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In Reply to: RE: Love CJ sound, hate lack of remote posted by dandaroy on May 18, 2017 at 21:46:42
Getting up outta your chair even sporadically... will NOT hurt you. Quite the contrary.
Manual crank windows, no power steering, and no power brakes will NOT hurt you either.
But when was the last time you bought a car with these "features"? Or better yet, what automaker in this century still builds cars like this? ;-)
It puzzles me that a preamp or integrated amp built in this century lacks a remote control!
remote controls are noisy radio sources inside the preamp. They lower the quality of the preamp invariably. Open one up. where is all the fancy shielding to prevent interference? Any DIY person who'has tried various volume controls will mention how rotten most volume control devices sound. The remote control is the worst. Why pay for CJ with a remote? Why not get cheap SS and pay 1/4 for some lower quality sound due to the remote. Others, I suppose with begin the "perfect sound forever argument" regarding remotes rather than digital. Lower priced integrated amps cannot afford to put in very high quality remote volume controls or shield them, therefore cheap and crappy or none. CJ obviously chose better sound over crappy but convenient.
Modern remotes for several decades have used Infra-red light, not RF.
If remotes were so evil CJ wouldn't offer them at all would they? But they do in their higher-end product line while choosing to skimp on the entry models.
Abe, I agree their expensive models do have remote but the way it is employed makes it cost prohibitive for the Classic and CAV 45. The CT and ET use a series of relay switched vishay resistors which are microprocessor controlled. It much more elaborate than a motorized pot
Hey, I hike on average about 20 miles a week with 20 pounds of water and supplies and I don't want to get up and futz with the volume either.
That's why I bought a Parasound Halo Integrated for system 2 and a Rogue RP-5 tube preamp for system 1. I sold my Audible Illusions Modulus 3B preamp for the Rogue just because of the remote control. At 63 1/2 and arthritis in both knees, it makes sense for me.
"Big man, pig man, ha ha charade you are.
You well heeled big wheel, ha ha charade you are."
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