Rockport Technologies announces new owner

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Wow...great news! New fuel to an amazing flame. Long may it burn!
 

spiritofmusic

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More likelihood of that new uber Sirius tt? Time for DD to again predominate?
 

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More likelihood of that new uber Sirius tt? Time for DD to again predominate?
That was my first thought when I read the announcement as well. Bring on Sirius 2! :cool:
 

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And the lottery win needed to buy it.
 

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That really is news as Andy has been the brains and guts of Rockport since its inception
 
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That really is news as Andy has been the brains and guts of Rockport since its inception
The change of ownership should allow Andy to concentrate more on product development and technical work.
 

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Would love to see the Lyra-generation equivalent of the Arrakis!!!
 
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That makes some sense, but you don’t have to sell your company to hire a business person to relieve a creative designer/builder person of the operations and administrative burdens of the business side of the business.
 

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Steve Williams

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That makes some sense, but you don’t have to sell your company to hire a business person to relieve a creative designer/builder person of the operations and administrative burdens of the business side of the business.

I agree

which makes me wonder about Andy's health
 

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That makes some sense, but you don’t have to sell your company to hire a business person to relieve a creative designer/builder person of the operations and administrative burdens of the business side of the business.
I was just making the point that having done so for business or other reasons, the obvious side benefit of that decision is it frees up the Chief Designer to do core work (ie: product development & technical work). I think we can agree on that.
 

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spiritofmusic

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Well, maybe they're looking at the $400k price tag for the AF0 and thinking there's a market for a $500k tt. Surely that would secure the existence of a bleeding edge DD beast.
 

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spiritofmusic

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Steve, if massive pricetags do anything, they show the next exponential ticket is possible.

So a $25-30k SAT or Thales Statement shows a new $50k SAT can be comprehended.

A $120k MSB Select 3 box dac shows a likely $150k plus Wadax Reference dac is possible.

And a $400k AF0 shows a $500k Sirius V could be possible. Or not.
 
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More likelihood of that new uber Sirius tt? Time for DD to again predominate?
This could never happen, as Tim sheridhan is sadly not alive, the price of a system 111 today let alone V would certainly be crazy today and in my opinion one of the greatest audio engineering marvels to exist.
 

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