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Old 08-16-2017, 09:35 AM
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In my humble opinion, the DG/DF units could benefit from a complete redesign regarding functions.

But, for example in 2014-2015, the combined sales ratio of those units was only 4.9% of the total Accuphase sales, so I think Accuphase is not so inclined to spend too much r&d money on them.

On the other end, a revised product (for example with a very good digital volume, more inputs, ets) would likely boost sales of for example DG units, but what about the consequent reduced preamplifiers sales?
In 2014-2015 the preamplifiers sales ratio was 20.9%... so I don't think Accuphase would risk loosing that by improving DG functionality...
That's because DF-65 is only for people with active systems, 99% of audiophile speakers are passive, of course is a small % of sales.
They could "do it right" for us the 1%, because most audiophiles want passive speakers and don't care about active benefits and difficult setups.
It wouldn't hurt analog preamp sales because of that.
DG-58 is another story because is only EQ, but they could sell it to people with passive systems, along with their analog preamplifiers, and keep a "done right" all in one DF-65 for active systems, so it won't cannibalize sales.
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Old 08-16-2017, 12:32 PM
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The DF65 ISN'T only for people with active speakers.

The crossover is also used for people who multi-amplify their speakers.

The DF65 or DF55 is tremendous overkill for bi-ampiing because half the machine literally goes unused, but for tri or quad-ampling it's a great component. PLUS, if you are so inclined, you can run the digital outputs of the DG58 into the digital inputs of the DF55/DF65 and take the analog outputs of the DF55/DF65 crossover to the power amps.

I'm thinking about doing that.
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Old 08-17-2017, 04:05 AM
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George Flush,

when I said "hurt analog preamp sales", I mainly referred to an hypothetical DG unit with volume control (and a bit more digital inputs).

With an über-DG like that available, I surely would not have bought an analog preamp just to set the volume and use it with one source like I do...
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