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Re: [TowerTalk] Fwd: Re: Most Connectors sold to Hams are JUNK

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Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Fwd: Re: Most Connectors sold to Hams are JUNK
From: Alan NV8A <>
Date: Tue, 20 May 2008 09:52:24 -0400
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On 05/20/08 01:06 am Jim Brown wrote:

> Are you aware of the market in counterfeit parts? I'm a member of the 
> Standards Committee of the Audio Engineering Society. Engineers from 
> many well known manufacturers of equipment, wire, cable, and connectors 
> serve with me on that committee and its Working Groups (among them are 
> Belden, Switchcraft, Neutrik, Shure, Neumann, AKG, Schoeps, and JBL). In 
> off the record discussions, many of them have cited significant problems 
> with counterfeit versions of their products -- products that are 
> intentional copies, look absolutely identical right down to the mfr's 
> trademark, but are of inferior quality. 

A little over 20 years ago, somebody told me that Sony in the UK had 
found that some of the cassettes in its own warehouse were counterfeit. 
I don't know how that could have happened, unless someone "returned" 
counterfeits in place of the genuine ones they had bought originally.


Alan NV8A

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