Canuck Audio Mart Hifi and Audio ForumCanuck Audio Mart Hifi and Audio Forum
It is currently Thu May 24, 2018 9:41 am

All times are UTC - 8 hours




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 24 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2  Next
Author Message
 Post subject: SPACE TECH VANCOUVER
PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2018 7:08 am 
Offline

Joined: Mon Nov 08, 2010 7:39 am
Posts: 16
Location: Victoria, BC, CA
DOES ANY ONE ON CAM HAVE EXPERIENCE WITH SPACE TECH FOR .....AMPS, SPEAKERS, PRE'S AND DAC'S?
REALLY APPRECIATE ANY FEEDBACK


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: SPACE TECH VANCOUVER
PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2018 7:28 am 
Offline

Joined: Mon Sep 25, 2017 5:39 pm
Posts: 11
Location: Vancouver, BC, CA
Caps lock, man...


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: SPACE TECH VANCOUVER
PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2018 8:36 am 
Offline

Joined: Tue Jul 24, 2007 10:54 am
Posts: 253
Location: Vancouver, BC, CA
Button next to the A, eh.


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: SPACE TECH VANCOUVER
PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2018 8:37 am 
Offline

Joined: Sun Sep 26, 2010 7:42 am
Posts: 98
Location: stirling, ON, CA
Can't read.....


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: SPACE TECH VANCOUVER
PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2018 9:40 am 
Offline

Joined: Sat Feb 07, 2015 6:57 am
Posts: 486
Location: North Vancouver, BC, CA
He's a good guy. Very knowledgeable. I've been tmpeted by his gear a few times, no so much by his speakers. His prices are a little extreme though considering they are home made.


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: SPACE TECH VANCOUVER
PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2018 10:40 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Mon Jun 19, 2006 3:45 pm
Posts: 19735
Location: Peterborough, ON, CA
...if I'd had my way (when I lived out there) I would have had at least a few pieces of Space Tech...but...they couldn't pass the WAF test... :D

_________________
“These violent delights have violent ends." Westworld/Shakespeare


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: SPACE TECH VANCOUVER
PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2018 11:40 am 
Offline

Joined: Wed Oct 18, 2006 6:12 am
Posts: 66
Location: Ottawa, ON, CA
The only truly terrible retail experience I’ve ever had was at the Space-Tech store: it was years ago when I was just starting in this hobby, and the owner ripped me off by charging about triple the going rate for several used items I bought from him (none of which had prices displayed at the time).

Highly recommend you check out comparable items elsewhere, before committing to buy anything from him.

Personally, I’ve heard okay-to-decent reviews of the gear he builds from people who’ve owned it - but his prices are astronomical for what you seem to be getting IMHO. Some very nice gear from reputable manufacturers is comparably priced versus his very homemade-looking stuff. And as Stone mentioned, the WAF is almost universally nonexistent with his gear.


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: SPACE TECH VANCOUVER
PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2018 11:51 am 
Offline

Joined: Tue Sep 25, 2012 1:54 pm
Posts: 563
Location: Edmonton, AB, CA
Just an impression but the place is overall quite small yet has a confusing amount of options available. It just comes across as a jack-of-all-trades. Coupled with that the hyperbolic attributes, apparent "discounts" to retailer MSRP, the ridiculous re-stocking fees...I just don't get the appeal. I can imagine what resale value is like as well. Albert responded quite thoroughly to my email awhile back but in terms of actual information, there wasn't a lot but just more flowery prose about why everyone else sucks.

It would be really nice to rip one apart and see what guts are actually in there.

As skeptical and pessimistic as I am, I honestly have not heard one so take my comments with a grain of salt.


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: SPACE TECH VANCOUVER
PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2018 12:42 pm 
Offline

Joined: Mon Mar 24, 2008 6:55 am
Posts: 360
Location: Toronto, ON, CA
100 watts from a single 845 per side with no output transformer (OTL)? I am not aware of any other manufacturer offering this. Very interesting. Anyone know how they can do this? Anyone heard this amp?


