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About Chivas

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  • Location
    Knebworth, Herts

Wigwam Info

  • Turn Table
    OL Resolution mkII
  • Tone Arm & Cartridge
    Conqueror 3c/AN IO 2
  • SUT / Phono Stage
    Copper Slagle
  • Digital Source 1
    Oppo UDP 203
  • DAC
    AN DAC2.1x Balanced
  • Pre-Amp
    AN M3 Phono
  • Power Amp/s
    IA 845MB sig
  • My Speakers
    Harbeth M40.1
  • Headphones
    Grado PS1000/ Icon HP8 mk2 Sig
  • Trade Status
    I am not in the Hi-Fi trade

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  1. Like Harbeth did in Mac’s case, I suggest that we now all admit defeat to the lone voice of PP, and move on. He is clearly not easily pleased. I’m thanking my lucky stars that I’m not in retail and have to deal with entitled “the customer is always right” customers. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. According to my rough cut math, Mac is getting about £1k of additional value on his purchase free of charge for his inconvenience. And that is per week! I don’t think he will feel too agrieved. Neither would you had Leema given you a brand new unit of the latest model after 2 months of living with a fully functional unit Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. No problem [emoji106] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. I know, I was trying to make a point Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. To put it in a slightly different context, if someone offered me 40.2’s with no grills for less than half price, I would snatch their arm off, let alone new ones!! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. Can we all agree that the speakers are not faulty, but working perfectly fine, and that the only thing that needs to be rectified is a piece of cloth that is a slight annoyance, at most. Hardly anything to set the alarm bells off. More importantly, the CEO of the accompany is attending to this personally now, and has offered Mac a stonking deal here. The only winner here as I see it, is Mac. Well played Mac and enjoy your fantastic new set of speakers! And kudos to Harbeth for looking after their customer! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. We are still talking about a very thin piece of cloth that fits over perfectly working speakers, and perhaps has a 0.01% impact on the sound quality, right..? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. I think you are being a little harsh PP. In my opinion the grills not fitting is a minor annoyance. Mac picked the speakers up for a a good deal, and it was a custom job, so these types of minor issues are to be expected. It’s not like half the drivers aren’t working or that the speakers blew up and set Mac’s house on fire. I think it is commendable that god almighty is going to see Mac personally and offered to replace these with a new pair. Alan Shaw runs quite a big business and has thousands of customers. If I had an issue with my car, I certainly don’t expect the CEO of ‘insert oem brand’ to personally come to my house to get it sorted. If anything, other than the aggravation and time it took, I’m even more impressed with Harbeth’s customer care after this saga. Many other brands could’ve/would’ve said it’s a custom job, they don’t come with grills, take them as they are or return them for your money back, let alone give him a brand new pair, which is probably worth twice as much as what Mac paid in the first place. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. Sorry to hear that Mac. Did you try the sticky tape? [emoji12] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. That first picture must be the most confusing ever. I cannot figure out what is up/down and wall/floor/ceiling!! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. Mac, for some strange reason I had a dream about your speakers last night and the grills that wouldn’t fit. We fixed it with some sticky tape in my dream Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. If your room can cope with the speakers, I would bite George’s hand off if I were you Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. The Cobra gets rave reviews, although I have not heard one myself. Given they have only recently been launched, you are unlikely to find a second hand one easily. In that I case I would go for a 2nd hand Oto or Meishu amp, and the best speakers that I can afford within my budget. AN-J’s for a small room and E’s for a large room. Sit back and enjoy the music. Simples Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. I have the previous “upgrade” transformer, the one just before the “balanced” transformer came out if that is of any help Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk