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Gen. Dreedle

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Are all of you DIYers secret manufacturers?
« on: October 04, 2011, 04:23:25 PM »
Could be sub-titled "This guy is in the wrong business."

Or, "Why do you guys insist on telling me what is going on at The Pub?"

Although, this is so good, I can not help but comment.

Some guy, don't know who, what or where he is.......don't care, don't care to know........anyway, he apparently builds a commercial product.

But it has a problem. So, he comes to a forum for help. A DIY fourm.

What reputable manufacturer comes to a hobbyist forum for help? Can't be much of a manufacturer, can he?

Anyway, this poor schlump has a DAC that makes a burst of noise whenever he hooks up a transport to it. (Probably the crappy SPDIF output of a sound card.) Needs help to track down the cause.

Oh, wait.........he found it...............DC offset!

Don't tell him to look at the lock indicator. That might show that his transport doesn't always put out a proper signal.

Oh, wait.......someone already did.

Anyway, the guy need to make sure that he never quits his day job.

Trying hard not to yell "EEEEEDIOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!" like Ren Hoeck.

"Major Danby, sir."
"Danby. D-A-N-B-Y."
"Take him out and shoot him."
"Sir?"
"I said take him out and shoot him. Can't you hear?"

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Re: Are all of you DIYers secret manufacturers?
« Reply #1 on: October 04, 2011, 04:23:59 PM »
That seems to be the ironic part. The real crooks get away with murder over there. Setting up a sock puppet account, to sing the praises of the crap they make. Who also goes about trashing honest folk. I guess when it comes to comedic value, you can't get much better than some weasel holding a rhetorical debate with himself, using 2 different names.

But, yes, the rest of us get hammered relentlessly.
"Major Danby, sir."
"Danby. D-A-N-B-Y."
"Take him out and shoot him."
"Sir?"
"I said take him out and shoot him. Can't you hear?"

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Re: Are all of you DIYers secret manufacturers?
« Reply #2 on: October 04, 2011, 04:25:15 PM »
"And 20 guineas for the fruit bat."

Edit: try to figure out that reference, without context! Hotcha.
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"Sir?"
"I said take him out and shoot him. Can't you hear?"

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Re: Are all of you DIYers secret manufacturers?
« Reply #3 on: October 04, 2011, 04:25:58 PM »
The difference is................

We didn't try to design something over our head the first time out and announce our ignorance to the world at the same time. Someone who is struggling with simple concepts as the chap I referred to has a long way to go before attempting to build something to sell to others. There is the difference.

"A man's got to know his limitations."
"Major Danby, sir."
"Danby. D-A-N-B-Y."
"Take him out and shoot him."
"Sir?"
"I said take him out and shoot him. Can't you hear?"

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Re: Are all of you DIYers secret manufacturers?
« Reply #4 on: October 04, 2011, 04:26:50 PM »
Everyone that I know who makes audio gear did get their start making stuff as a kid in high school. Yes, but we also have years of building stuff, both on our own and at our profession before we made the regrettable decision to make audio gear. (It is usually done of necessity, such as being too old to have a real job and needing income as opposed to "Hey, I have great idea...........let's start selling amps!".)
"Major Danby, sir."
"Danby. D-A-N-B-Y."
"Take him out and shoot him."
"Sir?"
"I said take him out and shoot him. Can't you hear?"