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Schiit Happened: The Story of the World's Most Improbable Start-Up

Discussion in 'Jason Stoddard' started by jason stoddard, Jan 23, 2014.
  1. FrivolsListener
    The concept seems so foreign to me. Would you call Sennheiser and ask them to produce an HD-800 for you in electric blue, or Samsung to make their TV have a different color pedestal?

    But, yeah, I suppose an auto body shop could probably do the painting.
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  2. US Blues
    You are not the person who pipes up with random and uncalled for insults to ORT.
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  3. Derrick Swart
    no need for an auto body shop for sennheisers:
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  4. FLTWS
    I wouldn't want my HD800 in any color but what it is, but those who want something else may have options they can address on their time and their dime if they give it some thought.
  5. FrivolsListener
    That they can address. On their dime. Those, indeed, are the key words. And I agree with that.
  6. rkw
    I would anodize rather than paint. Whatever you do, you'll have to deal with putting new labels on the front.
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  7. ScubaMan2017
    I have my newly purchased silver boxes on each side of my desktop. Meters... when I need my fix, I can turn on VLC’s virtualization. Accurate? Nah. It just transports me back to the 80s...
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  8. OldRoadToad

    In my case, I ask them here on the forums or in person as I have done with Sennheiser at a Can Jam event. I am far from shy either in the real world or this little Matrix. I have a great deal of fun talking with booth babes at audio shows because the majority of my fellow nerds are too skeered to even say hi. I, being a total Alpha Nerd, will speak up and say hello. Ask them how they're doing and once in a while I have been told that I am the only person to have really spoken with them. Because I want nothing from them but conversation and to make them smile which makes me smile.

    So yup. I ask audio manufacturers for things I would like to see. If they do not do it, no big deal. I can either buy their stuff or not. There are some really nice people in this industry (just like at car and motorcycle shows!). Here's a fun fact I have noticed at audio shows - Just like Sam Neil's character Dr. Grant said regarding dinosaurs in the original "Jurassic Park" so too is it true for Nerds and especially the hideous and fierce beasties known as frAudiophile Nerds, "They're moving in herds. They do move in herds."

    I've been told that frAudiophile Nerds think of themselves as "raptors". Pffft...More cRaptor than any thing else. Full of themselves and if of the sub-subset of typists for print or online, on the prowl for bro-deals. Like some sort of joy-sucking Wesen from the TV show "Grimm", they feed their egos on the less fortunate among them, i.e., normal people who just want to enjoy the music their equipment provides them with.

    For those that fancy themselves among the elite blessed with ears of gold, please remember this. If you hear a difference then that is the difference, but only for you. If you wish to make a difference in some one's life (in our case here, their audio life if you will), give them the gift of your time and your under standing, not your ego. Trying being a normal person. Don't tell them to "listen for the difference", instead encourage them to enjoy and if they find a "difference", let them experience and enjoy that aspect of audio. Don't go do that voodoo that you do so....well...so poorly. And by that any one here knows that listening to a cable is just plain silly. I did it at an LA Audio show and by picking up some cables, holding them to my ears and announcing that I could not even hear the ocean.

    I am ramblin'. I am all so weakening. I truly want a Schwartz Valhalla 2. Ugh...That bright light. It reminds me of what I did not see when I flat lined. But then my eye sight is quite poor.:beyersmile:

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  9. OldRoadToad
    Looks cool. If it does what you desire then it gives you what you need. The 80s were a great time for music. As for accuracy, it the music hits the intended target, i.e. a memory or three, then I would call that accurate indeed.

  10. OldRoadToad
    "No, Luke...I am your father. Join me and together we can destroy the frAudiophiles...John Asskissin has foreseen this."
    "The Schiit Strikes Back"

    Time to go to the doctor!

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  11. FLTWS
    Probably right on anodizing, personally, I like my Schiit stock!

    But let everyone enjoy this hobby their own way
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  12. EricDH
    Plus the rest when you upgrade to Dolby Atmos....
  13. winders
    No one pipes up with insults, uncalled for or not, toward ORT. Not everyone appreciates it when he goes off the rails, so to speak. Sometimes, when he really goes overboard, I call him on it. He, or you, may find that insulting. But that is much different than "piping up with insults".
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  14. artur9
    Whenever I see this I always wonder...

    Back in the very early 1990s we were trying to figure out how to make a British manufacturer's cars customizable at the POS. Inventory was crazy as only a few choices led to thousands of possibilities (combinatorial explosion, anyone?). Although this level of customization as clearly beyond state-of-the-art in those days I figured it would be common fairly soon. Say, early 2000s.

    But, nothing. Manufacturers seemed to have given up on that. Except maybe for Minis (which may or may not be the aforementioned British car maker). And I don't see that anywhere else.

    Otherwise, Schiit with customizable paint colors (need it to match my couch) and customizable LED colors (I'll take mine in Cylon, thanks) would be awesome!
  15. Jones Bob
    It would be cool of Schitt, if they would make available the label files. So that if anyone wishes to powdercoat/paint/anodize their own case on their own dime, they could then stencil/silkscreen/laser etch the details for a professional looking end result.
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