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When others clearly can make it work (and make it work well) I find very little logic in stating otherwise. But to each their own. Also lets watch the condescension- that goes for everyone.
Look at it this way.... In many cases, these shows - as opposed to a "REAL" trade show (think CES) - is more for the end user than the dealer network. Given the scarcity of brick and mortar stores anymore, these shows have become substitutes, and as such, customers want to be treated as they would at a dealership. So, logically, playing their choice of music is understandable. After all, as a customer, how would you like to have driven 150 miles to a dealer and then be told that you can't hear your music. Yes, I understand that you may have set some small amount of time aside for personal selections, but you'd better hope that that time is open on my schedule. I've got other products to look at, and you may have just lost a sale.
genjamon, I get it. I would also be offended if my song was suddenly aborted. But please don't expect exhibitors to give everyone the third-degree and ask 20 questions before they play a requested track. That would be rude as well. The onus is on the attendee to choose wisely.That said, if I was the vendor and your track was not offensive to others in the room (e.g. AC/DC) I would have let it play. I think that was the proper thing to do. If I felt the need to move on because it was a long orchestral piece and I did not know how much you planned to listen to I would have asked. I am not sure if it was the vendor' choice or a request but at the CA Audio Show one room had the Hugh Masekela Stimela (The Coal Train) track playing. It is 10 minutes of non-music. I would have aborted it without hesitation. I never did get to hear the speakers I wanted because of that track and during my other two trips to the room they were playing dull classical music.
Listen, you've said your piece and most people disagree with it. We all understand the complexity of what vendors must try to balance at these shows. Yet somehow a lot of manufacturers (all of the AC manufacturers in fact) have always been incredibly accommodating. And on the enthusiasts end- I will gladly wait until a particular track is done to listen, hell I sat through 4-6 tracks to hear my stuff.
Manufacturers are there to sell gear, of all who disagree with making the appropriate time or offended that they would be given special time to hear their own selection in a private listening session, how many bought equipment at RMAF...?
How many, who got their selection played and was happy about this, bought equipment at RMAF ...?
Fair question, long long ago time , interested in hearing about sales at RMAF ......
Uhhh I have.
Question: How many, who got their selection played and was happy about this, bought equipment at RMAF ...?
Opinions vary widely as to how and why we lost our local B&M stores but they are gone regardless ---- and along with them went the personal demonstration. Attendees at these shows need to understand that the purpose is to give exposure to the vendors and the showgoers mutually. Vendors are not in a situation where they can afford anyone much personal attention. If they do that with anyone, it is at the expense of everyone else. If you are not going to be happy about sharing, you should spend your money traveling to a vendor willing to provide you with a private showing rather than using it to disappoint yourself.
I do have one issue and that is when people touch the gear and reach around back into the cables etc., one inadvertent flip of a switch or stepping on a cable can really cause a lot of stress for us.thanks, lou
Why is anyone touching anything? I mean, what are they trying to do? Rearrange the electrons for better sound?
I hope there are a few of you out there reading this.
I don't have an answer that doesn't involve profanity about bestiality.
Well now I want to hear your answer
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