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    several days ago i posted a thread about a 5.1 system i purchased. i kept returning to the forums for responses...thread gone. finally, buried amid spam i find an email from paul_pci that implies that i'm spamming the boards. well yes, i got ripped-off on the divinci system---whatever. all i was doing was trying to get some info, but i guess the forums at audioreview are for the elite only. god forbid some idiot consumer get help on these hallowed boards. thank you, now you can all go back to babbling on about the subtle nuances of timbre.

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    Sorry you had a bad experience. If you hang around here some more you will see that this board moves pretty slow. It may also be that no one had experience with your type of system. Please, this board is anything but elitest. Some members have their clicks but all usually try to help if they can. The majority of the members are also into home theater more so than stereo. You have missed the mark with your judgement of this board.

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    Quote Originally Posted by amiasucker
    several days ago i posted a thread about a 5.1 system i purchased. i kept returning to the forums for responses...thread gone. finally, buried amid spam i find an email from paul_pci that implies that i'm spamming the boards. well yes, i got ripped-off on the divinci system---whatever. all i was doing was trying to get some info, but i guess the forums at audioreview are for the elite only. god forbid some idiot consumer get help on these hallowed boards. thank you, now you can all go back to babbling on about the subtle nuances of timbre.
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    Quote Originally Posted by amiasucker
    several days ago i posted a thread about a 5.1 system i purchased. i kept returning to the forums for responses...thread gone. finally, buried amid spam i find an email from paul_pci that implies that i'm spamming the boards. well yes, i got ripped-off on the divinci system---whatever. all i was doing was trying to get some info, but i guess the forums at audioreview are for the elite only. god forbid some idiot consumer get help on these hallowed boards. thank you, now you can all go back to babbling on about the subtle nuances of timbre.
    I am afraid with *that* attitude, you are creating a self fulfilling prophecy. The folks around here are hardly "elitest jerks" as you so rudely put it. I think to the contary, you will find this board is open to newbies more than most.

    If I recall, your first post was a poll about some white van speakers. I am sorry you got taken in by those guys, but what is a poll going to do about it? Did you really want to read a 100% response that said the speakers were "junk"? Now you are trying to insult all the posters here with your second post because the board made an assumption most reasonable people would make? I suggest you work on your web etiquette -- this is not meant to be elitest, its rather common sense. After all, the posters here are not paid to respond to you... Why should anyone give you the time of day with an attitude like yours?

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    Post elite eh?

    as for the 'elite thing', this board is definatly not only for elitest, cuz i'm 16, have practically no money exept the money i get for birthdays, xmas, newyear,... which is a normal guy's monlthly loan, but i only get that on a year, i had alot of topics here and tried to answer alot of questions of other people, and i'm shure that some people here have even less than me. so this forum is DEFINATELY NOT and elite forum.
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    Quote Originally Posted by amiasucker
    several days ago i posted a thread about a 5.1 system i purchased. i kept returning to the forums for responses...thread gone. finally, buried amid spam i find an email from paul_pci that implies that i'm spamming the boards. well yes, i got ripped-off on the divinci system---whatever. all i was doing was trying to get some info, but i guess the forums at audioreview are for the elite only. god forbid some idiot consumer get help on these hallowed boards. thank you, now you can all go back to babbling on about the subtle nuances of timbre.

    Your post stated that you paid over $3,000 for the system. You also stated that you could not find any information about Divinci Systems. Helpful members Google Divinci Systems and find them available for much less and there is even a site warning buyers about the system. It is hard to believe you bought a system for $3,000 you could not find info about when info was readily available. Your post did not seem credible.
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    Elitest?

    Im new to this post , but the name alone should have clued you. Davinci? who in the h e double hockey sticks, would buy a system made by Davinci? the guys been dead for centuries, besides wasnt he a painter?

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    Eliteist snobs? Phhhhththhhthhhttt. That's crap.

    I would reply further but I must go polish my silver plated gold bonded oxygen impregnated 110% virgin Egyptian copper double locking vaccuum sealed interconnect cables. I paid $750 per inch for them and don't want them to tarnish.

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    If I know nothing about a subject I say nothing. I do not waste my time or any one elses by replying with a "I know nothing about this or that".
    I am also not going to spend/waste my time "googling" for info on something when the person with the question should be doing so.
    It is also summer time and ALL forums of all types typically slow down because most people are outside enjoying the nice weather.
    We are not all elitists and with the attitude you replied with I would not bother wasting my time trying to help you out if I was so inclined.

    And to answer your "tag"...yes you are, and a bit arrogant as well.
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    I'm not quite understanding here.........as usual. Did he get a new moniker? He stated that about this previous post, but this looks like his very first one.
    Maybe I should get a new name and start fresh.

    Also, I'm probably more broke than our new young buddy basite.

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    Well, I'll tell you again what I told you on that thread before it was deleted.

    Quote Originally Posted by amiasucker
    several days ago i posted a thread about a 5.1 system i purchased. i kept returning to the forums for responses...thread gone. finally, buried amid spam i find an email from paul_pci that implies that i'm spamming the boards. well yes, i got ripped-off on the divinci system---whatever. all i was doing was trying to get some info, but i guess the forums at audioreview are for the elite only. god forbid some idiot consumer get help on these hallowed boards. thank you, now you can all go back to babbling on about the subtle nuances of timbre.
    I made two posts. The first asking you for a third option "Never heard of 'em"

    Then, I did a little investigation (< one minute search ) on ebay and found a divinci D-6 that sold for $130. Not a difficult or unheard of task when 3K is at stake, at least for my 3k.

    http://electronics.search.ebay.com/d...Z1QQsofocusZbs

    I then posted a another response that said that you really, really paid 3,000 for the system you got screwed royally. One would expect that you would do a little reasearch before parting with that kind of money, not after.

