Originally Posted by DustinF
This place wanted $200 just to hear them in their demo room, never mind taking them home.
Maybe Revel should be checking their dealers more carefully. This one was from putting in zip code on their website so they must have some communication.
I mean, these are only $2k pair speaker. Every manufacturer that I know makes a decent pair at that price. If they want to even stay in the market, they'll have to do better than that.
Definitely lost a sale here. They may be good (I don't know for sure because I haven't heard them), but 10 miles away a dealer sells half dozen other manufacturers. I called them up and all are on display to hear. No charge!
Unfortunately there's no other Revel dealers close by.
Lol. Someones business obviously isn't going very well if he is scratching for every $ he can get.
Here in Europe, I have seen every way except the one you mentioned. One dealer opened up couple of different headphone amps for me to listen and sold me the one I wanted for full price.
Other dealers, for example dealer that had B&W, Piega and some others had a room with high end gear to demo, iirc they will never open new high ends for you to listen, but they also don't have to since they have them all in demo room and after a lenghty period of time they will also sell their demo stuff at some discount.
One other dealer also told me he cannot let me hear speaker I wanted to demo yet, until some audio show where they will open and demo it for first time, and after that I will get a discount since its a demo sample
So yeah, I have heard it every kind of a way, but never had to pay