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post #1561 of 2555

OK, I contacted the store that installed the cart and they are too busy right now, they said call us in a month.  So I contacted another place and they are going to check things out as soon as I decide I have time to bring it in.  Should be fairly soon, as I want this thing checked out.

post #1562 of 2555

"call us in a month"?

 

I know what I'd like to call them.mad.gif

post #1563 of 2555
Thread Starter 
No kidding! Didn't you BUY that cartridge from them??? If so, that's a completely unacceptable answer, and definitely calls into question whether they knew what they were doing in the first place.
post #1564 of 2555

I tend to agree, I think that will be my last dealings with them.  It's a shame, they had a good reputation as far as I knew.  But I think they just don't have time for the "little guy" if you see what I mean.  They deal in high end stuff, McIntosh, etc.  The only reason they would install the cart in the first place was if I bought the cart from them.  Oh well, I know another place I can go and hopefully they will treat me better.

post #1565 of 2555
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Originally Posted by MisterMoJo View Post

I tend to agree, I think that will be my last dealings with them.  It's a shame, they had a good reputation as far as I knew.  But I think they just don't have time for the "little guy" if you see what I mean.  They deal in high end stuff, McIntosh, etc.  The only reason they would install the cart in the first place was if I bought the cart from them.  Oh well, I know another place I can go and hopefully they will treat me better.

That's the problem with so many hi-end retailers, mostly the ones who are out of business or going out of business.  They don't really know you.  For all they know, you could turn right around and drop 20K if they hadn't treated you like sh*t.  As a retailer, you gotta be careful when you judge people or assume things that aren't really so.  End of rant.

post #1566 of 2555
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I tend to agree, I think that will be my last dealings with them.  It's a shame, they had a good reputation as far as I knew.  But I think they just don't have time for the "little guy" if you see what I mean.  They deal in high end stuff, McIntosh, etc.  The only reason they would install the cart in the first place was if I bought the cart from them.  Oh well, I know another place I can go and hopefully they will treat me better.

In my retail days, I ALWAYS treated a customer like a customer should have been treated. Even if there was no sale in the end - I did my part professionally and never felt bad about the prospect of my boss having sent a mystery shopper to evaluate my work. 

 

And I always put customer ahead of the shop policy, action sales etc - because I always tend to make customers to become regulars and do not try to make a quick one time deal. Got reprimanded a couple of times - remembered it and fought it only way I saw fit. When customers who were given my advice NOT to buy certain item because of whatever ( and always suggesting something that would suit their needs better, even if not sold by the store where I was working ) began to keep returning to me during the shift I worked ( and leaving substantially more cash than for the item I "refused" to sell first time around ), boss finally gave in.

 

Trust and credibility is hard to win, yet so easy to loose - never forget that.

 

My customer who left by far the greatest amounts of money for classical CDs was somewhat peculiar looking guy, if judged by the clothing one would be tempted to think he never even heard of a classical composer. No BeethoveMozartVerdiBrahms for him - pearls of renaissance or even earlier vocal works, sometimes by composers even I had to admit hearing about them for the first time.

 

Think about it - if you as a student with a backpack and barely a coin in the pocket were treated in a foreign land nicely - would you not want to return spending your holidays with your girlfriend>wife>wife&childeren >...>...- year after year or at least often enough?

 

Would you go some place they treated you like sh*t, making you feel unwelcome all the time ?

post #1567 of 2555
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Originally Posted by MisterMoJo View Post

I tend to agree, I think that will be my last dealings with them.  It's a shame, they had a good reputation as far as I knew.  But I think they just don't have time for the "little guy" if you see what I mean.  They deal in high end stuff, McIntosh, etc.  The only reason they would install the cart in the first place was if I bought the cart from them.  Oh well, I know another place I can go and hopefully they will treat me better.

In my retail days, I ALWAYS treated a customer like a customer should have been treated. Even if there was no sale in the end - I did my part professionally and never felt bad about the prospect of my boss having sent a mystery shopper to evaluate my work. 

 

And I always put customer ahead of the shop policy, action sales etc - because I always tend to make customers to become regulars and do not try to make a quick one time deal. Got reprimanded a couple of times - remembered it and fought it only way I saw fit. When customers who were given my advice NOT to buy certain item because of whatever ( and always suggesting something that would suit their needs better, even if not sold by the store where I was working ) began to keep returning to me during the shift I worked ( and leaving substantially more cash than for the item I "refused" to sell first time around ), boss finally gave in.

