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This story is about two years old and wasn't apparent to me at the time until later when someone had alerted me to it. This is just another one of the many disappointing situations I have had to deal with since I started this project. In fact I could easily write a book about all of the crap situations and experiences I have had to deal with and the irony is that they have all originated from here within Australia :(

Check it out !! Slap bang right in the middle of our pre-order period around August 2019 last year on diyaudio.com , DEQX along with their mates at stereonet all of a sudden decided to offer a 21st anniversary sale !!

What a coincidence or more likely a conspiracy !! :(



I mean what commercial organization celebrates a 21st anniversary whilst at the same time offering a significant discount on a competing inferior product that they have never offered before ?? Same old story wheeled out once again about an old sampling keyboard that has been flogged to death !! A bit like the old Hills Hoist !! Probably just a rouse to justify offering a discount to try and steal customers away from us at a critical time :(

20th anniversary I could understand but 21st anniversary ?? What commercial vendors do 21st anniversaries ?? Maybe I have lived a sheltered life but why not a 22nd anniversary during Covid-19 when things are much quieter ? Makes much more sense  but not a peep out of them. Wonder what they will do for a 25th anniversary or maybe they will wait for my next pre-order ? That should be interesting. My guess is that with the same old stagnating DSP hardware it won't belong before the product they are flogging is relegated to the same status as their old keyboard. ;) (PS Apparently DEQX have been working on a new product offering but have not heard any news about it yet.)

And lastly if DEQX was so good then the owner of stereonet would still be using one in his stereo system today. He doesn't and sold it long ago !! (Edit - And yet the owner of stereonet threatened me with legal action if I did not withdraw this comment - why ??) It's one thing trying to steal customers away from a prospective start-up during its critical phase but it's another trying to do kill off a progressively new product whilst keeping a very old outdated and mediocre product alive ! It's called anti-competitive behavior and there are laws designed to protect businesses against this sort of nefarious behaviour !

If you are a local aussie hifi manufacturer my suggestion is to avoid stereonet like the plague and if you read the other threads in this section you will see why ! Why pay $2,000 a year only to have a single forum buried among many others when as soon as you stop paying that thread and all of its posts disappear into the ether. Surely this is not the behaviour of a "hifi community" but   nothing more than a glorified advertising platform designed to make lots of money for its owners whilst using the members as its captive audience who are very limited in what they can post. And if that means destroying a prospective local hifi manufacturer along the way then be it ! Avoid !

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David
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What is even more interesting about this is DEQX have canned their old line of junk before they have the new one sorted. I have sent emails asking when the new one will be due but I get no response. Nothing to sell here, move along. I guess they are finding out its really hard to design a product with class leading specs, not enough talent in house to do it. Kyron have nothing to release, unless they have stock of the old shit. But.....why would you buy the Gay-ear with old outdated electronics? Are they promising an upgrade when the new crap becomes available? Will DEQX release the bench testing figures? Would they be willing to put one up to be independently tested? I doubt it.
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What is even more interesting about this is DEQX have canned their old line of junk before they have the new one sorted. I have sent emails asking when the new one will be due but I get no response. Nothing to sell here, move along. I guess they are finding out its really hard to design a product with class leading specs, not enough talent in house to do it. Kyron have nothing to release, unless they have stock of the old shit. But.....why would you buy the Gay-ear with old outdated electronics? Are they promising an upgrade when the new crap becomes available? Will DEQX release the bench testing figures? Would they be willing to put one up to be independently tested? I doubt it.

And this is probably why ! They have been exposed selling an inferior product and are now playing catch-up games !!

https://analog-precision.com/forum/performance-and-measurements/ultimate-preamp-vs-deqx/
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Re: Why you should avoid Stereonet if you are an aussie hifi manufacturer !
« Reply #3 on: October 04, 2022, 10:15:26 AM »
These posts say it all.





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Re: Why you should avoid Stereonet if you are an aussie hifi manufacturer !
« Reply #4 on: October 04, 2022, 02:31:25 PM »
We know what the complete story is though. Read my post about anti-competitive behavior. One gets played off against another. He's like the NATO of audio forums.
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