Discussion in 'Dollars and Sense' started by Marantzaholic, May 21, 2003.
Denon DVD-2910, $22. Not exactly a deal but "universal" players are always in demand so I'm in.
Stopped in my nearest GW for $1.00 Saturday color of the week, but found 4 boxes of LP's that had just come out on a cart.
Some great titles but the only ones in very good playing condition were these:
The rest looked like they had been cleaned with sand paper.
Spotted these at the local GW today. Don’t have room for them, but I’m sure they’re worth a bit more than the ask. Superb build quality. 1950s?
Got a 2910 myself. Tops when they came out.
It definitely sounds better than the $22 I have into it. There is 3910 and 5910 in that line. I have a 3910 and like to get my hands on a 5910.
Found this at a flea market out in the country for less than 2 dollars.
With a fixed income, retail prices for the quality audio I like is out of the question. Including the high used prices for quality vintage audio. Which leaves me with CL and thrift stores. These 3 components I'm showing were obtained within the last 3 or 4 months. I got them at the same thrift store in my area called STVDP
(St. Vincent DePaul). All for under $50.
1. Sanyo 2050 Receiver-Amazing surprise. Sound quality is excellent. Phono stage is excellent . All the lights and meters work. It's built like a Cat D9 bulldozer.
50 watts per channel and weighs in the neighborhood I'd say of 40lbs.
2. Magnavox CDB 500 CD player-Great sounding older player with a decent DAC and transport.
3. Technics RS-928R Tape Deck-Decent sounding deck with all the bells and whistles.
Nice stuff . High Fidelity on a budget , nothing wrong with that .
One more for me from the auction site.
Salvation army. A single Canton vento 802. Not a fan of stragglers. Was Also vento 855 center channel. 40$. For both..... Couldn't pass up. 1500 msrp on center channel. I did make the effort and had them look around for the missing 802
Also same location cple weeks before picked up a Minty mint late 80s ladies schwinn world sport 50$ And a Sony dvp s7000 with Copper chassis....20$
Another location few weeks back Sony dr5es. 20$. Best thrift month in yrs.
$3k msrp.Very nice.
It is good enough that I sold my Sony CDP-XA7ES. It is cheap enough that (unlike the Sony with its irreplaceable laser) I can pile on hours of play time.
I picked up a little Onkyo TX-80 for ten bucks. It's a late 80s 33 WPC receiver. At first glance it looks like run-of-the mill BPC, but it has a thick metal faceplate and a solid build. It sounds pretty good. It might eventually make its way to my son's room.
Not actually thrifted, but I also bought an old iPad 2 off of CL for $25. It has some cracks on the screen, but I mainly plan on using it to stream music to the garage system. I'd been thinking of getting something like an Airport Express to stream my music library out there, but this iPad sure beats that for price and convenience.
Maybe 60s, see following link. The one caveat from that era is those lower handles with the two attachment points may be brassy pot metal that loses its thread... I've had to replace the handles on a 60s Danish modern piece here at home because of that.
Scored a full size original Apple Wireless keyboard from GW for $5
Cleaned up nicely and works flawlessly.
Not a huge headphone guy here. However I found a set of Sennheiser HD 650’s new in the box today for $75 at St. Vincent De Paul.
Check out that frequency response!
Second score of the day- ADS L420’s $30 OfferUp! Will go nicely with my ADS collection
That is a fantastic find!
If I was to buy a new headphone right now the HD600, HD650 or the HD6XX from Massdrop would be my baseline purchase.
Those ADS speakers are also no slouch but the Sennheisers are what got me excited as they are still pretty modern and new enough that they don't tend to end up in thrifts at well below market value.
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