Have you actually heard them yet? They are definitely not a speaker to everyone's liking.
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Usually no... but there's always a chance that a dealer wants to shift a pair that's been sitting on the floor as demos, or a pair that was ordered and the person changed their mind. Don't expect much though...
I would call the dealer to tell them that you are interested in the 3.7's and that you would like to visit them to listen to them. Once you're there, ask if there's anything they can do on the price. If the answer is no, see if they are willing to discount something else that you do need... cables, etc.
Ptmconsulting...I don't believe the OP was asking for your opinion about the speaker (and by the way, there is nothing further from the truth as to your assertion, as the Thiel 3.7s are very musical as long as you are driving them with the appropriate amp).
Sooloos...yes you should be able to get a discount from an authorized Thiel dealer. Like all things how much of a discount depends on your relationship with the dealer and also how motivated they are to generate a sale. I would think anywhere in the 5%-15% off retail is reasonable to expect and how good of a negotiator you are :-)
By the way, to the point of partnering amp, what amp do you plan on using with the 3.7s?
Thanks very much everyone!
I already have some experience with Thiel speakers.
I had cs 2.3 in 90's, and I enjoyed it very much.
Also my brother has cs 3.7. So I know well about this speaker.
Now it is time to replace my dynaudio contour 3.0, and cs 3.7 is my first choice for new one.
Do anyone have other recommendation to me in this price range?
I don't like B&W 802.
I enjoy all kind of music except hardcore metal.
Or any comments on using 3.7 with bryston 14b?
I have found that discounting is dependent on the specific product (the margin the dealer gets, the policies of the manufacturer/distributor--some tightly control prices), the type/policy of the retail establishment, and primarily, by the kind of relationship I have with the dealer. Those dealers that I buy a lot from, almost always include a discount, and I NEVER even ask about a discount--they just include it in the price.