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pedalhead
2005-11-15, 07:39
Hi @. Audio-T are trying to order a SB3 for me but are having a lot of trouble. Could someone from Slim Devices confirm who your official UK distributor is please? Many thanks.

Khuli
2005-11-15, 07:49
You can get white ones at http://www.broadbandstuff.co.uk, black ones are awaiting delivery....

pedalhead
2005-11-15, 08:04
Thanks for that. Are they the OFFICIAL distributer? I get the impression that Audio-T need to deal through the correct channels. Cheers.

Khuli
2005-11-15, 09:05
I would say they were AN official distributor, in so far as they are one of the resellers listed on the SlimDevices site:

http://www.slimdevices.com/au_resellers.html#uk

pedalhead
2005-11-15, 09:13
Ah that's the page I was looking for, thanks. The distinction I was trying to draw was the difference between reseller & distributor. I think it goes Slim Devices--->UK Distributor--->Resellers.

Khuli
2005-11-15, 09:25
Ah.. the official distributor is Ingram Micro, but I daresay they will refer you to a reseller.

http://www.slimdevices.com/au_resellerinfo.html

Patrick Dixon
2005-11-15, 09:46
Out of interest, which branch of Audio T are you dealing with?

mikerob
2005-11-15, 09:56
Ah.. the official distributor is Ingram Micro, but I daresay they will refer you to a reseller.

http://www.slimdevices.com/au_resellerinfo.html

The link above has two distributors for the UK - Ingram Micro and Progressive AV.

audiofi
2005-11-15, 10:38
Progressive AV are great to deal with, I would recommend them to Audio-T

I have a feeling they may struggle to get stock though for a few weeks.

Andrew

Edit: Can't even find the SB3 at Ingram so I would definitely try Progressive AV first

dfk
2005-11-15, 13:36
Try here

http://www.advancedmp3players.co.uk/

dean
2005-11-15, 17:06
Actually, no. Ingram is no longer distributing for us. Better to
contact ProgressiveAV.


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jhurley
2005-11-15, 17:58
www.dabs.com is normally a good barometer of UK availability.

They were showing stock expected last week, at levels of about 30 or so wireless/white & black as well as a few wired models of each. They have now downgraded to 'expected soon' a situation reminiscent of the SB1 and SB2 launches....

I think they did have a few white models in briefly last week, but they went very quickly.

It always seems easier to ascertain the actual/expected stock with dabs as opposed to www.advancedmp3players.co.uk.

patrick
2005-11-15, 18:00
Let me clarify....ProgressiveAV (lee.harris (AT) progressiveav (DOT) com) is our
distributor in the UK. They made SB2 available through Ingram to supply
smaller accounts. At this point, I do not know what their plans are with SB
v3 relative to Ingram.

Once I have more info, I'll post it.

Patrick



On 11/15/05 4:06 PM, "dean blackketter" <dean (AT) slimdevices (DOT) com> wrote:

> Actually, no. Ingram is no longer distributing for us. Better to
> contact ProgressiveAV.
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> On Nov 15, 2005, at 8:25 AM, Khuli wrote:
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>> Ah.. the official distributor is Ingram Micro, but I daresday they
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>> refer you to a reseller.
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patrick
2005-11-15, 18:03
http://www.cooltopia.co.uk/ will probably have units first since it's run by
our good friends at Progressive AV.

Patrick



On 11/15/05 4:58 PM, "jhurley" <jhurley.1ykei0 (AT) no-mx (DOT) forums.slimdevices.com>
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> www.dabs.com is normally a good barometer of availability.
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> They were showing stock expected last week, at levels of about 30 or so
> wireless/white & black as well as a few wired models of each.
>
> They have now downgraded to 'expected soon' a situation reminiscent on
> the SB1 and SB2 launches....
>

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pedalhead
2005-11-16, 02:52
Out of interest, which branch of Audio T are you dealing with?

Swindon branch. I believe they had to clear it quite high up at Audio-T to allow them to swap my Roku for a SB3. Considering that Audio-T is one of the main high street av retailers in the UK, this might be a nice opportunity for Slim Devices (or their UK presence) to try & get a foothold on the high street, if that sort of thing stokes one's fire so to speak.

Patrick Dixon
2005-11-16, 04:28
Thanks.

Interesting - you seem to imply that Audio T already do Roku then? I suppose I should get out more!

danco
2005-11-16, 04:35
On 16/11/05 at 01:52 -0800, pedalhead wrote
>Patrick Dixon Wrote:
>> Out of interest, which branch of Audio T are you dealing with?
>
>Swindon branch. I believe they had to clear it quite high up at
>Audio-T to allow them to swap my Roku for a SB3. Considering that
>Audio-T is one of the main high street av retailers in the UK, this
>might be a nice opportunity for Slim Devices (or their UK presence) to
>try & get a foothold on the high street, if that sort of thing stokes
>one's fire so to speak.

A long time ago I mentioned SB 1 to my local Audio T (West
Hampstead). I was peeved when I went in a few months later and found
they had the Roku but not the SB. And, as I have mentioned, they
insisted that the Roku was the better product.

--
Daniel Cohen

mikerob
2005-11-16, 04:46
Thanks.

Interesting - you seem to imply that Audio T already do Roku then? I suppose I should get out more!

