Discussion in 'Dollars and Sense' started by Netdewt, Jan 20, 2012.
My first monster receiver.
Today, I picked up a set of RBH speakers (MC series) ...excellent condition...for $199 (odd price):
2 TS-10AP subs (yes, dual subs)
JBL C56 Dorians
Yamaha C-50 Preamp
Yamaha M-50 Amp
Just purchased a brand new REL T7i subwoofer, next on the list is a Bluesound Vault 2...
Took most of the summer off due to slim pickings; A few people deciding to purge their storage units led to some pretty substantial bulk purchases:
Hitachi HT-12 Turntable
Dual 510 Turntable
Dual 1258 Turntable
Dual CS 528 Turntable
Dual 1210 Turntable
Dual 1214 Turntable
JVC L-A110 Turntable
Pioneer PL-12 Turntable
Realistic R-8000 turntable
Concord CR-260 Receiver
Fisher RS-220 Receiver
Advent 300 Receiver
Audio Research ST-2000 tuner
PSB 50R speakers
Everything needs work of some sort; looking forward to it though. Included were another four turntables that qualified as broken BPC and are straight to the recyclers.
Pioneer CT-F850 Cassette Deck
Yamaha CA-1010 Integrated Amp
Sony APM-66ES Speakers
Belts in the cassette deck are shot and the amp has considerable build-up in the dials and switches. A good cleaning will be required to see whats what. Meter lights work though!
Addicted to the Flouroscan meters; no idea why I keep letting the pioneer receivers go.
Slim picking this year as everyone on CL is asking crazy prices, but did manage to pick up the following within a period of a month:
JBL 1401ND woofers
JBL Minigon, but drivers in fair condition, crossover fine
Harman Kardon Citation IV with some Telefunken tubes
Harman Kardon Citation V
(haven't tested them yet)
Denon DVD-2930CI multi format disc player barely used and in the box at a estate sale.
4 sets of kimber kable PBJ interconnects
Original JBL speaker stands.
Rough, need sanding and re-coat.
Gotta get them JBL's off the floor!!
In the last 2 months I got a free yamaha ax 590 they said left channel was cutting out but its been fine for me.
Also paid £20 for a marantz pm 6010 ose which goes great.
Last night I got some celestion dl8 speakers
only tried these on the 6010 ose and they are very good detail not a lot of bass but they might go better on the yamaha for bass.
or I can just use the kef psw 2010 for more.
A used Schiit Bifrost Multibit DAC
All this for $200 & I found it couple miles from my house.
Pioneer JA-R2S rack
(2) Technics SE 9060 monoblocks
Technics st-9030 fm tuner
Spectro Acoustics 217R preamp
Spectro Acoustics 210R equalizer
I can see that score going in all sorts of different directions.
I already got the Spectro Acoustics bug having picked up a 210 EQ a while back and researching the brand's history (former Phase Linear guys).
Then there's a great start on the Technics "pro series" rack mount line-up that's on my gear wanted list.
And that Pioneer rack would look awesome stuffed full of SPEC gear...
From what I have seen the SE-9060's are 70 wpc or 180x1.
Not sure what I'll do with everything.
I have an all tube setup and the room gets quite warm in the summertime and I have been contemplating running a solid state setup in the summer. This might be were I start but my room is small and running these as monoblocks might be overkill.
I knew the rack alone was worth twice the asking price.
Nothing overly fancy. I got some JBL 4311B's in very nice shape a few months ago for $75. Don't know if the sound agrees with me though.
It's funny how CL (and audio availability in general) ebbs and flows. I'm certainly not a big time searcher, but I do enjoy looking to see what's what from time to time. Great deals seem to fall into my lap in multiples. I'll find a pair of speakers at Salvation Army one day, and the next day I'll find another pair at a garage sale. Follow that up with months of nothingness. Although, I do let a lot of nice bargains pass me by simply because I don't feel like driving out to get them. I watched an ad on CL for a several weeks. The guy was selling a Kenwood receiver (a decent one from the 90's), an NAD CD player, and NAD Model 20 speakers that I found out were actually made by ADS. He wanted $150 for everything, but for some reason I just couldn't bother with it. I don't think most people knew what those speakers were.
Just bought a Sansui 661 in fantastic condition for $60.
Yamaha RX-V3200 w/remote for $75.
klh model 20 trade,an cash also with nice model 20 speakers this one thankfully needs nothing,but i got a lot in the unit...........
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