For the article of Select the audio by design, I'm looking for a picture of Goldmund. So I found interesting picture.
On the BBS goldmund ripoff - pink fish media, One photo has been pointed out that the internal parts of the two DVD players are the same. Goldmund's player is 6000 pounds (= $9,500) , and Pioneer DV-600 is $100.
GOLDMUND Eidos 20 (?) 6000 pounds = $9,500
Pioneer DV-600 $100 !!
GOLDMUND's Web Page - Newsletter (in 2008 or before) had described that GOLDMUND Eidos 20A uses the parts of Pioneer (Today, the page was vanished).
It is well known that some makers use the drives of the CD/DVD made by Philips or Pioneer. However, I saw the first case which the substrate is used by no changes. Moreover, it is a thing of the cheapest products as DVD players.
So far, this is fact. Let's inflate the fancy from here. Why did Goldmund's employees divert the cheapest parts of Pioneer?
GOLDMUND Eidos 20A is showed by Stereo Sound No.166 (in Japan). The magazine has published photos of the inside with courage. However, its size is very small. Moreover, the left board is hiding.
I quote the text about Eidos on this magazine:
- This product has been added the tuning of the flow by Goldmund with the heart of the player removed from the Japanese product
- A plump shining tone was emerged to the quiet sound field.
- I thought Goldmund's sound making is good.