Powell is a loser plain and simple. He never asked me once about my speakers ,room, associated equipment, what type of music I listen to etc. How could you possibly ask for a consulting fee when you haven't asked one question.
I never asked Mike for a discount. He offered ( guess he really needed the money)
Alberto yanked his dealership and he never told my once he was not authorized to sell the AGD. I can see now why he discounted them and was pissed about getting them back knowing about possible warranty concerns moving forward.
The only reason I was having people over were to listen to the AGD Tempos. I told Mike I need a pair of XLRs for the AGD's to work in bridged mode. He promised to send me a pair for the amps. I figured he was a cable maker he should have a pair he could lend me.
He had a guy call me with Covid that lived 50 miles away 2 hrs before my guest arrived. He was going to drop off the cables on the porch. I told him no worries as my guest was bringing a pair.
The amps sounded good but not better than Klaus's latest version of his Kismet monos with my associated equipment. Starting from scratch The AGD would be a great starting point with a efficient speaker in a mid-sized room. Seemed like it was just missing something in my setup. All about synergy.
All this stuff with Mike was at the same time I had a ladder kick out from under me and suffered a Spiral Fracture of my Femur, painful as hell, 12 weeks with no weight bearing. I am in the hospital after surgery texting with him telling that hey I need the cash to pay my ridiculous co-pays and he just types " karma's a bitch" WTF who says that kind a shit.
Powell is a Jays Audio wannabe. He gets canned by Manufactures for poor customer service. Easy to see why. Worst audio experience by far.