What set me off was them using casework for another manufacturers products rather than a generic case or project box. Then I suspected pirated parts based on sound before but it was unconfirmed. Now it’s known they use knockoff caps. So do other manufacturers like Focusrite and RME and MOTU (in old stuff, power supplies, and M2/M4) but they use them “in spec” without substitutions so while they may be fragile or the box DOA, you don’t get a run of RME units that sound warm or a run of Focusrites that don’t sound like Orange Chicken. Focusrite just break like all time and the RME power supplies have a limited lifespan due to heat.