If it wasn't clear I'm with you re the salesmen, or more generally the prejudicial stereotyping of any group, which this seems to be an example of.
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To the OP, I personally go with the approach of asking what the lowest they can be sold for is and working from there. At this level, if you get a no then it'll be a genuine one, for the reasons Chebby said.
I also agree you need a home demo with this sort of purchase. You also need to demo widely IMO at this price point. Try to listen to a variety of solutions, including planar speakers and some big actives, like ATC.
Ok I apologise only 99.9% of sale persons are as I described.
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.....who put me onto the Blades in the first place (Oxford Audio Consultants).
I thought that was me .........and I'm very easy indeed to pay!
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Ben - I actually tried some ATC SCM100asl's. The must have the best mid range performance possible for money, very impressive indeed. In many ways I loved them. The bass was just so lean for my taste, they ran to very low frequencies but just not much there. With a decent sub though...... could be excellent I guess.
And what's all this salesmen stuff! Stop it guys! Each to his own, and a decent salesman (rather than one just interested in a sale) is worth his or her weight in gold. Plus my mate was a salesman, and he is now semi retred and worth a mint!
some will say AVI sounds better for 1/10th of the price
Some will. Ask them if they've ABXed them.
You think they'll sound the same?
I have no idea.
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Ah yes, I recall now. Have you tried any planar speakers? I'm guessing you have the space if you're contemplating blades.
I think you have some idea.
You also need to demo widely IMO at this price point. Try to listen to a variety of solutions, including planar speakers and some big actives, like ATC.
Agreed. With such a large budget this is the only sensible thing to do. I think I'd probably spend about a year trying stuff before spending at that level! (Not that I'm ever going to have that budget)
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No! Planar speakers completely off my radar! So, worth checking out I guess?
And Cno, feel free to post bank account number and sort code etc. I'll see how much cash is left after the weekend ......
You miss the point. Do you think Brad Pitt asks for discounts on a Rolls Royce? Snob market, mate.
Probably the tightest people I know are the ones with shed loads of money...and thats why
Ask for discount and salesmen are there to be abused and insulted
If they didn't want to be they should have paid more attention at school
Looking at the level of your gear, your the one that should have paid more attention at school. Working in sales is one of the best jobs one could have.
I think you have some idea.
Actually, I think you're right - I suspect they would sound different. I don't know which I would prefer as I've only heard one.
Lie !. If dealer B says " that will be 32,800 quid to you sir ". You respond with " laters mate dealer A quoted me 27k ". Would be surprised if you make it to the door without being called back.
Alternatively just ask what kind of discount would be on offer if you bought these things. If you get a negative , walk !. You are not being insulting just asking a question.
More importantly , if you are going to drop 30k on gear , you best be bloody sure to get it right because you are in for a walloping if in a few weeks down the line you go off it.
In that sort of an instance, if it were me, I would say best buy it from there.
Salespeople aren't silly, if they know it's an absurd price, they aren't going to match it. And quite frankly, in that situation, I would consider you to be an "insulting idiot".
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