high end high fi systems (in Off-topic)

lostling October 26 2008 11:35 AM EDT

im just wondering.... is anyone here actually interested in these sort of things?

AdminTal Destra [C and S Forgery Lmtd.] October 26 2008 11:47 AM EDT


AdminQBnovice [Cult of the Valaraukar] October 26 2008 11:49 AM EDT

I'm actually in the middle of waiting to find a high end seventies hi-fi system myself... but some how I don't think a turntable with tubes is what you're talking about.

lostling October 26 2008 11:50 AM EDT

actually its part of that.... just curious... what would be your personal budget for these sort of things?

AdminQBnovice [Cult of the Valaraukar] October 26 2008 12:03 PM EDT

I'm incredibly cheap... I'm likely going to be gifted the amplifier and speakers before I pay for them. Thankfully many people have no desire to have 200 pounds of stereo laying around.

The turntable part of it can be had for as little as 100 $US (likely less, but I'm assuming since you're talking higher quality you're not looking to skimp on quality) or as much as you're willing to pay.
I was given a USB capable turntable for my birthday last year and have finally started using to digitize some of my records. Assuming proper cleaning techniques you can expect great sound.

lostling October 26 2008 12:07 PM EDT

*grins* i guess nobody would be interested in stuff priced in thousand range hehe

AdminQBnovice [Cult of the Valaraukar] October 26 2008 12:16 PM EDT

I know just a little about high end systems... sorry

I'm sure someone here does though... what are you looking for?

lostling October 26 2008 12:34 PM EDT

:) because my father(mostly) and uncle(more the money side) design and produced 3 types of cables... spent like close to 7 years of their lifes -.-

speaker cables = 8ft 2.5k~
power cords = 8ft 1.3k~

all in SGD

the sound quality is superb... however the problem is who will be interested in them(at that price range)... they have had a LOWSY agent for the past close to 5 years... who just put their cables in his shop and doesnt even bother to promote it.... and as it is really expensive to get a shop space and stuff... im really ticked that they are doing that... so im trying to think of a way to market them... and so maybe they wouldnt have wasted 7 years of their lives

AdminTal Destra [C and S Forgery Lmtd.] October 26 2008 1:29 PM EDT

unless those cables are like 00 guage they are nowhere near worth that amount i am sad to say

lostling October 26 2008 1:40 PM EDT

they are actually partially silver cables

AdminTal Destra [C and S Forgery Lmtd.] October 26 2008 2:05 PM EDT

can i clue you in? gold is better

Admindudemus [jabberwocky] October 26 2008 2:34 PM EDT

marketing really doesn't work in this manner. the ideal situation for marketing is first doing product research to determine if there is a market and then finding a price point niche that is not being served. then you see if you can produce a product with enough profit margin to fit into that niche and make you some money.

unfortunately, what you are trying to do is doomed to failure from the start. it is very difficult to come in that late in the game and then try to do proper marketing of any sort. can you still succeed, certainly and others have in the past. since you are trying to market to the premium of the high end market, you need to find a way to reach those buyers. there is no reason to try to sell to anyone other than that market unless the price point is flexible.

i wasn't wanting to rain on your parade, but i do think that knowing what you are up against realistically can only help. with that, good luck!

bartjan October 26 2008 3:18 PM EDT

Unless you need to cover long distances, the quality of the cable is completely irrelevant for audio, assuming it's thick enough. I paid $2 per meter for my speaker cables and for interconnects I'm actually using microphone cable ;)

Speakers, there money can actually make a difference.
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