Mega-Speakers from Linn Audio....

Anybody else see these speaker ads all over Audiogon? I'm curious what other members think about the speakers, company, their amps etc...

Some links:
"sensitivity is 97-107 db" (hmm?) "The power capacity is 1000 watts".
Anyone want to annoy their neighbors?
Here are a few things I see wrong with this.

1) They are selling a $150 Dayton ADA-150 for $1,950 with the dubious claim of "upgraded" parts.

2) They are selling a Behringer A500 which is normally $200 for $3,500 again with the claim that they "asked them [the manufacturers] to make some modifications" to "bring them all the way up to high-end specifications".

3) To name a company Linn Audio and sell stereo gear when there is already a well-established audio company by that name is certainly infringement.

Even if you completely ignore the questionable sonic qualities of their products, it seems to me that these facts amount to fraud.

I would contend that, while Audiogon is not liable for the products, claims, etc. of their advertisers, they do have a responsibility to avoid supporting organizations whose intent is to take advantage of Audiogon members.


I suppose there are plenty of inexpensive products that benefit from mods (Oktava microphones come to mind), but a Behringer amp? Really?

No street address listed. No local phone number listed. Their primary dealer is in another state?

As far as their return policy goes, a 15% restocking fee is still a pretty healthy chunk of change considering what these products cost.
Geez - they say thatcopycats are the greatest form of flattery - its quite easy to see where Mr. Linn got some of his inspiration. Reading the Linn Website his wording is almost copy/paste of ours, be a little more original- really! - and good luck with it.

Peter B Noerbaek
PBN Audio / Montana Loudspeakers
pbnaudio dot com