 

Trust and credibility is hard to win, yet so easy to loose - never forget that.

 

My customer who left by far the greatest amounts of money for classical CDs was somewhat peculiar looking guy, if judged by the clothing one would be tempted to think he never even heard of a classical composer. No BeethoveMozartVerdiBrahms for him - pearls of renaissance or even earlier vocal works, sometimes by composers even I had to admit hearing about them for the first time.

 

Think about it - if you as a student with a backpack and barely a coin in the pocket were treated in a foreign land nicely - would you not want to return spending your holidays with your girlfriend>wife>wife&childeren >...>...- year after year or at least often enough?

 

Would you go some place they treated you like sh*t, making you feel unwelcome all the time ?

Oh, I completely agree.  The guy in the shabby clothes driving the beater car could become your best 100K turntable customer.  You never know, do you?

post #1568 of 2555
Thread Starter 
Audio Consultants treated me with respect the very first time I went in there, right after college in 1988, and I bought an inexpensive pair of Boston Acoustics speakers. They let me take my time in listening to them, even though they were close to the cheapest pair they sold. But they were polite and helpful.

I made a variety of relatively inexpensive purchases from them over the years that followed, but then 14 years after my first purchase, I went in and dropped $20K for a pair of B&W Nautilus 800's. Same sales guy who sold me the Boston's!

So yeah, it DOES happen, and that's exactly why they should treat every customer well.
post #1569 of 2555
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Originally Posted by bbophead View Post

The guy in the shabby clothes driving the beater car could become your best 100K turntable customer.  You never know, do you?

 

Priorities!  Like me eating ramen noodles for lunch still at 38 years old, but buying expensive toys.  Meanwhile, the coworkers have nice lunches but can't buy a thing otherwise, other than a $6 pack of cigarettes everyday.  rolleyes.gif

post #1570 of 2555

I went to Progressive Audio in 1994 and plopped down $70 for Grado SR-60s.  Started a good relationship with em.  Then over the years, NAD, Theta, Sonic Frontiers, SOTA, VPI, Grado carts, MIT cables even.  Lots of visits to listen to really expensive stuff, and even borrow it for free for a while.  Relationships are very important.  Whomever told you come back in a month messed up pretty bad.

post #1571 of 2555
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Originally Posted by Skylab View Post

Audio Consultants treated me with respect the very first time I went in there, right after college in 1988, and I bought an inexpensive pair of Boston Acoustics speakers. They let me take my time in listening to them, even though they were close to the cheapest pair they sold. But they were polite and helpful.

I made a variety of relatively inexpensive purchases from them over the years that followed, but then 14 years after my first purchase, I went in and dropped $20K for a pair of B&W Nautilus 800's. Same sales guy who sold me the Boston's!

So yeah, it DOES happen, and that's exactly why they should treat every customer well.

Hallelujah, Brother.  (I'm thinking, A-40s?  I still have a pair that I bought for my dad.)


Edited by bbophead - 8/14/13 at 4:03pm
post #1572 of 2555

"Trust and credibility is hard to win, yet so easy to loose - never forget that."

 

That is good advice.

post #1573 of 2555
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by bbophead View Post

Hallelujah, Brother.  (I'm thinking, A-40s?  I still have a pair that I bought for my dad.)

T-830's, actually. And they really sounded great!
post #1574 of 2555
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Originally Posted by bbophead View Post

Hallelujah, Brother.  (I'm thinking, A-40s?  I still have a pair that I bought for my dad.)

T-830's, actually. And they really sounded great!

Boston could make good speakers.

post #1575 of 2555

So I've revisited the issue about the sibilance I've been having with my AT440MLa. I think I might have exaggerated it a little bit.

 

I recorded a track from one of my records through my computer's on board line-in jack and decided to compare it with my digital copy of the same song. It turns out that I was playing it too loud and it accentuated the sibilance a lot. The amp portion of my headphone DAC+amp is also quite bright so it had really made for some harsh top ends and sssssibilantssssss

 

Initially I've recorded the track to ask whether the amount of sibilance is acceptable or not, now I don't think I need to ask anymore. But still here's the download link for the test recording if any of you are interested. Sound quality might not be top notch as the on board sound chip is only capable of 16 bit recording.

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

Are the sibilance levels acceptable for an AT440MLa?

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