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Things to watch for in Dealer's Sound Rooms...

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Steve K.H., May 27, 2002.

  1. Steve K.H.

    Steve K.H. Supporting Actor

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    Here's a good one...

    I was recently auditioning 4 different brands of speakers at four different Hi End A/V outlets in town. These dealers all carry brands like Lex, P-Elite, MacIntosh etc... (no Kenwood's!)

    In one store, I was considering a THX certified speaker set with side firing powered subs in the mains. We sat in the room, threw on the Matrix (bullet time and helo crash scene), and I was Hugely impressed in how these smallish towers and the bipoles filled the room.

    I also noticed there were in wall speakers in this room in addition to the setup being auditioned. These were both at the front and rear. Between scenes, I asked casually...

    "Are the in-wall speakers firing too?"

    The salesman stated indeed, "for this set-up they are linked in series as well."

    I didn't blink, and listened to the end. I thanked him and went for Paradigms (AT ANOTHER DEALER).
     
  2. Mark Fitzsimmons

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    Good job and thanks for the heads up.
     
  3. Richard Travale

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    I guess that's why in home demos are the way to go if you can coerce the dealer into it.
     
  4. Bob McElfresh

    Bob McElfresh Producer

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    I used to love some stores that sold modest electronics out the front, but hid a Yamaha A1 in the demo room to drive the speakers. Thats another thing to watch for.
     

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