I think it was Marten Trio at Audio88. Think the Martens would be excellent for jazz and vocal, but since I listen a lot of classical it would not be good for me.
trio too high end liao, want to listen to their stand mount ones, that's my dream speaker...
For sure pre-pwd will sound better but having gone thru it before i do enjoy my current setup as i have maximise my money to get the best possible intergrated, power cords, interconnects, source and yet yield good sound. The end result to me is very satisfying.
interesting! and yes, all the power cords and IC are also very impt, really love what my plixir does to my setup.
Well, you can't afford it now doesn't mean you can't in the future. I recall going to the Magico showroom many years back to have a demo session. At that point in time, my setup wasn't capable of driving the speaker and neither i can afford it. I told the sales guy that I want to listen to what Magico sounds like and I can't afford it now. That sale guy was very welcoming and gladly demo it for close to 1 hour explaining the details about the speaker. I certainly enjoyed the demo session. and years later purchase my Magico from them. Thus sometimes it's good to ask but if they are not willing to demo then so be it. Hifi is a niche market and i don't think one can survive long base on regular customers.
yes! the magico store, the guy is very nice, he invited me to go for a listen thru the forum, and took time to explain and share with me about a1 and s1 (the 2 i auditioned), i still don't have the money or space to own them, but if there's a chance to own the s1, how nice it would be.
The good and passionate about this hobby salesmen will do a demo even though they well know I cannot afford to buy at this time. They cultivate relationships and know that one day, I will be a customer. I can tell from the way they conduct the demo whether or not they believe in their product and how to get the most of it in the always challenging showroom conditions.
The good salesmen know how to generate business. If one of their customers wants to upgrade and got a lesser model to trade-in, they will give a you a call to see if interested in a used item you auditioned. To the dealer being able to move used items is a pipeline to sell new items.
If a salesman shows no passion to demo to someone who cannot afford the product now, forget that shop. He will not support you once you buy.
yes, that is sometimes what enquire about too, but i've got funny looks at me before so a bit paiseh, now never go stores and ask if there's any old stuff to sell or try, only see on carousell and most times have to buy blind, based off reviews and videos.
struggles of wannabe audiophile, hahaha....