So i bought SR214-DVC from SonicElectronix cuz i bought from them before, never had any issues and they always have very compatative pricing.
Got my SR delivered yesterday, felt like a little kid at Toys'R'Us..... till i started paying attention to details.
Before anythig else let me say that i do NOT know the right terminology for subwoofer parts, so i'll have to use simple english when describing certain parts of it. Correction are appriciated.
Small scratches on the cone. They are very small, not even visible at all angles/lighting:
Obvious scratches here. Also there's a ding where the arrows are pointing. Not even a ding, more like a little piece chipped off:
2 net-looking things are ripped:
Also black glue looking thing is just sloppy if u ask me.
There's also a few "strings" of that same glue. There's a few more "strings"m just hard to take pics of them:
And that just doesn't look clean if u ask me - scratches, black glue again...:
Sonic is not an authorized dealer but do have waranty and replacment but i'll have to pay for shipping it back to them.
I called Polk to run the serial number to see if it is a refurbished unit (sure looks like one to me). Per them it's not. It was manufactured late 2009, sold as brand new to distributor (not Sonic, i'm guessing they are the ones who sold it to Sonic) in April 2010. So it looks legit here.
Is it normal for SRs to look like that?? or my expectations as to what it supposed to look like are too high??
I can live with scratches and glue just fine but those ripped 2 net-looking things are really bothering me. Also when u add ALL these imperfections up i'm starting to think i need to call Sonic for a replacment. Do I??