Nice experiance at tweeter...

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  1. James Pfann

    James Pfann Stunt Coordinator

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    Hi Everyone,

    I went out this afternoon with the intention of picking up a new rack to hold my cd's, dvd's, and such; so I stopped in at Newbury Comics here in Nashua. No decent racks to be found, but I did pick up Peter Gabriel "So" re-mastered and a few used cd's as well.

    The store is located next to Tweeter Etc, and they have doorway right into the place. I was looking for racks there when one of the salesmen noticed the "So" disk in my hand. He asked if I wanted to REALLY enjoy the disk, then follow him.

    We went into the 'high end' audio room where he fired up the disk and we listened to it on a set of Sonus Faber Amati Homage speakers. What an experience! We started with 'this is the picture', moved on to 'don't give up' and finished with 'in your eyes'. The clarity was just incredible, almost like Mr Gabriel and Ms Bush were right there in the room.

    Of course, now I have to take up a life of crime so I can go back and pick up a set of those speakers.

    What a nice way to spend an afternoon, though I never did find a rack.
     
  2. Kevin P

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    Cool. What a way to make you lust after new speakers!

    I'm gonna have to pick up the remastered So. That's been one of my favorite albums for the past 16 years.

    KJP
     
  3. Todd Stout

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    I had a similar experience at the Tweeter store in Riverside, CA a couple of months ago. The salesman took me to one of the high end demo rooms and cranked up a pair of Klipsch RF-7's. This inspired me to run outside and grab my (remastered) Black Crowes CD. The salesman put on "She Talks To Angels" for me and my jaw dropped to the ground. The imaging was fantastic. I swear it sounded like the Robinson brothers were in the room with me. Too bad I can't afford a $2200 pair of speakers.

    I'd definately buy from them in the future.
     
  4. Ron Reda

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    Todd,

     
  5. Todd Stout

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    I haven't had a chance to actually do an A/B comparison between the old and new discs but I will say that the newly remastered (I think they were released in '99) versions do sound excellent. I'll have to sit down and A/B "Shake Your Money Maker" and listen for differences.
     
  6. KevinJ

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    btw there's a boxed set with all of the remastered black crowes cd's out it's called sho 'nuff
     
  7. Rob Roth

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    Tweeter got me started in the 'serious' phase of this hobby. I was also turned on to Sonus Faber speakers and have purchased several pairs since. I also bought two REL subwoofers from Tweeter and various other pieces.

    Some hints: Tweeter doesn't discount often but if you can build a relationship with the manager or the guy in charge of "Ultimate Audio" you can get notice of open box deals. There seems to be alot of returns within the 30 day period Tweeter allows and you can get some deals on stuff that way. I'd advise getting a Tweeter card to take advantage of the deals as they come up. You can also get an 'Avid' card for 5% off everything you buy. On many pieces they offer 6-18 months no interest terms.
     
  8. Mike Voigt

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    Tweeter's has some nice deals. I've bought some equipment from them in the past, notably the RX-V2095 I use to power my entire system, the TiVo, and quite recently the 222 SACD player.

    You're correct, you have to build up a relationship. They do not like to discount, in general. However, if you remain a good customer, they will cut you some deals. I got my SACD for a bit of a discount, and it was a brand-new box.

    But that also was after 3 years of relationship building. I have to thank an "ancient" member of this site, Burke Strickland, for the intro to Tweeter's (then, Home Entertainment in Houston).

    Speaking of Burke, where has he been hiding? The man knows a thing or two about audio and video...

    Mike
     
  9. James Pfann

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    I purchased my first real system from Tweeter ages ago. The salesman was very pleasant, patient, and took the time to demo everything several times so I could decided without feeling pushed. He gave me a nice price on a complete set-up with receiver, tape deck, cd changer, turntable and speakers.

    I was nice to see they still work like that. The salesman the other day was very pleasant and never once mentioned buying something, he just wanted another reason to listen to the $22K Sonus speakers again I guess.
     
  10. John_Bilbrey

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    It depends on the saleman at Hi-Fi Buys here in Nshville (same as Tweeter). I usually try to work with the same guy. You have to watch them though. Everything is marked at MSRP, you just have to work with 'em to get a good deal. Plus, they are about the only ones here in Nashville that carry Bostons...
     

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