Originally Posted by jebuzz
your posts makes no sense and is all over the place. surely you mean you "cant recommend them enough"? posts like this is why i have such doubt. overly enthusiastically awkward posts combined with poor quality control/poor shipping prep and odd seller actions.
also, resell value should be a factor. this is a budget system. $250-400 means a lot more at this price point than $2000 systems. it should be inherently obvious that this isn't a stopping point and an upgrade in the future is fairly reasonable to assume. saying resale value holds no value is idiotic.
it shouldn't be surprising these are bass heavy either. considering MTX is known for their walmart car audio equipment.
I've been reading all the posts related to this DCM line and while I understand your skepticism, I don't believe the posters here are writing with malice, I do share your concerns with the shipper but so far he has accepted every return, he's been on the level with everything he's told a friend of mine, so far I don't see a problem with you ordering these speakers and returning them successfully if you don't like them. I don't like what he told one or possibly two posters here, that once they returned the damaged TFE100 (from shipping), they could not order another one and get a refund if the same thing happened or if they did not like them, in my world, you either sell the product or refuse to sell the product but don't change your return policy just for that one person.
My issue is that if I can avoid it, I don't feel like hauling these up a couple of floors only to have to haul them back down if they do underwhelm and I wish there was some speaker chart that could determine what would match my ancient tower speakers, Sony SS-U501.
I'm skeptical the TP260 can provide the same sound volume as compared to my tower consisting of one 12" passive radiator woofer, one active 12" woofer, one 4" mid, one 3" tweeter. If there was a formula, forgetting about sound signature for a second, just a formula to say, these would fit the bill, I'd have bought them already.
The other thing is this world is so subjective, I get the feeling that many here favor a more dynamic speaker than I would like, many of the same people here who are recommending this DCM line, were very positive about the Sony Core SSCS5 line, I did not like those Cores.
Not that I am right and they are wrong, just two different opinions but it makes me wonder whether these DCM speakers won't be that much different than the Sony Cores. I get that speakers are different today and the smaller 6.5" woofers can throw a bigger soundstage than speakers from years ago but can they match a 12" woofer, regardless of if you think it is junk sound, can it really fill the room in the samer manner at low volume levels.
I don't know, worse case scenario I miss out on this deal and I have to spend $600 to match the TP260's, oh well, this is not like finding the Ark of the Covenant, that type of hyperbole (Deal of the Century, Cult Classic, Hearing sounds from movies I never heard before) is difficult to believe. I don't believe that the people writing it are making it up, I just think they are a little too overexuberant.
Heck the Emotiva Airmotiv T-Zero for $399 could probably match the DCM TP260. With that you get a five year warranty and possibly a more neutral sound.
And one other thing, many here point to the original price for these, TP260 around $600, TFE100 around $500 and even higher $800 in the year 2007, that does not prove anything regarding their current worth or whether they will perform or what kind of deal you are getting at the current closeout prices.
There is an equal chance they were overpriced back then, it is one of those things that makes a consumer think they are getting a whiz bang deal, think to Borders with their 40 percent off DVD sales, problem is their price without the discount was super inflated, you could find the same DVD on Amazon, retail price on Amazon was the 40 percent off price at Borders.
Human nature though as the "deal of the century" and the original price stuff had me experiencing the fear of missing out.