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by savvypaul
Tue Aug 04, 2020 6:49 pm
Forum: NVA Discussions
Topic: New names and numbers for NVA Power Amplifiers - discussion thread
Replies: 107
Views: 1798
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Re: New names and numbers for NVA Power Amplifiers - discussion thread

If this is meant as an oblique reference to NVA then you miss the point. NVA and it's users enter into a pact of mutual intelligence. NVA customers have never had better service. Speak to anyone here who has dealt with myself and Tomasz. I certainly didn't intend any comment upon NVA. It isn't ofte...
by savvypaul
Tue Aug 04, 2020 5:59 pm
Forum: NVA Discussions
Topic: New names and numbers for NVA Power Amplifiers - discussion thread
Replies: 107
Views: 1798
Great Britain

Re: New names and numbers for NVA Power Amplifiers - discussion thread

I like this. In general parlance, I'd always assumed "the customer is always right" is just a phrase to capture a customer service mindset / way of working. And, that as a phrase it's meant almost sarcastically: "Obviously a lot of the time customer will, in fact, be not only wrong, but rude. Their...
by savvypaul
Tue Aug 04, 2020 3:42 pm
Forum: NVA Discussions
Topic: New names and numbers for NVA Power Amplifiers - discussion thread
Replies: 107
Views: 1798
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Re: New names and numbers for NVA Power Amplifiers - discussion thread

Hah! But not true. A chance to have a nice long session - the first in ages - with my *checks notes* Artisan M600s prompted me to drop by. It's nice to be reminded of just how good they are :grin: Also, my absence is only due to the fact that lockdown and post-lockdown as the main carer of two infa...
by savvypaul
Tue Aug 04, 2020 3:11 pm
Forum: NVA Discussions
Topic: New names and numbers for NVA Power Amplifiers - discussion thread
Replies: 107
Views: 1798
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Re: New names and numbers for NVA Power Amplifiers - discussion thread

I'd feel a bit queasy using name so closely associated with a brutal totalitarian regime, even if its use is only tongue-in-cheek. It's also kinda clunky. I'm sure there's a better name out there that can convey the relevant ideas. A starting suggestion: The Workhorse. Here are two definitions from...
by savvypaul
Tue Aug 04, 2020 1:28 pm
Forum: NVA Discussions
Topic: New names and numbers for NVA Power Amplifiers - discussion thread
Replies: 107
Views: 1798
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Re: New names and numbers for NVA Power Amplifiers - discussion thread

slinger wrote:
Tue Aug 04, 2020 1:05 pm
When I worked behind the bar at my local the guv'ner always insisted that not only was the customer definitely not always right, but quite often the customer was a drunken arsehole, however, he (or she) was always, it should be remembered, the customer.
Until they get barred...
by savvypaul
Tue Aug 04, 2020 11:34 am
Forum: NVA Discussions
Topic: New names and numbers for NVA Power Amplifiers - discussion thread
Replies: 107
Views: 1798
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Re: New names and numbers for NVA Power Amplifiers - discussion thread

Ever heard of 'the customers always right' Ever heard of Steve Jobs??? “I’ve always been attracted to the more revolutionary changes. I don’t know why. Because they’re harder. They’re much more stressful emotionally. And you usually go through a period where everybody tells you that you’ve complete...
by savvypaul
Tue Aug 04, 2020 11:25 am
Forum: NVA Discussions
Topic: New names and numbers for NVA Power Amplifiers - discussion thread
Replies: 107
Views: 1798
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Re: New names and numbers for NVA Power Amplifiers - discussion thread

I may be atypical. But so far evidence suggests that in general the new names are, at the very least, a talking point. So, job done maybe...? I must be a guerrilla marketing guru, by now, surely...? ;) ;-) Absolutely! :-) I can imagine the review in the February 2021 edition of What Hifi... 'The cr...
by savvypaul
Tue Aug 04, 2020 10:52 am
Forum: NVA Discussions
Topic: New names and numbers for NVA Power Amplifiers - discussion thread
Replies: 107
Views: 1798
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Re: New names and numbers for NVA Power Amplifiers - discussion thread

You've now got high grade parts like Toroidy transformers and heavy duty Vishay caps that are unheard of in other makers equipment at this price point (even SQ commented on it), you've got bespoke heavy duty boxes and packaging for your items, you've got repair facility for older amps, you've got ne...
by savvypaul
Tue Aug 04, 2020 10:48 am
Forum: NVA Discussions
Topic: New names and numbers for NVA Power Amplifiers - discussion thread
Replies: 107
Views: 1798
Great Britain

Re: New names and numbers for NVA Power Amplifiers - discussion thread

If you want to be a customer who is always right...go to a dealer and pay the extra 40%.
by savvypaul
Tue Aug 04, 2020 10:44 am
Forum: NVA Reviews
Topic: NVA Reviews (THIS THREAD IS ONLY FOR STASHING REVIEWS)
Replies: 294
Views: 120853
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Re: NVA Reviews (THIS THREAD IS ONLY FOR STASHING REVIEWS)

MODEL WORKER POWER AMP By Classicrock It's your high and mighty know it all attitude that bothers me more. Ever heard of 'the customers always right' If you have no intention of changing the name and reject all suggestions why start this discussion in the first place? The amp is a bloody good produc...