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Bonzo

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About Bonzo

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  • Birthday 09/15/1960

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    Redding California
  • Interests
    Playing drums, all things audio, collecting vinyl, spoiling my six grandchildren, travel
  • My System
    Klipsch Forte II
    Nosvalves VRD Mono Blocks
    Yamaha C-80 Preamp
    JVC table
    iPod 4 touch w/HRT iStreamer
    Yamaha CD5006
    Channel Islands DAC

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  1. Bonzo

    Heresy III’s on the way!

    Me thinks you have posted this in the wrong forum.
  2. I have the "legendary" AR integrated amp and matching tuner I am parting with. I have been sitting on them for some time waiting for the day I will have them restored. Sadly, it's just not going to happen and I am in need of a new pre-amp. The amp is in very good condition cosmetically and it does work. There are some popping and crackling noises when powered on/off but it works. Naturally, it will need some restoration so it is being sold as is.The top plate has a kind of sticky feel to it, possibly the original owner was a smoker? Other than that, it is very clean. No wood case for the amp. The tuner has a wood case but it's not in the best condition. The chassis is actually pretty nice. I get poor FM reception in my house as a rule. The radiant heat shields in my attic play hell with radio reception. That said, it does bring in stronger signals OK. It likely needs alignment as well. It is also being sold as is. I would like to get $400 for both plus shipping from Redding, CA 96002. Local pickup is always welcome and I can be convinced to travel a bit. I do go to the Sacramento and SF Bay Area on occasion. Oh, Southern Oregon as well. I will try to get some good pictures. Any questions, please don't hesitate to ask. Thanks
  3. Bonzo

    Heresy III’s on the way!

    Currently, I have a battle scared Yamaha C-80. I say battle scared because it's missing some plastic here and there like the top piece on top of the buttons, the top plate doesn't fit right, has had some work done to it in the past before I had it and needed the balance and parametric EQ pots cleaned. It's not much to look at but works and sounds great, especially the phono section.
  4. Bonzo

    Heresy III’s on the way!

    I actually had my eye on a Terry Dewick restored Mac MX110 preamp/tuner. Didn’t quite have the scratch before the Heresy gig. Good thing as I was about to rob the grandkids college fund......
  5. Bonzo

    Heresy III’s on the way!

    Thanks guys, before that phone call I would have not considered them mainly due to cost. The planets just aligned as I recently sold a couple of items and had some toy money which I was going to use for a pre-amp. I guess the pre-amp will have to wait......
  6. There I was, just minding my own business when an old friend of mine gave me a call. He asked if I wanted a new pair H III’s, A stock in walnut finish, for dealer cost? He knows a long time Klipsch dealer who offered them to him. I don’t know the whole story but my friend passed on and offered them to me. Of course I could not refuse the opportunity. So, if all goes as planned, I should have them next week. I have been wanting to at least hear a pair but it hasn’t happened as yet. So, my first opportunity will be to hear my own pair. It’s not that I don’t have experience with Heresy I’s and II’s, I do. I had a pair of decorator I’s about two years ago and really liked them. A friend of mine talked me out of them and uses them in his bedroom system. I can’t wait to hook them up to the VRD’s! I will be sure to post pictures and share my thoughts. Thanks
  7. Bonzo

    SOLD: Klipsch Forte II, NoCal

    Sale Pending
  8. Bonzo

    SOLD: Klipsch Forte II, NoCal

    Pictures
  9. I have a beautiful pair of consecutive serial number Forte II’s in oiled oak finish. I bought them from the original owner last year. He took excellent care of them as have I. They are completely stock, work flawlessly and sound great! They have a scant few cosmetic issues. There are a few spots on the side of one cabinet but barely noticeable. No pushed in dust caps or chipped veneer on the risers etc. They are for local pick-up in Redding, California which is about 2.5 hours North of Sacramento on I-5. I may be convinced to travel a bit for the right deal. I do have to make a trip to Sacramento in the near future. Asking $550 cash or PayPal F&F. Any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask. Pictures to follow, I hope. Thanks
  10. Bonzo

    SOLD: The Fisher 500c, restored

    The FIsher 500c is SOLD!
  11. Bonzo

    SOLD: The Fisher 500c, restored

    The asking price is firm plus actual shipping, packing and insurance costs. Once again, the wood cabinet will be shipped separately from the chassis. Shipping etc. to the East Coast will likely be around $200 US via FedEx ground. This is based on some similar size items I just shipped to the East. Shipping will be from Redding, CA 96002. I am willing to do some traveling within a reasonable distance. I do go to the Sacramento, San Francisco, San Jose and Southern Oregon areas often. Thank you
  12. Bonzo

    SOLD: The Fisher 500c, restored

    Thank you Keith. I will have it professionally packed by a local company I have had great success with.......
  13. Bonzo

    SOLD: The Fisher 500c, restored

    I am offering the 500c up for sale again. This is due to the pending arrival of a pair of Nosvalves VRD’s. The asking price is still $750 plus packing and shipping. I will include for ribbed long plate Telefunken 12AX7’s that test very strong. I am using them in the pre-amp and phase splitter sockets. The wood cabinet will be boxed and shipped separately. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask. It still works and sounds great!
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