I know you guy know how awefull Circiut city demo room's sound.But Yesterday took the cake.
My partner has been looking for a nice speaker system to go with his theater.He owns the Yamaha rxv1,Sony dvpns900v DVD/SACD Progressive player,Pioneer Laserdisk,Mitsubishi HDTV dss satellite,Mitsubishi 46" HDTV tv,Tivo,he is currently running RBH inwalls for 6.1 and he has a Polk Audio pws1200 sub.He loves his sub as it can just about detach his house from the basement,but he feels the inwalls lack for music playback.His theater sounds great for movies.He comes over my house and he loves the way my theater sounds.Music he feel's his system can't even come close.So now hes on a quest to but new speaker's.Our store carries the very best in speaker's from around the world.I don't think you could find a better selection then our's under one roof.But that come's high prices even at our employee discount.
Around here(Phila area,Pa)there's only a couple places you can here Polk's go(as Bryn Mawr Stereo now Tweeter doesn't carry Polk's anymore)You have Circuit city,The Wiz In new Jersey,Interstate Electronic's on the other side of New Jersey,and some small hole in the ground places in New York.So We went around listening to Polk's in all these places trying to put together a system that would work well with his room and gear.No places that we demo'd even came close to sounding anywhere near as good as my setup does.
Circuit City took the cake yesterday ,they have the new rti100's and we were pumped to here them go,but we knew we were going to get a less then a good demo but with hope on our side,we hoped for the best.We used a Harman Kardan avr7000 ad it sounded like hell,Onkyo 898 was even worse,so I went out to the car to get some usic of my own as the salesman selection was less then....well you understand.They still had a Pair of rt1000i's (which I Own in P's)and they sounded so bad I would have to say my clock radio had better overall performance.This was embarrising for me,as I love my rt1000p's and know what they can do with great wire and a good amp,but not in here(circiut city or ****ty should i say).I just about wanted to get all of my Polk's out of my house as people that never heard Polk's,go to circuit city and here that and think,Man those speaker's suck real bad,I can go to Best buy,spend less and get better sounding speaker's.I know thats not true,but if you can't get a good store demo,how the hell do you spend a thousand dollars and 1 pair of speakers?Do you do it and prey they sound ton's better when you get them home?How do you convince someone that they will?I know they will sound awesome at my partener's house,but he has his douts.Interstate electronic's in east new jersey off of rt36 has a good selection of Polk's even LSi's but there's no where to demo them.They have this dark room with big screen tv all over the place,**** piled up everywhere,the messyest store I have ever been in.But there prices are just about wholesale and the salespeople are very nice and know
something.We listened to the Lsi 15's VS the rt1000i's,running a Yamaha rxv1 and It sounded good but not as good as my setup.The Lsi 15 sounded good but didn't blow away the rt1000i's like I expected them to.
I personally would love to upgrade my system,but I can't because I haven't had a demo on Polk's anywhere that sound better then what I already own.My stuff sounds great, but I'm building a Theater and want to upgrade.My partner wants new speaker's like's my system but can't here a good demo other then my house.
It suck's so bad the Polk can't get into better store's and gain more respect for there great product's.