Nonsense. They have stolen nothing. Where on earth you get ideas like this? They have sourced a minor component which may or may not be counterfeit. Even if it is so, you have no idea if they did this intentionally or not.Low cost by stealing and counterfeiting is fine? Great.
I agree. I am being realistic, for this price you are getting a heck of an amplifier.There is nothing "morally grey" here. You are buying an amp that performs better than majority of amplifiers out there regardless of price. the substitutes are peformant and precisely what I tested that is resulting in folks buying it. The op-amp is socketed so go ahead and get genuine one if you like. On the inductor, I am not losing sleep over that.
Let's not find a reason to complain about everything I review here. There are plenty of products that screw their customers by delivering atrocious performance and charge a ton of money to boot. That is where you want to direct your complaints, not at a $100 amp that produces so much clean power.
Doesn't matter if you think it's a victimless crime.If they made a penny or two on an op-amp, they would be lucky. Whereas they are making whole dollars on the class D amp IC. So I would not shed any tear for them.
True, it needs to be verified. The part isn't minor however, if it where, the source would have not troubled with a false marking at all.They have sourced a minor component which may or may not be counterfeit.
Doesn't matter. It's their onus to conduct their business lawfully.Even if it is so, you have no idea if they did this intentionally or not.
This one measures good and doesn't fall into heat protection every five minutes. Makes it a bit better than the other offerings on the market. How is that bad?Yet another dull TPA3255, there are thousands PCBs based on this IC on alibaba and elsewhere.
Not confirmed mind you, but yeah.Yet another "sudden event" of counterfeited components.
The same can be said about German Kuckucksuhren.And there are not a single idea, not a single thought, not a single glimpse of novelty, only the cheap labor of unknown Chinese solderers, assemblers and packers.
You are free to look into other market segments. It's a choice, Mopey McMopeface.Welcome to the endless boredom and despondency or a "new audiophilia world", God forgive me.
You measure them and compare with the specsheet.How do you know it is counterfeit?
Wouldn't be surprised, but again, this needs to be verified as well.Looking at pictures of the inside of the V3 and the ad pictures, it looks like the red output block capacitors are not original Wima (no markings on them).
Ok, so TI, Wima etc. licenced products just look different so there is never any way to know what is real?How do you know it is counterfeit? For all we know it could be licensed by TI. You are slandering...
You need to learn about IC manufacturing before making comments on something you have no idea. For starters check the dictionary on the meaning of counterfeit.You measure them and compare with the specsheet.
Slew rates, offset voltages, these are things giving them away.
Also markings, engravings, scanlines from removed previous markings, the metal alloy used in the legs, material of the casing.