Originally Posted by Djoel
Wow I never understood why would anyone have a problem on how a company would try to make a profit,( Notice I say try) if they have something I want it's worth the cost to me.
McDonald sell fries for for $2.30 or so for large serving..That's about the cost of a bag of potato, but the time to peel, cut, oil transporting all those major ingredients and burning of a few hairs of my arm something isn't worth it to me. So I see it as a deal to just jump in one these fast food place and just pay for an order if that's what I'm jonesing.
As much respect I have for Diyer's, I just don't have those set of skills and probably why I have and enjoying reading about those guys doing their magic. Besides I would like to do something like this if I had to make my own speaker, and buy the look of it I'm sure it wasn't cheap. http://www.hometheater.com/content/diy-max
I'm sure this guy would charge a pretty penny for these if anyone would want a pair, and i would gladly pay it for his pain and suffering.
Profit is not the problem, but there comes a point when reasonable turns into rediculous. And some of these "high end" products just aren't that, other than their pricetag and/or how much marketing muscle they have under their belt.
And not everyone has the skill set to build their own, you're right there as well too, which is why I think its too bad how some of these "high end" A/V companies will end up pricing themselves out of business. Its actually happened alot over the last 5 years. Audiogon has been choke full of good deals on some good equipment lately.
Regardless, I just feel that speakers and interconnects are grossly overpriced. And to get back on topic, with your room setup properly to suit your tastes for audio and aethetics coupled with good equipment thats designed to help taylor and fine tune your speaker to the room accoustics, you can without question keep the money needed for speakers much lower, and not have to do the endless search for the perfect sound game that so many people here do.
$1000 power cable anyone?