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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000551.txt from 2000/07

From: "Bill Hausmann" <bhausmann1@-----.com>
Subj: Re: [kl] Messing with a good thing (metronomes)
Date: Mon, 17 Jul 2000 08:19:44 -0400

Yes, the DM-20 has changed slightly. The increase in size is mostly in
thickness, and the display is now white on black instead of black on white.
It is otherwise mostly the same.

Bill Hausmann bhausmann1@-----.com
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If you have to mic a saxophone, the rest of the band is too loud.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Neil Leupold" <leupold_1@-----.com>
Subject: [kl] Messing with a good thing (metronomes)

> --- Bill Hausmann <bhausmann1@-----.com> wrote:
>
> > It is maybe 3/4 inch taller and 1/2 inch wider and about twice as thick
as
> > my older DM-20 (same size as DM-10), which is still very small! It is
also
> > louder.
>
> I hate it when companies do this. Among an entire product line, they have
this
> one item that just kicks a** because it happens to have just the right
balance
> of needed features and is reliable. That's the Seiko DM-20. And now you
guys
> are saying that Seiko is discontinuing the model and replacing it with
something
> clunkier and less sleek? I realize that I'm picking knits here (we're all
clar-
> inetists, so I should be in good company), and the replacement model isn't
a
> foot-wide box or anything, but it's the principle of the thing. Nike did
the
> same thing with the Daybreak running shoe fifteen years ago, and had I
known
> that they were going to discontinue the design, I would have bought every
pair
> of size 10.5's in the entire state of California at the time. I recognize
the
> marketing and competitive rationale for the decision, but it's still very
annoy-
> ing when people mess with a good thing.
>
> Neil
>
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