Could it be that you don't know what you're looking for ????
Originally Posted by Kirosia
Still can't find that cpu . . .
I keep reading this in your posts and I keep checking the pics to see if something has changed. I have no trouble identifying the "CPU based" micro processor. Although not as elegant as the self contained silicon chip microprocessor that is the CPU for my car's engine management system ( which does't run lynix, unix or do windoze either), it is there in plain sight!
Although it's purpose appears to be to manage the auto off, volt meter, flashlight and led dimming functions it is, nonetheless, a group of processors centrally managed via the switch. Pretty slick, overall, given the size confines of the tin.
Last summer, eBay prices for a standard single opamp C-Moy hovered around $70. I saw some as high as $112 for limited edition Altoids Tins. When the round tins hit last fall they garnered about $70 while the square tins dropped to $60 or so. The PAV2 was going for about $80 (some at $100). Earlier this year, one C-Moy maker put a "buy it now" price of $50 for his C-moy. Since then, the average prices for single opamp c-moys has dropped to a $50 or less average. The PA2V2 has held it's own averaging more than $60 - the last couple I watched went around $70 to $80. I have purchased examples of some of these amps and all have been quality builds.
As I read the ad for this new amp, I see nothing extravagant in it's claims. The figures and links provided do offer a sense of what you are getting. Furthermore, I know of know no other C-Moy type amp on eBay offereing as complete a set of features as this one. The $71 selling price of the amp ad that started this thread falls into line with every other offering of the past year - and trumps them all with it's feature set. How useful these features are is debatable but the're there for the using.
The audio portion of the amp utilizing the successful buffered opa2134 design should offer good sound to a variety of headphones/canal phones. If a standard C-Moy can be fully assembled for under $30 it appears this one could be made for under $50. Standard C-Moys currently go for about $50 so $70 for this one doesn't seem unreasonable to me. Most C-Moys do not offer in tin charging.
So what is your real beef with this product??? --- Tom