Fee for home audition

I am in the market for a music server/streamer. I was discussing with one of the authorized dealers for a streamer. He had a demo unit and was willing to bring to my home for an hour and let me try. He is located around 10-15 minutes from my home. He wants to charge 5% for home demo. Is this the industry standard? I am not meaning to disparage anyone so not going to name the dealer. I am just trying to see what the standard practice is. 


@svenjosh  lol… “are you a dealer? You sound nice”

Congrats on your MU1!  Should maybe have mine next week if I’m lucky.  Could be a few days later.

Just curious, is there a type of music you find that it sounds better in NOS mode vs 4X OS mode?  And in the cases where NOS mode was better, are you able to describe why?




Also, we live in a post-slap world; Don Corleone was not the correct standard to reference for all slapping related matters…


@ghasley, do you use almpifi alien meshwork as Wi-Fi extender and connect to Ethernet or do you use usb dongle?

I have three Aliens in my home and use them as a wifi extender. The “main” alien is connected at my main router via an ethernet cable, the others connect to the main alien via wifi.  Next, ethernet cables from the other aliens to a component in each of those rooms. In one system, I have an audiophile switch between the wifi connected alien and the component. Im pleased, YMMV