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Old 5th October 2008, 06:42 PM   #1
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Hi,

First of all I want to apologise if this is in the wrong section. I only just registered and I spent a good 20 mins just trying to figure out where to put this thread. In the end i decided that this is regarding making loudspeakers so I'll put it here.

I am trying to make Roman's Alpheus MKII ( http://www.rjbaudio.com/AlpheusMkII/alpheusmkii.html ) and was wondering where to buy the drivers from. BMM electronics have got all 3 drivers but responses to emails are pretty bad. I found a thread here ( Yet more BMM woes - anyone in the Netherland please help! ) by shinobiwan who had serious problems with them (but that was a year ago). I just want to see if any other people here have bought from them and how was the service.

I live in the UK and as far as I know this is the only place to get these parts however if anyone else knows any other place then please let me know.

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Old 5th October 2008, 06:53 PM   #2
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I order a pair of drivers and some componant for two week. I recived them in 5 day with DPD. For me good service with tracking number, nothing bad to say. I have in mind two other french people who ordered with problems recently.

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Old 5th October 2008, 06:53 PM   #3
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I used them about a year ago and got good fast service to the UK, and very good prices on Seas drivers.
Their crossover components seem very good .... I later bought some better caps but still have not got round to trying them. When something sounds as good as these speakers, I don't tend to mess about with them! Though I will try some component tweaks some time.
So my experience with BMM is very positive!
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Old 5th October 2008, 06:54 PM   #4
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I ordered some parts from them a few months back. I knew they wern't in stock at the time. The date they expected stock changed about 3 times but eventually it came in. Arrived about a week after shipping as expected. Never needed to contact them. I'd say they are ok but mabye not the best if you need parts fast, especially if they arn't in thier warehouse

This thread is worth a read if you need alternative suppliers:

Parts Express - UK Equivalent?
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Old 5th October 2008, 08:18 PM   #5
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Hi,
I ordered a pair of Fountek JP3 a few weeks ago, and received them 3 days after, thats all good for me, Ill do it again
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Old 5th October 2008, 08:22 PM   #6
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Used them once. Shipping was a bit slow, but nothing that would keep e from doing business with them again.


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Old 5th October 2008, 11:29 PM   #7
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I had a positive experience, from Holland to Italy it tooks only 3 days, SEAS drivers at good prices. Nice communication.
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Old 5th October 2008, 11:35 PM   #8
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Thanks alot for the quick replies.

Judging from your responses I'm gonna order from them.

One last thing, i remember reading somewhere that they paid BMM with paypal, is that correct? So worst comes to worst I am protected by the paypal buyer protection?

Thanks again.

Dr EM:
Thanks for the link, I took a look at those supplies but it seems only BMM have all the drivers I need for my project.
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Old 6th October 2008, 12:25 AM   #9
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You've probably read my lines as well, but here goes.
Most of Jean Benoit's business is in PA equipment rental, the BMM online store is a sideshow.
The PA stuff is very busy half of the year, during which he has very little time left for the audio component shop, the period where it is hard to get a response.
Jean does have plenty of experience with electronic parts, he used to work for a biggy electronics store.
I talked to him on occasion, visited the online store adress a couple of times, i live five miles from the place and pass it several times a week.
If you do order from there and it doesn't work out with something or another, feel welcome to call the gostbuster.
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Old 6th October 2008, 06:32 AM   #10
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I've bought drivers from BMM 3 or 4 times and had them sent to the UK with no issues at all. I haven't needed to speak to them so can't comment on customer service. I'd certainly be happy to use them again. They do use PayPal.
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