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post #3361 of 19557
-- "What did I say about choices? Some of them are damn big."

And often you have no idea of what a fork in the road you are at until much, much later...
post #3362 of 19557
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I Armor-All my CDs...



















JUST KIDDING!

Anyone got any green pens left?


I still have some CD's with bright green edges and "ring mats" those stick on rubber rings to "stabilize" the CD, my youngest Daughter was asking what the rubber rings were for last weekend.
post #3363 of 19557


When a person learns to make the Decision to "Never Burn the Customer" he made the Biggest Choice he could make : no matter where he goes or ends up he'll continue to float to the top , just like "the Cream" .   

   Everyone will always make the best choice they can make , it may end up wrong or sort-of-wrong or only a little wrong but he did the best he could with what he had to base it on .   

 Making best choices possible , based on the Foundation of "Never Burning the Customer" will yield a High Batting Average and a good life . 

 

  Never Burning the Customer is the True North that everyone understand and respects .

 

  Tony in Michigan 

post #3364 of 19557

It's inspiring to see that a company that doesn't plan to profit by breaking the backs of customers with endless upgrades and disposable products.  

post #3365 of 19557
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It's inspiring to see that a company that doesn't plan to profit by breaking the backs of customers with endless upgrades and disposable products.  


Amen to that. Such a refreshing approach and most appreciated and welcomed!

post #3366 of 19557

FIRST SIGHTING OF YGGY by John Darko 

 

Well , Ok , now we have our first glimpse of the Master's Creation / 2 Snaps of what looks like an exhausted man proclaiming to the World "Ask Me about my Big DAC" , and so ……...

  1918 Technology ? , it's Huge , is this a Pro piece ? , can I pre-order ? , hmm , $2,300 , why is it so cheap ? ( really good DACs cost in multiples of 10k ) and … I can't think of anything else at the moment annnnd against the deadline of getting this little blurb out .

 

Tony in Michigan

post #3367 of 19557
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 hmm , $2,300 , why is it so cheap ? ( really good DACs cost in multiples of 10k ) 

 

Tony in Michigan

 

No DSD.     :k701smile:

post #3368 of 19557

I assume you are being facetious, Tony in Michigan?

 

In any case, thank you Mike and Jason for the highly enjoyable history and memoirs you add to the forum.  Many of your comments and stories take me right down memory lane... and believe it or not nonlinear control equations make part of my current company's product line possible.  (custom closed-loop auto-adjusting PID temperature controllers using "fuzzy logic" to dynamically respond to changes in ambient conditions.  Building OEM products for Silly Con Valley 800-pound gorillas is almost as much fun as building consumer electronics.)


Edited by Ableza - 10/21/14 at 9:55am
post #3369 of 19557
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Originally Posted by tonykaz View Post
 

FIRST SIGHTING OF YGGY by John Darko 

 

Well , Ok , now we have our first glimpse of the Master's Creation / 2 Snaps of what looks like an exhausted man proclaiming to the World "Ask Me about my Big DAC" , and so ……...

  1918 Technology ? , it's Huge , is this a Pro piece ? , can I pre-order ? , hmm , $2,300 , why is it so cheap ? ( really good DACs cost in multiples of 10k ) and … I can't think of anything else at the moment annnnd against the deadline of getting this little blurb out .

 

Tony in Michigan


I guess you have read some of Jasons or Mikes posts about expensive Hi-Fi, otherwise go read them again ;). "Really good" DACs cost multiples of 10k because of the fancy chassis, super-expensive-made-of-the-tears-of-Buddha's-virgin-sister-components, the audio dealers profit margin (50, 100 or even more %), ads and marketing... . and because they want to appeal to rich customers who don't really understand much about audio. For some people, price is a feature and they won't even consider a product that doesn't cost a lot. Sound quality is not so important in the high-end industry....

The Yggdrasil is, as everything else Schiit makes, a no-bullshiit product.


Edited by AManAnd88Keys - 10/21/14 at 9:45am
post #3370 of 19557

Ha!  There's a crowd around here that wonders why the Hel isn't it less than $2K, like the Rag.

 

The answer o' course to your "why is it so cheap ?" question is 16 bit resistor ladder.  :wink:


Edited by jacal01 - 10/21/14 at 9:51am
post #3371 of 19557
Interesting - do you ever get runaway (dare I say "chaotic") effects? eek.gif Must be fascinating stuff...
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Originally Posted by Ableza View Post

In any case, thank you for Mike and Jason for the highly enjoyable history and memoirs you add tot hei forum.  Many of the comments take me right down memory lane... and believe it or not nonlinear control equations make part of my current company's product line possible.  (custom closed-loop auto-adjusting PID temperature controllers using "fuzzy logic" to dynamically respond to changes in ambient conditions.  Building OEM products for Silly Con Valley 800-pound gorillas is almost as much fun as building consumer electronics.)
post #3372 of 19557
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Interesting - do you ever get runaway (dare I say "chaotic") effects? eek.gif Must be fascinating stuff...

So far runaways have only happened n our R&D lab.  The smell of fried Kapton and melted silicon rubber forms a wondrous bouquet.

post #3373 of 19557
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Originally Posted by jacal01 View Post
 

Ha!  There's a crowd around here that wonders why the Hel isn't it less than $2K, like the Rag.

 

The answer o' course to your "why is it so cheap ?" question is 16 bit resistor ladder.  :wink:


Guilty.  But I do understand.  In realistic terms, it kind of IS cheap, or more accurately, value priced in comparison.  Assuming it sounds good.

post #3374 of 19557


Hello Mr. AManand88keys ,

 

I do agree and see your point .

 

I am one of those Dealers that charge mega $$$$ for the Good stuff .   ( I long ago - 1985 - left the Business as CD came in and we had no useful CD Playback Mechanisms )  .   

 I feel that , now , Today , with the promise of Yggy being outstanding , we finally have a Playback possibility approaching superb .  And , it's at Schiit Price points .   

 

I rejoice , I've been waiting for this a looooooooooooong time .   I am ready to own one of the MSB super DACs if the Yggy doesn't pan-out ! , I would already one such save for the leaks in the Schiit organization .  The Leaks kept me from a certain $10,000 + MSB Analog DAC , the yggy may keep me from having to make that level of commitment , I am hopeful !! I love my Schiit !

 

Thanks for Writing ,

 

Tony in Michigan 

post #3375 of 19557


Hello JonnyCanuk ,

 

No DSD and good riddance .   

 

Did you happen to notice any of coverage of the recent AES show in LA ?  

 

You'll get a nice Show Report from Mark Waldrips Site ,

 

DSD was covered in Depth ( if you don't mind the quip ) .  

 

An interesting tid-bit is that Cookie Morenco of Blue Coast is actually recording on Tape ! she then converts to DSD directly .   She is the only Player in DSD that isn't originating in PCM and converting to  DSD .    

 

So I'm considering all this DSD to be nonsense from the Sizzle Sellers .   The Big Guys , RCA etc. aren't playing the DSD Scam ! , they don't seem to have the time to fool around with this nonsense .  IMO

 

Thanks for Writing ,

 

Tony in Mich

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