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Old 08-10-2004, 10:56 AM
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Last weekend I had to go set up my GF's parents home theater...they had gotten a full 5.1 setup from a place called Brault & Martineau. (A Quebec chain).

They sold them a few unnecessary items..one of wich was a 200$ bulk pack of the RGB cables for component in that came with a holw bunch of upgraded speaker cables... the speakers came with there own scrawny, yet very functionnal speaker cables.

I told them to return it since we already had all the cables.

Well they called back to make sure they could return the "bulk pack" and just get some RGB component cables. Well they said that the stock cable wont last for more then a few years and that you will be able to hear resonnance. Then they add that it is there audio specialist that said so.... what a bunch of bull.

The amp has a big sticker on it that says 100watts x 5, so maybe 50watts rms per channel (I doubt its even that much)... increadible sales tactics.
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Old 08-10-2004, 11:15 AM
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Those silly French! [img]tongue.gif[/img]
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Old 08-10-2004, 11:19 AM
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Same thing happened with my dad at FS. They sold him like an $80 Monster optical audio cables and the sales guy assured him that this was all he needed to hook up the DVD player to the surround sound. (hi, pictures would be nice?)\

I had him return it and picked up an RCA brand one from RadioShack for $20.

I know some of you audiophiles might think that the Monster brand cable would be a lot better but my dad's already got hearing aides. I doubt he'd notice a difference between ANY audio cable
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Old 08-10-2004, 11:26 AM
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Yeah they made them get an optical cable and a "balanced monster cable rca" for there subwoofer... I didnt tell them to bring it back since you figure that since ou already paid a lot for the hole thing, might as well get upgraded cables..not that it would make much of a difference. But I draw the line when it costs 100$+ hehehe. They take advantage of people.

And also, How in the hell do they expect these same people to hook all of that up? Its funny..
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Originally posted by Hardwrkr:
Those silly French! [img]tongue.gif[/img]
Ca l'a rien a faire avec la province ou la langue parle, je suis convaincu que c'est comme ca partout a travers le Canada [img]tongue.gif[/img]

C'est vraiment malhonnete.
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Old 08-10-2004, 11:56 AM
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Je conviens...Nous sommes comme mauvais ou plus mauvais.

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or german...Ich stimme... zuWir sind, wie schlecht oder schlechter.

japanese? 私は... 同意する私達は悪くかより悪いようにある。

russian anyone? Я соглашаюсь...Мы как плох или более плох.

and for the spanish folk? Convengo...Estamos como malos o peores.

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Old 08-10-2004, 12:44 PM
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AAAAAAA , Je panse que vous avais raison, il y'a des malhonnetes partout malheureuxment .
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Old 08-10-2004, 12:57 PM
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^^ alot of manufactures rate the recievers with only one channel driven. With all 5 driven the output goes down.
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