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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. exdmd
    Try the free SonEQ. Costs you nothing and it is useful to start with.
     
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  2. bcowen
    Or get a Loki. Extremely transparent for hardware EQ period, and especially at its price point.
     
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  3. Ableza
    They are all digital music fanatics with the technical background (ex-Meridian) to make it work. :)
     
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  4. Tim van der Leeuw
    The lifetime-memberships don't contribute to that annual revenue in the same way. So I guess it is a bit harder to calculate.
     
  5. Timster
    Manila Audio Show, some pix.
    One of the interesting things at this show was the amount of vintage equipment both on display and playing. There were numerous examples of the Quad II
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    Some of the best sound for me was a room crammed with vintage JBL gear, and these monster studio monitors. Even though they were far from perfectly setup, the coherence of the music was fantastic.

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    I hadn't heard the little KEF LSX (nor the LS50 for that matter), but wow, do these things sing. No fancy amps, cables to be seen. Just the LSX and music via bluetooth from anyone's phone who wanted to hear them.

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  6. Timster
    SoundAries from Thailand had a number of very interesting amps....

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    Then there are these hand built in Manila

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  7. Timster
    I wish these were in a bigger room so they could really shine ...

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    Lots of R2R. Sounds great but so much messing around

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  8. Timster
    Found some Schiit in two rooms...

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  9. Timster
    Then.... my favourites.... Of course I have a bias towards Tannoys, having owned some HPD385/Ardens and now a pair of DMT15 monitors. These take it to another level. Prestige GRF.
    Driven by 8 Watts class A 300B amp from Triode in Japan. Sublime.

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    Even better the wife said they were pretty (and yes they are sure better looking than the DMT15s) but I think the price kinda rules them out for me. (1,200,000 pesos, $36,000 Aussie approx)
     
  10. Ripper2860
    Awesome gear! Thanks for posting.
     
  11. earnmyturns
    $10M was a guessed upper bound. It may be less, but another guess based on what I know about tech teams and the complexity of their software is that their break-even might be $3-6M depending on where their devs are based. And they need to pay Rovi and other data suppliers. In any case, unless one could forecast 10x more subscribers in a couple of years, no major company would bother.

    When I got Roon I went immediately lifetime because I wanted to help them bootstrap. The savings were immaterial relative to my other digital music costs.
     
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  12. johnjen
    I have to somewhat agree, even though I have no vinyl renditions of their music.
    It does seem a bit 'flat' and lacks 'sparkle' or sumpt'n, almost like they don't want to use the dynamic range that CD's can deliver…

    JJ
     
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  13. bcowen
    Thanks for all the pics! Audio gear porn is my 2nd favorite kind. :relaxed:

    Loved seeing those gorgeous GEC KT-66's in the Quad amp, and been a while since I've seen an 845 tube in full glow. But what really caught my eye was the very last pic. A couple 300B's, a volume control and source selector indicating it's an integrated, AND a headphone jack. :grimacing: Of course coming from Japan, it's quite likely in the "if you have to ask" price range...
     
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  14. Paladin79
    The La Scala's are on my bucket list but realistically I would have to trade houses first. Thanks for the photos!
     
  15. Roy G. Biv
    If you're going to get a new house just for speakers might as well jump up to the Klipschorns :)
     
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