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View Poll Results: What would you buy ? Reputed brands or new but good stuff ?
Believe only in buying well known brands like Pioneer, JBL, Sony etc. 20 52.63%
Would buy a new brand if it looks and sounds good with warranty. 11 28.95%
Would buy a new brand that looks boring but sounds good at same price with warranty 7 18.42%
Would buy a new brand if it looks and sounds good at cheaper price and no warranty 0 0%
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Old 18th August 2006, 10:56   #16
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Oops, wrong vote. I meant to vote for option no.1 but mistakenly clicked option no.2.

Its not only with ICE, but with most other purchases in life...I always go for established brands. Theres always the sales and service support that new brands cannot match. The many years of R&D. Wider range of products etc. etc.
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Old 18th August 2006, 11:26   #17
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Well.. there has to be an option FIVE... namely that of Unknown brand not good looking but sounding good - but cheaper yet with Bill and warranty...

Any brand trying to make inroads better price their products accordingly... Kind of like the "danger pay" in the army .. lol

Having said that the comfort that MAY come from buying into a known brand with organised aftersales support may prove to be the POM option! (Peace of Mind .. lol)

In the absence of Option # 5 .. my vote goes to option # 2 (and also to #1)

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Old 18th August 2006, 11:40   #18
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Originally Posted by binz
I would have to choose option 2.Pardon my ignorance but i believe pioneer came to india way before jbl.Only because of its quality and marketing(and ppl like sam),jbl is where it is today.If nobody had given it a chance,where would it be today?

Ps:took jbl only as an example

Yea i understood.Eitherways,i didnt question jbl audio and their manufacturers.Hope you got my point.
Pioneer was available in India before just about everyone else but it took it's time to appoint an official dealer/distributor/representative.

BTW JBL is now owned and managed by Harmon Intl. Sidney Harmon and Bernard Kardon founded Harmon Kardon in 1953. At one time I had a reciever they produced called the TA230 along with a Avery Fisher integrated amp called the TX100.

Today the brand names include JBL, Infinity, AKG, Crown, Studer-Revox, dbx, BSS, Lexicon, Mark Levinson, Revel, Audioaccess, Phatnoise, Soundcraft, Crown, Becker, DigiTech etc. On 30-Nov-2004, the HAR acquired QNX Software Systems Ltd. and even more recently acquired Wavemakers.
More here

JBL was acquired by Harman Kardon (predessor of Hrman International) from William Thomas in 1969. Mr. Thomas's story (the part related to JBL and Mr. Lansing) is found here...

JBL's history is found here.

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