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The maxim as a buyer is "Buyer Beware" (Caveat Emptor). No-one held a gun to your head to purchase. You read, you convinced yourself, now you regret. A little bit of healthy skepticism is necessary in this world with so many deceptive sales practices being used as common devices in every arena. The gullible purchaser is the ideal target of all merchandising and marketing. So don't be gullible.
The price of gullibility is tears. It was hundreds of years ago that the saying "A fool and his money are easily parted" yet in those hundreds of years many have not heeded the lesson of those words. P.T.Barnum recognised that there appears to be a continuing stream of those who are easily parted from their money and said "There's a sucker born every minute".
Entire industries are based around the Fool and The Sucker. Trillions of dollars of revenue are derived from them. Billions owe their livelihoods to them. In many ways the world could not run without them.
Do you wish to remain among them? Have you learnt from your experience? If not, be prepared to be burnt again.
It was around 2015 Feb.
So all this happened about a year ago. And now your telling us. So do you still have the TT as I assume he hasn’t responded to you in a year.
Moving forward, don’t get lulled in uber low W&F measurements - anything below 0.1% inaudible. And there are many reputable brands from actual dealers to choose from that are way below this number.
I still kept Pyon Sound's TT and the TT's speed control was totally out of order recently so I bought a new TT.
Pyon Sound's website has gone for some time and I thought John was out of the business so I let the things settle to the dust.
There were 2 things that triggered me to share my store here after a year:
1. I found that John has tried to sell some other Pyon Sound stuff recently in Audiogon again. He still want to making money from some audiophile with his own way.
2. When a guy came to help me to fix a tonearm problem in my new table, he recognized Pyon Sound's TT immediately. He shared his story to me. I could not verify his story but it alerted me that I might not be the only one being trapped if it could not be stopped.
To prevent the unfortunate story to happen again , I have to share my experience here and hope that you do understand what might happen when you made your purchasing decision.
Sorry to hear of your troubles. Good news is that your Pyon table can certainly be sorted out. It's a beautiful table. If the bearing is off, take it to a reputable repair shop and have it installed correctly.
Same with the speed control. I certainly wouldn't write it off. This should also improve your already good wow and flutter rating.
Small shops often have have a difficult time with quality control no matter how good the initial design.
Now spend a little more and repair your turntable and then enjoy it. It's not one you're going to see very often.
Even though I understand the attitudes of a few post that basically say "there's a sucker born every minute"..... overall, I believe that people should represent their products correctly in advertising. I haven't had it happen, but I can easily see myself liking a product very much to find out that the person selling or the manufacturer lied. Personally, I say,
Thanks for the Warning