Originally Posted by TheMarchingMule
99% of them, at least. I've been thinking about this movement for awhile, but over the past couple of months, it's been even more unsettling, in both terms of pricing and the revelations that show what's inside the cables.
Perhaps DIY Head-Fi members can set up small businesses; I saw that they can build great quality cables and iPod docks as well. Of course, I know most, if not all, rather not get into the business side of things, and I don't blame them. I'm simply speaking my mind right now; throwing out possibilities and ideas.
But I feel that for awhile none of us should "upgrade" our cables, and just simply go to Radio Shack for our cable needs. Remember the results from that DBT test that compared silver to copper to a Radio Shack cable?
So yes, thanks for hearing me out. What say you?
You are right on my page! I am in the middle of a career change. Fell in love in Asia and am only back in Canada for less than a year. Do to the lower overhead of doing business in Thailand I am seriously considering starting my own boutique audio brand of components, speakers, and cables for poor and frugal people. Of course, skipping the middleman thanks to the interweb thingy would ensure quality component made with boutique parts where needed at prices that are reasonable. Thanks to the box thing internet that somehow teleports my thoughts and products to the consumer(LOL) I would still make the same profit as if I sold to a middle man and he gouged you! I am, at the moment, trying to convince an EE friend and a few computer geek friends of mine to move over with me to start this and a couple other companies. I won't even go into why it is better living there than in Canada, but it is!
A line of simplified tube preamps, class D amps, open baffle, dynamic, TR speakers, a DAC, and of course, headamps would mean not too many choices, but good ones at good prices! If Channel Islands can box up a couple of Hypex UcD amp modules and sell them for $2300, why can't I do it for a lot less and still sleep at night? Most $500 to $2000 speakers use crap drivers, so why not use good ones and charge the same. Maybe I can talk to some DIY PCB makers and use their already existing great designs for DACs and preamps, build them and case them beautifully and only for a reasonable mark up.
I was considering this lightly until I saw this and flew off! You may have seen my post for my planned BOX'O'GOODIES.nova physics memory player
This thing is a $15000 version that only does one thing better(I foresee it this way) and does a lot less in every other department! Keeping it small and personal and without greed should make for a loyal following, just the way I like to do business. With my background in high end lacquer on wood finishing things would look great!