[quote user="Yellow Kid"]
I am thinking of ordering some speakers from USA: Jamo C803s they are only $599, compared to £799!
I can't find them anywhere near me to audition, so would have to buy unheard anyway.
Is there any electrical or computability problem with this? I would imagine not but someone may know/think otherwise?
Any thoughts welcome.
I have heard practically the entire line of Jamo, everything from cheapo Studio line to premium R series. Concert series are the pick of the lot. I specifically liked the D 5 series. D 509 would be my top choice (best value for money). One has to hear them to believe what they can do.
It is true that UK market is a lot costlier than US market. I do not have first hand experience of UK market but I have shopped around a lot in USA. You go crazy when you see prices in USA. You get tempted to buy boatloads of electronics. But when you want to import, you need to face the bitter truth. VAT, Duties and other taxes. You end-up paying as much as in local market or may be even more in some cases.
Shopping for small electronics products in USA is great, things that can be carried by yourself as a part of checked in luggage. Players, amps, cables, spare parts etc. Speakers are a different story all together, however. Most likely you need to have them shipped to you and that is a lot of cost.
C-803 would be great to have, but if you shop around you can find equally good speakers, within the cost you will incur on these. Oh, if you have someone living in USA who can bring it for you, great deal. Go for it.