Audio T do list Roku together with about 100 other hifi brands on the "Brands Stocked" page on their website.

I'm not sure this means much - their branches don't stock all of the brands listed and even when they are meant to stock a brand, any time I have called their London branch, they've never had the items I've asked about in stock - I always found Sevenoaks much better.

pedalhead
2005-11-16, 05:08
Audio-T do indeed stock Roku, and I'm pretty sure that's the only such device they sell. Just on feature set alone, it is so obvious the SqueezeBox demolishes the Roku, & I didn't have a hard time convincing the chap at this branch.

pedalhead
2005-11-16, 09:03
Ooh great news, Progressive appear keen to deal with Audio-T so they're getting 2 from the first batch next week...one with my name on it. Peachy!

norderney
2005-11-16, 10:43
When I visited my local Audio T store rcently, I noticed that they are now selling Sonos. Thing is Sonos is a lot more expensive. For just 1 room you are looking at about GBP900.

Looks like Hi-Fi retailers are waking up to streaming audio.

Fifer
2005-11-16, 11:56
Considering that Audio-T is one of the main high street av retailers in the UK
Didn't you mean to say 'one of the main high street av retailers in the south of England'? Although the BBC often make the same mistake, it's not quite the same thing. ;)

pedalhead
2005-11-16, 12:42
Didn't you mean to say 'one of the main high street av retailers in the south of England'? Although the BBC often make the same mistake, it's not quite the same thing. ;)

Meh, fair enough. Shows how often I venture north of Swindon :-).

max.spicer
2005-11-16, 12:59
Hear, hear! As a resident of the grim north, I've never even heard of them!

Max


Didn't you mean to say 'one of the main high street av retailers in the south of England'? Although the BBC often make the same mistake, it's not quite the same thing. ;)

Stuart Cooper
2005-11-16, 14:00
I've never heard of them either and if I lived any further south I'd be in
the Channel... aaaand I don't sell Roku for sooooo many reasons. Or the
MP101 for that matter - in fact I've lost count of the folk that have
purchased a Squeezebox from me *after* having bought a 101 and then got shot
of it on eBay.

I've had people ring up about the Roku, have explained the benefits of the
Squeezebox and almost every one of 'em has bought SD. As I have several
Slimp3s and Squeezeboxes myself I am a tad biased - even my potting shed
will be Slimp3'd over the winter!

If I think a product sucks - I don't sell it.

Stu
www.multitask-computing.co.uk

lostboy
2005-11-16, 15:30
Audio-T can be found in Eastbourne, Brighton, Portsmouth & Southampton. Roughly on the coast ;-)

Chris

pedalhead
2005-11-16, 15:36
Audio-T can be found in Eastbourne, Brighton, Portsmouth & Southampton. Roughly on the coast ;-)

Chris

...and coincidentally, every city (4) I've lived in for the past 15 years...hence my thinking they're a big player :-).

ultra238a
2005-11-17, 13:59
We have been in contact with Audio-T over the last couple of days and as a previous post has said we now have a business relationship with them.

With the advent of Squeezebox3 we will now be pushing as hard as possible to get Slimdevices products in as many places as possible.

Paul
Progressive Consumer Electronics Ltd

max.spicer
2005-11-17, 15:04
It occurred to me a while ago that Richer Sounds may be an ideal vendor. Any thoughts?

Max


We have been in contact with Audio-T over the last couple of days and as a previous post has said we now have a business relationship with them.

With the advent of Squeezebox3 we will now be pushing as hard as possible to get Slimdevices products in as many places as possible.

Paul
Progressive Consumer Electronics Ltd

pedalhead
2005-11-17, 15:31
We have been in contact with Audio-T over the last couple of days and as a previous post has said we now have a business relationship with them.

With the advent of Squeezebox3 we will now be pushing as hard as possible to get Slimdevices products in as many places as possible.

Paul
Progressive Consumer Electronics Ltd

Great news. Good luck! :-)

funkstar
2005-11-18, 04:10
It occurred to me a while ago that Richer Sounds may be an ideal vendor. Any thoughts?

Max
Only speculating, but i would think Richer sounds would want to be able to discount them instead of being the same price as everywhere else. Could be wrong though

audiofi
2005-11-18, 04:23
I think Richersounds prefer to stock end of line products, imports or own brands to keep the prices down.

Sevenoaks are another nationwide hifi store, but I would think the likes of Currys, Dixons, PC World etc. may have a better impact on sales.

ultra238a
2005-11-18, 11:45
Lets be realistic here, Richer Sounds wouldn't really know what to do with it and then they would dump the price to clear stock. Hi-fi dealers like Audio-T will be a good way to drive awareness forward now we have good retail looking product. As the market grows overall with the likes of Squeezebox, Sonos and Streamium etc we can push into the likes of Currys, Dixons and Comet.

Paul
Progressive Consumer Electronics Ltd

Milhouse
2005-11-19, 09:57
Another thumbs up for the Sevenoaks dealership - they tend to stock slightly higher end gear, so could quite easily slip a few SB's into most sales... :)

"How about a Squeezebox3 to go with your 50-inch Pioneer plasma, sir?" "Oh, go on then..."

Geoggy
2005-11-22, 01:29
so has anyone found anywhere with stock yet??

Khuli
2005-11-22, 02:41
White ones are available at http://www.broadbandstuff.co.uk