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Lexicon rips off Oppo BDP-83

post #1 of 23
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It's not uncommon for manufacturers to share components or even use the same innards, but this one just looks like a scam.

C'mon Lexicon. Really?

They literally shoehorned a BDP-83 inside a box and charged $3000 more.

Oppo on the Inside, Lexicon on the Outside — Reviews and News from Audioholics


-Ed
post #2 of 23
I wouldn't say they rip off Oppo, since they probably buy them in bulk from Oppo with the understanding that they'll be rebadging/reusing the hardware. That being said, it's surprising just how much of a rebadge this one is. Essentially Faceplate + Oppo BDB-83
post #3 of 23
Pathetic.
post #4 of 23
Just make sure you buy cables that match the snake oil of the Lexicon!!!
post #5 of 23
Wow that is chincy. At least w/ a $3000 price hike it can't be considered a best-in-class player like the BDP-83.
post #6 of 23
Lexicon faceplate for an extra $3000.... Hmmm.... I wonder what one should do...
post #7 of 23
I'm in for two.
post #8 of 23
Wow, that's really bad publicity for Lexicon.
post #9 of 23
Busted! Seriously, this is equally audacious, appalling and hilarious.
post #10 of 23
That's AWESOME. I want to meet the R&D guy who came up with such a genius idea.
post #11 of 23
Quote:
Originally Posted by AmanGeorge View Post
That's AWESOME. I want to meet the R&D guy who came up with such a genius idea.
You won't because he doesn't exist. The marketer that came up with this idea made him redundant.
post #12 of 23
Bang goes all trust in Lexicon. That's a true shame.
post #13 of 23
That's quite amazing and makes me wonder how many other companies are doing similar things that we'll never know about.
post #14 of 23
much like grant fidelity.
slap their name on it and jack up the price.
post #15 of 23
'Happens all the time. About 56 years ago, some family members packaged my aunt in an uncle casing. That's why he's not a Jesuit priest any more.
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