" pics., it almost goes against this hobby to just refuse to want to see them. I think banning people just because they show internal pics of their gear is wrong, and I don't think those that control this board would do that - or least I hope they would not.

I am not a mechanic, but when the hood pops up on a high-end car, I want to see.
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I said 2 weeks Ken... learn how to read pal!!
I'm still working on that one!

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Old 04-12-2008   #9
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Cool Re: Don't be fooled by inside the chasis shots of AV preamps

So who has pictures of Classé SSP-600! I am curious if Classé does the same thing repackage!!!
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There is a guy who has come to the forum recently who is fond of showing the inside of AV preamps and saying that consumers are getting ripped off by investing in the high end brands and that they are ALL THE SAME.

First of all - his disrespectful actions will have him banned as of this morning.

Secondly, allow me to set the record right. There are only a few companies who make AV preamps. Traditional audiophile companies do not and should not be expected to have the internal resources to create and produce the EVER changing needs of a top of the line AV preamp. The companies who do are called OEMs. These companies sell comparable platforms to many different companies. Are they the SAME? Not even close. The AV companies make up their wishlist of features and specs and the OEM is paid to design such a product. This means different software, firmware, analog parts, inputs, outputs and more. YES - they can be a comparable chassis or processing engine but to suggest they are the same is a FOOL's argument.

I thought it was important to clear this up.

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Ok that is interesting thanks for the clarification!
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