Originally Posted by Bulldogger
Show me one post where I have ever attacked you since you have been on this forum. ONE???? I'm not the aggressor here. You are. I am baffled as to why you starting calling me coo coo when I knew you were into DIY? Please move on.
Come on man, you really need to un-bunch your panties. Look at my post #214 original response which got you all offended with my so called "attack". I only called your 'suggestion' coo coo, not you, and I was being playful at that. Do you understand the distinction? To me, I think it is nuts to give some unknown person a grand or two to build an unknown amp- Especially when I can pick up a pre-owned high end amp for about the same price, that not only performs flawlessly but look nice as well. Talking amp design is massively in a different category that talking simple RS232 translator box. BTW the CIA D200's only cost me $500 for the pair so it was hard to not give them a try out, but even at full retail price (from my listening of them thus far) present an enormous value and they sound fantastic. I stick to the firm believe it is not possible to "DIY" build a world class amp on the cheap with 100% off the shelf modules. I am happy to be proven wrong.
What I am not ok with, is your juvenile attempts to bash me by dredging up some thread from a year ago on another forum, where I am trying to create a basic RS232 integration unit that is 'plug n play' simple to possibly help others in a similar predicament as me but perhaps they are not quite as tech savvy. If you and some other "hens" were cackling privately the background about "not knowing why anyone would use one of my modules" on their $20k processor, I can tell you that none of them actually owns a $20k processor or has thousands of dollars invested in a home automation platform. These types of RS232 modules are very common in automation systems. Most would prefer to buy a few hundred dollar "integration" module to make something thing work vs scrapping their entire AMX, RTI, URC, etc, automation system and re-spend many thousands of dollars on a Crestron system. But again, if you don't own this type of stuff then I don't expect you or the hens to understand.
DIY amp. I still don't get it. You seem to think it is super simple to build an amp of ultra high quality, you think CIA is "coo coo" with their amps, and you think the CIA designer is "snake oil". Bold statements. Even though I have yet to read a negative professional or private owner review of these amps- All I'm saying is prove your point or stop trying to make a point based on conjecture. From what I have actually read and studied over the years, it takes a lot of time and thousands of dollars to design / build a stable, reproducible ultra high quality amplifier. Tell you what- You build a pair of 2ohm stable, 200w @ 8ohm monoblocks of same specs, reliability and performance as the CIA D200's for LESS than the D200's retail price and I will **openly bow down to you as the grand master**. Fair enough?
>> I have given you all the facts about CIA from what I have found, which you still refuse to read and continue to make up your own statements. You keep going on about CIA not using Ncore and I don't see any CIA statements about using Ncore modules, just their own custom modules. It is in writing. read it. DID YOU READ? This is what I don't get, you won't read anything but rather would just spout nonsense.
>> I have given you all the facts about RS232 issues with the CBIIIHD, it is in many of my original posts on the topic over at the Theta Owner's thread, and you can freely contact JB at Theta for facts. I have given you full info on the module used, which is industry standard. The issue has been found, acknowledged by Theta and will hopefully be resolved in the future. But, again, you would prefer to purposefully make things up with no other agenda than to be inflammatory. Again, you are *making things up* . Stop making things up, for pete's sake!