Originally Posted by crazyrob425
I have never found a receiver in the Magnolia center at my home best buy that was calibrated property which limits the sound. When I had them bring the TSI300's and Pioneer towers in the room there was no difference in the speakers until auto calibration was run and the employee was like "Wow i didn't think it made any difference"
Calibrating a reciever in a room full of speakrs is tough. Would you want them to calibrate it for the BEST Tower speakers in the room?
When they switched to a set of satilites and cranked it up what would happen?
I don't disagree with you, for trying to look like a botique store, they sure fail in the delivery.
We fail just as much if we expect
MHT to achieve the same results as a propper set up.
Just the circuit bords alone kill a LOT of the sound, Big Box employees will never take the time to break drivers in, and teh presence of all the other speakers in the room will adversley change how a speaker will sound.
I really do agree with what you are saying, but if "we" just adjust downward our expectations to realistic levels, BB/MHT can be a less annoying tool.
Originally Posted by [Irishman]
Where did you hear that??
This has been a truth for years. Higher end manufactures that want to break into the "big box" market have always supplied BB with product that can maintain realistic production levels, sometimes under different branding, sometimes just a different line.
The upper end B&W line is not available at BB. There are a number of reasons, but most easily understood is the inability to maintain a high standard of manufacturing at such a large scale. They supply BB with a product that utilizes as much of their tech that can be mass produced cost effectively. The tolerances are looser and the assembly can be done by much cheaper labor...commonly China.