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Deals - Factory Outlet Seconds
#384117 10/14/12 01:47 PM
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ANyone have any experience with the Factory Outlet Seconds? Trying to stay within a budget and looks like I can save a few hundred bucks. What kind of blemishes can I expect and would they be noticeable?

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tdibratt #384118 10/14/12 01:56 PM
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Not noticeable at all. In my case all I found was a few tiny spots of discolouration (think dark, dark grey on black) on a couple of my speakers.

I would not worry.


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tdibratt #384120 10/14/12 02:28 PM
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Yeah, by and large, you'll look very hard to find anything at all!


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tdibratt #384121 10/14/12 02:29 PM
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Usually the blemishes are very minor, in most cases very hard to find as Fred stated.


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tdibratt #384122 10/14/12 02:34 PM
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I didn't but from factory outlet but I did buy from Axiom auction (B stock). The VP150 I received had a small dent in a corner, probably got bumped into something. It really is not noticeable. I have not seen any blemish on the M80s although I assume something must be there somewhere. Aside from that, speakers are perfect. I wouldn't hesitate buying from factory outlet, I probably will in the near future.


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tdibratt #384136 10/14/12 03:42 PM
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On Axiom's (B stock), I've called in the past to inquire in general, about the nature of the defects. Their response was most of the time it was either visible excess glue, or very minor scratches on the drivers. This I could certainly live with for the additional savings, and is what I will be receiving on completion of my order.


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tdibratt #384137 10/14/12 03:57 PM
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There are tiny blemishes of maybe 1 or 2 millimetres in size on each of my B stock M22s. They just are little smears more so than discoloration. And on my B stock QS8s I gave up looking for the flaws after about 5 minutes.

They sound fantastic. Love 'em every day.

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tdibratt #384340 10/18/12 10:21 PM
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All of my speakers have come from the factory outlet (m80's, vp160, vp180, ep500, QS8). My ep500 had a small scratch on the back above the amp plate and there was a slight blemish on the corner of my vp180. No other problems were ever noticed.


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tdibratt #384402 10/19/12 09:11 PM
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I just bought M22 and I had a hard time finding the blemish, come to find out it was the excess glue, which really wasn't that excessive.
Probably would of still bought them as A stock had I not known


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tdibratt #384403 10/19/12 09:12 PM
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also a friend bought M3's abd we still not sure why they were B stock


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