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snapdiode@...
 

Your usual overpriced eBay auction

331094423899

Really absurd.


Daniel Koller
 

I want one of these!
"Bandwidth <<0.000001Hz"  That implies it's STABLE to DC, with tubes!  It's a DC-stabilized laboratory amplifier without a chopper.  Cool.  47,000 Drachmas maybe, not $47,000 though.

  Dan

On Saturday, December 28, 2013 6:16 PM, "snapdiode@yahoo.com" <snapdiode@yahoo.com> wrote:


Your usual overpriced eBay auction

331094423899

Really absurd.



J. L. Trantham
 

Must be part of a government contract.

 

Happy New Year to all.

 

Joe

 

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Your usual overpriced eBay auction

331094423899

Really absurd.


r.domp.frank@...
 

It *does* include an Apple MP3 player to provide the very best sound on earth: Ka-ching!


Raymond


Brad Thompson <brad.thompson@...>
 

On 12/28/2013 6:16 PM, snapdiode@yahoo.com wrote:
Your usual overpriced eBay auction

331094423899

Really absurd.
Hello--

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Now if you'll excuse me, the connectors I have soaking in
liquid nitrogen are ready for their sound tests....

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snapdiode@...
 

Pretty sure that's the catch. The Ipod can drive headphones anyways, the "one resistor" is the volume control. I don't see what is powering the tubes, let alone the filaments. This is exactly what it claims to be, "Possibly the closest there is to a wire with power gain!".


There is no power gain, but close! The tubes are decoration, no one said they're working or serving any function.


Like a real estate listing, the whole thing is one giant gotcha.


Don Black <donald_black@...>
 

Just checked my calnder. Nope, it's not April.

DC through the headphones?

Don Black.

On 29-Dec-13 10:46 AM, Daniel Koller wrote:
 

I want one of these!
"Bandwidth <<0.000001Hz"  That implies it's STABLE to DC, with tubes!  It's a DC-stabilized laboratory amplifier without a chopper.  Cool.  47,000 Drachmas maybe, not $47,000 though.

  Dan

On Saturday, December 28, 2013 6:16 PM, "snapdiode@..." wrote:

>Your usual overpriced eBay auction
>
>331094423899
>
>Really absurd.
>
>
>





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Don Black <donald_black@...>
 

So why doesn't it list the big selling point? "Never needs battery replacement".

Don Black.

On 29-Dec-13 12:00 PM, snapdiode@... wrote:
 

Pretty sure that's the catch. The Ipod can drive headphones anyways, the "one resistor" is the volume control. I don't see what is powering the tubes, let alone the filaments. This is exactly what it claims to be, "Possibly the closest there is to a wire with power gain!".


There is no power gain, but close! The tubes are decoration, no one said they're working or serving any function.


Like a real estate listing, the whole thing is one giant gotcha.





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snapdiode@...
 

There's only one way to be sure. Buy it now.

click!

I'll send it along to Dave Jones "Don't turn it on, take it apart." Might be his shortest video yet.


ictjayhawk@...
 

So who wants to send him a Ebay PM an see if there would be a price break on lots of 100! :)


Daniel Koller
 

It's ironic, but that "generation" of Ipod is more obsolete than a vacuum tube amplifier.  It appears to be a first generation Ipod Nano from about 2005.  Not sure how long ago they discontinued it, but the 6th Generation ipod nano touch-screen from only a couple years ago is thoroughly obsolete.  You can't get it repaired and Apple does not support it in any way except to sell you an "upgrade", i.e. to sell you a new one.
 
  I fully expect my vacuum tube based 545 scope to be working well after another 10 "generations" of consumer electronics crap has long bitten the dust.

  I took another look at the photos in the ebay posting.  Humorous indeed - there are no wires in the unit - none of the connectors or tube sockets appear to be wired!  If it sells, I'm going to start selling dead batteries on e-bay.

  Dan

On Saturday, December 28, 2013 9:30 PM, "snapdiode@yahoo.com" <snapdiode@yahoo.com> wrote:


There's only one way to be sure. Buy it now.

click!

