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Crutchfield now carrying NAD

 

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Username: Boulderdashcci

Canton, Massachusetts USA

Post Number: 85
Registered: Apr-07
Not sure where to post this because it looks as if they have quite a lineup......But I guess NAD will be a lot more main stream now.

http://www.crutchfield.com/app/product/search/searchresults.aspx?SearchTab=Shop& us=2&search=NAD&x=0&y=0
 

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Username: Artk

Albany, Oregon USA

Post Number: 10602
Registered: Feb-05
You mean there is a way for NAD to be more mainstream...
 

Bronze Member
Username: Boulderdashcci

Canton, Massachusetts USA

Post Number: 86
Registered: Apr-07
Well I mean they're joining brands like Onkyo, Yamaha, and Denon. I know CF carries some better stuff like the Marantz reference series but it seems a bit out of place for a mid-level brand that you could only get at dealers before to now be sold at the equivalent of Bestbuy.
 

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Username: Nuck

Post Number: 13255
Registered: Dec-04
Will this improve pricing on the overrated Masters series?
 

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Username: Stu_pitt

Irvington, New York USA

Post Number: 3443
Registered: May-05
I've ordered stuff from Crutchfield several times. All car stuff though. I definitely wouldn't call them the equivalant of Best Buy.

They've carried some respectable gear in the past and currently carry PS Audio and Thiel in addition to the Marantz reference stuff.

I think Crutchfield's home audio and HT customers are people who are looking to spend a bit more to get better quality, but don't really know what to get. Not a brick and mortar hifi shop, but maybe people will start looking into different things after seeing their catalog. I know I did back in the day. That's the first place I saw Carver and Harman Kardon among a few others.

Their weakness is speakers IMO. Other than Thiel, they have no really good speakers. They mainly push Polk and Klipsch. Maybe they'll pick up PSB or something along the lines of Paradigm, Energy, or even Monitor Audio? Most likely not the full line, but entry level and maybe a step up?
 

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Username: Stu_pitt

Irvington, New York USA

Post Number: 3444
Registered: May-05
Interestingly enough, they're not carrying NADs AV receivers.

They also carry the Peachtree integrated amp.
 

Platinum Member
Username: Nuck

Post Number: 13260
Registered: Dec-04
I don't know anyone with Thiel speakers.
 

Gold Member
Username: Stu_pitt

Irvington, New York USA

Post Number: 3446
Registered: May-05
I know a guy who used to own a pair. He teaches music at a college I used to work at.

He bought a full Rega system about 2 years ago or so.
 

Silver Member
Username: Unbridled_id

ChicagoUsa

Post Number: 495
Registered: Mar-04
Looks like listenup.com also carries Nad as well, but not the "overrated" masters series. Looks like they sell McIntosh too, (in store only, so they save their street cred) seems like everybody is going mainstream. I suppose I will sell what I have at a loss and buy some esoteric brand and perhaps become "interesting".
 

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Username: Dmitchell

Ottawa, Ontario Canada

Post Number: 2984
Registered: Feb-07
Pretty sure McIntosh prohibits selling their products online, unless they're demo or second hand. I could be wrong, but I remember my dealer telling me that McIntosh is quite particular in the terms of sale of their products.
 

Platinum Member
Username: Nuck

Post Number: 13339
Registered: Dec-04
Authorized dealer only, for warranty.
They will help anybody over phone or email, however, with serial #, please.
 

Gold Member
Username: Dmitchell

Ottawa, Ontario Canada

Post Number: 2985
Registered: Feb-07
I found that too Nuck.
 

Silver Member
Username: Unbridled_id

ChicagoUsa

Post Number: 496
Registered: Mar-04
I bet you guys are relieved. What would you have done otherwise?
 

Platinum Member
Username: Nuck

Post Number: 13344
Registered: Dec-04
Listen to music?
 

Silver Member
Username: Unbridled_id

ChicagoUsa

Post Number: 497
Registered: Mar-04
But would it sound the same?
 

Platinum Member
Username: Nuck

Post Number: 13347
Registered: Dec-04
I do not understand your point, id, sorry.
Would Mac being available through unapproved sources sound different? No.
Would it affect my 2002 amp? No
Would it affect the resale value? No.
Did mac change(other than diversify) under Clarion management? No.
Is Mac a brand with high intrensic value and recognition, along with high prices? Yes.
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