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Masterbaron
2005-12-01, 14:02
Could someone from SD explain to me the resistance to selling the SB without a case such that it could be custom mounted for all the gearheads out there. SD must recognize that many of us are quite capable of customizing and may even have clients with applications that require "customs". Better yet SD should sell a unit that conforms to the 19" rack mount specification - there's a large market out there just waiting for this to be professionally integrated in the home studio..

thanks...bkn

pfarrell
2005-12-01, 14:13
On Thu, 2005-12-01 at 13:02 -0800, Masterbaron wrote:
> Could someone from SD explain to me the resistance to selling the SB
> without a case such that it could be custom mounted for all the
> gearheads out there.

I'm not from SD, and I know nothing about its internals.
But SD is a small company. Having two or more products
is expensive.

Having two products that only differ by the price of a
plastic case is not generally a good business decision.
You can always just buy the product and take the
case off.


> Better yet SD should sell a unit that conforms to the
> 19" rack mount specification - there's a large market out there just
> waiting for this to be professionally integrated in the home studio..

I can't imagine that there is a "large" market for
such a mounting system. Very few $300 items are setup for
19" racks. You can, of course, just get a 19" rack shelf
for $30 or so from any of the music gear websites.

Even the $1000 Benchmark DAC-1 is not setup for 19" rackmounting.
It takes special, and extra cost, wings that cost nearly
as much as a SqueezeBox.

How much do you want to spend? I could be talked into
paying retail for some SB3s and putting them
in rack mount cases for the right amount of money.
I can't imagine selling more than a dozen or so.

Look at the real sales figures for audiophile gear.
Part of why the prices are in the many thousands of dollars
is that the volumes are in the hundreds.

SD has admitted that they've sold tens of thousands of
units of SqueezeBoxen. Its a whole 'nother world.

--
Pat
http://www.pfarrell.com/music/slimserver/slimsoftware.html

JayNYC
2005-12-01, 16:51
buy a squeezebox2. sits in my rack next to benchmark dac-1. look pretty good next to one another.