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Right To Repair

Discussion in 'audio' started by Tony L, Dec 15, 2020.

  1. magic996

    magic996 Member

    I’ve had a similar problem with my Audio Desk record cleaner it is just not designed to be repaired, had to have a very large hole drilled in it or risk breaking it apart! On a machine that costs nearly £3000 it’s completely unacceptable. I’m so disappointed with their responses that I’m going to film smashing it open with a sledge hammer and post it on you tube. Sorry for the rant but it’s just not right
  2. tuga

    tuga Legal Alien

    Pretty cool!

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  3. m7rso

    m7rso pfm Member

    The wristwatch is much the same. Many higher end companies do not supply parts even so you are virtually leasing their goods. Esp when they are charging an arm and a leg for servicing. They will also replace parts as a matter of course even if the parts are fine and will over inflate the price of said parts so its a double wammy.
  4. Mike P

    Mike P Trade: Pickwell Audio

    Much like Esoteric do.
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  5. Quad74

    Quad74 Active Member

    Its a shame things are made difficult to repair such a waste environmentally and financially.
    Having had cyrus gear go faulty ,i sold it all on ebay.
    Which led to now owning vintage quad and naim ,silver lining in every cloud.
    All the quad gear has the circuit diagrams in the booklets.
    Heard Cyrus do not release circuit diagrams, and when i had a looked inside faulty equipment a lot of capacitors were bent towards the heatsinks.
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  6. Tony L

    Tony L Administrator

    Some significant news regarding John Deere and farming equipment. This is a huge step in the right direction!
  7. davidsrsb

    davidsrsb pfm Member

    Quad and Naim are also mostly very competent and conservative designs with few design flaws (except the Quad battery and early double sided boards with rivets and the Naim yellow bead capacitors)
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  8. Joe

    Joe pfm Member

    A slight tangent to this I know but a worrying trend if it gains traction and is expanded. Products that you effectively never own.

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  9. andyr

    andyr Registered User

    Then I have to mention TAG Heuer! I bought their divers watch in 2003 (Professional Chronograph 200m 1/10th) and have to take it in every 3 or 4 years for service, when the battery runs out. So far there have been absolutely no problems with replacing parts/rebuilding it, when certain things have gone wrong (apart from the battery) - like the stopwatch function!
  10. Alex S

    Alex S carbon based lifeform

    I can well imagine having to pay a subscription for my Nait 60 to have an extra 5 watts.
  11. m7rso

    m7rso pfm Member

    I have 2 of these Tag Heuer quartz watches Andy. The 2000 chrono and Aquaracer chrono. They dont need to go to Tag each time the battery is replaced. I have had them replaced by a decent jeweller for 25£ . They are still fully waterproof, just ask them to check the seals are ok when replacing the battery.

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