You're right about Ty. He won't pressure or convince you to buy his speakers, and yet he's as helpful as you could ever hope a businessman would be.
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Not to diminish your thoughts but I find many MFG's like this, when you are a potential customer;which isn't to hard to understand. The real test comes when you have a problem/complaint. AND, don't even think about product comparison/price/value with any MFG. That pretty-much can only be done on the boards,here. This ain't any kind of slam on Ty; never owned his speakers. For dealers,it works the same way.----Which is, IMO, why the internet has, and continues to change this business.Most buyers just pain and simple,want more objectivity.--( Not that product comparison/price/value are that important to us audiophiles)--Just my opinion.
Thank you for sharing this with us, Chadnliz! I agree with you very much.
About the only thing I can add is that I think it is a reflection of the passion that this type of owner/company puts forth. I find that it is unmatched in a brick and mortar type dealership, as this is his vision and his life. As all of this flows down to different entities, it becomes more diffuse, less vibrant, less alive.
Hope you love the speakers, and they enter into a very long relationship with you.
AV, I dont feel that it is wide spread pleasent attitudes in this business, most need a smack across the head, not a sale. I only mentioned a couple of folks, there a others that I know that are great and lots more I may not know, but the ratio of good guys and snobby assholes is not balanced.......there are more jerks than not in this business.
I agree with all the positive comments about Ty... For a salesman, I never found him trying to make a hard sell in any way. In fact, he frequently convinced me to spend *less* than I planned to. It is nice to see a guy like Ty, who loves audio and builds a great product, while also being honest to a fault.
Although I have nothing new to add to the above posts, I'll throw my two cents in as well.
I think nothing speaks better of a manufacturer or dealer than seeing multiple positive endorsements of customers. You know - people who have actually done their homework, and decided to lay down their hard earned cash for a product.
Not only are Ty's speakers excellent, but Ty is a true gentleman, who stands behind his products. His honesty and integrity are refreshing.
I once thought, I had a problem with one of my (Linbrook) speakers. Ty was ready to do what he had to do to "make it right". Happily it wasn't a driver as I thought. Nonetheless Ty was ready to go the extra mile. It really doesn't get better than Tyler Acoustics.
All my best to Ty, and his continued growth and success.
If you get a chance to hear a set of Tyler Accoustics speakers (I own the Taylo Monitors), I'm can't guarantee you'll love them as much as I do. That's part of the fun of this hobby and exchanging ideas and opinions on Audiogon. However, as you make your choice for speaker manufacturer please keep this in mind - Ty will absolutely be there after the sale. That's a guarantee. Ty has completely earned his reputation as one of the good guys in the industry. In terms of a warranty for their products, Tyler Accoustics is second to none. Thanks Ty.
I agree also that Ty is a terrific fellow. I once had a conversation with him that lasted nearly 2 hours. He's definitely not a salesman. More like a true lover of the hobby. I came within inches of buying a pair of his speakers. But was offered another deal before we could seal the deal. The same goes for Roy of GMA ...another great guy!
2.5 pairs of speakers a year?? How can you ever get a handle on any of them, or do you have multiple systems around the house? Are you plaing with different finishes? What does your sig. other think??
I've had 15 pairs of speakers in the last 22 years and am know as Speaker Tom to my audio buddies and something of a compulsive speaker buyer. Ya got me beat by 350%!
I am currently using the Woodmeres and this new Pro Speaker he is getting ready to launch. Yes Tom, they are both big and the sig. other is a bit tired of the hobby at the moment. I can't blame her though. Paul, it's been awhile but I really liked the Ref. Monitor. Again, great stuff from a very unique company. Feel free to email...
I can only echo the top notch experiences I've read here. Ty is simply the most approachable, friendly, responsive and helpful audio vendor I've ever had the pleasure to deal with.
My Linbrook system was bought used but Ty treated me wonderfully when I encountered some issues with them. My expanding family may preclude me keeping them at home for much longer, but I'd rather put them in storage than sell them!