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heeman

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#21
Damnit, you mean I could have been buying the wrong speaker cables this whole time and didn't and wouldn't have known it because of our stupid and ridiculously complicated copyright laws not allowing vendors to give us the information needed to make an educated purchase.

Screw this place, I'm moving to China.

I think that you would do quite well in China Randy!!! This is where I say things about how Asian Girls would fall at your feet, however that would be politically incorrect.......................
 

Akula

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#22
You may be just screwing around with Akula and already know this, but those cables look like they are from China and we all know how well they protect western copyrights.
Yup. China's attitude toward intellectual property is incredibly blasé. I was talking to my sister about it (she works for John Deere on a product line that's made in and for China). She said it's a cultural thing- the way you learn is by copying those who went before you (unsurprising in a culture that has great veneration for ancestors). Innovation isn't generally encouraged since it makes you stand out from the crowd, and that's also a culture that encourages conformity. So you copy what went before- you do it to learn how, then you just keep on doing it. They just don't see intellectual property theft in the same way that western nations do.
 

Huey

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#23
That's cool your sister works for John Deere @Akula . We run mostly Deere equipment here, but what they charge for the name is insane at times. Most people don't realize the millions of dollars farmers have tied up in rolling stock. Sorry, didn't mean to derail the thread.
 

Akula

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#24
That's cool your sister works for John Deere @Akula . We run mostly Deere equipment here, but what they charge for the name is insane at times. Most people don't realize the millions of dollars farmers have tied up in rolling stock. Sorry, didn't mean to derail the thread.
She's on the construction side (based up in Dubuque). Her stuff gets painted yellow and gray, not green. I did get to play in a modular bulldozer simulator once when I visited (not as cool as it sounds, mostly just a headset, chair, and attachable panels used to test control setups) since somebody in that lab owed her a favor.

You should see the size of the Deere decals for China. Over there the brand name is real status, so the stuff is HUGE. They want to make darn sure the neighbors know they spent the money.

/This thread ain't just derailed, we've hijacked it and are taking it to Cuba
 

Huey

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#25
Our front end loader actually comes from the construction end of things, so is painted yellow as well. That's something I didn't know about the decals over there. Thanks for sharing Akula.
 

Flint

"Do you know who I am?"
Superstar
#26
Saw on Facebook today:

ISO on gear that will get me more from my new PSB Alpha T20 speakers. I already have a great Onkyo receiver, but which cables, lifts, spikes, power conditioners, and break-in material do you guys recommend to get more from them as I know they can sound better. Also considering Tidal for HD audio streaming, as I need more from them.
 
#27
Saw on Facebook today:

ISO on gear that will get me more from my new PSB Alpha T20 speakers. I already have a great Onkyo receiver, but which cables, lifts, spikes, power conditioners, and break-in material do you guys recommend to get more from them as I know they can sound better. Also considering Tidal for HD audio streaming, as I need more from them.
Yes, his speakers can sound better. Replace the Onkyo receiver with a nice integrated or pre/amp combo.
 
#28
Saw on Facebook today:

ISO on gear that will get me more from my new PSB Alpha T20 speakers. I already have a great Onkyo receiver, but which cables, lifts, spikes, power conditioners, and break-in material do you guys recommend to get more from them as I know they can sound better. Also considering Tidal for HD audio streaming, as I need more from them.
I can only hope that it was a joke.
 
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