On the 7/7/08 digger945 was unaware of his special gift for seeing into the future...
Originally Posted by digger945
Give me a pair of R-10's and 6 grand.....I'm sorry, what did you say, "can't". How bad do you really want it. I wonder if someone just handed someone at Sony all the specs for the R-10 and said "if you build this, I think it will sound good." Honestly, I think the R-10 could be put to shame by a couple of guys in a garage, with maybe a computer and a friend who has access to a CNC machine.
Come to think of it, I don't remember the last time I heard someone say "can't".
Because two years after his uncanny predictions...
Originally Posted by Vaipec
And we have lcd-2 and hd-6, not new technology but sure a revamp from 50's... and according to many, mid's to die for (lcd-2) bass never heard before (again lcd-2) and treble so smooth and clean that you'll die when you listen (he-6)
better than R10 ???
Question of personal taste I'll dare to say
On a serious note and a slight OT, I have never heard the R10s. But this thread is terrific as I know nothing about the history of the R10, and this was fantastic. I fantasize in my mind about an old Japanese Sensei, carefully and painstakingly assembling the R10 with patience and perfection.
I once saw a documentary on how the Katana blade was traditionally crafted, I was stunned at the Japanese culture for perfection, well embedded into its history. I gotta say, the comparison that the current Chinese manufacturing suffers the same stigma as Japanese manufacturing a few decades ago is not the same comparison to make. In that era when the Japanese products were viewed as inferior, they were developing the fundamental manufacturing principles that are strictly adhered to in modern times. The Japanese has a culture of perfection deeply rooted into its history...or else...hari kari.
I really, really want an R10 now, I am fantasizing that if an R10 failed QC...then...hari kari.
Edited by SP Wild - 2/28/11 at 9:54pm