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post #31 of 69
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Originally Posted by Valtyr View Post

That is wood.... It isn't perfect.

That is just the way the grain of the wood/cut ended up. It is not an imperfection at all. In fact, it is quite lovely if you ask me!

Well it's vinyl, but made to look like wood... and to have the variation that wood has... even if it doens't look like actual oak at all.
post #32 of 69
You create a thread not too long ago complaining about Cambridge defective speakers and made 3 returns to crutchfield ,you told me that you can see the defect from 10 away ,I ask you where is the defect ?you never told me ,now I know that is at the back lol.now you tell me if this is not be a nitpicker?

That's not a defect.....



Thread cambridge audio s30 or infinity primus


http://www.avsforum.com/t/1489764/cambridge-audio-s30-or-infinity-primus-163/60#post_23740252
Edited by losservatore - 9/18/13 at 7:06pm
post #33 of 69

These are imperfections in a piece of cherry I used to make my stands. I also think it is beautiful and much nicer than one plain piece of lumber.
post #34 of 69
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Originally Posted by losservatore View Post

You create a thread not too long ago complaining about Cambridge defective speakers and made 3 returns to crutchfield ,you told me that you can see the defect from 10 away ,I ask you where is the defect ?you never told me ,now I know that is at the back lol.now you tell me if this is not be a nitpicker?

That's not a defect.....



Thread cambridge audio s30 or infinity primus


http://www.avsforum.com/t/1489764/cambridge-audio-s30-or-infinity-primus-163/60#post_23740252

As far as I'm concerned it's a defect. If it wasn't I never would have sent the speakers back. I'm not in the habit of ordering something and then returning it if it's good. Cambridge Audio in my opinion has very poor quality control. The S30's are wonderful sounding speakers that are poorly made. A seam on the bottom? I have never seen a seam on the bottom of any speaker I've ever owned. Even on $50 speakers!
post #35 of 69
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Originally Posted by jerrymb View Post

$189 is still about $30 cheaper than normal but I would never buy from a company that made me ME pay for return shipping if the item turns out to be defective.

They did that to me and what's more, we're incredibly rude to me in the process. I'll never deal with them again.
post #36 of 69
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Originally Posted by cel4145 View Post

[quote name="Gmash" url="/t/1491065/cambridge-audio-s30-on-sale#post_23746360"]It says they will pay shipping for an exchange, but not if you just want a refund. Probably tired of people auditioning things and returning the ones they don't want. Agree it's not a very customer friendly policy, but I can see that [B]getting expensive for a smaller company[/B].[/quote]It's expensive for any company. A lot of company's don't refund the shipping cost if you return the item. In this case, it's how they make their prices more customer friendly :)

This isn't on people just changing their minds. This is on DEFECTIVE products. They sold me a broken receiver. I had to pay money to return it. Wtf? how is that Ok?
post #37 of 69
jerrymb that's ok wink.gif if you still want the speakers get the speakers ,now you know that the finish is like that.tongue.gif
post #38 of 69
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Originally Posted by jerrymb View Post

As far as I'm concerned it's a defect. If it wasn't I never would have sent the speakers back. I'm not in the habit of ordering something and then returning it if it's good. Cambridge Audio in my opinion has very poor quality control. The S30's are wonderful sounding speakers that are poorly made. A seam on the bottom? I have never seen a seam on the bottom of any speaker I've ever owned. Even on $50 speakers!

It's a $220 speaker for goodness sakes. Your are griping and wanting a champagne finish and excellent SQ on a beer budget. LOL

Meanwhile, as alphaiii just explained, it's a vinyl wrap. So doubtful the seam is a "quality control" problem (do you know what that means?). Rather, most likely the seam that you see is within their manufacturing tolerances because these speakers are meant to be put on stands or on bookshelves where that seam cannot be seen.

