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Just received the new Music Direct yearly catalog in the mail.

Discussion in 'Audio Hardware' started by PB Point, Nov 17, 2020.

  1. lonelysea

    lonelysea Drunk Posting Never

    Location:
    Twin Peaks, WA
    I saved all the (big) Music Direct catalogs I’ve gotten over the years. Don’t know why. I’m pretty pathetic.
     
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  2. Jim N.

    Jim N. Get off my lawn, punk, or hear my Mossberg sing!

    Location:
    So Cal
    I chucked it. I check their website every few weeks for open box / demo / closeout gear. Since I've added more fiber to my diet I have much less time to read it.
     
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  3. Ingenieur

    Ingenieur Forum Resident

    Just ordered 4 lp's
    Better send one of these dang catalogs people are going on about!

    I used to get them, they are very nice


    [​IMG]
     
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  4. Hershiser

    Hershiser Forum Resident

    I remember in the early days of the Audio Advisor catalog you didn’t even get actual photos of the product. They were like computer generated sketch drawings, really well done but you could tell they were not actual product.

    Now if you have one Audio Advisor catalog you basically see the same photos and descriptions until the product is no longer available. Almost like the only thing that changes is the cover.
     
  5. Pythonman

    Pythonman Forum Resident

    Location:
    Indiana
    That reminds me......
     
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  6. Catcher10

    Catcher10 I like records, and Prog...duh

    The titles they pick are baffling if u ask me......I'd love Genesis~Selling England By the Pound, Rush~Hemispheres, Led Zeppelin~IV or II.....my cash remains in my wallet.
     
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  7. OC Zed

    OC Zed Bludgeon Riffola

    Location:
    Costa Mesa, CA
    I also made some minor purchases today in hopes of getting the catalog! I figure the expensive list prices will only serve me well with my Significant Other on my future purchases...

    "Look Honey, the DAC I want is only $4,000... not $10,000 like those other DACs in the catalog!!!"
     
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  8. luckybaer

    luckybaer Thinks The Devil actually beat Johnny

    Location:
    Missouri
    You're a sanctimonious scold and I called you on it.

    Stop projecting. I'll vacate your head now.
     
  9. lonelysea

    lonelysea Drunk Posting Never

    Location:
    Twin Peaks, WA
    Good Christ. Who would’ve ever guessed that the new Music Direct catalog would be the final catalyst in the (much anticipated) start of Civil War 2.0!
     
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  10. F1nut

    F1nut Forum Resident

    Location:
    The Mars Hotel
    Haven't got mine yet, but really looking forward to it. :)
     
  11. Matt Richardson

    Matt Richardson Forum Resident

    Location:
    60302
    Probably about a 3% surcharge on everything you buy from them.
     
  12. JackG

    JackG Forum Resident

    Location:
    NJ
    Right? The question I should have asked is what it costs us. :)
     
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  13. Slimwhit33

    Slimwhit33 Forum Resident

    Location:
    Orange County NY
    You can request a free catalog on the website.. fyi
     
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  14. avanti1960

    avanti1960 Forum Resident

    Location:
    Chicago metro, USA
    definitely a behind the times viewpoint that comes from acoustic sounds chad - he is somewhat stuck in the past having talked with him at AXPONA a few times. too bad.
     
  15. MOFI will pass away with its clients. More same old-same old reissues. Meanwhile, dozens of worthy candidates are passed over.
     
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  16. Catcher10

    Catcher10 I like records, and Prog...duh

    Does he own Music Direct?
     
  17. Daddy-O4

    Daddy-O4 Senior Member

    Location:
    Texas, US
    I also have no idea how MoFi chooses their titles nowadays. I can, however, share a story from my past that may (or may not!) shed some insight on the topic.

    In the early 80's, I worked at a hifi store that sold the original MoFi LP's. When Nautilus Records came along as a MoFi competitor, they put out Fleetwood Mac's Rumours and it sold very well.

    MoFi had previously released FM's self-titled LP, but not Rumours. When asked why they choose the S/T over Rumours, the response was that the condition of the Rumours master tapes was not up to their quality standards while the self-titled tapes were and that is what drove the decision.

    I have no idea what drives MoFi's today, but perhaps it's something around either availability or quality of the master tapes??
     
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  18. Catcher10

    Catcher10 I like records, and Prog...duh

    Well, good info and I am sure that is a huge reason they chose what they chose. As far as Rumours tapes, could be a question for our Founder and Host @Steve Hoffman if the tapes were not up to MoFi snuff back then...........Still would like to see a more varied title offering, again my cash remains in my wallet :agree:
     
  19. F1nut

    F1nut Forum Resident

    Location:
    The Mars Hotel
    The catalog and featured artists are from Music Direct not Acoustic Sounds, hello!!!

    As for Chad of Acoustic Sounds, if he is indeed stuck in the past, I'm damn glad he is.
     
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  20. Steve Hoffman

    Steve Hoffman Mastering Engineer Your Host

    Vhat iz de qvestione?
     
  21. slovell

    slovell Retired Mudshark

    Location:
    Chesnee, SC, USA
    Me neither, sent 'em an email. Bought some records from them this year so I'm supposed to get one. :mad:
     
  22. Ingenieur

    Ingenieur Forum Resident

    [​IMG] My order came but no catalog! Lol

    but I like these better
     
  23. cdash99

    cdash99 Forum Resident

    Location:
    Mass
    Are you the same person that saved every episode of Hoarders on your DVR, and won’t delete them?
     
  24. WithinYourReach

    WithinYourReach Resident Millennial

    Location:
    Austin, TX
    I would, but no one else I know is addicted to this hobby like I am! :D
     
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  25. Standingstones

    Standingstones Forum Resident

    Location:
    South Central PA
    I’ve never purchased anything from Music Direct yet I get their catalogs. I can only guess that Stereophile or TAS sold them my name in the past.
     

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