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wodrolb
13-11-2007, 09:22 AM
M-Audio Audiophile 192 Sound card?

I can't find any online nz store that has this. It's a really popular soundcard which I want to buy.

Anyone know of anywhere that might have this in stock?

Metla
13-11-2007, 09:29 AM
From a quick Google, It looks to be a high end audio card that sometimes gets bundled with Pro-Tools, As silly as it sounds, You maybe better off lookang in a music shop.

http://www.elfa.co.nz/products_news.php?mfctr=MD

and the second result on this page is the rockshop

http://www.google.co.nz/search?hl=en&client=firefox-a&rls=org.mozilla%3Aen-US%3Aofficial&hs=000&q=M-Audio+Audiophile+192&btnG=Search&meta=cr%3DcountryNZ

I'd pay em a visit.

Metla
13-11-2007, 09:32 AM
http://www.rockshop.co.nz/

http://www.rockshop.co.nz/04/shop/product-full-page.php?code=MDA192&PHPSESSID=308ee9953e25e3ecba42e76d2554c35b

$349

wodrolb
13-11-2007, 09:37 AM
Cheers dude! That was quick :)

Metla
13-11-2007, 10:47 AM
Speedy must have been having breakfast......

wodrolb
13-11-2007, 12:50 PM
Hmm, i'm trying to decide if 350+ is worth that soundcard. Know any other sites that have it cheaper?

beeswax34
13-11-2007, 03:47 PM
Hmm, i'm trying to decide if 350+ is worth that soundcard. Know any other sites that have it cheaper?

Have a look here: http://www.pricespy.co.nz/search.php?q=M-Audio+Audiophile+192

wodrolb
13-11-2007, 04:12 PM
Have a look here: http://www.pricespy.co.nz/search.php?q=M-Audio+Audiophile+192

Yeah I've looked there. They have the old models, but I want the 192 specific model (latest and greatest)

Thanks anyway :)

wodrolb
13-11-2007, 05:09 PM
I just emailed the rock shop, asking if they could reduce the price to match some of the sites in the us that have the same item listed. They replied:


Shaun,

Thanks for your email.

Those US sites aren't allowed to sell to Nzers because there is an
M-Audio supplier in NZ. The reason for price difference is that the US
retailers have better buy prices and a lot of advertising, warehousing,
repairing etc down for them by the supplier - things that cost money for
us to have here in NZ. Our RRPs which we advertise are set based on the
US RRP and I believe that in most cases, it's marginally cheaper here in
NZ at RRP.

However, it's one of those products that are close to the GST threshold,
so it's hit and miss whether you'll get charged it or not. Of course,
we get charged it with everyone we bring in.

There's no warranty on it either through the local NZ M-Audio supplier
... if that card arrives damaged, or develops a fault then you have to
send it back to the US. That's your cost there and your cost back. And
that's if they'll even look at it ... they might suggest that it was
damaged during installation. You can't prove that it wasn't ... it gets
tricky ... even if you use a computer store to install it.

At least with us, you can have it installed by one of our staff and
tested before you leave the shop (if you like).

The RRP is $349 on these and Rotorua do have one in stock, I can do one
for you for $296 ... it's not quite $60 but it's pretty darn good.

Sounds like a good deal, but I'm not too sure about the warranty thing... hmm. Any input here guys?

Trev
13-11-2007, 05:21 PM
I'm not too sure if he is talking about the warranty if you bought it from the states or from them. Any way if you bought from NZ of course you have a warranty which is the Consumers Guaranttees Act (CGA).
:)

wodrolb
13-11-2007, 05:47 PM
Oh ok, thanks for clearing that up Trev.

beeswax34
13-11-2007, 05:56 PM
Well if you do want the card badly, then he's giving you quite a good offer and like Trev said, you'd generally be covered by the CGA so go for it :)

PaulD
13-11-2007, 06:10 PM
The US doesn't seem to have anything like the CGA. Many retailer warranties are only for something like 30 days then it's over to you v's the manufacturer.

beeswax34
13-11-2007, 07:34 PM
The US doesn't seem to have anything like the CGA. Many retailer warranties are only for something like 30 days then it's over to you v's the manufacturer.

You could always ask the BBB to look into the problem if there is something really untoward.