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post #61 of 267
Amazing and sad that ASR went from being a contributing member(his ASR name is bold blue so i assume) to saying that was his last post on headfi.

I would love to know exactly what was said that HAD to have an emergency deletion if someone would like to e-mail it to me.

Its a shame to lose a member, but i guess he wants honesty whether positive or negative as long as its true, and that just cant happen here as far as hes concerned determining from his implication in his last post , in his aparent opinion "alegedly".

If all you can do is kiss A_ _ and not say how you really feel about a product, manufacturer or whatever, then we may as well buy Bose, Monster, or any other over-hyped fanboy product and look at the whole world through rose-colored glasses and think everything is beautiful. No need for any reviews, just suck up the propaganda.
If something stinks, i want to know about it....as long as people are honest about it.
I dont care if its a headfi member, or bose, or apple, or bestbuy, dr dre beats, or what.......if my honest review of a product is that its an over-priced waste of plastic,metal, and wire,,,then so be it.

Im wondering .....If ASR doesnt just leave and actually deletes his account entirely......does all his reviews vanish with him?
post #62 of 267
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Originally Posted by Covenant View Post
This thread was intended to either lay to rest, or vindicate the various negative oppinions on RSA amp build quality that have arisen on these forums. I am looking for a sharing of knowledge and personal experience, to help guide myself and any other prospective RSA customers to the right decision.
It's times like this I wish I could curse on HF. That is such a load of ........ it ain't even funny.
post #63 of 267
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So you expect a response that you will believe enough to satisfy you? From a site where past reviews have already not matched up to your actual experience?

There is nothing positive, nor conclusive that could possibly come from this thread.
Why not? We have a skilled and knowledgeable DIY community. I'm sure more than one head-fi'er has opened their RSA amps to see whats inside and get an idea for how it works.

Maybe there are simple issues at play that have escaped Ray's notice. Maybe there are no issues at all, and the anecdotal problems quoted in my first post are a result of one-off defects, shipping damage, bad tubes, or so forth.

I havent made this thread to start a hate war or to vindicate any dislike of my own. I've made it with the desire to be proved wrong, to be disabused of an initially negative experience with hard facts. If such information doesnt surface, that's fine. But to say that nothing positive or conclusive could possibly come of this thread is IMO jumping the gun.
post #64 of 267
I'm not sure that the complaint is with a particular manufacturer but it could be that the underlying problem is that the forum does not allow free exchange of ideas without emotional reactions. We need to understand that any opinions are just that ... opinions. This is a very subjective hobby. I like the sound that comes from ADI op amps. Others like the Burr Brown sound. Neither of us is right or wrong. I should not be critical of someone else's opinion just because it is different. The other point that I saw in this thread and that I am concerned about is the possible censorship of ideas by removing threads and/or posts with no explaination.

I don't want to put words in asr's mouth but if this was what he was concerned about, I understand it completely.
post #65 of 267
I guess saving people thousands of dollars doesnt count as a good thing.
post #66 of 267
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Well - I don't know about the Predator or the Tomahawk but my Hornet is quiet all the way to 11.
My Tomahawk when I had it was extremely quiet as well.

The Predator was quite noisy when using the USB DAC with my computer. Way too high to use with IEMS.

-Ed
post #67 of 267
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I too certainly hope this is NOT actually your last post on head-fi! If it is, you will be sorely missed.

With respect to the thread, exactly what I predicted DID happen - it was removed (temporarily) and then altered due to some gutter-dragging, at least according to this (quoted from another thread):
Quote Jude;
with a couple of posts removed (referencing an unrelated headphone amp manufacturer).


I am seriously confused ?

If I am in a Car forum, someone is talking about Honda and someone else jump in and bring up Ford. Why those posts need to removed ? Aren't they all car manufactures ?

Please enlighten me.... I just don't see why those posts should be removed ?
post #68 of 267
Um, I'd like to raise a practical question at this point: are we going to play Stonehenge tomorrow?
post #69 of 267
Guys, about the designing....

I think that people who argue that Ray's stuff is poorly designed should look elsewhere because many people would argue otherwise. Trust your own ears I guess. If it sounds good to you and works - who cares?

*EDITED OUT SECTION - PERSONAL COMMENT*

Then again, there are those people who just want to believe that they have the best and play off that their purchases are that much better than the other guys. A good example would be the UE10/11 vs. LW vs. FreQ debacle.


I do NOT own a single piece of RSA equipment or have in the past. I tend to like a more bright, clear sound.

I can say that the new SR71a that is coming out is nothing short of impressive and making me want to try living beyond my means a little bit.
post #70 of 267
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Um, I'd like to raise a practical question at this point: are we going to play Stonehenge tomorrow?
Stonehenge?
post #71 of 267
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Um, I'd like to raise a practical question at this point: are we going to play Stonehenge tomorrow?
No, we're not going to play (bleeping) Stonehenge tomorrow!

LOL, what a great movie, I quote it almost every day...
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Stonehenge?
Can I Play?
post #73 of 267
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I think that people who argue that Ray's stuff is poorly designed should look elsewhere because many people would argue otherwise.
That makes absolutely no sense at all. Very poor reasoning.
post #74 of 267
^ It was a combination of sentences! No Cutting up blocks!
post #75 of 267
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Stonehenge?
Its where the demons dwell, where the banshees live (and they do live well).
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