Originally Posted by raylover79
so, except for the customer support point, you are accepting every other benefit that I mentioned about purchasing from a ID company, right?
You may have had bad experience with ED, but I only mentioned a hand full of ID companies while mentioning good customer support and that did not include the ED.
Not every manufacturer of non ID companies visit forums like dynaudio's Mick, but majority of the manufacturers from ID company do visit the forums and respond to query's.
go back and read the last page, me an Nuance had a conversation that covered some of your other points.
For the record, I have not had a bad experience with eD, my sub works great, never had an issue, but if you look at their threads on all the HT forums, there are issues, lead times not being met, and I mean tell the buyer 4 weeks and 3 months later still nothing and you claim you dont have packing materials, saying you have a broke paint gun and its delayed shipments for several weeks, damaged products going out, amp failures on the subs, dead woofers being shipped as replacements for dead woofers that had already shipped, I have read that some people were on their 4th and 5th bad amps. So while my experience has been very positive, I wont recommend that someone put themselves thru that kind of torture that seems to be happening.
I dont think you understand my position. I have no issue with ID brands and builders, I have heard Hsu products many times, they are a 1/2 hr from me, they are great, I nearly bought the VTF2.3, but I went with the eD A2-300 instead to save some $$$. I have heard their bookies, they are good. Not great, but for $180 ea, they are good speakers. I have not heard JTR or Seaton, but based on what they are and are meant for, they wont fit my needs and uses, so I probably wont ever hear them. SVS, never heard a sub or speaker. What I dislike is when someone says all B&Ms cant compete, as AJ said, some can, some cant. Theres always an exception, or two or three.... and again, this is all a subjective hobby. As I read someone write, "my favorite pizza will not be your favorite pizza", same with speakers, ID or not.