Thanks in advance for sharing the dimension info with me.
you might try asking some of the builders what hours they've sunk into their projects - and how far from finished, commercial quality they are
how many $k if they billed at competitive rates for their labor - including the failures, blind alleys, just redoing as skills improved
capitalisim really does work - special knowledge, skills as well as tooling, even distribution channels are worth premiums over raw parts cost - how much does the raw metal and plastic for a modern automobile cost?
and sales volume has a big impact all fixed costs, overhead are burdening the fewer sales - ES headphones and amps would cost a lot less if the market were millions of units instead of thousands a year
While I agree that the traditional definitons of "capitalism" no longer describe our global financial climate, I dont think that really applies to audio companies.
Work the numbers back, I think you will see his justifications line up - following traditional definitions & guidelines of "capitalism."
Another thing I tried while bored in the shop a few weeks back was making huge holes just to see what would happen. I ended up going with kind of what planar magnetics are structured like.
They sounded absolutely terrible. Severe bass roll off, basically they ended up being tweeters. Unfortunately I don't seem to have the frequency response anymore, but it was pretty horrendous in the bass department.
I didn't know what to expect, but certainly didn't expect them to be as bad as they were. Why would the roll off be so extreme? My best guess is the higher frequency modes propagate across the entire diaphragm while the bass frequencies are unable to and end up being only locally driven where the electrodes exist.
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