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First off there is no way to judge speaker by the video (microphone used will alter sound as well as your sound card and speakers when listening to their videos), I have to give props to Fred for the marketing aspect since it probably helped them with their sales.

I have purchased directly from GT Trading in the past. I think they have a great product however their customer service is awful. I dealt with a gentleman named Stefano. It has been a long time however on my last order I sent the money promptly and was given a ship date. The ship date was not met and Stefano kept on pushing it back with excuse after excuse. After waiting over a month for the product to ship and no clear, direct reason of what was going on I asked them to refund my order. It was painful getting the money back from them. He then had the nerve to act pissed off and emotional over the transaction. I expect professional service, it simply was not there. There are plenty of quality brands that have equal and/or better performance with much better customer service. Why go through the hassle? Support brands who support the consumer!

GT Trading will literally send a dealer price list to anyone who asks, no dealer protection, the consumer can just act like a dealer and they won't know the difference (this has happened several times with customers I was working with. They ended up purchasing directly through GT Trading. All the time I spent with the customer was wasted).

In regards to the possible Ground Zero and GT Trading relationship...there is definitely some form of business going on between the two companies. Several amplifier boards are exactly the same (I personally have opened them up). I would assume GT Trading is possibly the OEM for some of Ground Zero's line up. Maybe they use the same engineer(s)?

Lastly, the quality of the twister amplifiers are hit or miss. I had several units with faulty wire terminals. I do not think all of the products which are claimed to be manufactured in Italy really are. I am assuming some are manufactured in China, however, advertised as being made in Italy.
 
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1st iam thingking steg is just a scam as it is very hard to find until one gives me an offer for i grab. iam buying st650c since i was recommended and it has few reviews in youtube. as st650 is out of stock i grab the mt650. to my surprice this speakers are awsome. how this thing will last.
 

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After a lot of debating and toing and froing, I placed and order for some Steg equipment.

I know you can't get a true sense of what the speakers sound like from a YouTube video, but through good headphones I believe you can pick up on differences between compared speakers.

Although Fred does more often than not seem to prefer Steg audio over anything he posts a comparison video for (making it look like an ultra bias), I was just intrigued to see what it was all about and if it was BS or not. There was a hell of a lot of email traffic between the 2 of us at all hours of the day and night and his passion for what he does did shine through and at no point was he pressuring me into making a purchase. In fact I don't even think he makes any money from the orders he takes.

I contacted GT Trading via Facebook, who told me Fred is a reliable source to purchase from and the payment I made was directly to Salvo Siliato.

Then to my surprise, free of charge part of my order was upgraded and a free gift (DRC) was included in the package.

Payment was made last Tue, package arrived this morning.

Now to get it installed and see if my decision will be justified.
 

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Any opinions about new Steg DSP (SDSP68)??
I didn't do the install myself, but some feedback from the installer I used might be helpful.

He said:
  • Software was easy enough to install and intuitive to use
  • Couldn't find a way to increase the sensitivity of the high level input, lacking factory head unit headroom (I'm currently trying to find out if it's possible)
  • Couldn't bridge up outputs on the DSP (but seems to be producing enough power per channel by itself)
I've only had it installed a few days, but all in all everything I bought have been married up quite nicely, just hoping to increase the headroom as at the high end of the current volume range there still feels like there is room to go higher with no lack of clarity.
 

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Any opinions about new Steg DSP (SDSP68)??
the same **** as GZ, ESX and many others. It works, but it aint nothing to die for

If their gear works, then it is very decent (amps) sounding, their Master stroke series of amps is very good

I had very good and also very bad experiences with STEG/GT trading. Problem is as with majority of Italian equipment and other stuff - design is very cool, but assembly quality is poor.
 

