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Ends 01/15/09: Hybrid Audio Technologies Components + Baffles

Discussion in 'Group Buys' started by Mr Marv, Dec 15, 2008.

  1. Dec 15, 2008 at 12:43 AM
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    Mr Marv

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    Hello guys and gals! In case you haven't seen it I recently started a 2005+ TACOMA SQ INSTALL TUTORIAL HERE where I used a line of speakers from HYBRID AUDIO TECHNOLOGIES. This company was founded and is owned by Scott Buwalda who is a multi championship winning SQ competitor/speaker designer that has been featured in many magazines over the years. Originally he started building "competition level" speakers that were intended to be run in an active system for the more advanced user and they have been winning championships in the states/abroad since they were released (you can check out some of their accomplishments on the website above). Due to demand for a more "user friendly" set the company introduced the CLARUS LINE.
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    This line uses a custom designed passive crossover network and was designed to perform VERY WELL in the factory door locations making it easy for even a novice to achieve top notch Sound Quality. :) After reading the reviews stating these speakers performed better than speakers costing many times more I bought a set and was absolutely blown away as IMO they performed WAY better than I would have ever imagined for a set in this price range just as the reviewers stated. :D Those that have seen me around the forums over the years know I do not take recommending audio gear lightly and I don't get excited by gear that performs as should be expected for the price. On the other hand I DO get excited by gear I believe performs FAR BETTER than the price would lead you to believe and this is definitely one of those cases. :) For this reason I started recommending these to members looking for TOP NOTCH SQ at what I consider a very reasonable price and quite a few have already purchased them. Well the company noticed all the guys I sent and offered to allow me to host a group buy on the forum so I jumped at the opportunity to offer you guys a GREAT set of components for an even better price! :)

    Here is how it will work:
    • The Clarus 6 1/2"" set retails for $519.00 and the 5 1/4" set retails for $499.00 (Scott will allow me to combine sizes for the group buy and I recommend the 6 1/2" for 2005+ and the 5 1/4" for 2004 down)
    • We will need a minimum of 10 prepaid buyers for which we will receive a 20% discount so the cost for the 6.5" set will be $415.00 and the 5 1/4" set will be $400.00
    • My normal charge for the 2005+ mid and tweeter baffle/adapter set or the 2 piece mid adapter required for the 2004 down is $45.00. For this promotion I will include whichever set needed at 1/2 price of $22.50 (don't worry about me, Hybrid Audio is making up the difference! :))
    • Most of the guys I deal with prefer to have "rear fill" and I recommend using just a midrange in those cases. Hybrid Audio does not normally sell the midrange separately however for this promotion they will in fact allow us to purchase just the 5 1/4" midrange for the rear if needed.
    • The cost for a pair of 5 1/4" CLARUS mids would normally be $280.00 and the baffle/adapter pair would add $25.00 when purchased as a complete set with the fronts. If you want to add the rear you will receive a 20% discount on the speakers ($224.00) and the rear baffle adapters for 1/2 price ($12.50)
    • The rear mids alone can only be purchased along with the front set and will NOT count towards the 10 minimum (if you purchase another complete set for the rear they WILL count towards the 10 minimum)
    • This group buy will run from December 15th 2008 until January 15th 2009 so if you can't talk anyone into getting them for you for Christmas you'll have plenty of time to get them for yourself! :D
    • Once we get 10 minimum prepaid buyers those 10 sets will be sent to me and I will repackage them along with the correct baffle adapters.
    • At that time the package will be weighed and you will be sent a shipping invoice (I ship worldwide and if you'd like a shipping estimate please send me your zip code or Country with Postal code if applicable).
    • To top it off all those that have already purchased these from my recommendation within the last 30 days will receive a rebate of the difference if we reach the minimum 10 buyers! :)

    PayPal is the easiest form of payment (my account is marvsplace "at" webtv "dot" net and don't forget to format that properly!) however if you'd like to send a check/money order etc PM me and I will let you know where to send it. If you pay with PayPal please use "HYBRID AUDIO GROUP BUY" as the subject and include the following info in the notes section. If mailing payment please send a note with the same info as well as your return address and zip code.
    • Year and cab style of truck
    • Which size speaker for fronts and cost
    • rear speaker choice if desired and cost (5 1/4" mids only or which size if complete set)
    • total paid
    • Example:
      2006 Tacoma Double Cab
      Clarus 6.5" $437.50 ($415.00 + $22.50 baffle/adapters)
      Clarus 5 1/4" rear mid $236.50 ($224.00 + $12.50 baffle/adapter)
      Total paid = $674.00

    Hopefully this all made sense and please let me know if it doesn't! :)

    BTW, this offer CANNOT be combined with ANY other offer or promotion

    ORDERS TO DATE (01/07/09)
    1. Robert (not sure of screen name)-payment received
    2. Coheednme13-payment received
    3. TorenApart-payment received
    4. Dale-payment received
    5. grunt66-payment received
    6. bsptaco-payment received
    7. George-payment received
    8. Dave-payment received
    9. Chickenmunga-pending payment

    Thanks all! :)
     
  2. Dec 15, 2008 at 12:49 AM
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    Mr Marv

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    Almost forgot, here is the review from Car Audio and Electronics Magazine and if anyone here who has already purchased these would like to post their impressions please feel free to do so! :)

     
  3. Dec 15, 2008 at 4:27 PM
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    TorenApart

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    Count me in!
     
