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Stupendously Expensive Amplifier

Started by Cursitor Doom September 4, 2016
What makes this amp justify its outrageous price tag, FFS? Is it due to 
it weighing in at 170 lbs per channel?
Can it make the Sex Pistols sound like the Beach Boys or something? 
Where's the value here?

http://tinyurl.com/jkkd2t4
On Sun, 4 Sep 2016 14:58:34 -0000 (UTC), Cursitor Doom
<curd@notformail.com> wrote:

> >What makes this amp justify its outrageous price tag, FFS? Is it due to >it weighing in at 170 lbs per channel? >Can it make the Sex Pistols sound like the Beach Boys or something? >Where's the value here? >
It is a very poor joke. Steve -- Neural Network Software for Windows http://www.npsnn.com
On Sun, 4 Sep 2016 14:58:34 -0000 (UTC), Cursitor Doom
<curd@notformail.com> wrote:

> >What makes this amp justify its outrageous price tag, FFS? Is it due to >it weighing in at 170 lbs per channel? >Can it make the Sex Pistols sound like the Beach Boys or something? >Where's the value here? > >http://tinyurl.com/jkkd2t4
The only ones more ignorant than liberals are audiophools. ...Jim Thompson -- | James E.Thompson | mens | | Analog Innovations | et | | Analog/Mixed-Signal ASIC's and Discrete Systems | manus | | STV, Queen Creek, AZ 85142 Skype: skypeanalog | | | Voice:(480)460-2350 Fax: Available upon request | Brass Rat | | E-mail Icon at http://www.analog-innovations.com | 1962 | I'm looking for work... see my website.
It's probably out of stock. 

Cheers

Phil Hobbs
On Sun, 04 Sep 2016 08:19:47 -0700, Phil Hobbs wrote:

> It's probably out of stock. > > Cheers > > Phil Hobbs
Yeah, sold out. :)
On Sun, 4 Sep 2016 14:58:34 -0000 (UTC) Cursitor Doom
<curd@notformail.com> wrote in Message id: <nqhcqq$nbm$6@dont-email.me>:

> >What makes this amp justify its outrageous price tag, FFS? Is it due to >it weighing in at 170 lbs per channel? >Can it make the Sex Pistols sound like the Beach Boys or something? >Where's the value here? > >http://tinyurl.com/jkkd2t4
I think the decimal point is in the wrong place. "Suggested U.S. retail for the MKII Factory Update is $7495 per pair. New vacuum tubes and shipping to / from factory are extra. For those music lovers who require the ultimate in power delivery, new-build REFERENCE 600 MKII amplifiers are available at U.S. $17,495 each, or $34,990 the pair, suggested retail." So MSRP is $34,990. I think he meant to price them at $19,999.99, not $200K. Still pretty silly though...
On Sun, 04 Sep 2016 14:58:34 +0000, Cursitor Doom wrote:

> What makes this amp justify its outrageous price tag, FFS? Is it due to > it weighing in at 170 lbs per channel? > Can it make the Sex Pistols sound like the Beach Boys or something? > Where's the value here? > > http://tinyurl.com/jkkd2t4
Somebody's hoping that you won't notice the location of the decimal point? -- Tim Wescott Wescott Design Services http://www.wescottdesign.com I'm looking for work -- see my website!
On Sun, 4 Sep 2016 14:58:34 -0000 (UTC), Cursitor Doom
<curd@notformail.com> wrote:

> >What makes this amp justify its outrageous price tag, FFS? Is it due to >it weighing in at 170 lbs per channel? >Can it make the Sex Pistols sound like the Beach Boys or something? >Where's the value here? > >http://tinyurl.com/jkkd2t4
Solid gold, black anodized faceplate?
On Sun, 4 Sep 2016 14:58:34 -0000 (UTC), Cursitor Doom
<curd@notformail.com> wrote:

