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Old 08-04-2017, 04:06 PM
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I think Magnolia has a place in helping hifi companies get products out to more customers. If you look at where Magnolia design centers are you can see that the stores are all in areas with higher income. They do a good job of selling gear to higher income customers who are looking for new "toys". Also they buy inventory upfront rather than ordering after a customer makes a purchase which is beneficial for the manufacturers. While their salespeople may not be the most knowledgeable, from my experience they are always polite and do not look down upon customers based on budget or if they are ready to buy now. There are plenty of hifi shops out there that are somewhere intimidating to average customers because the staff is very arrogant.
Some interesting points. Thanks!
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A few years back I walked in the BB wearing my McIntosh baseball cap -- always wonder if someone will stop me and say great cell phones or computers, etc.

Anyhows, walked into the component & speaker room and a young salesman and I struck up a conversation about McIntosh Labs -- he was quite knowledgeable about the SS gear, but did know of the MC275/C20 combination that struck his fancy.

After jaw jacking for awhile, he said he had his resume in at the local audio store down the road (BP knows who I'm speaking of -- Leon ...) and was hopeful he would have an interview in the near term.

Small world we live in -- I've missed the last couple musicmatters events at that store & haven't any idea if he was job successful.

Thought it was cool though and wished him well.

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Old 08-05-2017, 01:24 AM
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If that's true, it is new. One of their problems was that early on, Magnolia made people salaried. It limited the earnings no matter how good the salespeople were. That's a major part of the reason the good ones were easy pickings for independents looking for new hires.
What I've seen more often is the good ones getting picked up by manufacturers or distributors. Although my favorite - and the best Magnolia salesman that I ever dealt with to this day -- left Magnolia when Best Buy decided to move a freestanding Magnolia into a Best Buy store (which they said they'd never do when BB first purchased Magnolia). He didn't want to be in a Best Buy store.
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Someone got a pair of the Olympica 3s for half price here in Madison, WI. Sweet deal.
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Old 08-13-2017, 09:43 AM
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My local Magnolia was going to get me a part of Olympica IIIs for $5400 but unfortunately the store that had them cracked the top of the speaker while packing and that was the last one BB had. I had never heard the speaker but the deal was too good to pass up! They have Olympica I available but I want a nice floorstander. Looks like I may have to go back to my original plan of Focal 1028be or B&W 804 D3...

I am somewhat considering doing a bookshelf system instead with a Subs. Will I lose anything doing this vs Floordtanders? I have a lyngdorf RP1 which has a very good sun crossover.

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We now carry KEF since we don’t have SBs anymore. Expect a full display of SVS also throughout Magnolia
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