Too Good to be True?

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Wulf

Too Good to be True?

Post by Wulf » 30 Jun 2008 11:15

Hi all,

Check this out and then look here and tell me if you think that Ebay listing is genuine? :?

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Post by JaS » 30 Jun 2008 11:49

Hmmm...one appears to be a fake and the other a rip-off.

I'd love to see the two cables up against each other in a double blind trial :wink:

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Post by crofk » 30 Jun 2008 12:54

LOL :lol: Jas I think you hit the nail on the head

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Post by Finger Painter » 30 Jun 2008 13:37

I'd love to see the two cables up against each other in a double blind trial
And find out that the Chinese item wins hands down?

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Post by Finger Painter » 04 Jul 2008 22:55

Just trawling through E-Bay and came across Richton audio (as you do) and came against this one:

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/A-pair-1m-Prism-B ... dZViewItem

Now I'm a Tara Labs cable user and these look nothing like Tara cables at all:

http://www.needledoctor.com/Tara-Labs-P ... ategory=92

Tara use pressure fitted RCA connections in the Prism series just as a starter.

I'd be very wary about what is being sold here on the cable side of the story.

Back to the original question. I'll say quite comfortably they are not the real deal.

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Rip offs

Post by Alabama978 » 05 Jul 2008 20:49

Well here is a nice article I discovered while researching for my new valve amp.

http://www.hifiwinkel-beek.nl/html/PrimaLuna_TAS.pdf

Even after securing a contract to build amps for the Dutch firm they still substituted knock off copies when they could get away with it.

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Post by Lazarus Short » 05 Jul 2008 22:38

I know that Hong Kong businesses once had a well-deserved reputation, but these days if I see that (or China) given as the location in an eBay ad, I move on. I don't care how good a "deal" it is.

Laz

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Post by Finger Painter » 06 Jul 2008 18:45

Alabama wrote:
Even after securing a contract to build amps for the Dutch firm they still substituted knock off copies when they could get away with it.
Plus you have to then buy a house next to the factory as part of quality control.

Interesting article there.

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