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Back in September 2018 I bought a set of Steg SQ650c drivers form an ebay seller named "Mazzone" , they are 6.5" mids (2) and 1.75" tweeters with seem like filters covered in shrink tubing but no crossovers , they had been stored since then but this week I really wanted to hear how they sound so i took everything to work and put them in two separate cardboard boxes and borrowed two pioneers crossovers that i had from another 5.25" pioneer components set, wired everything like you would in a car and powered them with a boston acoustics 2.1 powered sub i use at work ,so they are getting about 50 wrms each side , they sound really clear and can get loud without distorting . I did this to get and idea on what kind of sound they have since every driver i've tested this way sounds very different. The steg drivers did not disappoint me at all , better and cleaner than Pioneer TS-Z65ch which i need to get rid of since they sound empty and lifeless , cleaner sound than almost any component set ive heard from my own collection of speakers they are now my favorite out of all of them , they have a live sound to the with out hitting you in the face like a lot of speakers , or been too laid back like some other drivers , they sound just right. All of these with a boston acoustics 2.1 sub / satellite amp using pioneer passive crossovers , I can't wait to hear them running active on a pioneer 80 prs headunit and a 4 channel amp.
 

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Back in September 2018 I bought a set of Steg SQ650c drivers form an ebay seller named "Mazzone" , they are 6.5" mids (2) and 1.75" tweeters with seem like filters covered in shrink tubing but no crossovers , they had been stored since then but this week I really wanted to hear how they sound so i took everything to work and put them in two separate cardboard boxes and borrowed two pioneers crossovers that i had from another 5.25" pioneer components set, wired everything like you would in a car and powered them with a boston acoustics 2.1 powered sub i use at work ,so they are getting about 50 wrms each side , they sound really clear and can get loud without distorting . I did this to get and idea on what kind of sound they have since every driver i've tested this way sounds very different. The steg drivers did not disappoint me at all , better and cleaner than Pioneer TS-Z65ch which i need to get rid of since they sound empty and lifeless , cleaner sound than almost any component set ive heard from my own collection of speakers they are now my favorite out of all of them , they have a live sound to the with out hitting you in the face like a lot of speakers , or been too laid back like some other drivers , they sound just right. All of these with a boston acoustics 2.1 sub / satellite amp using pioneer passive crossovers , I can't wait to hear them running active on a pioneer 80 prs headunit and a 4 channel amp.
The test is not going to be 100% accurate. Crossovers are designed based on the impedance of the speakers they are intended for.
 

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Yeah i know that , I am assuming the stegs and pioneers are all 4ohm loads. The test was to get an idea of the sound before I install everything in a vehicle active / network mode using the pioneer 80 prs as head unit , a hertz 4 channel amp for tweeters and mids and a pioneer prs mono amp for a single sub. These stegs will probably sound much louder than they are now , i doubt they will sound more clear/cleaner than they do now , they do lack of midbass it's the only down side but they do perform better focal expert 130v and manny other components i've heard. Just saying , they are similar to my set of Boston Acoustics pro60 se , but not as loud but a clearer sounding stage . Just saying . Most brand name speakers now days it's all it is but not a real live like sound. Too laid back most of the time.
 

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So did we determine that steg and Fred were just really good at word of mouth marketing and all these posts were essentially from Fred?

I’m here because of googling xxt30 from xcelsus which are up for sale, and there’s a YouTube with Fred stating in the comments that his stegs are better.

After reading this thread, I’m inclined to not go with steg anything.
 

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So did we determine that steg and Fred were just really good at word of mouth marketing and all these posts were essentially from Fred?

I’m here because of googling xxt30 from xcelsus which are up for sale, and there’s a YouTube with Fred stating in the comments that his stegs are better.

After reading this thread, I’m inclined to not go with steg anything.
The profit margin of the brand = their marketing.
 

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Update from talking to Fred and sound about SQ32 and audiostatus website. He says they are selling fake sq32 tweeters and the real price is $289 euros shipped. I asked him what about rgsound.it as well since they are selling for 120 euro. Is everyone selling fakes or whats the deal. I found them at 4 websites for 120 euro. NONSOLOSPEAKERS as well. Seems odd for 4 companies to be selling fakes or is Fred charging double?
 

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This Fred responded with this:

Odd or not, there is a reason why we are not selling online, right? Our worldwide web is on freeze until this horrible times will end, I feel sick of people who do that, they hurt not only the brand but also honest people who trying to make a fair leaving!

I do not support cheaters or scammers,
If you don’t feel safe, take my word and get other brand, I’m sick of explaining that to many people all day long, I get nothing from that, do what you thinking right.

Attached photo of GT Trading warning venders to not sell the products below the listed price they created.
 

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