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Old 04-20-2017, 05:44 PM
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ignorance is bliss. Just because one doesnt understand dont mean it dont make sense. Maybe its beyond ones scope of depth and intelligence. I cant help that.
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How many can do this test and hear a difference?


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Old 04-20-2017, 08:49 PM
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why are some all bent outta shape about the few decks i feel should sell for less than what they are getting. Arent we allowed to voice our opinion and discuss it without getting offended.
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For such issues Forum need a separate section.
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Old 04-21-2017, 03:37 AM
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If the Dragon was named the ZX-10, no one would call anything a "ZX-10 Slayer or Killer". It is used because it is a well worn novel/movie phrase that "cleverly" fits a marketing situation where Nak used "Dragon" to evoke an image for any piece of equipment that was innovative. There is a Dragon turntable and Dragon CD player. Only, their more commonly known and most successful cassette deck has the exposure for the phrase to make sense in context. It means nothing.
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Old 04-30-2017, 06:21 AM
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How many can do this test and hear a difference?


http://www.npr.org/sections/therecor...-audio-quality
These are the silliest comparisons possible. Played back on a computer, there is almost no difference. Ever.

Played back through a competent DAC, (not necessarily pricey) like say my DacMagic 100, you will hear a difference. And burned to disc using some form of "bit perfect" software, then played back on a supporting disk player through same DAC where you are removing the source from the noise of computer hardware, you REALLY hear a difference.
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I think the "Dragon Killer" reference started as a way for sales people and the buyers of said machines to express that they have a similar quality product without spending as much as the true 'king of the hill'. Let's face it, everybody has a different taste in components and there are some nice cassette decks that don't have the same cred as a Dragon. So this is a way to differentiate those nicer decks that might fly under the radar.
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Just keep in mind this basic Marketing rule used in what it's called "Comparative Marketing": almost every time, the comparative marketing is used by the follower. The leader never use it. It doesn't have to. When you compare a product to another product is because you are basically admitting the superiority of the one you are comparing yours against. Remember, Marketing is just about people's perception. The Dragon has been adopted as a kind of standard by many,so it makes sense to use it as a rule to measure any deck that is not a Dragon against it. It's not the machine itself which acquired that status. The people made it.

WHO CARES? As Silky Sam says, I don't have a Dragon because what people says or believe. I could care less. I have it because I like it. As simple as that.
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