Understanding separates prices

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  1. Eduardo Martinez

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    There is something that I can not understand. Why a preamp cost, for example, $1,000 while a receiver consists of a tuner, amplifer and preamp for the same amount of money? Less internal parts for more money. Is there a logic explanation? Remember that I am talking about pieces of equipment of the same price.

    Thanks,
    Eduardo
     
  2. george king

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    Much of has to do with economies of scale. People buy lots and lots of receivers, so the cost per unit is lower. On the other hand, not as many people buy separates, so the cost is higher.

    Hope this helps.
     
  3. Luis C

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    The second key part is build quality... the majority (not all) of seperate pre/pro units are built to a higher reference standard thus the added cost.
     
  4. Larry B

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    Eduardo:

    There's nothing more to add, as George and Luis have collectively provided an accurate explanation for this phenomenon.

    Larry
     
  5. george king

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    Larry,
    Resistance is futile - Luis and I are the Borg[​IMG]
     
  6. Eduardo Martinez

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    Thank you guys. I know now why there are so many people using their receivers as a pre/pro.

    Eduardo
     
  7. Yogi

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    Larry, you just added something by saying there is nothing more to add and that something was nothing. Did that make sense?[​IMG]
    BTW what about design. No negative feedback, balanced designs from input to output, adaptive biasing etc. I would think they would also be major contributors to the cost of separates.
     
  8. Luis C

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    Yogi,

    Resistance is futile... hold him 2 of 7! Oops, I mean George! :b
     
  9. george king

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    Luis,
    LOL[​IMG]
     
  10. Larry B

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    Yogi:
    Too bad neither of you look (I presume) like Geri Ryan. [​IMG]
    Larry
    Edit: I still lose since my statement is new. Damn!
     
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  12. Luis C

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    Pre or post Voyager crewman? **hehehe** [​IMG]
     

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