Sometimes Craigslist blows my mind

lovinthehd

lovinthehd

Audioholic Jedi
And this guy is reaching, wanting $1200 for these KEF Q750s. They look really nice, but retail for not much more brand new.


And these things... the "holy grail" of 1960s vintage speakers for $3000?? I'm unconvinced... Behold. The JBL C50 Olympus-S7

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Some of the older JBL can indeed fetch some serious bucks. Kinda nice looking furniture in any case :) http://www.audioheritage.org/vbulletin/showthread.php?26876-1962-JBL-C50-S8-Olympus
 
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TankTop5

Audioholic Chief
Maybe I’ll start my own... cable risers, $1,295 set of four.

 
Mikado463

Mikado463

Audioholic Samurai
Maybe I’ll start my own... cable risers, $1,295 set of four.

some of those old insulators bring crazy money. While I utilize cable risers for my speaker cables, not for sonic concerns, rather ease of cleaning/dusting, I suspect someone clever enough could retro fit some of these old insulators and have a market for them. Not to sure about the $1295 for 4 though ..... :eek:
 
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TankTop5

Audioholic Chief
some of those old insulators bring crazy money. While I utilize cable risers for my speaker cables, not for sonic concerns, rather ease of cleaning/dusting, I suspect someone clever enough could retro fit some of these old insulators and have a market for them. Not to sure about the $1295 for 4 though ..... :eek:
I have starving children in private school and upper management just resigned, I need all the money I can get!
 
Pogre

Pogre

Audioholic Overlord
I can't believe these old Bose 901s can fetch these prices. $900 for series 3.

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They just look like junk with the grilles off. Nothing resembling a tweeter. Unless those Flash Gordon rocket booster looking things sticking out qualify as tweets... I can't imagine they sound very good. Seriously.

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Has the equalizer and associated other crap that goes with it, so I guess that's a bonus for what they are. Still tho, 900?
 
lovinthehd

lovinthehd

Audioholic Jedi
I can't believe these old Bose 901s can fetch these prices. $900 for series 3.

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They just look like junk with the grilles off. Nothing resembling a tweeter. Unless those Flash Gordon rocket booster looking things sticking out qualify as tweets... I can't imagine they sound very good. Seriously.

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Has the equalizer and associated other crap that goes with it, so I guess that's a bonus for what they are. Still tho, 900?
LOL they have a following. All full range drivers IIRC. Really cheap ones.
 
Pogre

Pogre

Audioholic Overlord
LOL they have a following. All full range drivers IIRC. Really cheap ones.
They look cheap af, lol. I have to admit tho, I'd like to hear them set up properly just to experience the intent of the design. I know they're weird about placement.
 
Mikado463

Mikado463

Audioholic Samurai
I can't believe these old Bose 901s can fetch these prices. $900 for series 3.

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They just look like junk with the grilles off. Nothing resembling a tweeter. Unless those Flash Gordon rocket booster looking things sticking out qualify as tweets... I can't imagine they sound very good. Seriously.

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Has the equalizer and associated other crap that goes with it, so I guess that's a bonus for what they are. Still tho, 900?
While I never owned them back in the day I did listen to them properly set up and they sounded decent, but remember the jingle ........ 'no highs , no lows, gotta be Bose' !
 
Mikado463

Mikado463

Audioholic Samurai
Okay, this one is pretty nuts. A set of Infinity reference speakers and all tube electronics for $15k!!

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remove a '0' and it would be worth it perhaps ......
 
lovinthehd

lovinthehd

Audioholic Jedi
While I never owned them back in the day I did listen to them properly set up and they sounded decent, but remember the jingle ........ 'no highs , no lows, gotta be Bose' !
Might be better than the later Acoustimass stuff, tho. I got the chance to listen to those a coupla times (properly setup, too)....they made for pretty good party speakers back then....
 
Mikado463

Mikado463

Audioholic Samurai
Might be better than the later Acoustimass stuff, tho. I got the chance to listen to those a coupla times (properly setup, too)....they made for pretty good party speakers back then....
exactly, when set up their 'holographic midrange' was respectable. But then I was being influenced by some cannabis and more concerned about getting laid ......
 
Pogre

Pogre

Audioholic Overlord
Then there’s this guy, maybe he accidentally added a zero

Hmm... that is for 4 towers and a center channel. Maybe a tad overpriced for older DefTechs but again, it's 4 towers and not just 2. I mean, if DefTech is your thing it'd be a maybe? Gouge him for 500 and offer 1000.
 
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TankTop5

Audioholic Chief
Hmm... that is for 4 towers and a center channel. Maybe a tad overpriced for older DefTechs but again, it's 4 towers and not just 2. I mean, if DefTech is your thing it'd be a maybe? Gouge him for 500 and offer 1000.
I’ll pass... I’m always cruising all the websites looking for another pair of S40’s, maybe someday have a 5 channel setup but only at about $1k per speaker. Just missed out on another pair recently.
 
nbk13nw

nbk13nw

Full Audioholic
Okay, this one is pretty nuts. A set of Infinity reference speakers and all tube electronics for $15k!!

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Yeah. No screens for the front and most likely for the rear either. And the mid-range drivers have been replaced. Not sure about pricing on the electronics.

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Kleinst

Full Audioholic
They look cheap af, lol. I have to admit tho, I'd like to hear them set up properly just to experience the intent of the design. I know they're weird about placement.
I would also like to hear some of those Bose speakers but certainly don’t want to buy them
 

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