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Old 10-11-2017, 08:39 AM
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Guess that's why they like Esoteric transports so much and were founded the same year as Esoteric
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I thought Esoteric was founded the same year as dCS.

Seriously though, you're absolutely correct; if it's not broke, don't fix it.

There are some smart cookies in both houses.

Best Sir,

Bob
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Touché Mark

I thought Esoteric was founded the same year as dCS.

Seriously though, you're absolutely correct; if it's not broke, don't fix it.

There are some smart cookies in both houses.

Best Sir,

Bob
Bob,...thanks for being a good sport and knowing a friendly fun post when it's written 😎!

Both have stood the test of time and like Accuphase, EMM and others for digital, just keep getting better! The road is littered with other good names that did not make it (California Audio Labs was a good crew and comes to mind among others...) and there are those that have not innovated enough to achieve their full potential.

DCS and Esoteric continue to redefine boundaries, and,..the extent to which they can attach to our brain and our wallets!
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lol! i knew i was stepping into hot water with the dCS blurb! I should have phrased it differently in that we all have different taste!



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For the last 30 years, dCS leads -- others follow.

Best Sir,

Bob

P.S. dCS's 30th Anniversary of the company is this month, I believe (1987).
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