Discussion in 'Dollars and Sense' started by Marantzaholic, May 21, 2003.
Yes. Need to test them out.
Yes with ports or yes without?
Sorry about that...no ports.
Those are the good ones. Just be forewarned that the cones get brittle with age. If nothing bad happened at the thrift just continue to treat them with care.
That like is for everything but the toads. I'm with your wife on that one.
The grills do not appear to be removable. Would like to look at the speakers. Any suggestions?
The grills came off rather easily. Apparently just hot glue. Driver on the left has tears around the perimeter.
What thrift was this? Or was it an audio shop of some sort. That's a lot of higher end gear to show up at one thrift at once.
Love the toads. I have one that's playing a harp. Picked it up at Village Thrift ages ago.
It was a large thrift store, not SA or GW. I pull a decent amount of good stuff from that store. AV preamps are very rare so to see so many at one time is highly unusual. There were seven preamps, 6 Rotels and one Parasound so they must have been donated en masse. No remote controls. I was there when the cart came out but the other flippers who camp by the door got there before me. Anyways, I'm really happy with my DVD-3910.
Search eBay for new surrounds. Search here for how to "refoam" (those look like rubber, but same procedure) and also search here for how to pull out the pushed in domes. The cones look good. Repair and enjoy!
You might even get away with gluing those surrounds, but I've never tried.
Non-removable grilles, and STILL the tweeters are pushed in.
Cruising thrift stores to push in speaker cones has to be an undiagnosed fetish akin to bubble wrap popping.
Beogram 1000 for $14.99. Love the hammertone finish on the top plate.
Got two boom boxes. One is a Sony and the other is an RCA. FREE at my local transfer station. CD-Cassette-AM/FM.
Nothing at all wrong with them. Also AM/FM Sony Walkman.
Saw a pair of battered Kef Coda 7 in my local BHF store, for a rather high price. Tweeters still fine. Went back a week later, and they were both crushed in.
Two words: Unsupervised toddlers.
I've done quite a few surrounds, but I might try to glue them for the time being.
Are the DVD-3910's really that good? I have had one for a long time sitting unused as well as a DVD-3930CI that looks nearly identical. I have been snagging lots of CD's recently, it seems people are dumping them at the thrifts more and more. For music I should probably use the R/L 2 channel analog out to put the internal Burr Brown DAC's to use. I'm glad you mentioned it, I am going to break one out.
I would rate very good. It has a nice balanced sound that is not too sharp but with enough dynamics to satisfy. BTW, the 3930CI is 1080P unconverter while the 3910 is 1080i. Makes a difference in value. Both are worth something because of SACD.
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