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Can You Tell Me About This iPhone/iPod Speaker System?

Postby Strong Eagle » Sun, 03 Oct 2010 9:59 am

It is a great little system. Wonderful sound. Bought it in Singapore. But I can't find any information about it on the web.

You mission, should you choose to accept it, is to tell me where I can find more info about this box.

TIA.

http://www.herberts.org/sansui/Sansui.htm

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Postby x9200 » Sun, 03 Oct 2010 2:11 pm

A fake (brand name)?

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Postby Strong Eagle » Sun, 03 Oct 2010 3:35 pm

x9200 wrote:A fake (brand name)?


Maybe... it doesn't have a country of origin on it anywhere. If that's the case, this is a very fine fake.

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Postby ksl » Sun, 03 Oct 2010 10:13 pm

Strong Eagle wrote:
x9200 wrote:A fake (brand name)?


Maybe... it doesn't have a country of origin on it anywhere. If that's the case, this is a very fine fake.
Which shop was it purchased in, was it from SIM LIM?

There is a trademark registration for Chopin by several Companies though only one dealing with audio and that is American, with production in China.

They do audio components, home theatre and such, a very big Company and more likely to be the producers of that fine design you have. at a guess I would think in the 250$ to 300$ range.

http://www.leviton.com/OA_HTML/ibeCCtpS ... site=10026

Registration Date November 25, 2008
Owner (REGISTRANT) LEVITON MANUFACTURING CO., INC. CORPORATION DELAWARE 59-25 Little Neck Parkway Little Neck NEW YORK 11362
Attorney of Record MARY A. MOY
Type of Mark TRADEMARK
Register PRINCIPAL
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Postby nakatago » Sun, 03 Oct 2010 10:16 pm

If it's a fake, I'd normally make a joke about it being made in China. But hell; everything's made in China :?

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Postby ksl » Sun, 03 Oct 2010 10:50 pm

nakatago wrote:If it's a fake, I'd normally make a joke about it being made in China. But hell; everything's made in China :?
The other thing is that the Chinese are only interested in Famous brands for copying, this is not yet a brand of any consequence, but if SE says its good, i believe him. So its only a matter of time branding to make it a hit.

But a fake i doubt it at the moment. When there is stronger demand maybe. Though one can see the design is very good, simple and attractive with a good all round finish.

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Postby Strong Eagle » Mon, 04 Oct 2010 7:50 am

ksl wrote:Which shop was it purchased in, was it from SIM LIM?


Two shops in Funan carry it. Both of the shops carry a fairly extensive line of speakers for the iPhone/iPod.

Thanks for the information, ksl.

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Postby x9200 » Mon, 04 Oct 2010 9:52 am

Sansui is a pretty much niche, high-end manufacturer and I do not think it is well known to more broad public. If this is correct then cheap fakes would make not too much sense as the brand is not well recognizable for a mass production of this sort. The customers of the Sansui genuine products likely are more than aware of good quality so some elements (or all of them) would need to be in place. This lack of Internet presence is really weird. It could be because of a very limited Nos or a very new product or both. I suspect somebody, probably in Singapore made a dozen of the stations hoping to sell it as genuine Sansui. If this is not a fake why Sansui does not know about it?

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Postby ksl » Mon, 04 Oct 2010 12:59 pm

x9200 wrote:Sansui is a pretty much niche, high-end manufacturer and I do not think it is well known to more broad public. If this is correct then cheap fakes would make not too much sense as the brand is not well recognizable for a mass production of this sort. The customers of the Sansui genuine products likely are more than aware of good quality so some elements (or all of them) would need to be in place. This lack of Internet presence is really weird. It could be because of a very limited Nos or a very new product or both. I suspect somebody, probably in Singapore made a dozen of the stations hoping to sell it as genuine Sansui. If this is not a fake why Sansui does not know about it?


I still have my sansui I purchased in 1985/6 in Denmark It never really failed me, apart from a service now and again for crackling sound on the volume slider, I had the Bose 301's with it, though they are a bit heavy on base, after listening to Mission speakers. Though they served my heavy partying years, when i was younger, and my ears are not tuned into the finer stuff anyway having lost the mid range sounds, Not that i really knew about it, until I was told my phone was ringing.

Though what is Sansui to do with the Chopin, I thought Sansui was Japenese!

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Postby x9200 » Mon, 04 Oct 2010 2:02 pm

I guess Chopin is just a human digestible name for the appliance similar like VERA for some Panasonic line.

There is a link in the first post of SE with some more info on this http://www.herberts.org/sansui/Sansui.htm

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Postby durain » Mon, 04 Oct 2010 10:14 pm

i had a sansui hifi too years ago! but havent seen a sansui device for ages!!!

www.sansui-jpn.co.jp

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 04 Oct 2010 10:47 pm

I bought a Sansui system when I first came to Singapore (about a year in after I got married). Had, at the time, a top of the line, linear turntable which was the reason for the purchase. Course that was a quarter of a century ago! :?

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Postby ksl » Mon, 04 Oct 2010 11:00 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:I bought a Sansui system when I first came to Singapore (about a year in after I got married). Had, at the time, a top of the line, linear turntable which was the reason for the purchase. Course that was a quarter of a century ago! :?
I still have my turntable but can only find crap copy needles that don't work, they just slide across the damn turntable.

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Postby ksl » Mon, 04 Oct 2010 11:07 pm

x9200 wrote:I guess Chopin is just a human digestible name for the appliance similar like VERA for some Panasonic line.

There is a link in the first post of SE with some more info on this http://www.herberts.org/sansui/Sansui.htm


Now it makes sense, it may well be a fake from China, best to send a photograph off to the Americans that have registered the Chopin trade mark, and see what they have to say. I mean it would sell pretty well if Sansui is part of the brand.

I sent photos to a manufacturer in Denmark Scandyna, that confirmed the item I had purchased was a Chinese made system as they do not do that model at all. SIM LIM is riddled with Chinese made goods with Brand names, but not copies, that I now know and they don't appear to hide the fact if you ask them. They will say its made in China. If only I was aware before I purchased, I could have got the price down much more we live and learn.

I mean it could also be the real thing too, as these very large companies, outsource much of their work, without even informing what there projects are. for example all the components could come from Sansui and the design and acoustics's could be owned by the Trade Mark owner. So its very possible that it is the genuine product.

Though it will take a few emails to get to the bottom of it.

You know you can also buy genuine rolex parts relatively cheap in Singapore too, yet assemble a watch with genuine parts and it will still not be a regestered Rolex.


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