Source AV Focal Headphone Deals

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  1. purr1n

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    FYI, Jason at Source AV wanted me to drop a note on Utopia and Elear Black November blow out sale. Utopia also comes with a Focal headphone stand, and Elear comes with a TSAV Bendyhead stand.

    Price is... I can't say other than "stupid", "awesome", " amazing", etc.
     
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    I just called SourceAV and they told me the price was $3000 for Utopia including its case and headphone stand. I don't think it's a bad deal per se, but considering some vendors have already sold Utopia at such discounted prices and used Utopias are now popping up for $2-2.5K, I think "stupid" "awesome" "amazing" might be a bit of an overstatement. The Utopia was already overpriced at $4K. I would've wholeheartedly agreed with "stupidly awesome and amazing" if it were around $2K.
     
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    And thus... the "quotation" marks?
     
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    I was actually disappointed by their black Friday price which was not better than Focals fake charity trade in deal.

    Donating used headphones to charity LOL.

    Agree with Songmic, the cheapskate in me refuses to pay more than $2250 after seeing Moon Audio's open box deals. I've also been offered $2400 for brand new units from an authorized dealer.

    I would say $2300 to $2500 is the best new price at the moment. This headphone is not a smart used buy due to Focals warranty.

    A UK based dealer informed me that nearly 1 in 2 Utopias he sold were coming back in 6 months with driver failures!

    TSAV do offer the 5 warranty which nobody else does but I don't think anyone on here or Headfi has ever stuck with a TOTL can for 2 years let alone 5! ( Ok the only exception may be the HD800 as there wasnt much to challenge it in 2009)
     
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    I think it also helps to walk into these places, talk to the owner, act like you are on the fence, and pull out a wad of cash a few hundred short, and act like you are going to leave.

    Calling from far away and price checking will probably get different result.
     
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    I’ve read this Utopia driver failure thing a number of times on this forum but don’t recall reading anyone at SBAF who has bought one saying their drivers failed (except maybe one person). Is this a widespread problem? Or just the rumor mill? I would think we would see more reports here if a failure rate got anywhere close to “nearly 1 in 2”.
     
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    I complained about a driver issue I discovered at a meet. I voiced my concern in the Boston Area meetup thread we just had a few weeks ago. The owner was able to reproduce the issue with the Utopia at home.
     
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    Posting this on behald of @netforce and Jason at The Source AV
    3035 Kashiwa St., Suite 101 | Torrance, CA | 90505

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    Some of the deals are pretty crazy, like below pseudo-open box specials on the Internet, but I'm not allowed to say anything specific. Will put up a sidebar notice temporarily until this event ends.
     
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    Ah shit. I need to forget to bring my wallet then.
     
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    I gotta say, I went to one of there "sales" once but it was tremendously awkward. There were no prices anywhere, hardly anyone said hi, there was supposed to be food but there was none. I couldn't tell what was being sold and what wasn't. There were supposed to be free ear impressions but nothing about those. And yup, I went on the right day. Maybe something happened and there was some tragedy in the company or something, but I'd think hard before driving out to Torrance again. I'd be happy to hear impressions; maybe this "event" will be different.
     
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    Probably need to ask, MAP and all. They can't be advertised where anyone can take a picture. Maybe Warren was supposed to bring the food, but forgot. :D I myself make no promises of food, free ear impressions, or blow jobs. There is the "mod meet", going on at the same time, but I am unsure how many people from here are showing up given the late notice.

    From I understand, the stuff is new. No boogers or lice on the headbands.
     
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    Call @netforce / Alan @ 626.537.6134 for more information.
     
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    Yikes, sorry if you were a bit disappointed in that event earlier in the year. I was with Questyle at the time but I was at that event back then. The prices are given out verbally as Jason would to have a dialogue before a sale to see if we can help you out. Everything in the showroom is for sale minus furniture and paintings, food I believe was provided in the office area, and JH Audio was doing impressions. Definitely understand with your previous experience if you are hesitant about coming back but for sure we learn and improve with feedback. If you don't want to come out, feel free to give us a call tomorrow on some gear you're interested in and we can help you out.
     
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    I'll probably go. If nothing else it'd probably be a chance to hear Utopias for the first time. If anybody in LA/The Valley wants to go but doesn't want to drive, feel free to PM me.
     
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    I guess I should have been more forceful. I did get there near at the beginning of the event; maybe things weren't in full swing. Thanks for the thoughts, though. Honestly, if there were some kind of greeter, explaining what was going on, that probably would have made a huge difference. Anyways, hope the event goes well for you!
     
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    Hey guys, got a few Sony pieces we have open box prices for! Just give us a call 310-534-9900

    Also, Chord if going up in price across the board tomorrow, today is just the last day to get them at the older prices (Except the dave/blu mk2, those went up already).
     
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    Audeze B-Stock Sale!

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    Got just a few of each, the 2 and 3 super low quantity.

    310-534-9900
     
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    Blowing out the Echobox and Westone a little bit over our cost.

    Also doing show sale discounts on other things we can't mention with MAP, just give us a call or shoot me an email at [email protected]
     
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    Get the Utopia $1000 off with a IEM/Headphone trade in and get the QP2R for free!
     

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