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alteraudiousa
04-08-2008, 07:13 PM
Does anyone know where I can buy a set of speakers from them. I just bought some 6.5 but I think I may get a set of 8in too and have a crazy 3way up front. But i haven't been able to see prices or a place to buy them so I'm lost......

squeak9798
04-08-2008, 07:47 PM
I would say your best bet is to e-mail them and see if they are even still in business.

About 3 years ago they went under. Then about a year or so later someone was supposedly starting them up again and brought the website back on line. Last time I heard anything about them (which was about a year and a half ago), they supposedly had their inventory in Germany or somewhere and it was all lost in a flood.

Though FWIW their speakers were supposed to be good, but nothing magical. IMO for the price of the speakers (well, what was their MSRP not the $60 ebay prices the Luccent series are going for) there would be better options on the market for an active setup unless you were severely constrained to shallow mounting depths.

rollerdj
04-08-2008, 07:50 PM
that *****. i was looking for a matching set of tweets to go my lm-6's.

squeak9798
04-08-2008, 08:08 PM
For curiosity sake I did a WHOIS search to see who owns the Illusion website.

It's apparently owned by Peerless Acoustics Ltd in India (not the same as the Tymphany owned Peerless). I believe this Peerless is the company who began building the original Illusion drivers after they moved their manufacturing from Arizona to India.

http://www.peerlessaudio.com/

rollerdj
04-08-2008, 08:11 PM
For curiosity sake I did a WHOIS search to see who owns the Illusion website.

It's apparently owned by Peerless Acoustics Ltd in India (not the same as the Tymphany owned Peerless). I believe this Peerless the company who began building the original Illusion drivers after they moved their manufacturing from Arizona to India.

http://www.peerlessaudio.com/

first, what in the world is "WHOIS".
second. what do u think they're build quality is going to be now that they are in india?

Rich B
04-08-2008, 08:14 PM
For curiosity sake I did a WHOIS search to see who owns the Illusion website.

It's apparently owned by Peerless Acoustics Ltd in India (not the same as the Tymphany owned Peerless). I believe this Peerless is the company who began building the original Illusion drivers after they moved their manufacturing from Arizona to India.

http://www.peerlessaudio.com/



Good sleuthing!

Looks like you're right, this .pdf for the ND-12 is on their website-
http://www.peerlessaudio.com/newpdfs/Illusion%20ND-12.pdf

squeak9798
04-08-2008, 08:15 PM
first, what in the world is "WHOIS".

Google it :p:


second. what do u think they're build quality is going to be now that they are in india?

It's not "going" to be moved.

It "was" moved back when the original Illusion was up and kicking. Many people attribute the fall of the company to the change in manufacturing from Arizona to India. Back when Illusion drivers weren't as scarce on the forums, you'd frequently see the drivers on ebay or the classifieds specifically listed as "Arizona built drivers" if that was their birthplace, as some people would only buy the Arizona manufactured drivers (plus they would use it as a selling point, signifying it was of better build quality than the India built drivers). Many felt the quality went down, others say they've had them both side by side and couldn't tell a lick of difference.

Like I said; I don't believe they're being produced anymore. I believe Peerless (India) tried unsuccessfully to rebirth the company.

rollerdj
04-08-2008, 08:21 PM
humm. i'll guess i'll just have to wait to install them to see if they sound good. i like how they put the mag up front to make for more clearance.

alteraudiousa
04-08-2008, 10:53 PM
yeah tried emailing and nothing yet. I guess i'll have to see how to the lm-6 works. I like the shallow design and want to see how it could work. Guess its the fun in trying new things out.

redgst97
04-11-2008, 12:03 AM
I have a set of the 8" Illusion drives in the basement...not in the box, but brand new.... Something for the collection.. :)

ScarySkulls
04-12-2008, 06:01 PM
Hermit Audio http://www.hermitaudio.com/ is distributors website address.

gladiator_jai
04-12-2008, 06:04 PM
Hermit Audio http://www.hermitaudio.com/ is distributors website address.

Hello rajat :D

alteraudiousa
04-12-2008, 07:15 PM
want to think about selling them?

James Bang
03-08-2009, 03:52 PM
Illusion Audio's website seem be under construction. It wasn't like that before

http://illusionaudio.com/

audiolife
03-08-2009, 05:25 PM
I thought it was under construction 6 months or more ago?

James Bang
03-08-2009, 05:36 PM
I remember it going to their home page... but not this that 'underconstruction page'

The website is currently under construction. It will be online soon. Thank you for your patience while we build our website. Please visit us again.

It seems like they're active in India as they updated the ND6i set. They now use the xovers and tweets from the ND8i set.. which i am selling :)

James Bang
03-16-2009, 08:22 PM
An email from Hermit Audio


I do not know whether you are aware of the history of Illusion Audio. It always was a company which was manufactured using the expertise of Peerless, India. Peerless even owns the brand.

Peerless is for many years looking for a suitable partner to resurrect Illusion Audio in the US. This is not a job they can take up themselves.

We at Hermit Audio buy the Illusion products from Peerless for sale in India, and are doing reasonably well with the products. We are also often questioned about the 'genuiness' and 'authenticity' of the Illusion products in our markets. But thankfully, the product's quality speaks for itself.

From whatever I have heard, Illusion Audio is bound to make a comeback sometime soon in the US.

Best Regards,


Chief Operating Officer
Hermit Audio Pvt. Ltd.