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: SPACE TECH VANCOUVER
PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2018 3:01 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Tue Jul 12, 2011 7:34 am
Posts: 781
Location: Edmonton, AB, CA
msommers wrote:

It would be really nice to rip one apart and see what guts are actually in there.

As skeptical and pessimistic as I am, I honestly have not heard one so take my comments with a grain of salt.


A while back at one of The local BHD meets we had a guy with a Space Tech Preamp and Amplifier show up. Of course me being the snoop I am had a look at the guts and they were nothing special, In fact, they look about as good as the exteriors but the sound was VERY engaging and extremely open sounding. I had my VTA-70 there that day and I'd say the VTA sounded better overall but it lacked the low end punch of the Space Tech gear. Personally I think it's good stuff with poor execution and I know of many pieces that fall into that category. Also resale was mentioned, I'd hazard to guess that the resale value will not be good and probably even worse than some Chi-Fi gear that's floating around. If you're buying it for life, it's a good deal. In our hobby, something better usually comes along and that's when upgrade-itis hits and you lose your value by buying new. By all means buy hand built gear second hand if you can and minimize the hit should you want to sell it down the road.

_________________
¿lɐɯɹou ǝq ʎɥʍ


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: SPACE TECH VANCOUVER
PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2018 4:47 pm 
Offline

Joined: Sat Dec 28, 2013 9:17 pm
Posts: 413
Location: Delta, BC, CA
MENDEL24 wrote:
100 watts from a single 845 per side with no output transformer (OTL)? I am not aware of any other manufacturer offering this. Very interesting. Anyone know how they can do this? Anyone heard this amp?

I'm curious about that as well..I do have a Space Tech pre, and Super Rectifier, there is something very captivating about it, many people have heard it in my system and agree..+ if you like tube rolling, nothing beats it.


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: SPACE TECH VANCOUVER
PostPosted: Fri Apr 20, 2018 7:28 am 
Offline

Joined: Mon Nov 08, 2010 7:39 am
Posts: 16
Location: Victoria, BC, CA
Thank you for the responses...very much appreciated and will be looking around again.
T


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: SPACE TECH VANCOUVER
PostPosted: Fri Apr 20, 2018 8:33 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Mon Jun 12, 2006 8:20 am
Posts: 5052
Location: London, ON, CA
You have to give the guy credit for his spectacular performance claims ... even if none of them can be verified.

_________________
1978 Rickenbacker 4001, 2010 Gibson Thunderbird, and Dean Fretless Basses;
1987 Guild Nightbird, 2000 Taylor 310KCE, and Godin 5th Avenue Guitars.

If you can use one of those newfangled Internets, you can post photos in your damn classified ads. :roll:


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: SPACE TECH VANCOUVER
PostPosted: Fri Apr 20, 2018 8:42 am 
Offline
Premium User
User avatar

Joined: Sat Jan 24, 2009 3:36 pm
Posts: 4015
Location: Vernon, BC, CA
Has anyone heard the "super high end" $5800 speaker comparable to $48,000 competitors?

http://www.canuckaudiomart.com/details/ ... -preowned/


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: SPACE TECH VANCOUVER
PostPosted: Fri Apr 20, 2018 9:36 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Mon Jun 12, 2006 8:20 am
Posts: 5052
Location: London, ON, CA
James_W wrote:
Has anyone heard the "super high end" $5800 speaker comparable to $48,000 competitors?

http://www.canuckaudiomart.com/details/ ... -preowned/


The original owner must have taken a royal beating when he traded them in, and he must have had to spend $100,000 or more to get better-sounding speakers if you are to believe the hype.

So much for resale value.

_________________
1978 Rickenbacker 4001, 2010 Gibson Thunderbird, and Dean Fretless Basses;
1987 Guild Nightbird, 2000 Taylor 310KCE, and Godin 5th Avenue Guitars.

If you can use one of those newfangled Internets, you can post photos in your damn classified ads. :roll:


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 24 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2  Next

All times are UTC - 8 hours


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 9 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group