| Originally posted by littledog |
Jay, one of the more compelling aspects of your complaint is that Mackie's policies could end up putting your studio down for a month or two. This implies that your dealer was not willing or able to loan you a pair of monitors.
For starters the studio isn't down, there are other monitors here which are still working fine. I probably could've asked my dealer for a loner 824 but I'd feel weird about it since my 824's are almost three years old. They're an MI store with a decently stocked audio department (Quested and Emperical Labs are on the shelf and in stock) but they don't normally stock replacement drivers for anything and order them on as needed basis. Anyway, the dealer has let me borrow other gear before including a pair of DA-88's when I needed to do a transfer for a client. They've offered me a pretty deep discount on whatever I need or want to purchase from them.
Maybe I'm way off base here but I wouldn't expect any dealer to give me a 2-3 month loner out of their stock for anything that's been in daily use for almost three years. If the monitors were only 30-90 days old I'm sure they'd have offered me a loner before I could even ask for one.