Audio Note UK stuff looks like (way) overpriced junk. It takes only one dimwit gullible SHite to overspend on this garbage to make the enterprise viable. And the actual value of the box of quid pro quo junk the pussy neck pig is happy to get for his whoring can't be worth all that much in reality.
Yeah, that's exactly it. All of this "high end" stuff is overpriced to some degree, but when you look at speakers in the price range we're talking here there is usually quite a bif of actual engineering involved, the manufacturing process can be complicated, and somewhat pricy materials are being used.
These AN speakers on the other hand are literally a rectangular plywood box with an 8" woofer, a dome tweeter, and what is most likely a first order crossover selling at 72k. AN probably recoups the cost of this "long term loan" if Hoffmans shilling leads to the sale of even just a single pair of their entry level speakers.
Can someone please explain what the fuck that thing is even supposed to be
One is a useless object which is the source of endless ridicule around here and the thing on the right is the Hallograph Soundfield Optimizer.
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