I'll send it along to Dave Jones "Don't turn it on, take it apart." Might be his shortest video yet.



druid_noibn
 

Hi,
 
That's a tad out of my budget...but so is this - 400612373355
 
Yes, the seller has multiple listings with the same or similar price for...1x
 
When I asked why - they responded that their costs are higher....and thanked me for understanding.
 
Be well,
DBN
 
 


On Saturday, December 28, 2013 11:49 PM, Daniel Koller wrote:
 
It's ironic, but that "generation" of Ipod is more obsolete than a vacuum tube amplifier.  It appears to be a first generation Ipod Nano from about 2005.  Not sure how long ago they discontinued it, but the 6th Generation ipod nano touch-screen from only a couple years ago is thoroughly obsolete.  You can't get it repaired and Apple does not support it in any way except to sell you an "upgrade", i.e. to sell you a new one.
 
  I fully expect my vacuum tube based 545 scope to be working well after another 10 "generations" of consumer electronics crap has long bitten the dust.

  I took another look at the photos in the ebay posting.  Humorous indeed - there are no wires in the unit - none of the connectors or tube sockets appear to be wired!  If it sells, I'm going to start selling dead batteries on e-bay.

  Dan

On Saturday, December 28, 2013 9:30 PM, "snapdiode@..." wrote:

>There's only one way to be sure. Buy it now.
>
>click!
>
>I'll send it along to Dave Jones "Don't turn it on, take it apart." Might be his shortest video yet.
>
>
>



Geoffrey Thomas
 

If you want to find out what may be inside it he's selling the schematic for a bargain $29.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Schematic/231122278560?

Geoff.

On 29/12/2013 14:34, Druid Noibn wrote:


Hi,
That's a tad out of my budget...but so is this - 400612373355
Yes, the seller has multiple listings with the same or similar price
for...1x
When I asked why - they responded that their costs are higher....and
thanked me for understanding.
Be well,
DBN


On Saturday, December 28, 2013 11:49 PM, Daniel Koller
<kaboomdk@yahoo.com> wrote:
It's ironic, but that "generation" of Ipod is more obsolete than a
vacuum tube amplifier. It appears to be a first generation Ipod Nano
from about 2005. Not sure how long ago they discontinued it, but the
6th Generation ipod nano touch-screen from only a couple years ago is
thoroughly obsolete. You can't get it repaired and Apple does not
support it in any way except to sell you an "upgrade", i.e. to sell you
a new one.

I fully expect my vacuum tube based 545 scope to be working well
after another 10 "generations" of consumer electronics crap has long
bitten the dust.

I took another look at the photos in the ebay posting. Humorous
indeed - there are no wires in the unit - none of the connectors or tube
sockets appear to be wired! If it sells, I'm going to start selling
dead batteries on e-bay.

Dan

On Saturday, December 28, 2013 9:30 PM, "snapdiode@yahoo.com"
<snapdiode@yahoo.com> wrote:

>There's only one way to be sure. Buy it now.
>
>click!
>
>I'll send it along to Dave Jones "Don't turn it on, take it apart."
Might be his shortest video yet.
>
>
>


stefan_trethan
 

What do you say, we buy the schematics together, build a couple of
amplifiers (should be easy enough) and GET RICH QUICK selling them at
half his price!

ST

On Sun, Dec 29, 2013 at 4:21 PM, geoffrey thomas
<geoffreythomas@onetel.com> wrote:
If you want to find out what may be inside it he's selling the schematic
for a bargain $29.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Schematic/231122278560?

Geoff.

On 29/12/2013 14:34, Druid Noibn wrote:


Hi,
That's a tad out of my budget...but so is this - 400612373355
Yes, the seller has multiple listings with the same or similar price
for...1x
When I asked why - they responded that their costs are higher....and
thanked me for understanding.
Be well,
DBN


On Saturday, December 28, 2013 11:49 PM, Daniel Koller
<kaboomdk@yahoo.com> wrote:
It's ironic, but that "generation" of Ipod is more obsolete than a
vacuum tube amplifier. It appears to be a first generation Ipod Nano
from about 2005. Not sure how long ago they discontinued it, but the
6th Generation ipod nano touch-screen from only a couple years ago is
thoroughly obsolete. You can't get it repaired and Apple does not
support it in any way except to sell you an "upgrade", i.e. to sell you
a new one.

