There must surely be a third group. (Even if it's just me.)
People who acknowledge that AVI make some fine and very competitive products, but wish that was all they were well-known for.
That'll be two of us then!
Three (not that my inclusion will help!). Shame really, the ADMs sound like exactly the sort of speaker I'm interested in but there is no way on dog's green earth I would hand my money over to Ashley James, the attitude on him just stinks, the man doesn't know the meaning of the word professionalism...
Four. This thread is providing much irritainment....
Oh yeah and, er, five, innit.
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But if regs is regs, the 40s maybe shouldn't be exempt. Manufacturing something after purchase doesn't necessarily translate to 'made to order'. That point has probably been made numerous times already, apologies if so, but I try to avoid any threads with AVI in the title now. My nurse said it was for the best, or I'd have to go back to the padded room with no internet.
And 5.5 or whatever. I'd have had a pair of ADMs on trial before now if it hadn't been for all the rubbish surrounding them. Every time I give them/him the benefit of the doubt I see another pearl of wisdom on a forum that puts me right off. That and the return postage costs if they don't live up to the hype.
Every product has its 15 minutes of fame, especially if it's a WHFI award winner. Some people would rather ask a bunch of amateurs than go and have a dem and decide for themselves.
I tried them in my own setup, i bought them and i love the LS50 speakers.
I owned and tested many bookshelf (and floorstanding) speakers, some of them costing a lot more than the LS50 and imo the LS50 are the best bookshelf speakers i ever owned or tested in my own setup.
which brings me to another fact - even though some people do come to me for demos, they don't always make it known who they are.
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Wouldn't be the first time it has happened....
The owner of AVI hasn't posted on this site for quite a few years now. All the positive stuff you read here now about AVI products is from AVI owners.
Perhaps it's time the AVI digs and sarcasm went? I'm sure it'd make this forum a friendlier place to be - speaking as an owner of AVI products.
If you've got an issue with how the onwer of AVI promotes his products, perhaps best to take it up on his forum (hddaudio.net) rather than mentioning it here?
Just a suggestion and apologies up front if this offends anyone.
But if regs is regs, the 40s maybe shouldn't be exempt. Manufacturing something after purchase doesn't necessarily translate to 'made to order'.
I made a similar point myself recently, it's just what I've been led to believe. Maybe they're being naughty, but I can't be the arbiter there.
That's because he was banned, it takes a lot to get permanently banned from this place (I know, I've had several goes at it...).
I've got no issue with the products, I can't have, I've never heard them but all the descriptions of them make them sound like what I'd be looking for and the general philosophy behind active speakers makes a lot of sense.
Yeah that's going to work isn't it! You'd last one post and then be banned.
You shouldn't let what you think you know about AVI put you off. If you like the idea of the speaker, try heading over to the AVI forum. If you don't like it, you don't have to stay. If you do get banned, I'm sure you'll have some fun in the process
I've always wondered how the 40s are considered special order, considering the drivers are bought in and manufacturing of cabs and electronics outsourced and then assembled/tested at AVI, just like the 9s.
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