Stereo5 how would you describe EVOs sound and/ or presentation?
- 12 posts total
- 12 posts total
I thought about PL EVO and demoed it a few times. At the time I had a ARC LS15 and was looking to upgrade it. Demoed a used LS25 and it was what I wanted and needed for my system so I bought the LS25. I have had a few experiences with Kevin and none have been a pleasure. Not even when I called him and was asked about a piece of gear he had for sale. I worked in the industry for over 15 years and never dealt with someone so rude and nasty, even when I was looking to buy tubes he told to me to just buy off the internet. Kevin Deal is a total A**HOLE and he will never get any of my money.
I've usually had good luck with Kevin and Upscale but I do know we all have our good and bad days. In the past few months I've bought a Dynavector 20x2L and a Manley Chinook phono preamp. However, a couple days ago I was talking to an online sales guy there inquiring about a Ref 3 and EVO 400. Told him I am a returning customer and what kind of discount could I receive. He said sorry we can't give a discount on either item. I thought are you kidding me and typed WOW ok. Ended up buying a EVO from another dealer and he gave me a substantial discount on a new one. It was a no brainer. Not sure if this salesman was conferring with Kevin or a manager but I doubt I'll do business again. Very disappointed because I've always had good luck with them. Kat was wonderful to deal with and I've had some good conversations with Kevin in the past.
I don’t know too many dealers that are willing to carry a product if the importer and distributor undercut them on price. It makes for a complicated relationship and limits the price flexibility.
I’ve bought a few things from Upscale. Kevin can be patient and nice and he can also be a dismissive dick. Probably depends on how many stupid questions he’s heard that day. Try not to take it personally.