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What's your latest audio purchase?

Discussion in 'Dollars and Sense' started by Netdewt, Jan 20, 2012.

  1. fishondwan

    fishondwan AK Subscriber Subscriber

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  2. Ironwolf

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    Sennheiser HD 598 for $60
     

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  3. fsdaron

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    elcoholic Jet Fuel Genius Subscriber

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  5. MannyE

    MannyE Exterminate! Subscriber

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    A bunch of records.
     
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  6. BDylanThomas

    BDylanThomas Active Member

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    First time on this thread--really impressed by what you guys have been getting. Anything under $50 on local CL gets my attention for sure. Picked up a pair of obscure Optimus 1100 towers for $20; very good condition and they sound decent. Also bought an older Paradigm sub for $35, and it is excellent. Amazed what is available for the price if one spends a little time looking at what individuals are dumping.
     
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  7. Te-Te

    Te-Te Learning never exhausts the mind. Subscriber

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    Got these Sennheiser HD 202 for less than 10 cents. They sound pretty good .


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  8. RTally

    RTally Speaker addict Subscriber

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    Picked up a pair of Goodmans EE-65 speakers at my local Habitat ReStore. These bookshelf speakers are monsters: 33 lbs each and less than 24" tall. Unfortunately, they require a bit of restoring, but they supposedly are worth it.

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  9. kray

    kray HE>i Subscriber

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    Sokeris dac1321 R2R DAC

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  10. Bill Ashton

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    Pair of late 60's/early 70's Realistic MC-1000 speakers...perfect condition, sound great... $20. Even have the little black plastic covers over the RCA jacks.

    In the fine AK tradition, based on condition alone, I gave the seller twice what he was asking ;)
     
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  11. superdog

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  12. soundmotor

    soundmotor super modified Subscriber

    Ear pads to rebuild my daughter's headphones.
     
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  13. HowlerMonkey

    HowlerMonkey Active Member

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    Rotel RB-976 Mkii from auction site.....I said I was going to invest on acoustic panels before buying more electronics but I am not sure what happened :(..I had a moment of weakness.
     
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  14. Bill Ferris

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    A second OPPO UDP-203 CD/DVD, player bought two weeks ago, as a backup for the one in my HT.
    It`s in use at the moment, playing my WAV. ripped music from a SATA to usb 3 adaptor connected to a currently 960Gig. SSD.
    After swapping out the OPPO 103 that was doing the same duty in the sunroom.

    Hopping to get OPPO to sell me a UDP-205 this summer, if and when, they become available.
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  15. MannyE

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    I have a feeling that RS (or Rat Shack as we used to call it) will soon become a hot commodity. Not because it's gone, which is sad, but because the stigma of the brand made things like Linaeum tweeters (spelling?) a bargain. The Minimus 7 was really the only exposure I had to RS budget awesomeness but I'm sure that there are many hidden gems in that old catalog.
     
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  17. BDylanThomas

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    You may well be right, Those 1100s were either $199 or $249/pair in 1996 or thereabouts which surprised me after I finally found them in one of the catalogs. That was quite a bit of cash for a tightwad like me, and I certainly never would have paid that much. Probably not that good but someone thought that value was okay. I went through the entire thread here on Realistic/RS posts and couldn't find a single reference to the 1100.
     
  18. RTally

    RTally Speaker addict Subscriber

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    Picked up a pair of Rectilinear Lowboys from FB Marketplace for $100. OMG! They sound fantastic. Still have the original, almost 50 year old caps, and it still sounds good.

    The plastic lattice grills are ugly. I am going to replace those. Also, one of the pedestals has water damage. Other than that, they are in great shape. My Advent Legacy IIs are history.

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  19. grillebilly

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    The picnic table was about as far as I could carry it without a break.
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  20. MannyE

    MannyE Exterminate! Subscriber

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    Don't you love it when things like that happen? Congratulations on a true SROCE! (that's my new way of writing SCROE) lol
     

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