    Now, I found (and, actually, still find) it highly unlikely that anyone could get that royally screwed and I, and most likely others as well, suspected you were shilling these by trying to draw attention to them and having us think of them as "high end" speakers

    So, what are you? Gullible and as dumb as a bag of hammers or a liar? Your choice... neither is flattering
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    Errrr...

    Quote Originally Posted by amiasucker
    several days ago i posted a thread about a 5.1 system i purchased. i kept returning to the forums for responses...thread gone. finally, buried amid spam i find an email from paul_pci that implies that i'm spamming the boards. well yes, i got ripped-off on the divinci system---whatever. all i was doing was trying to get some info, but i guess the forums at audioreview are for the elite only. god forbid some idiot consumer get help on these hallowed boards. thank you, now you can all go back to babbling on about the subtle nuances of timbre.
    Are you a sucker?...

    In a word....

    Yes...

    As for this board being elitist.... that's so funny I can't even begin to get my mind around it. Had you come in and asked politely whether you'd been screwed or not, we'd have answered your questions, sadly but correctly. None of us regulars here want to see someone taken in the home audio realm... nobody...

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    Quote Originally Posted by jrhymeammo
    I'm not quite understanding here.........as usual. Did he get a new moniker? He stated that about this previous post, but this looks like his very first one.
    Maybe I should get a new name and start fresh.

    Also, I'm probably more broke than our new young buddy basite.
    His first post was a poll about the Davinci (white van) speakers being good speakers or not as he paid $3000 a pair for them. It was deleted as spam (correctly, IMO) and I guess his post count got reset back to zero. His moniker never changed... it was always "amiasucker."

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    If you were just blowing off steam with your post, then you'll probably never read this response, but I felt compelled to write it.

    I think the people here are nearly to the person only posting in this website with the idea in mind to offer advice or help. Period. Yes, many here are further advanced than I am, more experiences, have costlier systems, etc but HEY - who cares? Everyone started somewhere.

    See my post on Polk speakers this forum. Had I come here after my initial post with a negative attitude, I would never had followed up with the forumites' advice and my freakin' speaker would still have a busted woofer.

    My point is that NO ONE HERE GETS PAID ANY $$$$, as far as I am aware, for their advice and opinions. Its all freely offered, and you pick and choose what you want to take with you. I got some damn good advice and solid encouragement, sorry that your experience wasn't what you'd hoped for. But give people here the second and third opportunities - you may be surprised when you'll find a golden nugget you can use.

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    Quote Originally Posted by N. Abstentia
    Eliteist snobs? Phhhhththhhthhhttt. That's crap.

    I would reply further but I must go polish my silver plated gold bonded oxygen impregnated 110% virgin Egyptian copper double locking vaccuum sealed interconnect cables. I paid $750 per inch for them and don't want them to tarnish.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Worf101
    Are you a sucker?...

    In a word....

    Yes...

    As for this board being elitist.... that's so funny I can't even begin to get my mind around it. Had you come in and asked politely whether you'd been screwed or not, we'd have answered your questions, sadly but correctly. None of us regulars here want to see someone taken in the home audio realm... nobody...

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    I would reply further but I must go polish my silver plated gold bonded oxygen impregnated 110% virgin Egyptian copper double locking vaccuum sealed interconnect cables. I paid $750 per inch for them and don't want them to tarnish.[/QUOTE]

    And I thought I was the only one who did that!

    How often do you do this? Once a month is the recommended time frame, as I recall...

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    I've never been called an elitist jerk before. Sure, some say I'm crude. Some even say jerk. But elitist jerk has never been used to describe me before. Part of me wants to thank you for elevating me to such a high status. But another part of me wants to flip you my IQ. "You're number one with me."
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    Quote Originally Posted by amiasucker
    several days ago i posted a thread about a 5.1 system i purchased. i kept returning to the forums for responses...thread gone. finally, buried amid spam i find an email from paul_pci that implies that i'm spamming the boards. well yes, i got ripped-off on the divinci system---whatever. all i was doing was trying to get some info, but i guess the forums at audioreview are for the elite only. god forbid some idiot consumer get help on these hallowed boards. thank you, now you can all go back to babbling on about the subtle nuances of timbre.
    Whether you spent 3K at the back of a van or at a reputable dealer, you'll probaly get screwed in one way or another...the secret is: ask questions first or as Norm Abram @TOH would say "...measure twice, cut once..."

    I did as much research before I bought my $400 Onkyo mini-system as I've done on any purchase (approx $6K of audio gear over a 30+ yr. period) and I'm certainly no noob...nor am I an elitist as my GPX CDP ($7USD after rebate) and $5 Wal-Mart-sourced Koss 'phones will attest...

    Never saw your original, but judging by posts to this thread, it sounds like your earlier submission had all the earmarks of a shill/troll...You need to do some lurking to familiarize yourself with the workings of the virtual world AND to become acquainted with audio in general...particularly before opening your wallet...

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    Elitest? No way. Just a sales person who owns stock in the Brooklyn bridge that I am selling real cheap. AMIASUCKER email me for the prices. I am willing to deal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jrhymeammo
    Also, I'm probably more broke than our new young buddy basite.
    forgot to mention that only half of that is actually 'accesable' for me, since i'm only 16, but altough, even if you are even mor broke then me, you still have the better system. (no, i'm not buyin new speakers, not yet, this will be a thread in a few years from now.)
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