jasonallenh

A $160 1073 eq...
« on: October 08, 2016, 11:44:57 AM »
Alctron has an MP73a and an EQ73a listed on eBay right now. The pre is $150 and the EQ is 160. I can't tell what's more impressive- how ugly it is, or how cheap it is  :-\

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jasonallenh

Re: A $160 1073 eq...
« Reply #1 on: October 08, 2016, 11:58:52 AM »
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pvision

Re: A $160 1073 eq...
« Reply #2 on: October 14, 2016, 08:55:23 AM »
At $540, anyone care to estimate the margin on these? Parts can't be more than $100

Nick Froome

Andy Peters

Re: A $160 1073 eq...
« Reply #3 on: October 14, 2016, 01:25:49 PM »
At $540, anyone care to estimate the margin on these? Parts can't be more than $100

$540 retail over $100 bill-of-materials is a reasonable price for a fully-supported product made by a main-line manufacturer.
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SIXTYNINER

Re: A $160 1073 eq...
« Reply #4 on: October 17, 2016, 06:53:42 AM »
...after smd, another dangerous diy "star" killer ?  :-[
any comparison audio file about ?

ps:
a 1073 eq parts cost so much more than 100 bucks
transformers, rotary switches, inductors, case, power supply ,etc....

keep in mind that a "normal" chinese factory worker
get about 45-50 usd a month for work around 10 hours a day ,6 days a week,
another way to recover the worldwide slavery,
many thanks to the Corporations.......
...where are the worker unions ?

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0dbfs

Re: A $160 1073 eq...
« Reply #5 on: October 17, 2016, 02:00:52 PM »
might as well try it for 160 just to open it up.... Sound like the EQ only works with the pre like the original...

I would think that parts are not robust and pretty wide tolerances...

Probably not adequate where accurate critical and robust would be important...

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pucho812

Re: A $160 1073 eq...
« Reply #6 on: October 17, 2016, 07:16:29 PM »
at 540 a channel, what is the harm in taking one for a test drive? my only complaint would be the wall wart
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Rob Flinn

Re: A $160 1073 eq...
« Reply #7 on: October 17, 2016, 07:50:43 PM »
Who cares what it sounds like.  It's got the right looking knobs on it.
regards Rob

leadbreath

Re: A $160 1073 eq...
« Reply #8 on: October 17, 2016, 08:08:20 PM »
ho;y crap how low can they go??!!
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ln76d

Re: A $160 1073 eq...
« Reply #9 on: October 20, 2016, 07:45:50 AM »
At $540, anyone care to estimate the margin on these? Parts can't be more than $100

Nick Froome

Aliexpress prices for "branded" products are taken from space.
If there would be distribution in europe or us, then probably it will cost around 300$.
Lifelongmusic from uk sell alctron products (they are not so cheap).
If anyone is interested  i would contact them.
http://www.ebay.ph/usr/lifelongmusic-uk


Re: A $160 1073 eq...
« Reply #10 on: June 15, 2017, 06:46:15 PM »
Sorry i didn't find this thread sooner, cause I started a new one.. I bought this sucker, and here's a thread with pics, and audio samples ;)

https://groupdiy.com/index.php?topic=66196.0

noiro

Re: A $160 1073 eq...
« Reply #11 on: March 09, 2019, 11:48:53 AM »
Late here!.... but I'm having issue with all that gear made in huge factories, and not only in China. I prefer to stick with yes more expensive but often way better made boutique gears.

Kingston

Re: A $160 1073 eq...
« Reply #12 on: March 09, 2019, 03:14:22 PM »
Who cares what it sounds like.  It's got the right looking knobs on it.

funny that, this was exactly my first thought upon seeing it.

Kingston

Re: A $160 1073 eq...
« Reply #13 on: March 09, 2019, 03:16:00 PM »
keep in mind that a "normal" chinese factory worker
get about 45-50 usd a month for work around 10 hours a day ,6 days a week,
another way to recover the worldwide slavery,
many thanks to the Corporations.......
...where are the worker unions ?

yes this is sad. and they are just cloning stuff that will end up in landfills.

ruffrecords

Re: A $160 1073 eq...
« Reply #14 on: March 09, 2019, 05:18:29 PM »

keep in mind that a "normal" chinese factory worker
get about 45-50 usd a month for work around 10 hours a day ,6 days a week,
another way to recover the worldwide slavery,
many thanks to the Corporations.......
...where are the worker unions ?

I hear this a lot from people who have not worked directly with the Chinese. I agree these wages seem poor by our standards but you have to remember that vast parts of China are still populated largely by peasants.  The vast majority of female electronics workers come from very poor villages. $50/month is a lot of money to them and most get accommodation and food thrown in. This means they can send much needed money back to their village and also save for a dowry. When they return to their village to get married they are held in great regard. They do not feel exploited, rather they cannot believe their luck.

Now, if you really want to talk about exploitation, try the rag trade in India.

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