Volti does it again!

For anyone at the Florida Audio Expo I hope you took the time to check in on what Greg of Volti audio brought. A new model, right between the Razz and Rival. It’s called Lucera and it sounds sublime! Everything I love about my Razz but better in all ways. I am literally sitting in my hotel room trying to negotiate with my better half on how to order a pair. 
PS, everything I’ve read about visiting the “Three Amigos” at the show is correct. Volti, Border Patrol, and Triode labs make a heavenly combination. I can’t wait to go back and listen again tomorrow.

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When I sell my used gear on these websites I certainly do not want an item returned.  I describe the item exactly as it is and buyers should have the understanding that the used market is not a buy and try proposition.  Speakers are the most susceptible to damage- through either under/over powered amps or through physical damage.  When I sold my Thiel speakers, I wanted the buyer to pick them up in person.  That person got to hear them in person and inspect them thoroughly.  I certainly wouldn’t have appreciated him coming back two weeks later to return them because they didn’t sound good in his home.

Buyers must take responsibility for their decisions at some point.  Where dealers offer money back guarantees, that’s great and gives us some assurance about the product and I wouldn’t hesitate to return an item on those terms if I were not satisfied.  When it is a no returns or a no cash refunds deal, then I think real hard first before buying.

I quit selling on fleabay 10 years ago for that reason.  Buyers would decide to return things for no good reason and I was forced to accept the returns with a full refund- and pay the return postage.

I guess, in theory, he could have a "generic" tour model...but then again, how are people going to feel about eating two way shipping costs of $500+ if they don't like them....let alone all the finger pointing that could very well occur when a 110lb speaker gets dinged, even slightly, by the shipping company

Volti already offer an unfinished pair of the Razz at a significant reduced price (which is a really cool idea).   If the 'touring' model was just for potential customer in-house demos, dealing with marks or dings wouldn't be an issue, and if you like it, you pick your finish (if you want a finish) and order new after you know you like it.   Round trip shipping costs for large speakers does seem like an issue though.  I personally wouldn't mind paying a demo or rental fee as I listen in my system before I return it or pass it on to the next person on the list.   To pay the shipping fees, one would assume you have decent probability of purchasing and the manufacturer direct sales model is offering a price that makes it worth while...

I'm done buying speakers without a return option for scenarios where I cannot listen to it ahead of time.   I purchased a pair of new Magico S series speakers from an out of state dealer with no return policy and had never heard Magico but was interested after reading the many positive reviews, and I didn't keep them long term as they were not a great fit for me.

I've owned Forte IIs and Cornwall 3s, so Volti has definitely been on my radar for a while, but I've never heard a pair and live a long way from TN.

Greg wanted me to point out that the link to his website with the new model is not a completed page and it is still under construction (and they do not cost $7,500).