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If it was that damn special..

bmwuk

Well-Known Member
#1
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?
 

Flint

"Do you know who I am?"
Superstar
#4
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.
 

Dentman

Well-Known Member
#5
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.
You can have my 3 DBX, if I still have it. Also have/had a 1.
 

Dentman

Well-Known Member
#7
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.
 

Flint

"Do you know who I am?"
Superstar
#8
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.
I always wanted it for LPs.
 

Flint

"Do you know who I am?"
Superstar
#10
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.
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.
 
D

Deleted member 133

Guest
#11
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.
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.

Jeff
 

Flint

"Do you know who I am?"
Superstar
#12
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.

Jeff
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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