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    Default Just had a great talk with David Solomon

    So I called Peachtree earlier this evening to talk through a couple questions I had, and I end up talking with David Solomon, one of the owners. First, I love that when I call or email companies like Peachtree or Schiit I typically get one of the owners on the line. I've had similar experiences with jason at Schiit and Michael at CEntrance, and I'm not going to rule out the possibility that my encounters with those guys have rose-colored my evaluation of their products, not consciously of course but maybe subconsciously?

    My simple questions about a USB > spdif converter they sell ended up turning into a 45 conversation about gear and audio in general, he even ended up giving me a couple tips on my Magnepans! I love talking to guys that have been in this hobby for decades that are still enthusiastic about audio. He wasn't making a sale or anything, you can tell he's just genuinely enthusiastic and helpful, would probably still have me on the phone talking my ear off if I let him.

    The funny thing is, he actually talked me OUT of buying their USB converter given my application.

    Psssst, anyone looking at their DAC-IT or a similar DAC may want to hold off a couple weeks
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    The guys at BAT are the same way, call up to ask a question and your on the phone for half an hour, love it'
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    Same with Pass Labs or you can talk with Nelson over at DIY audio too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AsSiMiLaTeD View Post
    So I called Peachtree earlier this evening to talk through a couple questions I had, and I end up talking with David Solomon, one of the owners. First, I love that when I call or email companies like Peachtree or Schiit I typically get one of the owners on the line. I've had similar experiences with jason at Schiit and Michael at CEntrance, and I'm not going to rule out the possibility that my encounters with those guys have rose-colored my evaluation of their products, not consciously of course but maybe subconsciously?

    My simple questions about a USB > spdif converter they sell ended up turning into a 45 conversation about gear and audio in general, he even ended up giving me a couple tips on my Magnepans! I love talking to guys that have been in this hobby for decades that are still enthusiastic about audio. He wasn't making a sale or anything, you can tell he's just genuinely enthusiastic and helpful, would probably still have me on the phone talking my ear off if I let him.

    The funny thing is, he actually talked me OUT of buying their USB converter given my application.

    Psssst, anyone looking at their DAC-IT or a similar DAC may want to hold off a couple weeks
    Yup, its nice to have companies like that where you can talk to one of the owners. Pre Monster purchasing them I had a bunch of emails back and forth with one of the higher ups of SVS.

    I put Helipilotdoug up there as well. I have called him asking for some one off items not on his store and he's been pretty nice about answering my questions, admitting if he doesnt know off the top of his head, and just overall is a great guy.


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    Psssst, anyone looking at their DAC-IT or a similar DAC may want to hold off a couple weeks
    Interesting.... I will wait to see what is coming down the pike for sure...
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    +1 on Helipilotdoug, great customer service and one of the nicest guys you'll ever meet.
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