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Score Of A Lifetime Thread

Discussion in 'Dollars and Sense' started by Snow, Sep 8, 2017.

  1. lissenup

    lissenup Active Member

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    Probably my biggest score was everything in my signature line, except for the CA Stream Magic and the Mac tuner, for $2500. A bunch of high end cables also part of the package.
     
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  2. cocovinyl176

    cocovinyl176 Member

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    I came across this thread last week and read through all the accounts of finding the killer deal. I’ve had a couple, but nothing that outstanding. Pair of KLH model sixes last yr at a thrift shop, $18 bucks. Ar3a’s-$350 (guy did a butcher of a job in the woofer)
    Then, the other night as I often do, I was hunting on the internets, and putting in pretty generic terms, receiever, amp, etc...when searching “speakers”, an add pops up listed under garage sales-“huge garage sale” Saturday. I write and ask, what kind of speakers? He returns with JBL 4311..”how much”? He answers, 50.00 bucks? I tell him I can not come there on Saturday, can I grab them Friday? We arrange pickup, I drive over 2hrs, (never sent pics) I have no idea of the condition or if they operate correctly. I get here, he has em hooked up, they look 8/10 and sound delectable! Here’s your 50, sir!
    Guess, that was a good score. Pics attached. Oh, he had the manual too. Nice touch.
     

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  3. BilboBaggins

    BilboBaggins AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    Well done sir! :thumbsup:
     
  4. highping

    highping AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    That's a score coco! :D Congrats!
     
  5. corbin

    corbin Active Member

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    Dunno if this counts, but my G-9000 was a hand me down from my father who hadn't used it in 15+ years when I got my hands on it.
     
  6. Superreverb

    Superreverb Active Member

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    <faints>

    :eek2:
     

     

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  7. Snow

    Snow AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    Nice scores everyone just be patient and don't give up hope if you have not hit a good lick recently in my opinion perseverance is the answer the more you hunt the more you will find :) I know a fellow local that bought 24 NOS NIB Western Electric 300B's from the 40's for $600.00 25 each so nice stuff is still out there just a matter of timing luck and Karma.



    Regards Snow
     
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  8. Markoneswift

    Markoneswift Quartz locked n ready to rock

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    Nice stuff is indeed still out there, just like when I found my AR90S for $10 :)
     
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  9. markshan

    markshan Sir Thrift a Lot Subscriber

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    I wish the Aquaplast on my 4312As looked as good. But then again I only paid $20, so...
     
  10. tubed

    tubed Lunatic Member

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    Craigslist Freebies
    Meridian M10 +Meridian CDP Pro
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  11. damacman

    damacman Blown and Injected Subscriber

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    Wow!
     

     

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  12. Dazaa

    Dazaa Super Member

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  13. SX550

    SX550 Well-Known Member

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    SX-5570

    Found in the loft of my uncle. Never ever going to sell this black beauty.
     

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  14. soundmotor

    soundmotor super modified Subscriber

    Wow, a Museatex Bidat owner! That's a piece of gear I've not seen in along time. You should post a pic of it, I'd bet no one else has seen one either.
     
  15. soundmotor

    soundmotor super modified Subscriber


    Damn.
     
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  16. soundmotor

    soundmotor super modified Subscriber

    Those are wild, how do they sound?
     
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  17. tubed

    tubed Lunatic Member

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    They are a real prize.
    Each speaker, driven by four internal amplifiers and internal crossover network makes for wonderful sound.
    I got them because them because one speaker was "out".
    With the help of AK'er extraordinaire petehall47, I was able to replace burnt resistors and an output transistor.
    The MCD Pro "never seemed to work".
    Removing the transport screw resolved that.
     
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  18. lissenup

    lissenup Active Member

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    Here it is. Just had the latest John Wright upgrade performed on it. Sounds fantastic.
     
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  19. UncleBingo

    UncleBingo AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    Cool! What the hell does it do? I can't tell by looking : ) ( I know, Google is my frenemy...)
     
  20. Snow

    Snow AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    It is a digital to analog converter DAC made by Ed Meitiner they sell for in the 2k range used some say to better it you would have to spend far more.


    Regards Snow
     
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