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If it was that damn special..

Discussion in 'Source Components' started by bmwuk, May 29, 2018.

  1. bmwuk

    bmwuk Well-Known Member

    Now that Oppo has discontinued their line on 4k players suddenly the aftermarket pricing has shot up 100% of the original retail price. My comment is that if it was so special why didn't people get it in the first place? It was a great bargain but not really. $550 and $1000 for their models. So why pay the significant price increase now? If it made sense then what makes it worth it now?
  2. rammisframmis

    rammisframmis Well-Known Member

    Just human nature; people panic to get things which are in jeopardy of going away.
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  3. Towen7

    Towen7 Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator

    And to be fair ... asking for $1,000 and getting $1,000 are very different things.
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  4. Flint

    Flint "Do you know who I am?" Superstar

    I've experienced that desire to buy a discontinued product for way more than retail a few times. For me it was this long desire to buy the product eventually that drove me. After a year, or longer, thinking that one day I would be able to make the purchase a priority over other expenses then learning that the company was closing or dropping the product line caused me to panic and think I have to get it now. The first such event was when DBX discontinued their dynamic expander product line, as I had always assumed I would eventually buy the 3BX expander. Ultimately, I didn't buy it, but I get the panic buy mentality that something you had pined for over years is suddenly taken away as an option.
  5. Dentman

    Dentman Well-Known Member

    You can have my 3 DBX, if I still have it. Also have/had a 1.
  6. Flint

    Flint "Do you know who I am?" Superstar

    You have to bring it up next time you visit.
  7. Dentman

    Dentman Well-Known Member

    I'll dig through my boxes and bring it up. My father bought the 1 first, then bought the 3 and gave me the 1. I got the 3 after my father retired and moved in with me back in GA.
    I use to notice the largest gained from it when playing cassette tapes. It did a remarkable job with them.
  8. Flint

    Flint "Do you know who I am?" Superstar

    I always wanted it for LPs.
  9. Dentman

    Dentman Well-Known Member

    Most of my records and especially my fathers were clean and pretty noise free. With that said, yes it does work well with LP's as well.
  10. Flint

    Flint "Do you know who I am?" Superstar

    I liked how it could improve the dynamics of the bass without screwing up the midrange and treble, hence my desire for the 3BX instead of the 1BX.
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  11. JeffMackwood

    JeffMackwood Maxi-Me

    I had the 1BX and the 3BX and liked the 1BX better - for precisely the opposite reason: I preferred equal expansion across the whole range.

    But ultimately I ended up with the Pioneer RG-1 which I like the most. Recently had it refurbished to like-new condition and have it in the vinyl loop in my main HT.

  12. Flint

    Flint "Do you know who I am?" Superstar

    I had a 1BX for a short time and I found the bass made the treble and "hiss" pump unnaturally with the bass expansion. That's why the three frequency 3BX was better, to me. I loved how it worked on my uncle's system - it added dynamics while hardly being noticeable otherwise.

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