"That's how they get ya"
by, 01-19-2012 at 11:00 PM (1539 Views)
This isn't just an idiotic rant about my loathing of large food product companies.... maybe you'll get something out of this but probably not. I am ready to fall asleep but wanted to make this point in the odd way that I did. I will be thrilled if even one of you understands what I am saying.
My wife grabs cranberry juice at the store sometimes..in the juice aisle next to all the OTHER 100% JUICE PRODUCTS.
Okay keep listening.
So I just got up and got a glass of that cranberry juice. I read the back only to see that its 27% FRUIT JUICE. I'm saying to myself... "*Sigh* They got her." I'm pretty much drinking poison at this point but I don't care, I'm thirsty and it cost money therefore I don't want to waste it... just like when I bought that Behringer Eurorack 7 years ago... instantly thinning my mix and soon after blew 5 preamps. Did I need 16 channels at the time? NOPE. Could have bought a small mackie for the same price and it would have still met my needs. The Behringer looked alot like the Mackie i have now only silver.. so it must sound the same right?
So anyways... THE JUICE: front says "Cocktail" and 100% with tiny letters "Vitamin C"... so isn't most other juices... and everything is at least 24\96... or 100% oxygen free copper, 100:1 noise to signal ratio
Do you think anyone is going to tell me that cocktail just means heavily diluted fruit juice with sugar added? No, they aren't. They want you to buy that garbage because it's a bigger profit for them since last time i checked... water and sugar is cheaper than FRUIT.
The moral of the story
Even though that was name brand juice, they still have crap products next to their good ones. Just like how juice is hyped with fancy numbers and catch phrases.. so is a lot of audio gear. Read the specs and make sure you ween out as many uncertainties as you can before you cough up the dough for it. The need for it should do the selling, not the ad.