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Technics enters the high end.

Discussion in 'Speakers' started by Dentman, Feb 12, 2018.

  1. Dentman

    Dentman Well-Known Member

    Any thoughts on this gear? I've not read any technical info yet. If nothing else you'll get a kick out of the horrible room set up.
    The amp is gorgeous!!!

  2. PaulyT

    PaulyT Behind the Curtain Staff Member Administrator Moderator Superstar

    Wow, for $20k it better fuckin' be gorgeous... I thought Technics as a company went kaput?
  3. Randy

    Randy Well-Known Member Famous

    Thiele is out of business and Technics has gone high end.

    What is this world we live in?
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  4. rammisframmis

    rammisframmis Well-Known Member

    This happened awhile ago when apparently the Japanese companies saw the insane profits to be made in low volume/extremely high cost.
  5. Randy

    Randy Well-Known Member Famous

    Yes, Pioneers high end offerings (speakers) we have talked about on here are indicative of this too, I think.
  6. Flint

    Flint "Do you know who I am?" Superstar

    Yeah, I posted some photos and commentary over their new products from when I saw them at CES a little over a year ago. They went all out with these things.
  7. Akula

    Akula Well-Known Member

    Wow. I finished my taxes tonight so I had a fair amount of JW Platinum scotch to celebrate.

    I must be soused, because I could swear this says Technics was high end now. *checks again* Man, this is some GOOOD stuff.
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  8. Randy

    Randy Well-Known Member Famous

    Well, at first he said this stuff probably cost more than your car and I thought, surely not. Then he started throwin out numbers that sounded like $60K and I choked on my tea.
  9. AndySTL

    AndySTL Well-Known Member

    Pretty cool,I'd love to hear it but I doubt I ever will.
  10. Flint

    Flint "Do you know who I am?" Superstar

    This is an exercise in the art of designing audio gear. Much like over the top autos are out there, or over engineered watches, and so on, these products are targeting the Japanese market where serious audio nuts have small rooms in which they put large speakers and have room for one amp, one source, and so on. If enough people want them in the US or other nations, they have the parent company to help import the products. They are not mass marketing these products nor expecting huge sales volumes. I respect the approach and love seeing someone doing it right (rather than relying solely on pointless gimmicks which can often hurt the performance). While many expensive parts are unnecessarily costly, nearly all are related to actual measurable and potentially (theoretically) audible improvements in performance.

    While I will never buy anything like the new Technics products, I do get what they are doing and think it is very respectable.

    I would definitely not turn down a one of those amps received as a gift (hint, hint, guys - step up for all the great advice, education, and entertainment I've given you over the years).
  11. bmwuk

    bmwuk Well-Known Member

    I can get you a gift card to Chili's if you want.
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  12. CMonster

    CMonster I found a liquid cure for my landlocked blues

    I once tried to give Flint a Transformers HD-DVD and he refused to except it. :crying:
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  13. Flint

    Flint "Do you know who I am?" Superstar

    That's like giving an Imam a pulled pork sandwich.
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  14. Dentman

    Dentman Well-Known Member

    Not to worry he's been rewarded enough, he gets to say he knows me. Debt paid in full!
  15. rammisframmis

    rammisframmis Well-Known Member

    By far, the biggest cost item in products like this is the chassis / metalwork etc. The semiconductors are chump change compared to that cost.
  16. Deerhunter

    Deerhunter Well-Known Member

    Wow from pawn Shop, and yard sale to ...ahhhh hell no!

    May be if I win mega or powerball, still may be better to pay Flint to build and install a ht for me.
  17. Flint

    Flint "Do you know who I am?" Superstar

    And it would be the best, most magnificent HT ever built!
  18. Deerhunter

    Deerhunter Well-Known Member

    Dam right, no one here who has listened to your speakers has said meh they are ok.

    Maybe one day
  19. TitaniumTroy

    TitaniumTroy Well-Known Member

    Love the look of the amp and remote control, very cool.
  20. yromj

    yromj Well-Known Member

    No...not really. See a chick in a bar once borrowed my belt...I can't even type that without shuddering...

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