Originally Posted by knopi
I don't understand "most" of the china products. It is quite funny, first Matrix looks like Bel Canto and this like Benchmark (was mention). I couldn't buy something from China. Cool imitations and nothing made properly.
The funny thing about Chinese products is that most Western marques actually turn to them to supply their mid-range to lower end products. (i.e. Western make goes to a Chinese OEM, commissions them to rebadge one of their existing products, brings back and mass-markets the item as their own.) It definitely sounds off putting, but that's the way the business goes (esp. for low to mid-range products).
Meaning to say, the Chinese themselves have already been doing this for a long time, actually. And they *probably* know very well what they are doing.
Although I must say, though. For the money, I was actually expecting a fully discreet circuit architecture and not something that uses op-amps. But let's see if the sound is going to be worth the price tag it commands.