They know we will pay anything they can think of

Anyone have any idea how long ago Hifi manufacturers discovered we (audiophiles) will pay almost anything chasing our perfect sound? I individualized it because each of us are reaching for our own personal nirvana. You can go to any audio show, see someone point to a piece of equipment and ask the price. Out comes a price you know the rep made up while sitting in his office wondering how much he can ask those sick people to pay. We know advertising, manufacturing, and overhead is relatively expensive but we also know that the asking price should take care of that if he sells maybe 4 or 5 of them all year. Knowing that I have paid quite a bit for equipment over the years that I knew I shouldn't have but did anyway.



I am really sorry that my comments come as a surprise to you. It saddens me that folks growing up and educated in a country with unhampered privilege, know so little about the world. I have taken advantage of opportunities and have worked for great high tech companies like Burr-Brown Corp, and Texas Instruments as an executive and a start up company. I have worked in the global manufacturing supply chain all over the world. Completely understand business, manufacturing. I have followed the high end audio industry for fifty years. Your perspective is so lacking in understanding it is embarrassing.


I can only suggest you learn more about the high end audio industry. You will find what I have said about of it is absolutely true. 

I'm stunned... you mean it really does cost $22,000 to make a preamp and market it?

@ghdprentice This is the statement of someone who has no idea what he’s talking about or any faint clue of how business works.  It’s just sad ignorance on full display.  Maybe he’s kenjit’s dad.  That’d explain a lot. 

@ghdprentice I’m stunned... you mean it really does cost $22,000 to make a preamp and market it?

@frankmc195 , lol, how about 22k for a cable, literally a piece of wire with a connector on each end? One can get a new car for 22k, y’know? Soon enough, some lousy dude... most probably a dealer lurking on these forums will try and equate everything that goes into making a car (a flippin car!!) to that 22k wire w/ 2 connectors somehow.

@czarivey ...can't say I've heard a cardboard bass, but a couple of cigar box basses, Yes.  In the proper hands, one can appreciate what a lack of cash but time to spend can yield...esp. when the blues is rendered upon....

Nuthin' like a slide show on the neck....

Oh, and for you and @mahgister....y'all better git up early to beat me to that 88 yr. old after the 'kack'....who lives (for now) where exactly....?  ;)

"....those mb'ell things?  Ain't worth nil of late.....y'all let me take them off your hands, Hans....them and those big boxes hooked up to 'em.  Where I'm from, they are cheaper than boat anchors... 

Ya' gotta boat?  Let's go dock racin'...." *engaging G*

...said the viper to the bunny.... ;)

@mike_in_nc ....Tax cuts for the rich, well....heels...? :(

'They' already have tax cuts that you, me, and all (...well, most...) can only dream and think 'that's it'....or is...

Since 'they/them/those' have all these well-suited charge accounted drones leaning upon and 'contributing to' the 'representatives' that 'clamor and claim' that they serve Us,,,,

,,,a certain NJ rep(rehesible) being an example....

Gold'for emergencies'.....Well, I guess this is a good time for one...*LOL*

I'm one of those nasty dem types....(oh, shut up....I've got an idea the NDC can run that'll scare the GOP into latte' froth....*evil snicker* ;)...)....

'Tax cuts'.....They could care less...

(OK....I'm ready for deletion....damage already rendered to the weak of mind....)