I fully expect my vacuum tube based 545 scope to be working well
after another 10 "generations" of consumer electronics crap has long
bitten the dust.

I took another look at the photos in the ebay posting. Humorous
indeed - there are no wires in the unit - none of the connectors or tube
sockets appear to be wired! If it sells, I'm going to start selling
dead batteries on e-bay.

Dan

On Saturday, December 28, 2013 9:30 PM, "snapdiode@yahoo.com"
<snapdiode@yahoo.com> wrote:

>There's only one way to be sure. Buy it now.
>
>click!
>
>I'll send it along to Dave Jones "Don't turn it on, take it apart."
Might be his shortest video yet.
>
>
>

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Geoffrey Thomas
 

We need a business plan, first, in what may be a risky venture. Firstly we need an estimate of the no. of audiophools with that amount of spare capital, and we need to get a favourable review of our product versus his/hers* on a price basis on one of the golden ear websites - anyone here good at hacking? We could even make ours work, as a bonus.

Geoff.

* Greek names defeat me.

p.s. looks like somebody else has the same idea :

http://www.ebay.com/itm/331079777606

On 29/12/2013 15:44, Stefan Trethan wrote:
What do you say, we buy the schematics together, build a couple of
amplifiers (should be easy enough) and GET RICH QUICK selling them at
half his price!

ST

On Sun, Dec 29, 2013 at 4:21 PM, geoffrey thomas
<geoffreythomas@onetel.com> wrote:
If you want to find out what may be inside it he's selling the schematic
for a bargain $29.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Schematic/231122278560?

Geoff.


snapdiode@...
 

Ah, a 12V battery. "Starved tube" operation.


Shirley Dulcey KE1L
 

A lot of audiophile equipment has crazy prices, but this one is
extreme even for that community. And the maker isn't even making
exaggerated claims about the parts used in the amp - oxygen-free
silver wiring soldered with silver solder, gold plated connectors from
some fancy maker, or some kind of special resistor that costs $10.


Peter Gottlieb <hpnpilot@...>
 

"Dead batteries sold free of charge."

The part about being transparent is true... you can see right through the thing!


stefan_trethan
 

I have already analyzed the growth opportunities and come to the
following conclusion after many hours of careful market studies:

A) A fool and his money are soon parted.

B) There's a sucker born every minute.

Given these two insights our potential earnings are virtually unlimited.

ST

P.S.: According to B) we can expect to manufacture 500k units/annum,
so sourcing a ready supply of tubes should be our immediate concern!


On Sun, Dec 29, 2013 at 4:54 PM, geoffrey thomas
<geoffreythomas@onetel.com> wrote:
We need a business plan, first, in what may be a risky venture. Firstly
we need an estimate of the no. of audiophools with that amount of spare
capital, and we need to get a favourable review of our product versus
his/hers* on a price basis on one of the golden ear websites - anyone
here good at hacking? We could even make ours work, as a bonus.

Geoff.

* Greek names defeat me.

p.s. looks like somebody else has the same idea :

http://www.ebay.com/itm/331079777606


On 29/12/2013 15:44, Stefan Trethan wrote:
What do you say, we buy the schematics together, build a couple of
amplifiers (should be easy enough) and GET RICH QUICK selling them at
half his price!

ST

On Sun, Dec 29, 2013 at 4:21 PM, geoffrey thomas
<geoffreythomas@onetel.com> wrote:
If you want to find out what may be inside it he's selling the schematic
for a bargain $29.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Schematic/231122278560?

Geoff.

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Further information from the Questions section at the bottom of the listing indicate his baby assisted in the design of this ‘thing’.

To preserve the audio response at frequencies above a few MHz it is advisable not to put it in a box, unless of course you have a box with negative capacitance which should enhance the frequency response.

 

Q: What type/manufacturer are the tubes? Can you put it into a nice cabinet. It looks like homebrewed by a child. Is there a price brake if I buy 10 or more?
A: Thank you for your question. You can buy the schematic for 47usd and make it in any box you like. The box restricts the frequency respone due to stray capacitance. My baby prefares making it this way. 

 

From: snapdiode@..., Sent: Saturday, December 28, 2013 3:16 PM

Your usual overpriced eBay auction
331094423899
Really absurd.