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PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2017 10:14 pm 
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It's a joke, people. At least I hope so.


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Money laundering?

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Money laundering?



Probably the best % rate for laundering that you can find, that is available for the average person, and cannot be found to be 'illegal'.

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Vancouver real estate marked is much better for that....


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 19, 2017 3:03 pm 
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Hi,

Canadiansnowland wrote: 'But on the other hand slap the name "Audio Note" on it and people are far more likely to jump at it for that price.'

Possibly, but one thing I can assure you is that AN gear uses the highest quality parts known to the industry. When Black Gate went under, Peter Q bought all the stock they had - the whole shebang. He has done that more than once. He has a kind of storage 'grotto' in the basement of their headquarters in Hove, UK. I have been there and have had a couple of those all silver capacitors in the palm of my hand. Heavy little buggers and worth $5K. Yikes.

These extravagances are what his customers want and you can't fight your customers or you go broke. The bread and butter AN clients are, in the majority, either Asian or middle eastern and very very wealthy. We North Americans are, in comparison, just a collection of poor audiophile shmucks.

It is kind of funny watching the turn-out for that Trump rally in Melbourne, Florida. Guys with longish hair and nice flowing mustaches wearing election campaign bunting caps, looking all the business, like a meeting of interstate truckers. It is true they 'get' Trump - but they just don't get the bigger picture - that they are now part of the world's poor.

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 19, 2017 3:15 pm 
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if they pull it up and made the Western Electric and JBL and Altec ...etc "great" again...every man/women in Asia will buy it again..and they will be again quite wealthy....


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buybye88 wrote:
Possibly, but one thing I can assure you is that AN gear uses the highest quality parts known to the industry. When Black Gate went under, Peter Q bought all the stock they had - the whole shebang. He has done that more than once. He has a kind of storage 'grotto' in the basement of their headquarters in Hove, UK. I have been there and have had a couple of those all silver capacitors in the palm of my hand. Heavy little buggers and worth $5K. Yikes.
I think this is what Canadiansnowland was saying....what did Q pay for the caps?

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But on the other hand slap the name "Audio Note" on it and people are far more likely to jump at it for that price.


Considering the ad listed includes the schematic, the vendor might just simply be sending the message that he's not interested in building them for people.

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... but it has 2 channels.


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 20, 2017 8:56 am 
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Hi,

ripblade wrote: '....what did (Peter) Q pay for the caps?'

Likely a lot, but certainly not $5K. It's anybody's guess.

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