Originally Posted by chrapladm
(respectful snip!)Website is very confusing to me
I agree. I don't want to be critical, but I fully admit to being analytical to a fault, so forgive me if I come across as too critical.
The way I see it, the website is catered to what the SELLER has
and not what the BUYER wants
, from an organizational standpoint.
For instance, when Mr. Newguy goes to the website, he knows he wants some speakers for the living room and how much he wants to spend. He does not know what a "Fusion" is, and he certainly doesn't know what a SEOS is. Mr. Seller knows that an Alpha is top dog, but all Mr. Buyer knows is that the Alpha costs $50 more than the Fusion, but doesn't know if he can hear the difference in sound.
Mr. Newguy can read all 10,000 posts on the "Hey Guys" thread to educate himself on why the SEOS is desirable, but most people don't want to do that much work. I think most Newguys just want to know if the SEOS is better than the Klipsch speakers he can get at BestBuy. It's a fair question. But now, turn the page.
Do you know how I got the perfect
sized speakers for my living room? After several PM's back and forth to Erich, he basically said "you should try the Fusion 10's, they sound great." I gave up on all my OTHER ideas (I was confused about what to buy) and simply went with Erich's suggestion on faith.
He was 100% right, and I don't think I would have bought them if left to my own research. I just didn't know what the various products were, and believe me, I read EVERYTHING, including the then-9,000 post "Hey Guys" thread!
In the last few hours, there is a new section in the DIY Soundgroup site that says "Home Theater." This is a good change, but terms still need to be defined. For Average Guy there are "home theater" speakers all over Sam's Club for $600 that includes an 8" sub and 5 satellite speakers. For the same term I know DIY SG means LARGE speakers for a LARGE sound in dedicated home theater rooms. I think that term is defined in the new section, so that is good, but across the speaker lines, it is unclear what speakers are best for what application.
I know Erich is overwhelmed with a large number of projects, including the "project" of running his own landscaping business!
Having been a small business owner in a previous life, I know what it's like to do everything, and how hard it is let go of control over certain parts of the business, web site design and maintenance, customer support, speaker design, shipping, finance, banking, and even what seems like a small thing (but it's not) the naming of speakers can be overwhelming with all the other things going on.
I get overwhelmed with simply building the speakers and plugging them in.
I hope the feedback is helpful.