Originally Posted by tigerhonaker
Oh that's right I forgot you were holding out any viewing any premium content till you Chad had been there.
Fair enough I guess in some respects, but bass management is still a fundamental of basic room correction not matter the content.
In regards to high end gear, I was somewhat shocked when you said Nashville held no decent Dealers since the recession. I was comparing to similar sized cities in my part of the world as no point me saying Sydney, a city over 4 mil pop has enough such businesses to choose from and I can get demos living 35 miles out of the city yada yada. But when I compared to a city like Adelaide, a city pop of 2.2 mil, less than Nashville greater area, I already knew there was no issue for folks living down there in having a selection of good hifi. So that prompted me to do a quick a dealer locator check using only McIntosh and low and behold, I see these guys who look to me to stock all the right brands across the board : http://hifibuysnashville.com/brands/
. Hope you don't think me a smart arse for doing so but such talk of lack choice or availability in the US (having lived there in the 80's, 25 miles outside NYC), really intrigues me.
Hi Mr. Australia,
I have done business with Hi-fi-Buys in Nashville, TN. in years past.
I also have been to their showroom.
Let me just make a stab at this ……….
That showroom is small and yes it does have (some) Hi-End-Gear in it.
I suppose it might be a place for some customers to do business but I'm not one of them.
Best Buy only like maybe 20 minutes from where I am sitting in what's called the Magnolia area also has High-End-Gear now on display.
I'll put it like this,
I can purchase anything I want easily in A/V and actually being truthful save big-big dollars !!!
But the real concern should and better be ???????????
What A/V Company has qualified techs to install it ???????
That's why I use
in Nashville, Tennessee.
I have a very-very long history with the owner (Charles) and his main technician (Jason).
The only real concern I have on this end is getting things installed (Professionally) and if I have any concern they come back and don't ignore me (after the sale).
I have learned over my years anyone or company will take your monies the real problem is to locate a Dealer you can Trust & Depend on.
I was in sales for a great many years in my working career and one of the reasons I was successful was the purchasing Managers Trusted-Me and I Delivered on that Trust.
I can't say the same for the greater majority of car dealerships, performance shops and certainly Audio Video Stores/Dealers including Technicians.
This next thing I say you might find difficult to totally understand but this is the way I see things on this end and the way I operate.
I try my best to do as much business as I possibly can with
When an exception comes up and it did when I purchased the recent JVC RS4500 laser projector from Mike Garrett.
I 1st contacted Charles (Owner) of Wolf Hill Technologies and explained in great detail what and why I wanted to get it from Mike G.
When I had concluded explaining in-depth my reasoning Charles said you should Terry do that and YES I will have my techs come and do the install.
That's the sort of dealer and support I'm referring to above.
Next, if Charles through his Distributors don't have a specific item I'll ask Charles if he minds me then getting it on my own ???
Lastly, in the majority of cases I'll go with what Charles can provide if what he can get will do what I want to do even if it's a different Brand.
I also am willing to spend more cost wise to get as much of my A/V components from him and he knows I can beat his prices almost everytime.
I figure that he takes care of me and continues to support me so waiving the extra cost to me is worth it.
I am what's referred to as an extremely loyal customer and I expect the exact same loyalty from my Audio Video Dealer.
Hi Terry, love your cute reference there lol (along with the time you take with added detail in your posts such as gifs etc.)
! God bless the U.S. of A.
If can add another perspective to the whole dealer (loyalty) thing. As a hifi and HT enthusiast for 28 years or so years, I as much as I admire your customer loyalty you express, I know I couldn't have experienced all of the equipment I have or been able to get to build what I today taking that approach. I have a really nice shop in my area, family owned, lovely people -even have done business with my own business. However, they can unfortunately only cater to the local market's spending levels and must compete directly with the big box stores as well. So whilst there's the odd player here and their or amp brand they've been able to source via distributor relationship me they don't directly stock say, they don't have access to the higher level stuff I have these days. On the other when I travel up the road to the 'big smoke' I've had a few experiences over time. I also have a direct relationship with a distributor of some good hifi makes, which has helped me greatly over the years with speakers and few brands of gear like Meridian, Integra, and Audioquest. I also did have what I considered a trusted dealer up there for a good many years until one of the owners parted ways and I ended getting burned pretty badly on some expensive Lyngdorf gear pre the newer stuff they do thanks to what ended up a 18 month delay on a product launch, then having to sell the house the gear was in and having to consign it with said dealer only to see pittance come back on the whole system (long a boring story which you can find around the traps here, but I seriously won't bore you with it). They had from time to time also occasionally sourced a brand they didn't normally carry for me. So that ended that long term dealer relationship for me. Fortunately, I was put on to another good dealer in another area by a good installer mate of mine. I've so far only dealt with these guys for a few things like subs and processors for one of my other installs and more recently just ordered a UB9000 player. This particular dealer is one I haven't even every shook the hand of personally by visiting but they always get the gear to me and really look after me. In some cases, due to really bad distribution, I've had to bite the bullet and self import stuff in order to make things like the MX160 worth buying (they retail circa $19.5K here
). So all in all my dealer experience is about who I can work with to build what I need, loyalty alone might get me part way, but not across the line I'm afraid. If your guys 'Wolf Hill Technologies' have the somewhat rare ability to source outside their normal brand affiliations, that's super handy. I'd only add it doesn't really help in the demo-ing equipment for a manufacturer not carried. If I was dealing with a distributor of McIntosh or Lyngdorf, I'd want to see them qualified in customer set up, I know the dealer I used in the Lyndorf example most definitely was and wouldn't have secured local distribution otherwise from the factory. It's pretty much a per-requisite from those sorts of companys, Datasat being another example where it's way beyond the realms , expected of any customer to have the system set up dumped in their lap.
Anyway, when time comes, the mood strikes, etc., I'm sure someone will be able to sort you out. I just stand by my recommendation to keep a open mind in regards to such next stage audio, much like you did with the 4500