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Re: I see things like these ...
« Reply #2 on: July 19, 2022, 05:08:42 PM »
Maybe- but look closely at the net weight and gross weight- gross is 60 kg- 132 pounds. Net is 44 kg- 97 pounds.
Height is 22.5” x 10.6” wide. Weight vs size just doesn’t seem right.
Then there’s the $713.00 shipping on a $975.00 speaker pair. So they’re really $1688.00 a pair. I smell a rat.
Maybe I’m just too skeptical, and maybe the specs are just mistaken. Be careful Dave.
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Re: I see things like these ...
« Reply #3 on: July 19, 2022, 05:28:42 PM »
And the two biggest risks are A) I doubt you will find anywhere in the lower 48 where you can audition them, so you will have no idea at all what they sound like until after you pay for them and B) Although it says you have a 75 day money back guarantee it does not say free return shipping, so in order to get a $975 refund you will need to spend $713 so ship them back to China.  :shock:

.... if you can even get them back to China for $713. I have a friend who bought a DAC directly from China . He paid $100 with $20 shipping. When it arrived it was completely dead. He contacted the Chinese company and they said the only way they would issue him a refund was if he shipped the dead unit back to them. He took it to the same carrier that shipped it to him and they wanted $130 to ship it back. he was told the $20 to get it to him was a special rate negotiated with the factory that was not available to the general public. So it was going to cost him $130 shipping to get a $100 refund.  :duh

Luckily he paid for it on an AMEX card so he filed a claim with them and they reversed the charges on his card becasue it was DOA. But if he paid another way he might have been SOL.
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Re: I see things like these ...
« Reply #4 on: July 19, 2022, 05:54:54 PM »
Don't get me wrong.  I would not consider the gamble.  It is just my natural curiosity as to whether they sound good or suck.  My gut tells me the latter.  I thought Jordan 50mm modules would suck and I was way wrong.
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Re: I see things like these ...
« Reply #5 on: July 19, 2022, 07:04:26 PM »
Price for a pair or each?
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Re: I see things like these ...
« Reply #6 on: July 19, 2022, 07:49:04 PM »
And the two biggest risks are A) I doubt you will find anywhere in the lower 48 where you can audition them, so you will have no idea at all what they sound like until after you pay for them and B) Although it says you have a 75 day money back guarantee it does not say free return shipping, so in order to get a $975 refund you will need to spend $713 so ship them back to China.  :shock:

.... if you can even get them back to China for $713. I have a friend who bought a DAC directly from China . He paid $100 with $20 shipping. When it arrived it was completely dead. He contacted the Chinese company and they said the only way they would issue him a refund was if he shipped the dead unit back to them. He took it to the same carrier that shipped it to him and they wanted $130 to ship it back. he was told the $20 to get it to him was a special rate negotiated with the factory that was not available to the general public. So it was going to cost him $130 shipping to get a $100 refund.  :duh

Luckily he paid for it on an AMEX card so he filed a claim with them and they reversed the charges on his card becasue it was DOA. But if he paid another way he might have been SOL.

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Re: I see things like these ...
« Reply #7 on: July 19, 2022, 10:07:17 PM »
Lack of high quality crossover caps, inductors, resistors? Any one heard if one can reach these parts?

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Re: I see things like these ...
« Reply #8 on: July 19, 2022, 10:34:22 PM »
For what they are getting for these with the shipping there are several well regarded name brand speakers that you could get for a similar price,  you wouldn't have to modify them right out of the box and you could find a way to audition them before forking over any cash.
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Re: I see things like these ...
« Reply #9 on: July 19, 2022, 10:38:03 PM »
And since these are basically no-name speakers you would have to keep in mind that if you decided you didn't like them, or at some point just got the itch to upgrade some gear (and when does that ever happen to any of us?  :roll:), the resale value of these speaker's would likely be next to nothing.
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Re: I see things like these ...
« Reply #10 on: July 19, 2022, 11:05:04 PM »
and I wonder if they could possibly be any good?

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Then I stop to think:  why not?   :D

They probably are. But, always a gamble. Normally Chinese brands are dirt cheap, but this is not. So, might be another one of those unknown brands (at least here) that offer great value. 

Many years ago, I first heard Aurum Cantus speakers (with ribbon tweeters) at a show. I would have thought they were 3x or more as expensive with the way they were built and sounded. They totally trounced some products of equal pricing from establishment brands like B&W, Acoustic Energy, Monitor Audio, etc. Beautiful, stunning cabinets. The caps inside were Mundorf Supremes that came stock with the speaker!

Same with Cayin electronics (Zhuhai Spark), which I own.

The question is, how on earth did you come across this, Dave?

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Re: I see things like these ...
« Reply #11 on: July 20, 2022, 04:45:43 AM »
If it is too good to be true, it probably is  8)
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Re: I see things like these ...
« Reply #12 on: July 21, 2022, 12:29:10 PM »
and I wonder if they could possibly be any good?

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/3256802733504930.html?spm=a2g0o.detail.1000013.2.5c557d9fcLElWN&gps-id=pcDetailBottomMoreThisSeller&scm=1007.13339.274681.0&scm_id=1007.13339.274681.0&scm-url=1007.13339.274681.0&pvid=3a77f348-cd2a-4775-9462-29d795fb8f00&_t=gps-id:pcDetailBottomMoreThisSeller,scm-url:1007.13339.274681.0,pvid:3a77f348-cd2a-4775-9462-29d795fb8f00,tpp_buckets:668%232846%238108%231977&pdp_ext_f=%7B%22sku_id%22%3A%2212000022798730205%22%2C%22sceneId%22%3A%223339%22%7D&pdp_npi=2%40dis%21USD%21%21974.25%21%21%21%21%21%402103239d16582702916727951e2de7%2112000022798730205%21rec

Then I stop to think:  why not?   :D

They probably are. But, always a gamble. Normally Chinese brands are dirt cheap, but this is not. So, might be another one of those unknown brands (at least here) that offer great value. 

Many years ago, I first heard Aurum Cantus speakers (with ribbon tweeters) at a show. I would have thought they were 3x or more as expensive with the way they were built and sounded. They totally trounced some products of equal pricing from establishment brands like B&W, Acoustic Energy, Monitor Audio, etc. Beautiful, stunning cabinets. The caps inside were Mundorf Supremes that came stock with the speaker!

Same with Cayin electronics (Zhuhai Spark), which I own.

The question is, how on earth did you come across this, Dave?

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Re: I see things like these ...
« Reply #13 on: July 21, 2022, 01:50:13 PM »
If you want, I can send you a pair of Merrill Zigma hornet drivers.  I've got a pair built out in my surround system. I set them up for a friend to listen. He was taken by how they played classical guitar (they really do that one thing very well), so he told be to look for a pair of drivers to build him a pair.... I bought the drivers, but he never followed up.  They've been sitting for a while.
They are just fine with a small handful of watts. 

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Re: I see things like these ...
« Reply #14 on: July 22, 2022, 02:41:04 PM »
If you want, I can send you a pair of Merrill Zigma hornet drivers.  I've got a pair built out in my surround system. I set them up for a friend to listen. He was taken by how they played classical guitar (they really do that one thing very well), so he told be to look for a pair of drivers to build him a pair.... I bought the drivers, but he never followed up.  They've been sitting for a while.
They are just fine with a small handful of watts. 


Sure, Scott.

I need another project!  :roll:

We'll work this out...  Thanks!
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