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Disappointing, my dealer lent me gear quite happily, nothing too much trouble, I picked up from the store and they dropped stuff off at my house and even helped set the gear up.just rang them as there in Cinderford and i`m in Bristol and was not expecting them for free i was expecting to pay for them and refund on return. they did offer to demo if i drive up there just thought it would be better to demo at home as i will get a better idea of what they sound like.
You see you have to build a report with them you can't just blurt it out LOL, some dealers live in the dark ages and have no demo stock, so for you to refund and return means they would have to sell them open box at a loss. And as you're not a returning customer. Well you get the ideajust rang them as there in Cinderford and i`m in Bristol and was not expecting them for free i was expecting to pay for them and refund on return. they did offer to demo if i drive up there just thought it would be better to demo at home as i will get a better idea of what they sound like.
Most of these companies are not interested in home demo's. You need to listen to speakers in your own home for several days before you can be comfortable that they are right for you. I actually bought some B&W 704 s2 after a shop demo, two days later I knew I could never live with them, and even after altering there position multiple times and acoustic treatment to the room they ended up on Ebay, I lost about £400.finding this amazing so i rang seven oaks sound and vision in yeovil to ask if i can demo the fyne f501 speakers at home they said no come into the store and hear them in are demo room they will sound the same as your room which i disagreed with, i tried to explain why i need to demo them at home which he didn`t seem keen on but did say he would ask his boss and get back to me. so i thought to myself there is a seven oaks in bristol so i rang them and they said they don`t sell them at which point i expalined there yeovil store did and could they not have a set brought up for me to test. He said we are not a fyne dealer and no can`t transfer stock.
Well seems no one wants my £1300 which i find very strange.
How about flipping the room? Settee on left wall, speakers on right wall on either side of presumably what is the chimney breast. Positioning is everything. You may find a difference (positive/negative), but worth a try.Insider thanks for help i have just had very thick carpet laid last week so that will help. here is a rough sketch of room speakers are about 10ft apart. i used to have them pointing at sitting position now moved slightly forward meeting about 2 to 3ft in front of listening position. sounds a bit better than straight at me.View attachment 2397