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I want to ship in. How much is a sensible amount for one user reading the occasional review, approximately?
When I purchase a Phono pre-amp based on the ASR tests I will contribute 5% of the purchase price or 20% of what I saved in not buying something more expensive, whichever is the greater amount. Until the focus on DACs is changed I can't see me paying out. ;)
 

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When I purchase a Phono pre-amp based on the ASR tests I will contribute 5% of the purchase price or 20% of what I saved in not buying something more expensive, whichever is the greater amount. Until the focus on DACs is changed I can't see me paying out. ;)
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amirm what about amazon referrals? You can get 3% on each transaction made with your referal link.
I have considered that. The problem is that it can create the illusion of conflict of interest by promoting products with that commission. Ideally then, the site would run on donations so that we don't have to do that.
 

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I want to ship in. How much is a sensible amount for one user reading the occasional review, approximately?
I prefer paypal.
There are no rules here. Just let your heart guide you. Any amount is appreciated to offset the costs of reviewing gear.
 

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I have considered that. The problem is that it can create the illusion of conflict of interest by promoting products with that commission. Ideally then, the site would run on donations so that we don't have to do that.
You/we are mentioned in at least one of the Amazon topping reviews.
 

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Maybe Audiosciencereview could try ordinary crowdfunding (from an ordinary crowdfunding site). Just a thought that came to my mind some days ago. Maybe it is unrealistic or otherwise not possible.

Maybe a specific product could be funded (donated) by members here who want to fund it for a review, and that the product is sent to a lucky winner after the reivew. The selection of the winner could be done randomly by weighting the amount of donation from each donator.
So say if I donated $20 for Amir to review a product costing $660 (of which $60 is the cost of postage ($30 for postage to Amir and $30 to the winner)), then my chance of winning is 3.03% = $20/$660.
It is probably to much hassle with this, though (choosing a product, collecting and waiting for enough donation, etc.)
 
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A way is (maybe several of us can contribute to that) that manufacturers are encouraged to send their product(s) for review,
and we (that is, ordinary Audiosciencereview members) contribute in the ordinary way.
This should be in the interest of manufacturers making very well-measuring gear, since they will get an independent review showing the product's great measurements.
 

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Maybe Audiosciencereview could try ordinary crowdfunding (from an ordinary crowdfunding site). Just a thought that came to my mind some days ago. Maybe it is unrealistic or otherwise not possible.

Maybe a specific product could be funded (donated) by members here who want to fund it for a review, and that the product is sent to a lucky winner after the reivew. The selection of the winner could be done randomly by weighting the amount of donation from each donator.
So say if I donated $20 for Amir to review a product costing $660 (of which $60 is the cost of postage ($30 for postage to Amir and $30 to the winner)), then my chance of winning is 3.03% = $20/$660.
It is probably to much hassle with this, though (choosing a product, collecting and waiting for enough donation, etc.)
This was my original idea when I started the forum but it did not work out. At least it didn't with our small membership then.

I think something like this is necessary to test expensive products. For budget products getting them on loan seems to work 80% of time.
 

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A way is (maybe several of us can contribute to that) that manufacturers are encouraged to send their product(s) for review,
and we (that is, ordinary Audiosciencereview members) contribute in the ordinary way.
This is very powerful and the reason I have been suggesting it. I have already had a few contacts from manufacturers offering products for review because of such outreach. The more people ask for measurements, the better this will work.
 

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This is very powerful and the reason I have been suggesting it. I have already had a few contacts from manufacturers offering products for review because of such outreach. The more people ask for measurements, the better this will work.
I will be interesting to see how many try to leverage the outcome, that is if you are straight with us and pass along the info. ;)
 

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I will be interesting to see how many try to leverage the outcome, that is if you are straight with us and pass along the info. ;)
Straight with you Sal? Not going to happen.....
 
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I have considered that. The problem is that it can create the illusion of conflict of interest by promoting products with that commission. Ideally then, the site would run on donations so that we don't have to do that.
You can make a refferal of amazon daily offering page and it will work for all products in the cart. No specific product promotion and a good way to get donations.
 

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Signed up through Patreon today with a modest monthly donation. I appreciate your efforts, Amir, and just as much the community of forum contributors you host here. The (almost) unfailing civility of the members here, and their obvious passion for the art and science of audio, has helped make this hobby fun for me again. My goal is to increase my understanding of the science of audio reproduction as a way to enjoy even more the magic that is music. This place has become an invaluable resource. Ars longa, vita brevis.
 
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