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post #11 of 23 Old 06-12-15, 03:39 PM
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Time to buy, Dennis! Time to buy!
Right you are, Todd. Done and done, I even picked up their new solid core RCA cables to hook it all up.

It will be a tight fit into the A/V stand, they are nice enough to shave the feet down to give adequate clearance for heat dissipation. That is something you won't be able to have done by the retailer, it is good that Emotiva will continue to offer direct from the factory sales.

This is my first time ordering from Emotiva, it went quickly and painlessly. I am looking forward to adding 4-5 dB of headroom to my system.

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Cool!! good for Emotiva, I want to buy a amp of theirs someday. So many great reviews!

Brick & morter stores definitely would sell a lot more amps!
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i really like emotiva and they have some solid gear. i have a couple of the amps they sell and the UMC200. I hope to upgrade to the new flagship XMC in a couple years. i hope this is a good move for them. hopefully this will be a win win for everyone.
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I don't know where they are going to fit in the brick & mortar retail chain.
The mass market is AVRs and I really can't see well heeled audiophiles trading in their boutique electronics to give Emotiva a spin.
I don't know what margins are in this segment but it stands to reason you make more money selling higher priced electronics vs lower priced.
Maybe additional online retailers are good?? But why buy third party if the price is the same? At least if you buy direct there's no place for finger pointing if something is not right.
It will be interesting to see what happens.
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Why buy third party? We're a society of convenience and want it now. If I could buy said product now and touch, see, feel, and you get the idea. Same price and same warranty, well to me that's pretty much a no brainer.
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Prices will go up in a retail environment. There is no getting around that. Retailers are going to want Emotiva product at a discounted rate and the decrease in profit margin will have to be offset with a increase in cost. Just watch and see.

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Prices will go up in a retail environment. There is no getting around that. Retailers are going to want Emotiva product at a discounted rate and the decrease in profit margin will have to be offset with a increase in cost. Just watch and see.
If that happens then people will buy direct. Easy fix.
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i am surprised maybe they would not have just made a deal with installers and boutique shops. that may be what they did. i highly doubt you would walk into a best buy, FRYs, walmart and see a XMC1 on the shelf!

Hobbist/Enthusasit i bet buy online more than anywhere else. In store sales will be executives and Professionals who have way too much money I picture Gordon Gekko getting on HTShack to learn about where to purchase a great amp for a good value.
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I don't know where they are going to fit in the brick & mortar retail chain.
The mass market is AVRs and I really can't see well heeled audiophiles trading in their boutique electronics to give Emotiva a spin.
I don't know what margins are in this segment but it stands to reason you make more money selling higher priced electronics vs lower priced.
Maybe additional online retailers are good?? But why buy third party if the price is the same? At least if you buy direct there's no place for finger pointing if something is not right.
It will be interesting to see what happens.
One word. Upsell.
All the AVR's will now be "underpowered" and the sales person will say you are wasting your money on those speakers if you do not have 100+ pure watts going to them. The sales team will now know all about power supplies and they will tell the customer that a 125watt AVR is at 40Watts all channels.

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If that happens then people will buy direct. Easy fix.
Most companies will make a deal that the direct price will not undercut the retail.

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i am surprised maybe they would not have just made a deal with installers and boutique shops. that may be what they did. i highly doubt you would walk into a best buy, FRYs, walmart and see a XMC1 on the shelf!
My guess would be that they would have the lower end products.

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I will be surprised if there is a market for Emotiva outside of the enthusiast market.

If the speculation is 'it's not going to be Walmart or Best Buy' who do you think it will be.
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