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In the Thread: Ultimate Turntable
Post Subject: Curing the audio itch....Posted by Romy the Cat on: 5/18/2019
Stitch, this is VERY good question. I think the
answer in the eye of beholder. I know two guys who own or use to own TechDas 1. One did not like it and he before it use to have
some smaller Micr, I think it was RX2000, I have no idea what he did with it.
Another also very aggressively did not like it. He owed any TT you ever heard
of and he is one of the few guys who do not mind to call “crap” the things that
he have paid a lot of money. It is possible however that "sound like shit" was my own colloquialism and they
did not tell me like that. I do recall a very negative feedback and in my mind
if a TT (or any other audio devise) cost as much and being sold as some kind of
messianic item then any negative aspect of the devise performance putting the
devise into "sound like shit"
category. If you hire a wall painter who do not charge $15 but let say $1250
per hour and the painter does not know how to let say edge walls then do you
need more talking about the qualification of that painter? If the painter bills
you $30 or $50 per hour then you could debate if he is good or bad painter, but
as the painter’s bill you $1250 per hour then all bets are off, for this
extraordinary money the professional should be able to delivery extraordinary
performance. The top of the line TechDas turntable
based upon the feedback I got did not deliver not only extraordinary performance but filed in comprising with much
less ambition TTs (again, reportedly). Does it make it to sound “like shit”? I
do not know.
| Stitch wrote:|
|Is there a
definition of "sound like shit"?|
Honestly I got kind of tired to debunk stupid
ideas in audio. The whole notion of high-end audio implied high quality of performance
and it has nothing to do with technologies, prices and the rest of the crap that
we all look like love to worship in audio. Would a TT that “sounds like shit”
deserve to have attention by the people who practice high-end audio objectives?
Does the sexy look and high price to qualify the TechDas One
to be high-end audio turntable? You answer this
question to yourself.
We have in audio absolutely wrong way to communicate
with our inner ourselves, the stupid audio media have vandalized it in us. We
do not communicate our need but we instead communicate your remedies for discomfort
and frustrations. I do not understand why TT are being produced by audio companies.
Any person can go to eBay and buy for $2K-$3K a 40 years old Micro 5000 that
will deliver a superb performance that will last to the rest of a listener’s
life. Why turntables are being made after the RX5000 was made? Why some kind of
company take the RX5000, mass-produce it, driving the cost to sub $500, and
close the audio people itch with turntables to the rest of humanity existence….
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