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M & K K prices

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Speakers' started by Stevemj, Dec 11, 2001.

  1. Stevemj

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    Have managed to listen to M&K Kseries at a dealer unfortunately the dealer was a fair distance from my home. Just wondered what sort of price people with these have paid, as support from the dealer would not be practical. So the cheapest would be the best.

    Also sampled the def tec pro 80 and thought they sounded great too. Have still not heared the kef eggs, the decision is down to these three.

    Opinions from you guys that have these would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. DodgeTheViper

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    You will not get cheaper prices for M&K products. They operate a very narrow distribution basis, which is not the reason however.

    They make such a fine product which will last a very long time that their products do not need to be discounted. The only decision you need to make is which dealer you go to.

    Personally i purchased mine from Sevenoaks, who offer a very good service. You also can,t beat the personal delivery service and professional installation that came with them !!!

    Mine are driven by Denon's 3802.

    Kev
     
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    In was recently in Singapore and the prices over there are about 60% of the UK price, so if you know anyone who is travelling out there go to the adelphi shopping centre and look for he M&K dealer, they will also knock more off if you buy in bulk eg a complete 5 speakers and sub (obviously shipping back to the UK is expensive).

    But also shows how expensive these speakers are in the UK
     
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    Hi.
    I was in a well known dealers a few weeks ago,asking about M and K surrounds.
    The guy did not know the prices off the top of his head,so out comes his ordering book.Which I took a peek at.
    Bump!!!
    These products are marked up %100 ie buy in at £300 sell at £600.
    So there is a little movement for discounting.
    Is ordering from the US a option anyone has used?
    Gary
     
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    I have the Def Tech Pro Cinema speakers but with REL subwoofer and love em

    Ian
     
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    Intersting stuff, wish I could charge 100% margins. I'll see what deal I can get, if no luck the def tec seems a good way to go. What rel are you using with yours Ian?
     
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    As someone who has worked in the industry for over 7 years, I can assure you that no dealer or product manages 100% profit margins. I wish we did. We don't!! These false remarks do no one any favours, public or dealer,as the client will be expecting discounts that no dealer (who wishes to be in business and there for the next upgrade) can possibly acheive.
     
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    Bull

    REL Storm, Three grand

    two 15" bass drivers and a amp, with a reasonable cabinet which i know costs under £200 to make

    myself and my friend who is a industry vetran and came out because it's bull know they are built for comfortably under £500

    so where has the other £2500 gone ?

    do the math.
     
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    I can assure you that mark ups are not at 100%. Usually the trade prices are deceptive. If they show around 50% of retail it is without VAT @ 17.5%, which quickly moves the margin down.


    Also there are only 4 Seven Oaks MK dealers around, and they can only sell the 750 package.


    Just noticed pc's post and I think i have just backed his point.

    They only places with over 100% markup are furniture shops.
     
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    I too used Sevenoaks, but it looks like it makes no difference in terms of price. Mucho expensivo :( I'm building up to a complete K series. Using the Denon 3802.
     
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    Listened to them again today, sound is fantastic. Will have to go for them I think, going to use the dennon 3802. Will just have to stump up for the British Price.

    Might go for the V125 sub instead of the K9. Anyone have this set up?
     
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    We've done several K3 systems with the V125 sub, usually with the Linn 5103/5125 system but once with the AVR 3802. You will not be disapointed.
     
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    I think you'll find that jewellers and clothes shops do not bad margin wise....

    Peg: I tell you what, you make a sub, package it, build a worldwide distribution network with back up and service, finance an r+d team and sales team, then tell us how much the end retail should be on your £500 sub to make your company work......
     
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    Believe me make stuff is very labour intensive. I'm still trying to get my sub finished. Materials may be cheap though, so if you plan on making all your own sub that's ok, but you'll have no time left for anything else should you be sucessfull.

    Anyone recommend a decnt S-VHS ET VCR? I am looking at the Panasonic 820, we used a few at work.

    Cheers
     
  15. DodgeTheViper

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    I have the K-Series set up

    3 x K-7'S

    2 x K-4'S

    1 x K9

    Purchased from Sevenoaks who , do not only sell the 750 package !!!
    In with the price Sevenoaks delivered them and installed them !

    I am driving them with the Denon 3802

    Kevin
     

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