Originally Posted by par4
I'm not in the business of defending anybody. To all those who have not owned or listened to a product of this individual and have gleefully resorted to name calling and accusations is, well, predictable and for the most part laughable. But given that it's the usual cast of characters whose condescension and insults are now not a question of if, but when, on these threads, that response is now the norm and carries with it the associated level of credibility. We have heard both sides from owners of TUC's mods, and the readers can certainly ascertain their own conclusions from the testimony given. I'm sure more forum members would be interested to hear from any other owners of electronics modified by TUC who may want to technically challenge the work done. If Mr. Schulte and his business enterprise are indeed a sham the marketplace will surely determine that and sort it out, contributions by some of the geniuses in this thread notwithstanding. For those direct descendants of Inspector Clouseau who have so ably contributed their junior G-men detective work to this topic, I'm sure the readers will file this important information in the appropriate bin.
Irregardless of which side of the fence you'd like to place yourself on, this whole thing has "fishy" written all over it.
1. Why does this guy tape conversations with customers? Seems to be awfully paranoid about something...
2. If I'm throwing 1K at someone, I sure the hell want to know what I'm paying for. Anyone that sends equipment off to this guy to get "Upgraded" without knowing what's included in said activity is beyond foolish. My apologies to you folks that have done so, but seriously????
3. It's not "His" product the end user purchased, it's still a Denon/Pio/Marantz/Onkyo etc....
4. Device calibration (Plasma's/LCD's/LED's) is a business, yet we discuss how to do it, the tools required and the information needed to accomplish it openly. There are a few "Tricks of the trade", that some like to keep to themselves. But for the most part it's an open topic of discussion. Calibrator's and Novices alike share information.
The Professionals still get hired to calibrate even as most folks here do what they can on their own to the best of their ability. To think FOR ONE SECOND that more than 2% of the people here would have the balls to crack open a Pioneer SC-27 (or whatever model they own) and start replacing components and pulling crap apart, soldering, rewiring is beyond RIDICULOUS!!!!!!!!
So to think that TUC would have to keep it's work regime "Under Wraps" holds absolutely NO WATER!!!! As a matter of fact, it would be the exact opposite occuring if the guy was on the straight and narrow. Sorry, but I'm familiar with good business model's, and the one in this thread falls short of sounding anywhere near "good", as a matter of fact I would catagorize it as "Needs Investigating"....