Addicted to Fun and Learning
- Aug 3, 2018
Total cross between the old Munro Eggs and Gennies, with the performance of neither. I bet Danny could fix it!
Speaker design is substantially harder and more involved. Electronics are much easier to get perfect, in my opinion. They seem to be making good headway with the IEMs and headphones, though, so I think at some point they will break into the high performance/audiophile speaker segment as well with competent offerings. I think it’s really just a matter of time.Great review of a flawed speaker. It pains to see how China, after great & original DAC creations at 1/10th of the price of comparable US/UK products, seems unable to replicate the deed with speakers. Back to the drawing board for a more favorable quality/price ratio.
I don't judge on ebay. I doubt ebay allow replica on their store. You can sue them directly. I went to Taobao where they show their classic amp replica. You already can't fake with resistor, transistor, caps. it is not worth it. Laser engraving isn't cheap, manpower to remove name isn't cheap. It is lots cheaper to buy original component. Just buy a roll or bulk and last a whole year. That why Topping start their own brand. All these famous component level brand are so cheap even their own country brand can't compete, not to say the decades long monopoly on this industry.They still pop up commonly in electronics, esp. electrolytics, but the ICs as well. Those are the most commonly counterfeited parts from what I have seen, and anything on e-bay will certainly be suspect. Another place they get parts is e-waste pulls. If it’s a matter of some heat shrink tubing over a no-name cap or simply sanding and laser engraving an IC again I don’t think there is a lot of cost involved, and the temptation to cheat will be stronger with components that are older or more rare. I’m not saying the replica amps you refer to use fake components, but if it’s at a real low price point despite being decked out with all the best “brands” I do become suspect. Anyhow, here it seems to be more just ripping off the look of a big brand to move product.
You mean like this one:
Too small of a fish for Genelec to bother going after them. The product is also very hard to find so I think it is on its way out. If not already....
That's 1:1 the Genelec look, with the ISOpods, the grilles and the rounded aluminium cabinet. Is that even legal..?
This seems to be the public image of SwanspeakersThe hivi bump, the opposite of bbc dip.
+5 dB at 4khz, who ever has voiced them must have ears from hell.
I set all dip switches to zero. They are finicky though with very little gap between settings. Or maybe the switch is dirty. Alternatively their measurements are wrong and there is still a dip. I put my money on the last one.So the dip at 200Hz should not exist if the MF setting is set to "0"