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When we agree for a review and loan, we account for the fact that the manufacturer has all the legal rights for everything related with the product and that all products are following international safety protocols and legal rights for the manufacturing and sale of reviewed and news related product announcements. It’s strongly advised, that before review is published, all information, details, technical data, quoting, product claims, and other representations that address and involve the review unit and brand being reviewed are presented in order to avoid mistakes.
Mono and Stereo is not a venture that can and will be part of any disputes related to the origin, patent infringement, intellectual property rights, and brand’s trademarks. In good faith, we believe that any high-end audio manufacturer wanting to enter, persist, and succeed in the audio industry will follow the basic rules of the trade.
The Mono and Stereo holds its ethical and moral right to postpone, remove, or never publish a review, news, or test if it’s evident that the product under review is of no-professional execution or the manufacturer acts in an ethically and morally questionable manner.
DAMAGED GOODS AND MALFUNCTION
If the reviewed product arrives damaged or it start to malfunction at the time of the review, the manufacturer is obliged to replace the unit, repair it, or offer whatever support is needed for the unit to function as it should.
We strongly suggest that any item sent for review has been fully broken in. As is common with new products, there is a specific, prolonged time interval that can drastically affect the sound. If the manufacturer cannot offer such an item, an agreement for a prolonged testing period is preferable for optimal performance.
All manufacturers take care of organizing and paying for shipping both ways as well taking care of all the taxes and all import duties that might occur from the country of origin to the writer’s agreed address and all that is associated with return shipping. Mono and Stereo assume no responsibility for damage to test equipment provided. It is strongly recommended to insure the product for shipping both ways to avoid unforeseen situations, which is the usual norm.
It’s strongly advised that review units are shipped with all the official documentation, manuals, full retail packaging, etc. to ensure proper understanding and trouble-free operation of the product. The package should be the original one and normal production model should be shipped for the evaluation.
The review process is agreed upon prior to the review unit(s) being shipped and usually takes from four to six weeks and with certain products possibly months or even more to complete the evaluation.
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