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Hey the White van guys tried to sell speakers to me. Ha, ha, ha


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#1 of 102 OFFLINE   Danny Richie

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Posted July 23 2003 - 09:48 AM

It was great. It made my day.

They caught me in the parking lot of Home Depot, in Wichita Falls, Texas.

The White van pulled up with three guys in it. The driver said to me, "Hey dude, you wanna buy some bad ass speakers?"

In almost disbelief and with a big grin on my face I looked at the van, looked back at him and said, "Alright, the White van speakers guys!"

"Sure I'd love to see what you got."

I could barely contain myself, ha, ha, ha.

"What do you have there?" I asked. "Digital Designs, Dodd Digital, Dahlton's...?"

He said he was with Dahlton, and those other companies sold crap. Their stuff was good.

Starting to laugh now I then introduced myself, and told him who I was and that I was a loudspeaker designer and manufacturer... and owned GR Research.

"Oh really," he says, with a look of surprise...

I then told him he was more than welcome to bring some of those speakers by to GR Research and I would be more than glad to shoot some responses on them, take an impedance response, etc, and he could see for himself how good his speakers were.

He said he would actually be interested to see for himself how they measured.

I gave him my web address and phone number but did not hear from him, bummer!

He gave me his card too.

His name was Shawn Haugh. He is with T & M Enterprises Inc.

I have an Irving, Texas address and phone number if anyone is interested. He, he...

Here's their web site: http://www.dahltonloudspeakers.com

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#2 of 102 OFFLINE   Chris Tsutsui

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Posted July 23 2003 - 11:08 AM

Hey, that's pretty funny. It's probably a good way to get rid of them too. Too bad you didn't humiliate them because I really don't care for people that run scams.

#3 of 102 OFFLINE   Yousaf

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Posted July 23 2003 - 11:10 AM

Well at least they look kinda nice... Posted Image

#4 of 102 OFFLINE   Arthur Vino

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Posted July 23 2003 - 11:25 AM

how cheap r they? is it bose with fancy wood veneerS?
lol

#5 of 102 OFFLINE   anthony_b

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Posted July 23 2003 - 11:31 AM

the speakers do look nice....
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#6 of 102 OFFLINE   Danny Richie

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Posted July 23 2003 - 11:36 AM

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Too bad you didn't humiliate them because I really don't care for people that run scams.


I would have if they would have showed up to have a pair of them measured.

Here is a link to the last pair of these White van speakers that I measured.

http://www.gr-resear...vents/white.htm

Sorry, I posted the wrong link the first time.

#7 of 102 OFFLINE   Randall Duncan

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Posted July 23 2003 - 11:52 AM

The Dahlton's look nice...But, that means nothing. Posted Image

Edit: After reading the page linked above.

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These are really lightly constructed, and if you knock your nuckles on the side of them, they rattle and resonant for a second or two afterward.
Ewww!

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The midrange and the tweeter actually shared a single capacitor as its network, making this a four driver two way design.
Double ewww!
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#8 of 102 OFFLINE   Chris Quinn

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Posted July 23 2003 - 03:51 PM

Watch out! Next time he'll have GR-Acoustics for sale.

#9 of 102 OFFLINE   John Garcia

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Posted July 23 2003 - 05:08 PM

LMAO! Now that is just too ironic. I think that made my day. Posted Image
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#10 of 102 OFFLINE   Jaime B

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Posted July 23 2003 - 05:54 PM

Danny Richie:

who actually manufactures these speakers, where (China?). It the scam to sell in vans or do they have a dealer network?

Nice frequency chart, it looks like one of the rides over a any "Six Flags" parks!

Thanks for telling us about your encounter.

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#11 of 102 OFFLINE   Brett DiMichele

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Posted July 23 2003 - 07:12 PM

Danny,

One correction... It's Dogg Digital and when reffering
to said speaker you usually have to prefix it with something
along the lines of: y0 y0 man did you hear about dem new
Dogg Digital speakerz? Dey is da b0mb DiGgity y0! Posted Image


I expect to see a new line in a few weeks... Gee Arr Research Posted Image
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#12 of 102 OFFLINE   EdNichols

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Posted July 24 2003 - 01:06 AM

Speaking of Dogg Digital, I have viewed their web-site and it is pretty funny when you read the fine print. The prices on their "digital" speakers start at $1499/ea. But if you read the fine print you will see "MSRP does not reflect bonafide selling price in the metro trading area" In other words when product is sold from the back of a white van.

