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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. Brubacca
    I just did a lifetime for roon 3 months ago. I love it, but at $700 i would have struggled to justify it. I do believe its worth it, but its difficult to part with 700, plus for me building a ROCK server.

    Maybe they should charge $100 for Roon ROCK OS?
  2. Roy G. Biv
    Interesting. I would have guessed that posts about cats, coffee, whisky, pizza et al. would be what makes one take a break from the forum.

    Lucky me for ponying up the $499 less than a month ago. It still seems like a big chunk of money, but with most of the well-known software makers going to a subscription model (Microsoft, Adobe, etc.) I can't say that I'm surprised.

    One of my better purchases in the last few years was, IIRC, $50 for a lifetime Plex membership.
  3. bobbmd
    @JamminVMI Thanks my RS-195s are very comfy as are the 598s
  4. bobbmd
    @hearditontheX no kidding - i tracked my rggy 2 and yggy gs left during the wildfires first they were Parachute Colorado few days later they were in Walton Kentucky(“nite johnboy”)
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  5. valiant66
    Dame Vera Lynn is on the wireless right now singing "Dream."
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  6. US Blues
    Once they are al dente you can toss them in a nice red sauce.:stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:
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  7. valiant66
    Add a phase button. And remote for the balance and phase...
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  8. valiant66
    Hmm. Up here In Canada we still have The Source (formerly Radio Shack), London Drugs, Best Buy and new kid Memory Express. They all sell stereo equipment. Admittedly, selection is down from a decade ago....

    In Alberta we've also got a number of hi-end stores repping Macintosh, Focal, Paradigm, etc. etc. etc. It's not hard to audition everything from $50 Bluetooth speakers to $5000 amps to $50000 speakers.

    And most stores will price match Amazon for other things - I've been shopping for Command Strips, and B&M stores often have better prices on that sort of commodity item than Amazon.
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  9. yonson
    On my ignore list where he belongs :wink:
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  10. Paladin79
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  11. dieslemat
    Thank goodness for ignore list
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  12. Paladin79
    It does come in handy at times,
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  13. golfbravobravo

    Yup, to both! To me each has been a great investment. Today's upgrades to Roon look pretty good, and the actual upgrade went off without a hitch - a first!
  14. Balthazar B
    OTOH, they had better have gotten the timing right. If the major players -- the latest of which is Amazon -- decide that Roon isn't going to do much for their business, they may never sidle under that umbrella, which will pretty severly limit the appeal beyond the Tidal-Qobuz-server core (there are a constrained number of John Darko types out there). Little doubt that Amazon's ambitions are to completely dominate the space, and essentially reproduce what Roon is doing, only with its own combination of services, hardware, and partnerships. Heck, they could probably out-Roon Roon itself if they see this strategically as a growing market from which they can derive most of the benefit the more and longer people adopt it. Sort of the Amazon turnpike.

    By getting the timing right, it comes down to how much money people will spend with Roon over the next 3-4 years. If they would have made more selling $499 life relationships rather than from short-term users, then in retrospect it may turn out to be a bad move cutting off that spigot prematurely. Should all become clear(er) over the next couple of years.

    FWIW, for us, Roon is at best an curious luxury to consider, but not especially appealing since most of the services/sources we use want nothing to do with Roon, and we pulled the plug on our audio content server long ago. While their new wrinkles are interesting (for us, and IMHO crucial for Roon's viability), it's probably nothing that Amazon, Google, Apple, Spotify, etc., could not easily clone if it appears to be helpful for growing their music services user base.

    Sorry if this seems depressing, but over my lifetime I've seen way too many innovative small companies rendered obsolete astonishingly quickly by larger, better-capitalized (and in most cases better managed, TBH) incumbents and behemoths.
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  15. yonson
    I see there's been a few more classic multibit stacks added to the website... SO tempted...
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