Save up until you can afford some Kef Q300s or Focal 705Vs. You'll be happier with the finish.
post #39 of 69
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Originally Posted by jerrymb View Post

As far as I'm concerned it's a defect. If it wasn't I never would have sent the speakers back. I'm not in the habit of ordering something and then returning it if it's good. Cambridge Audio in my opinion has very poor quality control. The S30's are wonderful sounding speakers that are poorly made. A seam on the bottom? I have never seen a seam on the bottom of any speaker I've ever owned. Even on $50 speakers!

You don't see a seam on the bottom of other speakers because they have squared off edges and that is where the seams are... The S30 has a continuous sheet that wraps around the cabinet. Where else should the seam be?

They are far from poorly made... but that doesn't mean you have to be happy with them. Just buy something else, and quite complaining about "poor QC" when it's nothing of the sort, and is simply a matter of you not liking the aesthetics.
post #40 of 69
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Originally Posted by baloo_btru View Post

This isn't on people just changing their minds. This is on DEFECTIVE products. They sold me a broken receiver. I had to pay money to return it. Wtf? how is that Ok?

That sucks...

Like I posted, my experience with them was different - they sent me the wrong color speakers and took them back on their own dime (as they should have). They should have done the same in your case if the product was defective.
post #41 of 69
Huh? That's not real wood is it? I think that's a vinyl wrap. (which would explain the identical grain pattern)

edit: oops, didn't see there was a page two lol.
Edited by Gmash - 9/18/13 at 10:27pm
post #42 of 69
He actually came with that word on the other thread , (I'm not nitpicking here). I wouldn't even mention nitpicking if he wouldn't mention.
post #43 of 69
So, would 4 of these work well in a 5.1 setup for TV/Movies/Music? I'm pretty much sold on these based all the great reviews that I've read, but most people seem to use them in a 2.1 setup for primarily music.. just curious if anyone uses them for a home theater type setup? The s50 doesn't seem to have nearly as good reviews, so I'm at a loss as to what to stick in the center if I do go this way...
post #44 of 69
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Originally Posted by baloo_btru View Post

This isn't on people just changing their minds. This is on DEFECTIVE products. They sold me a broken receiver. I had to pay money to return it. Wtf? how is that Ok?

According to their policy it says they will pay for shipping to replace a defective item. Did you not want a replacement and just want your money back?
post #45 of 69
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Originally Posted by smurph98gt View Post

So, would 4 of these work well in a 5.1 setup for TV/Movies/Music? I'm pretty much sold on these based all the great reviews that I've read, but most people seem to use them in a 2.1 setup for primarily music.. just curious if anyone uses them for a home theater type setup? The s50 doesn't seem to have nearly as good reviews, so I'm at a loss as to what to stick in the center if I do go this way...

They are perfect in that application. The S50 would also be fine. Makes more sense having that than an extra S30 as a center and letting one go to waste.
post #46 of 69
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Originally Posted by smurph98gt View Post

So, would 4 of these work well in a 5.1 setup for TV/Movies/Music? I'm pretty much sold on these based all the great reviews that I've read, but most people seem to use them in a 2.1 setup for primarily music.. just curious if anyone uses them for a home theater type setup? The s50 doesn't seem to have nearly as good reviews, so I'm at a loss as to what to stick in the center if I do go this way...


Yes they will work for movies but I recommend you to buy the s50 center ,even if you don't found any reviews, front stage should have same timbre.
post #47 of 69
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Originally Posted by Gmash View Post

According to their policy it says they will pay for shipping to replace a defective item. Did you not want a replacement and just want your money back?

Yes. They wouldn't replace it either, as they said that would have to be through Denon. There was a turnaround time of at least 2 weeks with Denon, and potentially longer.

I told them I would upgrade to another model, but they still said no - if I don't go through Denon, I have to pay return shipping to them. Fine, that's their policy - I think it's idiotic that they would charge you to return a product which obviously has not been tested.

