Originally posted by Sounds Simple
I had read your post about contacting PT's Director of Sales but I am just venting that their dealer network is so thin (6 dealers in all of the most populous and third-largest state in the US). I may contact him but the closest dealer was supposed to call me back - he was interrupted by another call while explaining to me that the Teatros are the sonic equivalent (use the same drivers, crossover, etc) of the Velocitys in a lesser enclosure.
I normally head up to the SF Bay area to shop for electronics but their dealer is another 2 hours north of SF.
I appreciate your help though.
Yes, it seams they are working on improving thier Dealer situation. Though it seems "ALOT" of thier dealers are custom installers, that have no showroom.
Regarding the Teatro's being the "sonic equivalent" to the Velocity line. I owned the Teatro 11.5's, 6.5, and surrounds, And I'd say that is "pretty" accurate, though the tweeters in the Velocitys have a Much
different faceplate, which really effects the the tonal quality, IMHO, for the better! The Detail Is MUCH smoother! Also, at high listening levels, the Teatro 11.5s would compress a little with thier 5 1/2" drivers. The V-12's do not have this problem when being pushed with thier two 7" drivers.
As for the dealers, I live 60 miles North of SF. I purchased mine from The World of Sound. There website is HERE
. You'll find thier contact info on thier web page. They are actually in Mill Valley, which is only 20-30 minutes North of SF. They don't stock the Velocitys currently, BUT if you contact the Director of Sales, I BET he can set something up for you!
In Santa Rosa there is a place called Soundscape, about 1 1/2 hours away from SF. They are good but don't stock the Velocitys either, and they are kind of flaky in my experience, but usually very knowledgable.P.S. Here is a detailed description on Velocity line, and all the updates compared to the Teatros.
Hope this helps,