  4. Dec 15, 2008 at 4:52 PM
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    Mr Marv

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    Excellent! We are up to 3 already and thanks guys! :)
     
  5. Dec 17, 2008 at 1:57 PM
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    I'm in for a set of the 6.5" components. Payment sent :)

    I've heard a lot of great things about these speakers can't wait
     
  6. Dec 18, 2008 at 2:00 PM
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    Damn. More than I was counting on. Don't know if I'm ready to justify this. I'll need to save first, plus my friend might sell me his Morels at a good discount (which I really like).
     
  7. Dec 18, 2008 at 2:17 PM
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    Come on dude - use the free money called credit cards! :) Won't cost you a dime...
     
  8. Dec 18, 2008 at 2:49 PM
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    I know it's a lot of money but these speakers are worth it from what I hear. You will enjoy listening to music so much more if you get some good drivers and maybe an amp. It is like night and day between a great system and a factory system. Just my 0.02. If you haven't done anything for your self this year this could be a good present to your self especially if you drive a lot
     
  9. Dec 18, 2008 at 10:11 PM
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    You guys and your influence. I already have a really easy tendency to talk myself into stuff above my comfort level of spending. I always pay off my credit cards each month and never have problems with bills, but price tags on toys have a tendency to inflate the more interested I am. For instance, I bought a camera in November for $1,400 when I orignally budgeted $800. (What can I say to a Canon L-series lens for half price? :eek:)


    I already have the amps (again indulged, albiet a few years ago) and sub (waiting on Marv's box to arrive), so I'm trying to pace this if I can't outright control the budget :rolleyes:


    Before anything, I need to hear back from the deal from my friend. Morels aren't anything to shrug at, either.


    Marv, is there any timeline on this?


    PS: You can all help convince me if you wanted to buy some of my old stuff :D heh, shameless I know
     
  10. Dec 19, 2008 at 10:06 AM
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    At this time it is set to end on January 15th however they will start shipping as soon as we get the first ten paid which looks like it may be soon as I have several "kiss and a promise" guys as well as a few guys stating they will get in right after Christmas bonus etc comes in.

    As soon as I find the screen name of a couple of guys as well as payment from another I'll update my first post like the other group buys do.

    BTW Mike, I just realized your stuff is still under my pile out here! :eek: I'll finish getting it packed and over to FEDEX ASAP!

    Almost forgot, if anyone wants to get in but does not have the full payment now contact me (preferably by phone) and we'll see what we can work out)

    Thanks guys and somebody buy Chickenmungas stuff so he can get in! :)
     
  11. Dec 19, 2008 at 11:29 PM
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    Excellent, because it's time for more projects with tools :)
     
  12. Dec 20, 2008 at 4:20 AM
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    Mr. Marv. count me in. I will call you today. Dale

    I am getting older but I refuse to grow up!
     
  13. Dec 20, 2008 at 5:35 AM
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    007Tacoma I dub thee malicious!

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    Damn. I wish I had the money for this. This is a killer deal. Unfortunately, I need to put an alarm system in my truck first. :(

    If this goes well, and we do another round in a few months; maybe I can get some for my Jetta. :devil:
     
  14. Dec 20, 2008 at 5:56 PM
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    I am in for the front and rear with the baffles. I just sent payment via Pay Pal.
     
  15. Dec 21, 2008 at 10:20 AM
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    Looks like we are half way there already (pending one payment) and I have updated my first post at the bottom with all that have ordered so far. Thanks guys and Happy Holidays! :)
     
  16. Dec 23, 2008 at 8:50 AM
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    Do you guys mind if a Ford guy joins in? :eek:
     
  17. Dec 23, 2008 at 10:27 AM
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    I don't mind :) since it will get us to 10 faster and the mods said it is cool so please join in! BTW, the baffle deal is for Tacoma trucks so I cannot pass that on to you but if you need them for your specific vehicle I have Ford templates as well. :)
     
  18. Dec 23, 2008 at 11:02 AM
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  19. Dec 23, 2008 at 11:11 AM
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    Nah, I already bought that.


    ...not as useful as I thought it would be. :(
     
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