> >What makes this amp justify its outrageous price tag, FFS? Is it due to >it weighing in at 170 lbs per channel? >Can it make the Sex Pistols sound like the Beach Boys or something? >Where's the value here? > >http://tinyurl.com/jkkd2t4
A real audio purist will go for a <http://www.marklevinson.com/> amp. Theres a few on ebay $3k to $14k. I knew a guy that cleaned out the internal dust from his gear once a year, and even he thought these prices were high. Cheers
>"The only ones more ignorant than liberals are audiophools. "
I've dealt with that. However some audiophools do fall on the republican side. I was on Audiokarma but got kicked off for too much politics and I am not going crawling back to anyone especially when I added so much good content. I should have a Jewish lawyer call them and make them remove my content but I know they can't do that. These people claim they can hear the difference between coupling caps even though they have such good specs for capacitance, leakage, ESR, ESL and every other damn thing, they will have them changed. Since I am not into that bullshit work that a monkey that could solder could do I can live without them. So now I go to Audioasylum, and it is an asylum. Got a twenty grand preamp and have to buy a two grand phono preamp for it. And another guy saying you should not connect such a cheap phono preamp to that amp. There is a difference between audiophools and audiophiles. I got my Phase Linear and it sounds great. I do not need any more. My neighbor has a better system but I have no need to keep up with the Joneses. And he is not an audiophool, his system sounds really great, I mean better than anything I have ever had. But I doubt it was ten grand. Like the difference between audiophiles and audiophools we have a difference between regular liberals and those slimy motherfuckers who want to give the n___s all of our money. Normal liberals want to see a shift here to how it is like in Europe, have a safety net for those who fall out of work for example but not forever, like ten generations. Buddy of mine was almost suicidal. He lost his job because his boss got busted for taxes. He was about out of money and had no idea what to do. Well back then, if you applied for welfare they would pay for you to go to school. I told him to do that and he did and they put him in Westside Institute of Technology. He had his highschool diploma but I had to help him with some of the math and electronics but he got through. (I am a dropout BTW) Now, the couple grand they paid for that tuition, they get back more than that every year in taxes because he is single and making about $60,000 a year. He gets raked over the coals on taxes. They way that was was put in by normal, thinking liberals we used to have, and conservatives we used to have. We don't have them anymore. What we have are neocons and the can part does not means conservative, it means con-men, like confidence Men, like grifters. And the liberals are ultraliberals who want everyone from the floor sweeper to the President of the company to make the same amount of money, EXCEPT THEM OF COURSE. And they can't even add and subtract. There used to be liberals who did not want to take all your money and give it to the n_____s. They died off. there were conservatives who had more goals than to enrichen the oil companies and prohibit abortion. They died off. Maybe Barry Goldwater was the last, not sure. But he was not perfect in his ideas either. Anyway, how I got kicked off Audiokarma was I responded to a thread about Cuba. Since the relations are getting normalized, which I said is a good thing, someone started a thread about this and surmised that maybe they don't have stereo, only mono. I responded. these stupid sanctions n shit do not work. Iran and Russia are laughing, and so did Cuba. How the fuck did they get better health care there with our terribly punishing embargo ? Mr Spock says it is not logical. Do people really think they still have black and whit TVs down there ? Seriously ? To think they don't even have stereophonic sound is isomorphic/analogous. So how did they get that high tech medical technology ? This government doesn't know how to do shit. A bunch of bumbling assholes. Other country leaders can walk about among the people like Chavez did, but the US called him a brutal dictator. Let's see a US President go out in public. Remember JFK ? But this time it would not be the Jews, it would be our People. See when the Pope goes out he is in a glass cage ? Well I haven't seen a US President get that bold. It is in a building, he has guards and you are all searched for weapons of any kind. What's more, any questions you ask must be approved. Tell me how Chavez approved or disapprove when people would just walk up to him on the street and ask, right in front of everybody. Not in a controlled environment. To the conservative here I say this, you are not alone. There are no real conservatives in government, but I think that will fix itself. These sickening superultralibeerals will make it happen. Let them have the floor and make the whole place fall down. Then we can start over. Well your descendents can. We will all be dead soon.