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    My project delay again

    If money and time aint enough to punish my audio quest, I've been trying for 6 months now with no
    success trying to contact someone at *that* pro audio company to get an order placed for more tweeters.

    * The USA distributor never calls me.
    * Website *click here to email us* didn't work.
    * I contact the secretary under the VP of worldwide sales and had limited
    success;

    1. She would forward my drama email to the VP and he'd contact me,
    he never did.

    2. She would create an invoice for my order {13 drivers, about $8k} and
    I'd write a check to the USA office, therein lies the problem -> Nobody is there
    for order confirmation. // duh //

    3. I never got an invoice or email back from her in spite of a second email
    sent again for an update.

    4. I sent an email to the VP himself stating my drama to get some parts ordered, help me obiwan kenobi..

    So far no reply.

    WTF ? This is a long established pro audio company in Europe, their website says 'we are growing and expanding
    worldwide' and their news section is very active with positive news.

    I did some homework that I find funnay.

    1. After my email to the secretary in May, shortly on their website in the
    news section appeared two items..

    A. "We are hiring a USA sales rep for sales and installation". /// ROFL ///
    B. "We had problems with our email server". /// ROFL ///

    WTF ? /// confused //

    re: USA sales rep

    1. Did the guy working there lag ? Did he quit? Did the company not know
    there is a vacancy there?

    2. They didn't know their info email didn't work until I mentioned something ?


    Mystery Partially Solved

    I did more homework and found the root cause of these issues.

    About 2 years ago, the entire R&D department, critical production people,
    and marketing team left that company to form a new pro audio company.

    This explains alot. That company was nuked by this major event and it's
    taken them at least 2 years to recover and they still haven't fully recovered.

    Someone on the pro forum told me they thought the company died as
    there is no advertisements in pro mags, but recently he started seeing
    ads again, a small sign of life from this place.

    Bad news
    The new company formed by ex-employees, they have a killer tweeter
    but will not sell it OEM for DIY'ers. ARG............ It's a killer tweeter.

    One way to get this tweeter is to buy the system and remove the tweeter
    and discard the rest, but you are talking $7500 MSRP for this box with
    two tweeters and four mids. I'd need four of these boxes to get
    eight uber tweeters to make the uber line array. // not going to happen //

    The alternative is to wait for the resurrection of that company as I already
    have their tweeters, I just need more of them to finish my collection.

    It's been 4+ years from the first day I bought my first tweeter from them
    and slowly accumulated more. I guess I have to wait to get the rest,
    maybe until that USA sales rep job gets filled and then maybe I have a contact,
    unsure.

    /// crazy ///

    I guess at year end, I'll work on the electrical and amp portion of the system.
    2006 is a bad DIY year as I have non-hobby homestead drama to put to rest.







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    Re: My project delay again

    I posted a message on the prosound forum re: *that company* to see if
    anyone has the skinny. The web guy at *that company* found that post
    using *visitor web statistics* and posted. Wow, a sign of life! He said
    I should send an email to -> *public email address*.
    As if this hasn't been done ... anyways, I sent him an email directly
    to explain the nested drama I've been having, he might seizure reading the
    drama.

    We shall see Mr Frodo.............................

    I shouild start a football pool on when you think I get an order placed.
    $1 per square.




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    Re: My project delay again

    Souns like you sure having a fun time with the runaround from the company...



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    Re: My project delay again

    Maybe it's a sign not to pursue the evil audio system.

    no no no
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    Re: My project delay again

    I read and translated the txt in the book... It says, thou shall not build huge line array speakers.







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    Re: My project delay again

    Quote Originally Posted by B&W_EE
    I read and translated the txt in the book... It says, thou shall not build huge line array speakers.
    Lawl.

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    Re: My project delay again

    So, who is .....................*that company*????



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    Re: My project delay again

    I got a reply from the web guy;

    Hi,

    After reading your story, the first thing that came up in my mind was that I should make an apology to you! That’s what I would like to do now!!

    I will get to the bottom of this and make you get the drivers you need.

    I, or someone else of <company name>, will contact you very soon!

    Kind regards,
    <name removed>


    So, who is .....................*that company*????

    Because that company got punished and they are trying to rebound from
    essentially being nuked, it's best to not say the name in public, only in private.
    I will pm interested parties.




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    Re: My project delay again

    Quote Originally Posted by thylantyr
    I got a reply from the web guy;

    Hi,

    After reading your story, the first thing that came up in my mind was that I should make an apology to you! That’s what I would like to do now!!

    I will get to the bottom of this and make you get the drivers you need.

    I, or someone else of <company name>, will contact you very soon!

    Kind regards,
    <name removed>


    So, who is .....................*that company*????

    Because that company got punished and they are trying to rebound from
    essentially being nuked, it's best to not say the name in public, only in private.
    I will pm interested parties.
    ::Awaits a PM::

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    Re: My project delay again

    Yay!@

    I got an invoice today by email from the big cheese.



    Payment method is simple, they gave me their account number so I can
    transfer the casholla into it.

    Yay!@

    The Best Part

    Per their pricesheet, each driver is $549 Euro ea.
    They say you get a discount for >10 drivers, $449 Euro ea.

    I use to pay $600 US ea.

    I received an invoice for $449 US dollar for each one, sweet.

    I'm sending out the cash today.

    I'll have 21 drivers total for the evil system.




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    Re: My project delay again

    I wired the money to their USA account per invoice for them tweeters.

    Phase 1 complete : getting an invoice {took 6 months}
    Phase 2 complete: sending payment {took a day}

    Now the dreaded phase 3 and 4 begins:

    Phase 3: getting them to acknowledge money was sent to their bank account.
    Phase 4: getting shipping confirmation.

    drama never ends.......... /lol




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    Re: My project delay again

    Strange thing happened today. Got a Fedex ticket on the door for 4 boxes,
    WTF is that I say ?? All day I can't figure out what the hell it is.

    I go there to see, fvck, it's my tweeters! Those boys shipped Fedex priority
    from Europe and I got it in 5 business days but they never told me. Sweet.

    Big surprise for me, I was expecting another




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    Re: My project delay again

    Whoa, that sounds like a nice thing to find!!



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    Re: My project delay again

    Phase 5 begins ...... sorta.

    Need to make 21 new machined tweeter enclosures out of 1/4" thick
    aluminum.. arg...




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    Re: My project delay again

    How hard could it be to machine 21 circles into some aluminum? Or is there something more complicated goin on then that?



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