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Equipment Acquisitions Influenced By AK Membership

Discussion in 'General Audio Discussion' started by musichal, Jun 13, 2018.

  1. musichal

    musichal poet emeritus Subscriber

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    I missed this. Did you gain in listening space (not physically, SQ-wise) with the move?
     

     

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  2. donprice

    donprice Wound up workin' at a gas station.... Subscriber

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    My entire eWave adventure of at least 6 pairs of speakers, eventually ending in a pair of DIY JBL M2 clones, was totally the result of AK and Zilch in particular.
     
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    While I haven't been influenced by much around here I did buy a couple of things and so far still have them even though they are not used right now.

    Eric aka @captouch sold me a pair of IMF RSPM Mk. IV speakers and he's local to me and over all the time. I haven't used them in years but maybe some day soon they need to come out again.

    Al aka Awise sold me a Coph Nia phono stage long ago, haven't seen him in years on the site.

    Yep I have visitors all the time, not to much listening though as we end up talking more.

    Mike aka @dcmfan is a guy that will give the shirt off his back for you just so he can help you out. He did one of those drives for me also so he could pickup and pack a Michell Gyro SE turntable and send it to me. He expedited it all flawlessly and I'm indented.

    But really I haven't been influenced by anyone around here to buy anything for my system. I'm the type that buys and tries without any questions.

    However I know I have sold some of my stuff and single handedly influenced quite a few members. If I put a price on what I know of, I think I have influenced members spending at least $30,000 or more. That I am very proud of doing because for the most part while lighter in the wallet they have all been very happy for the move.

    I just had Craig aka @GearHead454 down from Oregon to pick up my JBL 250TIs. Again we didn't do much listening with all the talking going on...:p
     
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  4. Tommy_B

    Tommy_B Active Member

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    Most of the stuff I've acquired was DUI (Discovered Under the Influence) of AK. :)
    But these items especially:
    Sony STR-6120
    Marantz 1060
    Aiwa AD-F770
     
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  5. 4-2-7

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    Oh yeah bacon, I haven't done that one in a while but need to.
     
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  6. dcmfan

    dcmfan AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    Yeah, I gained both - dedicated listening room with high ceilings- sounds great! I’ve put myself on probation from buying any new gear for a while, but am plotting a couple of upgrades for next year.
     
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  7. gizzyman47

    gizzyman47 Super Member

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    Some of my vintage buys were influenced somewhat by AK. Not so for my main system.
     
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  8. dcmfan

    dcmfan AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    I told the wife I spent $20 on the ‘table. You’ll back me up, right? :D
     
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    No doubt, I know nothing, $20 sounds reasonable for a SOTA Star and SME 309 arm.:beatnik:
     
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  10. musichal

    musichal poet emeritus Subscriber

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    I'll claim I found the same rig for $10 if it helps.

    But all he really need do is change the subject to ladies' shoes and handbags if she questions the issue.
     
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    Honey did you loose weight, those pants you have on are faltering. ;)
     

     

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  12. musichal

    musichal poet emeritus Subscriber

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    Fixed it for ya.
     
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  13. turnitdown

    turnitdown Well-worn member Subscriber

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    I don't want to think that hard. Too much, and it's been FUN
     
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    quiet AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    Yes, many old receivers and a few old speakers. I was able to avoid the duds almost completely. 41 winners, 2 losers.
    But the most valuable info was setup.
     
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  15. 4-2-7

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    This^^ for me also maybe not so much here but being involved on sites online in general.
     
  16. manu et deo

    manu et deo I'm loving it! Subscriber

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    Except the gear I got from my grandparents, everything was influenced by AK
     
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  17. SoCal Sam

    SoCal Sam Lunatic Member

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    AK threads are at or near the top of nearly all web searches for vintage gear. Our influence is everywhere.
     
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  18. GearHead454

    GearHead454 Still Lost Subscriber

    Yeah,
    A lot of talking for sure Dan. Really enjoy sharing stories. Too bad the visit was short. Hearing 500 wpc into to 250 Ti's was a real experience! Had to have a tooth filling reset cause the bass response under the 500 wpc influence. Ha ha.
     
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  19. Pio1980

    Pio1980 AK Member Subscriber

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    Too many to mention, probably most of it.
     
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  20. musichal

    musichal poet emeritus Subscriber

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    Yep, that has often been my experience, as well, when enthusiasts get together for a listening session. Either way, it was always fun.
     
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