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Yes I would be interested in a comparison with say Kef 50LSs. To be honest £2,000 is out of my budget.

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Covenanter wrote:

Sadly I suspect he is genuine, the website has similar nonsense on it if you can bear to look.  For example the comment form doesn't have name/email/comment but (and I kid you not) "Appellation"/"E-dress"/"Any pearls of wisdom for our perusal".  I think this is meant to be humorous but the phrase "lead balloon" comes to mind.

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http://www.asa.org.uk/Rulings/Adjudications/2012/1/Alacrity-Audio/SHP_AD...

 

 

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jcbrum wrote:

Covenanter wrote:

Sadly I suspect he is genuine, the website has similar nonsense on it if you can bear to look.  For example the comment form doesn't have name/email/comment but (and I kid you not) "Appellation"/"E-dress"/"Any pearls of wisdom for our perusal".  I think this is meant to be humorous but the phrase "lead balloon" comes to mind.

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http://www.asa.org.uk/Rulings/Adjudications/2012/1/Alacrity-Audio/SHP_AD...

 

 

JC

 

Oh dear. I wonder what ranting affront your temerity will be met with. 

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Hopefully Jon Carroll from the company will be able to direct us to new physics reference documents relating to "acoustic inductance measured in Carrolls" from the website. Many of us must wish to investigate the scientific principals demonstrated by these units. Thanks

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In fairness, the second complaint was upheld because the patent had run out, and the first because they hadn't provided enough evidence. Neither exactly super serious offences.

Besides, couldn't help wondering which speaker company had made the complaint...

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Do you think any evidence ever existed to support their claim, then, lemon ?

 

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altruistic.lemon wrote:

In fairness, the second complaint was upheld because the patent had run out, and the first because they hadn't provided enough evidence. Neither exactly super serious offences.

Besides, couldn't help wondering which speaker company had made the complaint...

 

The fact that his patent ran out over 10 years ago, actually gives some evidence to support Alacrity's claim of working on this tech for around 20 years.

 

Also of note, is that neither complaint is about whether the speakers produce bass as claimed (which, IMO, is the real selling point). 

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Ajani wrote:

altruistic.lemon wrote:

In fairness, the second complaint was upheld because the patent had run out, and the first because they hadn't provided enough evidence. Neither exactly super serious offences.

Besides, couldn't help wondering which speaker company had made the complaint...

 

The fact that his patent ran out over 10 years ago, actually gives some evidence to support Alacrity's claim of working on this tech for around 20 years.

 

Also of note, is that neither complaint is about whether the speakers produce bass as claimed (which, IMO, is the real selling point). 

Can a patent not be reapplied for? 10 years would seem a long enough time to have elapsed for a competing manufacturer to snap up such an advantageous technology. If this tech is as good as claimed, I'd be holding onto it real tight.

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jcbrum wrote:

Do you think any evidence ever existed to support their claim, then, lemon ?

 

JC

 

I know the question wasn't directed at me, but here goes my 2 cents:

 

I rather doubt such a claim as "This means you get stable, clear output, exactly as intended, without any distortion ..."  could be substantiated. I suspect it was more a case of too much bragging about the product and not being careful with the wording. 

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Overdose wrote:

Ajani wrote:

altruistic.lemon wrote:

In fairness, the second complaint was upheld because the patent had run out, and the first because they hadn't provided enough evidence. Neither exactly super serious offences.

Besides, couldn't help wondering which speaker company had made the complaint...

 

The fact that his patent ran out over 10 years ago, actually gives some evidence to support Alacrity's claim of working on this tech for around 20 years.

 

Also of note, is that neither complaint is about whether the speakers produce bass as claimed (which, IMO, is the real selling point). 

Can a patent not be reapplied for? 10 years would seem a long enough time to have elapsed for a competing manufacturer to snap up such an advantageous technology. If this tech is as good as claimed, I'd be holding onto it real tight.

 

Yep. Letting your patent slip is a serious risk. But I suppose it's less risky if you're relatively unknown (and perhaps inactive at the time). People have to know that you have something of value, for them to make the effort to steal it.

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Well going by the review they do seem to produce a lot of bass for their size, so maybe he has something, but of course bass is not everything and the review did highlight a few issues with the mid and high notes. I still can't get over how cheap the tweeters are, so for that reason I'm out.

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I live in Brighton, so I'm quite tempted to see if I can hear them for myself. 

 

Wonder if that will be easy to arrange?

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Covenanter wrote:

Sadly I suspect he is genuine, the website has similar nonsense on it if you can bear to look.  For example the comment form doesn't have name/email/comment but (and I kid you not) "Appellation"/"E-dress"/"Any pearls of wisdom for our perusal".  I think this is meant to be humorous but the phrase "lead balloon" comes to mind.

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I am increasingly depressed at the reaction of some people on this forum in this thread at the Alacrity chap and this is but one example of many.  

Most people on this forum wouldn't know how to put one end of a speaker together from the other.  They'll grab some info off Google and think they're experts.  Personally, I am open-minded enough to give the company some leeway, and on the back of other reviews elsewhere.  If these speakers are as good as they are by all accounts, they could be impressive.  

I wonder if Mr. Alacrity is perhaps not from the UK or at least a native English speaker?  Perhaps some of our gobbier commentators on this thread might consider that before they shoot from the lip.  

Personally, I hate the "gang" mentality that's appeared on this thread.  It's disgusting and from people who I'd have previously given some credit for having the grey matter upstairs to know better.   

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the record spot wrote:

I am increasingly depressed at the reaction of some people on this forum in this thread at the Alacrity chap and this is but one example of many.  

Most people on this forum wouldn't know how to put one end of a speaker together from the other.  They'll grab some info off Google and think they're experts.  Personally, I am open-minded enough to give the company some leeway, and on the back of other reviews elsewhere.  If these speakers are as good as they are by all accounts, they could be impressive.  

I wonder if Mr. Alacrity is perhaps not from the UK or at least a native English speaker?  Perhaps some of our gobbier commentators on this thread might consider that before they shoot from the lip.  

Personally, I hate the "gang" mentality that's appeared on this thread.  It's disgusting and from people who I'd have previously given some credit for having the grey matter upstairs to know better.   

I couldn't agree more.

And to Mr Alacrity, I'd be heading off down to the patent office quick sharp if I were you.

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