sq225917 wrote:I don't imagine the market for $2000 plus import tax turntable PSUS is all that big. Any thoughts about offering it as a kit? no point shipping big ass boxes around the world....
I never intended for this thing to be a large scale operation. I was forced to shut down my business a few years ago due to a stroke. Since then I've slowly recovered my mobility and needed something to do. The TCI started off as a complete turntable build from scratch. I ran one of Australias top hifi shops for many decades and thought I knew "a thing or two" about turntables. I learnt more in the two years of that project about turntables than I learned in the previous three decades. What is obstensively a really simple device soon becomes a delightfully challenging 4D puzzle, then you reach the "why am I doing this to myself?" moment. The moment of realisation that you have choked two years and thirty grand and you still can't play a record without finding faults. Fools errand, my time would been better spent lying in a warm bubble path tearing up hundred dollar bills.
The TCI technology, I firmly believe has the potential to be a ground breaker. I have developed the electronics in a very modular format both in terms of hardware and code structure, my main interest is in the OEM market and I'm currently talking to some manufacturers around the globe.
While you're probably right about the size of the market, but I figure there's more than enough mediocre product out there without me adding to it further.