The Elf wrote:Anything short of that means that you're taking the 'easier' route for yourself, and you obviously don't give a stuff what I think or need - so you don't deserve my money. Simple! :tongue:
That seems an entirely reasonable and rational argument, and one I wholly support.
Here's a company that was prepared to admit they got it wrong by using an external PSU, and express their regret to their customers.
Erm... I think that's an interesting spin you've put on it!
In fact, Rane worked very hard to persuade the entire industry -- through the AES standards body -- to adopt a universal external power supply system
, and made some very good arguments for the concept. It failed to gain international standards status simply because it was just too complicated to get widespread agreement on the most appropriate format to adopt.
The regret expressed in that specific document was not
that they used an external supply for some of their products at all, but rather that a specific external supply they bought in from a third-party was no longer available because it couldn't comply with current international regulations...
However, the fact that they subsequently decided not to build mains supplies directly into their entire range of current products (presumably still using bought-in modules) is a happy outcome... but I'm not convinced it was directly as a result of the RS1 going obsolete....