Discussion in 'Dollars and Sense' started by Netdewt, Jan 20, 2012.
KEF 105.4 Speakers.
Mirage M3-SI...for my brother. He's setting up a 5.1 surround with Mirage and Emotiva. I think he'll be happy he went that route vs a home theater in a box (Bose Lifestyle, etc)!
DCM QED speakers, $8. For the pair. With original boxes. Local yard sale, they were still there at noon, and I haggled from $10 down to $8. She just wanted them gone. Said they cost her a ton "back in the day" and that they still worked. All the foam was gone, the tops and bottoms were painted poorly, and they looked sad. BUT, they sound great! Tweeters and woofers are working well. Which is good, because they're REALLY sealed with no access to the internals, save for glued-in woofers. And that looks to be a nightmare. Anyhow, I sanded the tops and bottoms, only to find the edge banding is paper with a wood print on it. So I ordered some walnut edge banding from amazon and ironed it on. Sanded and stained and they look very passable now. Not perfect, but I wanted to preserve the original veneer rather than just re-do it. Waiting on my foam grill cloth to arrive and then they'll look snazzy. Going to put them head-to-head with my Vandersteen 1Bs, and see which I like better. Also going to make some Vandersteen-style stands for the QED speakers, and see if that hurts or helps. (I have a welder and some spare time)
You should bring her a nice box of coffee or something. That's wrong.
Douk Audio / Nobsound HiFi 6J1 preamp. Selling for $45 on Amazon with free shipping. Paid $39.89 after using the remaining "points" from a credit card. Tried it out today. Not bad. I see no reason not to pick one of these up since they are so inexpensive......
I've got one, cool little unit. I use it to give my laptop signal a boost into a Topping TP60.
I picked up a decent pair of Bose 901 Series III with EQ and chrome stands for $100 on Saturday.
$149 Monoprice tube/SS amp: really good sound thru my pair of vintage JBL L-25 Primas...
I cannot blame you for snagging those for that price. I haven't heard those for over 30 years now, but would enjoy another sampling. If not to your liking it would be an easy sale.
So I took off one of the stands to find that they are Series 4 and have Walnut Veneer, so newer than I thought and less chance of surround rot.
Olson Contenential 6 speakers. Very, very nice rosewood veneer. Needed a little oiling and touch-up, but they're in remarkable shape. Sometime early to mid 70s I think. I found the 6.5" full-range driver listed in a 1974 catalog, but haven't found any info on the speakers at all. Paid more than I should have, but they're really cool so I'm okay with that.
A mate turned up with this yesterday.
Musical Fidelity A3 integrated amp
Powers up, selection button stuck on phono.
Tried it tonight but nothing
He lets me have first dibs on stuff he finds and my initial thought is that it's a keeper
I picked up a complete 1994 vintage system that someone had donated to a charity. I had to buy the package. I got a pair of Polk S-10 floor standing speakers, a Yamaha RX-570 receiver, a Yamaha CDC-745 5-disc changer, and a Yamaha KX-W382 dual cassette tape deck. Everything came in the original boxes, with remote controls. No manuals, though, but they are available on-line and I got copies.
All I really wanted was the receiver, which works great. The Polk speakers don't sound too bad, but they are a bit boomy. Not as high quality as my other speakers. I am not sure what I am going to do with the speakers - maybe put them in my garage.
I have no need for the dual cassette deck. It has been years since I used cassette tapes. And I've ripped all my CDs and have no intention to ever use a CD player again. I may just donate them to a local thrift just to get rid of them.
Mark Levinson No. 585 and Lumin S1 with Lumin L1 NAS - both used
Newly purchased bedroom speakers, LS3/5a
Mint Nakamichi PA-7
This beast of a PA/paging amp. Not sure what I'm going to do with it but at the less-than-scrap-metal price I couldn't resist. It's heavy...
(One) Cerwin Vega 15" powered sub, to compliment my CV team of floor speakers and a center channel. Very pleased with the sound quality.
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