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Absolute Sounds ££

Discussion in 'audio' started by graystoke4, Dec 1, 2021.

  1. foxwelljsly

    foxwelljsly Hawkwind and Fire

    A Linn dealer I got chatting to at a drinks do implied to me that he could survive on not much more than his markup from selling a couple of £100k systems a year - which he achieved easily. Not bad for suspended turntables and class d amplifiers.
    sideshowbob and PhilofCas like this.
  2. Subito

    Subito pfm Member

    We shouldn’t equate “wealthy” with “successful” as they are very different.
    Peter McDermott and jimification like this.
  3. Yank

    Yank Bulbous Also Tapered

    Depends on how much they started with I guess.
  4. Subito

    Subito pfm Member

    My point is money has nothing to do with success. I can think of billionaires who are utter failures as human beings, and school teachers who never made much of a salary yet were enormously successful people.
  5. PhilofCas

    PhilofCas pfm Member

    You’re not missing much, just page after page of large numbers.
  6. Darren L

    Darren L pfm Member

    AS are not on there own though, there's plenty of other distributors selling very high price products, though AS probably has some of the most expensive.
    This morning YG Acoustics announced a new product 'Vantage Live' which consists of a pair of active 3 way speakers with a feature packed 'control box' . Interesting product so I went and had a look at the UK distributors website, the passive Vantage starts at £29k , the YG acoustics speaker range starts at £19k and goes to over £360k.
    Sometimes when I see the prices of new equipment in magazines or online I do wonder if I'm living on a different planet.
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  7. paulfromcamden

    paulfromcamden Baffled

    Do people actually pay the list price? Or is it all about doing a deal on a part exchange or something?
  8. paulfromcamden

    paulfromcamden Baffled

    There's certainly a touch of dictator chic to some of the blingy styling.

  9. Tony L

    Tony L Administrator

    Bet even Trump hasn’t got one of these!
  10. MUTTY1

    MUTTY1 Waste of bandwidth

    Loving the toy stretch limo…
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  11. Del monaco

    Del monaco Del Monaco

    It amazes me that he has so much money and yet so little style.
  12. MUTTY1

    MUTTY1 Waste of bandwidth

    it’s dictator bling. Saddam Hussain built modern palaces to look old. Anything Russian,centuries old,is used by Putin ( he walks through doors that he couldn’t possibly reach the handle of). Trump just does the same badly. Boris has tried to modernise this with nursery bling. One of the compensations of being so powerless is the fools the powerful make of themselves. You won’t be surprised I’m a fan of Private Eye….
  13. narabdela

    narabdela who?

    'Tis often the case.

    btw. Which wife is that?
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  14. MUTTY1

    MUTTY1 Waste of bandwidth

    Looks like the current one. The lion looks poorly. Maybe ate a rotten person earlier? Maybe a few around?
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  15. Del monaco

    Del monaco Del Monaco

    I thought it was Supergirl.
  16. Del monaco

    Del monaco Del Monaco

    The lion flattens to make a nice rug.
  17. Del monaco

    Del monaco Del Monaco

    Where’s the hifi. Bet it’s an Amstrad.
  18. Timcat

    Timcat pfm Member

    I have no problem with people selling outrageously expensive kit to very wealthy individuals. It's business and redistributes wealth, so good luck to AS!

    I strongly suspect that one can put together a system that, to all intents and purposes, sounds as good as one of AS's £200k systems for "reasonable" money, so AS don't harm real enthusiasts with more normal budgets. For example, a pair of larger active ATCs (lower cost pro versions), plus a decent DAC, would likely do it.
  19. Joe Hutch

    Joe Hutch Mate of the bloke

    ‘Taste’ is a strange concept anyway. Obviously if someone’s got shedloads of money they have a better chance of showing off their taste, good or bad, than someone less well-off. But who gets to decide what’s good and what’s bad taste? Just browsing through estate agents’ websites I see all sorts of horrors, and these are mostly properties
    where a lot of time and money has been spent creating a ‘look’. The current trend seems to be for ‘70s retro, with lots of brown and beige.

    To me, it looks horrible, but that’s maybe because I never liked the 70s look first time around. Could I do better? I doubt it.
  20. MUTTY1

    MUTTY1 Waste of bandwidth

    Mates rates? Irresistible…

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