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Mag-Lev turntable kickstarter

Discussion in 'Analog Audio Forum (amplifiers, cables, etc.)' started by Don Hills, Oct 15, 2016.

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    BTW, I think the OPM business model is finding its way into many other businesses these days. Look at how Jriver does business now. They basically make a bunch of promises, collect all the money upfront on renewals and then take a year to deliver on all the promises with endless bug fix updates. It's pathetic IMO.
     
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    That's the case with individuals getting into business this way. I was address the case where a major company goes the kickstarter route. The latest offer from PeachTree is one for their $219 speakers. I don't have any worry that they can make that product and support it as if they had funded it themselves.

    Outside of that I fully agree. Lots and lots of scammers and people who don't know what they are doing are in kickstarter offers. It is a huge gamble to do business with them. I have only bought one kickstart product and it was a high-efficiency, small laptop power supply ("Finsix"). Despite having a fully working prototype at CES 2014, and funding by Siemens, and being designed by MIT engineers, it took them 18 more months to ship a working product.
     
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    There's now a video of this gimmick product in the flesh (I'm presuming not CGI)


    At 0.30 they show someone flicking the platter with the force of a sleepy butterfly's wings and the caption "Touch Tolerance". Notice that for this 'test' the arm is at rest. Imagine what would happen if the needle was on the record.
     
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