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AR-2a for $50. I'm already swimming in speakers.

Discussion in 'General Audio Discussion' started by chadbang, Apr 20, 2017.

  1. chadbang

    chadbang Well-Known Member

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    What would you do?
     
  2. KevinJS

    KevinJS Super Member

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    Buy them and assimilate into the collection. If you are already swimming you'll never notice the space they take up, but you'll kick yourself over what might have been.
     
  3. Dave_1962

    Dave_1962 Lunatic Member

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    ^+1
     
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  4. NH-MAN

    NH-MAN AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    Speakers are so fascinating, I want every one I see, I just want to touch them and take them apart and marvel at how simple and marvelous they are, but I resist.

    Oh, the beautiful sounds it might make.

    A single driver, only a handful of parts, its so cool.
     
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  5. N8Nagel

    N8Nagel AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    Buy 'em, try 'em, then pass them on. Someone here has to need a pair, and you're keeping them out of the hands of those who would do horrible things like put Pyle drivers in if a woofer goes (seriously, I bought a pair of EPI 100s for parts and unfortunately the Pyles used looked close enough to EPI drivers that I didn't spot the issue until I took them apart.)
     
  6. blhagstrom

    blhagstrom Mad Scientist, fixer. Subscriber

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    Buy them
    Start stripping and flipping
    Repeat
     
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  7. onepixel

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    Pass. I bought my AR-2ax with all the original papers for $20 and that's how much I sold them for.
     
  8. chadbang

    chadbang Well-Known Member

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    We share the same malady.
     
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  9. maxhifi

    maxhifi Super Member

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    If you own something better, pass.
     
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  10. audiojones

    audiojones Jonesin' for audio Subscriber

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    I'd have a very hard time passing up a deal like that (and I'm swimming in speakers too). I really love the classic AR line though, so for me it would be a no-brainer. There's always room for another project, and once fixed up they can always be sold for a heck of a lot more than $20 if you are so inclined.
     
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  11. johnda

    johnda AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    I always loved the sound of AR, my granddaughter has my fixed up AR4x's so I would say get them!
     
  12. Bob

    Bob AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    a legendary AR for $50?

    fund your retirement NOW

    buy 2 sell 1, upgrade (from bicycle to Porsche) - buy now, flip'n'swap, buy, buy, buy

    (crazy Eddie fan)
     
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  13. blhagstrom

    blhagstrom Mad Scientist, fixer. Subscriber

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    I just sold a set of beat to hell ones with no grills but with all good drivers for $200 to someone exporting them to Korea to flip and make money.
    6 months ago he paid $150 for nice ones.

    Woofers can hit $150 on eBay, Tweeters $100+

    Wake up folks, prices are climbing fast.
     
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  14. OMGCat!

    OMGCat! AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    I'm not much of a buyer but if something comes along that has a following and would be a quick sell then I'll jump in and move it along. For that price you'd have a hard time losing money even if you kicked them down a few flights of stairs on the way home.
     
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  15. sberger

    sberger Hard Core Geezer Subscriber

    Definitely not in the SF/Bay Area you didn't.
     
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  16. onepixel

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    I definitely did. Bought it from a retiring Stanford professor and later sold it to couple of Stanford students.
     
  17. sberger

    sberger Hard Core Geezer Subscriber

    When in 1969?

    Nah, just kidding, but you obviously were not interested in getting top dollar for them. Because as I'm guessing you're aware of those normally would easily go for at least a couple of Franklin's, depending on condition. Hope those students were appreciative of your overwhelming generosity.
     
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  18. onepixel

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    Karma. What goes around comes around.

    I donated this and a pile of other stuff to AK fundraisers too.

    dynaco.jpg
     
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  19. sberger

    sberger Hard Core Geezer Subscriber

    Good stuff. But in regard to the OP's question about whether or not he should pay $50 for these speakers, I think it's fair to say that a nice pair of 2a's will be easy to sell for quite a bit more then his purchase price if he so decides. Unless he decides to go for the karma angle, of course.
     
  20. High current

    High current New Member

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    You need help my son
     

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