My walls are "not barking" at me yet as Davehrab noted about his back wall, but the shouting has not stopped
Consuming large amounts of Gin and Corn Chips at mid day lead to colorful metaphors ...
Shouting is the correct word and symptom ... also substitute Congests for Congeals in the first post ... they are not the same thing and congests momentarily is what it does
Why don't high-end audio stores encourage an acoustic evaluation of a buyer's room; .... and create additional revenue
For years the industry has made money in spite of itself ... it didn't have to offer anything additional to be profitable and stay in business
A up sell (Room Acoustic) purchase after the initial sale may void the whole deal because there is a chance you will balloon the customers budget and lose the entire sale
Most sales seem to be predicated on price and position in Stereophile/Absolute "Recommended Components" list ... gives you very little to sell with
Try pitching the features and the benefits and educate and informing your buyer
Note to Sellers ... sometimes "I don't No" mean "I don't Know" .. and needs some aditional educations to change the "No" to "Know"
I think there is 3 things every buyer wants and deserves ...
Price .. Service .. and Availability = Real Value
Second, it would be interesting to find out how many manufacturer's rely on a "one chip" output configuration Davehrab suggested of the Rega Apoll
If you knew you would faint ... it's the weapon of choice in over 90% of the sub $2500 and down machines
Don't task me ... just contact the mfg of your player and ask them if they use a chip or discrete op am in the analogue out section of their player
Now of course they are going to deny any such problem exits with this Chip Op Amp ... but here's where you have to trust your Ears (What you Hear) vs your Eye's (What you read)
How many of us, just guess at acoustics, or assume that the overstuffed furniture in the living room will cure all the negatives
"Knowledge without understanding is a direct path to failure"
How many do you think put the effort into the self education like Duke did ... we all started with the same amount of knowledge ... NONE
I am not sure I understand how Davehrab would solve the electronic problem of overloaded or overworked op-amps.
I can give you 4 suggestions ... Good Better and Best and Replace ... but lets see if anyone else can offer a solution before I commit
How much could it possibly cost a manufacturer to eliminate this problem. I am sure buyers would pay a reasonable increase in retail to attain good sound.
It's not as easy as just fixing ... My Ayre D1EX was $8600 ... that fixed it
I don't think it's as much a price thing with Mfgers as the universal (ality) of the chip .. multiple application on one chip for ease of implementation, and convenience for building and mfgering are probably more the reason at this price point component