Interesting, so you don't think a company who's been in business since the mid 90's and doing business with dedicated suppliers almost as long ~ with a perfected business model, no distributors, no advertising, etc., couldn't build a high end SET amp for under 1K? The chassis is the only weakness that I see from Decware, but the parts/skilled labor and customer service involved are all high-end/top notch.
I guess a company probably couldn't build a high quality set of speakers for 1k either huh? Oh wait ... maybe somebody could
I never said anything bad about Decware, I think they represent a great value for the money. My point was it is possible, imo, to build a better amp by spending more money. If happyrabbit's current amp is better than the Decware maybe it would be worth the money to buy new tubes for it?
You read WAY more into what I said than I actually meant.
I mean, people spend WAY more than $1k just on volume controls with stuff like the Bent TapX, LDR-type attenuators, and even many hundreds on stepped attenuators. You can spend several hundred on low-ESR film caps for the power supply... you know, I could go on and on, and maybe write a short book on the subject...