. . . at least you can rest in the knowledge that you introduced him to the benefits of Class D amplification.
I rather think it was Martin Grindrod (Chief Engineer) who did that, with the development of some rather clever and unique control circuitry for the DM5 amplifiers.
Martin has been heavily engaged in a R&D program, for more than a year, to produce a class D amp which will meet AVI requirements. The small size of the DM5 plate amps dictated unsually compact amps and psu. Switch-mode devices suit that application, but a quality and performance uplift was required, which has now been realised.
Who'd have thought that grown men could get so wound up about some bits of tech, unbelievable.
He's not a diamond geezer, or called Joe!
We await the deliberations of the Nobel committee with interest.
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I've just been informed that I've been banned from AVI forums, for commenting as I have about the above, and for bringing it to the readerships and John Duncans attention.
At least you were informed. The great God simply deleted any reference to me and my posts. Not surprised, though...
Thanks for the infomercial. Shame the ADM5s are a huge step back notwithstanding. One input, no preamp, no DAC, they're up against a whole lot of competition from well-respected companies.
Tel me, how does AVI propose to sell these? Are they going to advertise and place products out for review as other companies do, or are they going to rely on shilling as before?
Still Bitter Lemon ?
Nor me now it would seem... *sigh*
My HiFi world has ended....
I think the phrase "good riddance to bad rubbish" seems most apt JB. They have their world and are welcome to it. The spiteful petty-mindedness over there is beyond belief. I find it somewhat ironic that the old boy and his lapdogs have such short memories. Their problem. Don't sweat it JB. Some things are best left in the past. Shame really; the products are good, the company attitude sucks and probably costs them more customers than they realise.
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I await to see the patents applied for, with respect to intellectual property rights for the 'exclusive' AVI design.
I think I'd be on pretty safe ground to say that I don't think there will be any.
Not that there's anything wrong with AVI coming up with their own version of Class D.
I just intensely dislike the inference that Class D is 'EDITED' until AVI comes out with a supposedly 'better' version of it.
And as usual, for a science lead company, the facts are in very short supply.
Surely, because, as I've been personally told, I would never likely understand them...
Hey Joe (sorry...), they're not. The tech's good, the products excellent by all accounts. No quibbles there.
It's the attitude which sucks a big one.
Maybe they'd send a copy to one of the tertiary qualified engineers on this site. Aherm...
No, nothing from the Great God except a rather abusive and insulting email.
I received the 'news' from a third party AVI member.
As the Off topic section on their forum is for members only, undoubtedly I am having knives thrown at me as I speak....
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'And so on February 22nd 1966, at Luton airport...'
Update your sig maybe
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If I had a 'trade status' I would, but I have none.
Well, I've just received another email, so as to, it is said, add some 'perspective' as to my alleged anti AVI campaign now on WHF, in that someone has been asked to copy/paste some comments I made re the disengenuious marketing of foo and pseudo science, on AVI forums, over here, in an attempt to discredit me by any means possible it would seem.
Seems like all is fair in love and war.
I'd just refrain from commenting, and point to the post made on Facbook by AJ of AVI and quoted above as to the insulting comments made about the mods and membership here, and well, please form your own opinons.
I must admit, that I am astonished by the politicking, rudeness, insults and general nastiness.
There's only ever been one other cult like experience that I've had that could be described as being similar.... and it wasn't a religious one in the conventional sense, but another one name brand, who employed very similar marketing spiel and obnoxious techniques of attempting to further their commercial interests.
Why should I be surpised at all the personal insults and attacks...
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