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I'm surprised there isn't a phono in the Ragnarok... or is there?

 

Crap. There goes the price by another $50 clams.

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>> Okay. Have any of you guys been to a trade show?

 

No, but the World Toilet Summit sounds fascinating.

 

>> What could possibly go wrong?

 

You never did tell me if you were Irish or not...

 

>> Rina Runs the Company

 

Yes, yes she does. Be thankful. Buy her flowers once in a while. Christmas bonus would be nice too.

 

>> “So, do you work for Sch…ah…I mean…ah…how do you pronounce it?” the lead Sennheiser guy asked Rina.

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>> “Schiit,” she said. “Schiit Audio.”

 

I would pay money for a video of that moment.

 

>> Senn guy grinned, a little unsure of how to take it from there. Rina rescued him. “Yep, I make the products,” she told him.

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>> “Make?” he asked, even more off-kilter.

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>> “Yeah, I stuff the boards and solder them,” she said.

 

People who ship work to foreign countries are often unfamiliar with the term "make". Germans included.

 

>> Another aside: want to get into audio?

 

I've visited those places. I think Nelson Pass is amazing, but I just can't wrap my brain around gear that costs in the 5 to 6 figure range. Even First Watt is expensive by my standards. I guess there are Rich Guys (tm) who need to feel good spending cubic dollars on audio gear.

 

>> So, it was like I’d peed in his Cheerios and then kicked him in the nuts for good measure. No wonder he’d looked less than happy.

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>> To this day, he doesn’t speak to us.

 

Well, yeah, that's because you did :D

You put his business model in jeopardy. And that's why you're so popular here, muhahahaha. ;) 

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>> So, it was like I’d peed in his Cheerios and then kicked him in the nuts for good measure. No wonder he’d looked less than happy.

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>> To this day, he doesn’t speak to us.

 

Well, yeah, that's because you did :D

You put his business model in jeopardy. And that's why you're so popular here, muhahahaha. ;) 

 

nothing is quite as convincing as a kick in the nuts       :eek:

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Great read thanks for sharing. I own 3 Schiit products and after reading about the trials and tribulations of your journey I feel a bit guilty knowing I underpaid for this much value and performance and I should send you a check but I'm not. I will be so presumptuous as to offer you some advise as a consumer. You guys have achieved the cult status of if you build it we will buy it. SO!!! build away Regards John NYC

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I am currently moving part of my company's manufacturing capability from China back to the USA - to N. California in fact.  We finally decided the increase in quality control and lowered warranty costs would far offset the lower production costs that can be had in China.

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I'm glad you said what you did to that guy at the Trade Show. I'm sure he was pissed off more than anything because he KNEW you were right! ;)

 

I think that it's fully made in USA from the boards to the chassy and assembly at an affordable price (and using audiophile components) is what makes this company one of the best companies out there. I really hope that you guys never get bought out or go public, etc... I really respect what you do and what you've brought the the Head-Fi world. Not many manufacturers out there like you, and if there were, the world would be a much better place...

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I am mostly a lurker on head-fi but I am a new customer (after a year long argument with myself) and I have to say I'm really enjoying this story, Jason. (Insert obligatory lame pun here)
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I am mostly a lurker on head-fi but I am a new customer (after a year long argument with myself) and I have to say I'm really enjoying this story, Jason. (Insert obligatory lame pun here)

Hey, these puns are the Schiit:D

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You've got a friend in Schiit? biggrin.gif
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anonymous industry guy wasn't...Steve Jobs was it? (If so the non-speaking thing might have been tasteless)

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Steve Jobs at a CanJam lol
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Think about it...industry giant who is arrogant and loves manufacturing in china? Makes perfect sense to me...this was some years ago after all...
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I think the chances of Steve Jobs attending RMAF are very low but I think the chances of Jason not recognizing Steve Jobs are even lower.

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Also, Apple has been bringing jobs back to America. So . . . probably wasn't Steve Jobs.
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Also, Apple has been bringing jobs back to America. So . . . probably wasn't Steve Jobs.

Related to the much hyped Mac Pro announcement that Apple is bringing ~800 jobs back to America, the truth is that it is being manufactured by the Singapore based manufacturer Flextronics. So there might be US jobs but not by a domestic company.  Therefore, all profits, intellectual property etc.etc. etc. are going off-shore.  

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