Originally Posted by Zen Traveler
I'm sorry, but being a savvy traveler and a wary electronics buyer, the way you equate the two is foreign to me.
It's all the same. Why? Because one is spending money based on someone else's experience. Not a wit of difference between renting a hotel room for a night and buying a receiver or speaker based on someone's review of the experience.
Insofar as your question, no I don't sell speakers,....
My question is in response to this comment of yours:
'That said, I'm guessing not too many people have "sold" as many Rf-7s as I have due to my experience...
Which indicates to me that you've sold "many" RF-7's. And yes, I can have easily misunderstood the intent of your comment.
"... but can't help but think the majority of your keyword searches brings up posts such as yours."
And I hope my words do come up and I hope my words do influence others in the same way I've been influenced by reviews that were thoughtfully written and left by others. Being influenced by the words of others is not a bad thing. Read enough reviews and do a meta study of the reviews will accurately tell a seeker what they want to know. That's a good thing. Or one can go down hill to the nearest big box store and hope the salesperson isn't simply trying, at full retail, to close another deal to punch up their sales figures.
To be honest, it came across more as an ad for mike than an informed opinion about a speaker...
In a sense of the word, all testimonials qualify as an ad and in our case, they're all unpaid testimonials or ads. Nothing wrong with touting the character impression one gets of whom they dealt with and in my case, I came here for information, folks mentioned Mike at Acoustic Sound Design in a positive way as a source for what I was looking for and I'm returning the favor. Nothing more and nothing less than what we're all looking for, a positive source for what we're looking for.
All who deal in the online world are dependent on the reviews of others (kindness of strangers), whether that of a product or that of an online vendor. This is a Klipsch owner's thread. Yep, I'm a Klipsch owner and I'm going tout Klipsch and places people can get killer deals on Klipsch speakers. I'm grateful for the referal to Acoustic Sound Design. I've also bought cables from Monoprice cables and Vann's and have said so to many other forum members. In a Klipsch owner thread I don't have to care about other speaker manufactures as possible choices although I'll make exception and move to the Martin Logan forum if someone wishes to give me a 5.1 set of functioning Martin Logans and a fully functional five channel Classe Amp with proper speaker related interconnects.
Win, lose or draw, I got a killer deal from Mike at Acoustic Sound Design and that's a good thing. Saying so for others to read is reasonable. Sharing what I learned along the road is a good thing too. Would it make you feel comfortable if I set to screen my full screening process so you can read all the reviews I read? Ain't going happen, but I do want you to be comfortable.
Not sure your reason for bagging on me. What is it about the RC-64 II that you don't like? Despite what you've posted, your posts don't come across as someone who's happy with their Klipsch based speakers. Based on posted reviews I read, I know I'm going be very pleased with what shows up on Wed or Thur. This of course is assuming that the speaker is intact and working to specs. Set up properly, there's no reason to believe that the RC-64 II won't do what others have suggested it's capable of; the operative being "set up properly."
I did a lot of research on the matter and there's nothing wrong with sharing the learning benefit of this effort with others who are here for the same. And besides, it's a Klipsch. I have waited decades for this speaker to be created so it could be discovered, acquired and integrated into our home theater speaker system and with the addition of a modified EQ line to compensate for my old man ears, I know this center channel will rock.
Fwiw, I purchased my speakers as an investment and went about it in that regard....
And there's nothing wrong with doing what you suggest in your above. OTOH, I research quality vs price of what ever it is I'm buying, I look at the negative reviews, not the positive as there's more truth to be learned in reading negative reviews but it never hurts to read the good either. Having bought a boatload of stuff in my lifetime, I buy stuff to use and when finished, because it no longer has personal usefulness, give the item away; no investment as once purchased, it has no value with the exception of homeowner's insurance replacement purposes. I also make exception for autos and homes being used for trade-in value and if I value something to the point that I don't want to give it away (emotional attachment), I put it in a box on a shelf and will let someone else deal with getting rid of it when I pass on. As a Zen kinda guy, you understand, we come into life with nothing and we go out the same way as life is not about the material.
Just to be sure, you're not trolling me are you?
-Edited by BeeMan458 - 7/22/12 at 6:46pm