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    By Thomas J. Norton • August, 2007

    Loudspeakers may not be the hardest things in the world to shop for (cars win by a landslide), but the search hasn't gotten any easier in the past few years, as the decline in dealers offering serious demonstration facilities (particularly the big-box, warehouse stores) has reduced the opportunities for an ears-on audition. A good demo remains the gold standard, however, and there are still dealers who offer one. We think it's money well spent if you pay more but get the speakers that are best for you. If you can't arrange for a serious demonstration, your chances of finding a speaker system that meets all your expectations will be sharply diminished.

    But before you start visiting dealers, make a list of a half-dozen or so speaker systems that seriously interest you. The list might come from past experience with the brand, hearing the speakers in a friend's system, or product reviews.





    See complete article courtesy of HomeTheaterMagazine: http://hometheatermag.com/advicefrom...speakshoptips/

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    Two very important things for me regarding this are:

    - bring your own CDs (or whatever you want to listen to on the speakers). The important thing is, that you're familiar with the recording.

    - try to listen to the speakers in your own home. Some dealers offer you to test speakers at your place, sometimes over the weekend. Speakers and room are a unity and each room is different, so it's likely there will be rather huge differences between different rooms with the same speakers. A good return policy might help as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Niko View Post
    Two very important things for me regarding this are:

    - bring your own CDs (or whatever you want to listen to on the speakers). The important thing is, that you're familiar with the recording.

    - try to listen to the speakers in your own home. Some dealers offer you to test speakers at your place, sometimes over the weekend. Speakers and room are a unity and each room is different, so it's likely there will be rather huge differences between different rooms with the same speakers. A good return policy might help as well.
    I agree and I would also suggest you bring an unbiased friend, ( not your wife, as that will restrict the cost factor " I don't see any difference between these and those cheap ones over there!") your friend may hear or not hear something you may be missing. 4 ears are better than 2.
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