If you read further, you will see they have a generous 2 week money back guarantee. But in small print you will also see that if they are returned you'll be charged a $300 handling fee.

Sounds legit to me!!!!!

#13 of 102 OFFLINE   mike_frontier

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Posted July 24 2003 - 01:51 AM

Danny,

This is great this topic popped up. Yesterday my cousing had a job training here in Austin and when he told me what they were selling and he said speakers and I asked what color vehicle they driving and he said WHITE.
I said DOHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH. I told him what to expect and he said he didnt care and that as long he is not selling and just getting paid to watch he was cool,, untill he has his other interview at the YMCA this Friday. But anyways, he and 2 guys in of course the WHITE VAN took all the way off to Houston and he (my cousin) tagged along for the training (hehehe) and as he watch hhow these 2 guys approached customers boy was he telling me they lied off there A$$es and they hooked about 4 people buying the crap speakers they called Dodd Digital. He told me one of the guys bought them for 500.00 and the other sets for about 250.00 or so. I could not think to myself and say what the heck is wrong with some people? Dont they ever go to like CC or BB and check there stuff out and pay much less and a name brand they heard of? lol.
But anyways my cousing was telling me the crazy stuff these guys do to sell the speakers and crap and its all a rip off. He told me he's not going to do that to people and its wrong.
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#14 of 102 OFFLINE   Chris Quinn

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Posted July 24 2003 - 02:28 AM

Jaime B.- Go to this link for more info - http://www.scamshield.com/default.asp

#15 of 102 OFFLINE   Geoff L

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Posted July 24 2003 - 02:32 AM

Speaking of the Dahlton speakers at the web link posted:

I believe their speakers are built in China by the "same company" that builds most of Fluance speaks.

The Dahlton models seen at the site are all shown at that China site (the China company's name escapes me at the moment)..Been posted here before along with a link.

Would have been nice to see any of the Dahlton speaks measured. Would they be the complete trash of the likes of Dog Digital, etc.
One of the Dahlton's Mini 5.1 set carries supposed "THX logo", can't read the small fine print where the truth may actually "LIE"..Posted Image

(Sweet graphs) on the other brands speaker. A perfect match for good neutral amp with low impedance drive....Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image

Gheesh, way to funny
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#16 of 102 OFFLINE   Brett DiMichele

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Posted July 24 2003 - 03:13 AM

Geoff,

That Chinese Company you are speaking of would be GoldWood
I think????
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#17 of 102 OFFLINE   Ryan_MF

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Posted July 24 2003 - 03:19 AM

That response curve is hilarious!

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Posted July 24 2003 - 05:15 AM

[never mind!]
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#19 of 102 OFFLINE   Geoff L

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Posted July 24 2003 - 06:05 AM

Brett

I'll see if I can dig it up. Got the link saved some where, Goldwood dosn't sound right..

Regards
Geoff

Edit:
Hey Brett, you where half right! Posted Image

Check the company I spoke of out here ..

My understanding is that they sell/build speaks for companies all over the world and they are badged accordingly. From low end to pretty high end. Appear to be a very good sized company in China.

Lot'sa speaks to look at...

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#20 of 102 OFFLINE   Edwin_C

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Posted July 24 2003 - 08:43 AM

some white van guys tried selling me speakers too last year.

story goes...

blah blah blah... small talk
guy: buy speakers
me: let me look at them
guy: they're really nice, top of the line
me: really? let me look at them
guy: ok sure
me: *looks*
guy: well, they retail for 1000
me: whoa... that's really high
guy: they're really great speakers
me: *looking a bit more* well for that price, i would expect the tweeter to use no less then a 2nd order buttersmurf bandpass filter.
guy: neither would we think of using any less. only the best materials are used to produce these speakers.
me: so you guys use 2nd order buttersmurf bandpass filters?
guy: yes sir
me: buttersmurf?
guy: yyyes
me: you sure it's not butterworth?
guy: umm.. *looks at me*. fuck it





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