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Fake monitor audio

seemorebtts

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Check out these fake monitor audio speakers for sale.Look at this on eBay http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/262814930129
Only £800 ;-)
 

macdiddy

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especially as further down on the same page is a pair of proper MA speakers showing how bad these fake ones are (tweeters are wrong shape and colour, plus the mid and bass units should have a dimpled effect on them).

*aggressive*
 

jonathanRD

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A similar pair came up recently and there was a thread on here about them and some AE speakers too. I would post a link but this site is causing me problems again, having to clear my browsing history to reply.

Maybe it's the same pair and this latest seller got mugged.
 

Blacksabbath25

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How can you tell ?

the listing has ended but I noticed that there were no grill over the ribbon tweeter but I remember when I had a set of golds.years ago you could take the metal grills of with bluetac
 

nopiano

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Blacksabbath25 said:
How can you tell ?

the listing has ended but I noticed that there were no grill over the ribbon tweeter but I remember when I had a set of golds.years ago you could take the metal grills of with bluetac
Lots of ways to tell, including that it doesn't actually say Monitor Audio, but MA. (And the seller had five transactions 9 months ago, nothing since.) I think chebby reported to Monitor Audio in the earlier thread.
 

insider9

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jonathanRD said:
A similar pair came up recently and there was a thread on here about them and some AE speakers too. I would post a link but this site is causing me problems again, having to clear my browsing history to reply.

Maybe it's the same pair and this latest seller got mugged.
Clicky

It's unlikely it's the same pair as I've seen many more since. I always report them but eBay is really slow to take them down. Sometimes they don't even bother. I remember exchaning emails with Acoustic Energy and a guy (sorry don't remember the name) told me that Gumtree is quite helpful but eBay is more difficult to deal with.

Some poor soul actually bought the pair in question *shok*
 

Al ears

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insider9 said:
jonathanRD said:
A similar pair came up recently and there was a thread on here about them and some AE speakers too. I would post a link but this site is causing me problems again, having to clear my browsing history to reply.

Maybe it's the same pair and this latest seller got mugged.
Clicky

It's unlikely it's the same pair as I've seen many more since. I always report them but eBay is really slow to take them down. Sometimes they don't even bother. I remember exchaning emails with Acoustic Energy and a guy (sorry don't remember the name) told me that Gumtree is quite helpful but eBay is more difficult to deal with.

Some poor soul actually bought the pair in question *shok*
If it sounds too good to be true then it is........ unfortunately.
 

MajorFubar

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The problem is when these speakers sound pants as they surely will, it will put the buyer off real Monitor Audio products. Bad news flies and truth walks, and so consequently the buyer could easily tell a dozen people not to buy Monitor Audio products because they're overpriced garbage, who each go on to tell another dozen people and so on.
 

insider9

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I've reported this to Monitor Audio when I first saw the first pair. Not heard back, which is bizzarre as always found their customer service excellent. In full agreement with Major this has real potential to damage reputation of a company.
 

Andrewjvt

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Hello Andrew, Your offer is confirmed. We'll let you know as soon as srslydelirious responds

Your offer is £1,999.00 less than the buy it now price

I asked for free postage also
 

insider9

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Andrewjvt said:
Hello Andrew, Your offer is confirmed. We'll let you know as soon as srslydelirious responds

Your offer is £1,999.00 less than the buy it now price

I asked for free postage also
The problem with that is you're going to have to pay to have it skipped. So not worth it unless you need it for target practice if you're doing archery.
 

jonathanRD

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wilro15 said:
Yeah, the guy holding them up on his bed (!) is clearly a chav. If these were real, they would probably be nicked anyway.
ha ha! it's perfectly natural to balance a £3000 floorstanding speaker on your bed with a speaker stand box on top. *nea*
 

bigfish786

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if you have two grand to spend on a pair of speakers, are you going to be looking on ebay?

would this be your first ever hifi purchase?

would you be so naive?

i would hope not.

they look like the kind of thing i had heard about being sold in motorway services a few years ago.
 

wilro15

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A friend of mine once bought some speakers from a guy in a van that stopped him on the street. Stooopid. They were truly awful
 

wilro15

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Yeah, the guy holding them up on his bed (!) is clearly a chav. If these were real, they would probably be nicked anyway.
 

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