The worst part was how absolutely rude they were to me, both on the phone and over email. I ended up buying an open box from best buy that was 2 levels up for cheaper than the price on accesories4less. I will never deal with them again.
post #48 of 69
jerrymb this is a more expensive speaker from Cambridge audio, it have the same style on the finish ,you can see that what you see as defect is part of the style of the finish.

It looks nice.
post #49 of 69
Thanks for all the help. You convinced me that what I was seeing is not a defect. I ordered another pair of the S30's oak from Amazon and I'll have them tomorrow. I'm sorry if I got a little nutty with my insistance that what I saw was a defect. All I know is that 6 weeks ago when I got the first pair of S30's and hooked them up and put a cd on I was amazed at what i heard.
post #50 of 69
jerrymb enjoy your speakers wink.gif ,,,don't worry everything is ok ...... I hope that this time you don't get a real defect.


Fingers crossed and Good luck.
Edited by losservatore - 9/19/13 at 1:32pm
post #51 of 69
Woot.. well, I bit the bullet and ordered from Audio Advisor. 4 S30s and one S50 for the center. Pretty stoked to get them in and have it hooked up. Thanks for the post!
post #52 of 69
It is going to blow you away.

You should be wildly impressed.
post #53 of 69
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Originally Posted by smurph98gt View Post

Woot.. well, I bit the bullet and ordered from Audio Advisor. 4 S30s and one S50 for the center. Pretty stoked to get them in and have it hooked up. Thanks for the post!


Cool cool.gif


You will have fun with the new setup.
post #54 of 69
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Originally Posted by smurph98gt View Post

Woot.. well, I bit the bullet and ordered from Audio Advisor. 4 S30s and one S50 for the center. Pretty stoked to get them in and have it hooked up. Thanks for the post!

Did you order the black 30's? Because Audio Advisor is showing the older models with the silver fronts and rears.
post #55 of 69
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Originally Posted by baloo_btru View Post

Yes. They wouldn't replace it either, as they said that would have to be through Denon. There was a turnaround time of at least 2 weeks with Denon, and potentially longer.

I told them I would upgrade to another model, but they still said no - if I don't go through Denon, I have to pay return shipping to them. Fine, that's their policy - I think it's idiotic that they would charge you to return a product which obviously has not been tested.

The worst part was how absolutely rude they were to me, both on the phone and over email. I ended up buying an open box from best buy that was 2 levels up for cheaper than the price on accesories4less. I will never deal with them again.

Totally agree there is no excuse for rude customer service. I wouldn't give a company any more of my money if I didn't like the way they treated me, either.
post #56 of 69
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Originally Posted by jerrymb View Post

Did you order the black 30's? Because Audio Advisor is showing the older models with the silver fronts and rears.
Yea, that's what I ordered. Are those not as good? I grabbed them from audioadvisor because they were 10 bucks cheaper per speaker.. and they had a higher reseller rating than accessories4less. That paired with the people in this thread sharing their poor experiences, I figured AudioAdvisor was a no brainer..
post #57 of 69
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Originally Posted by smurph98gt View Post

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Originally Posted by jerrymb View Post

Did you order the black 30's? Because Audio Advisor is showing the older models with the silver fronts and rears.
Yea, that's what I ordered. Are those not as good? I grabbed them from audioadvisor because they were 10 bucks cheaper per speaker.. and they had a higher reseller rating than accessories4less. That paired with the people in this thread sharing their poor experiences, I figured AudioAdvisor was a no brainer..

They may just be showing an older photo and you'll probably get the newer all black S30's.
post #58 of 69
Thread Starter 
I just received my S30's from accessories4less and they sound fantastic. Hooked up to my turntable they fill my entire room with full, dynamic sound. Very happy with my purchase. They look good too.
post #59 of 69
So happy to hear!

They are fantastic speakers. I've loved mine for about a year already.
post #60 of 69
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Originally Posted by Valtyr View Post

So happy to hear!

They are fantastic speakers. I've loved mine for about a year already.

Sure that love isn't turning fickle? Aren't you tempted to order the SX50s? wink.gif
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