Re: What is happening at chennai?
that is right, grubyhalo and iaudio- Audire technologies, that is the name.
but, of late, nobody is talking about them, and all are saying good things about Viren's speakers.
There are many reasons for it, as I understand. Firstly, the reason people are talking about Viren's amps and speakers is simple: they are good and offered at a reasonable price. I am yet to hear a Lyrita equipment (amp or speaker), but when so many people are enamored by something, there is got to be some truth in it. I'll form my own impressions on them very soon.
There are many other very good products. For many reasons, they are not being talked about a lot.
In case of Audire, from Venkat's review and otherwise, I tend to believe their products are very good. However, there are some problems. They are based in a relatively smaller town (Coimbatore, and not Chennai as you wrote) and not many people go to smaller towns for auditions (here is a major difference with Lyrita based in ND).
Lyrita has a clearly laid out webpage where you would find the models, and some details (although more would be better). That website also has other general discussions on music, music listening, valve amplifiers and so on.
Now Audire had a strange wepage. I complained about it several times in this forum. It had very little details about the products, and whatever was there was unreadable because of unbelievably small font size (perhaps 5 points or even smaller) and you could not increase the size in your browser probably because it was included in the page as a fixed size image (and not as text).
On top of that, their webpage was a source of malware. I reported that for the first time in this forum to their spokesperson (I think the name is Sandeep Nair, in a thread he started) and he did not pay much attention. My other complaints about their webpage was basically brushed aside. Now I believe for a long time their webpage has been out of service because of being a source of malwares and such. Is it up again? I have not checked recently.
Public relations is a huge thing these days. Viren is very good in propagating the message about his products (which are good any way). In my honest opinion the guys at Audire (at least some of them) simply do not care very much about these things. In a matter of an hour, I got a price list from Viren. Although I did not directly contact them, it took me a few weeks to get Audire's prices of a few of their amps, when I was looking for an amp upgrade.
Gobble in our forum owns Audire Callisto single driver speakers for at least the last copule of months. Although he has been promising a review from the first day, he has not shown any signs so far that he would come out with one very soon. I simply do not know what is the problem there.
I just hope Audire understands that there is a huge potential out there and some of these people are perhaps worth an iota of their attention.