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  1. Hi Chris - I have a few pairs, maybe a quad of 88s. I’m out of town through Monday, and I’ll check back to see if you are still looking. Thanks, Michael
  2. Hi Friends, I just picked up a pair of ProAc Response 2, and I'm looking for a pair of Target R2 stands (21-22"). If you have a pair sitting around unused and would consider selling, please drop me a line. Located in western WI. Thanks - Michael
  3. Thanks Neal - I hope those work out nicely for you. I'm going to buy a pair of adapters and try these on my newly acquired Altec 32A horns. I have 5 pairs of drivers to play with, and I'll be interested to see how these compare to Altec, Emilar, B&C, etc.
  4. Hooked them up last night, and they sound really good. Let me know what you think. Thanks - Michael
  5. Hi Neal, I just pulled these out of a sealed box from my storage area in our finished basement. I bought them about three years ago for a project that didn't last for too long. I also have some NOS screw-on adapters and a pair of EV HR9040A horns. They measure at 4.9 and 4.7 for DCR as seen in the photos. There is some left over tape from its former use, but generally they are in really good physical shape. These had the protective screens in place when I purchased them, but I removed them for my use. I listened to one before/after, and I preferred the sound without. I have not confirmed that they are the original diaphragms, but that is what the seller had told me. I can throw on some PIO caps and confirm that they still sound good without any issues. Current pricing is ridiculous - singles up to $400 on Ebay (not that anyone is paying that). How about $250 + FedEx shipping ($50 or less, I'm at 54601). I could also do one of the postal boxes for less and just pack the heck out of it ($25 with insurance?). If you are interested, I'll confirm they are good to go before we do any transaction. Best - Michael
  6. Hi Neal, I have a pair that I was going to sell as part of an EV horn/crossover/driver system, but I would consider breaking that up. Do you have any trade items? I’ll pull them from storage and get some photos. Not really sure on a price yet.
  7. bump, any pairs or singles looking for a new home?
  8. Looking for a decent set of Altec 614 or other cabinets well suited for Altec 414. Also would consider any Altec speakers using the 32 horn. Located in La Crosse, WI. Thanks, Michael
  9. Great real-world pricing on a nice set! I doubt we'll see these listed for very long.
  10. One of my favorite receivers from that era. I have three on my work bench needing the same attention. Your asking price is very fair given the work that has been done. Someone will be lucky to be the new owner! Wish I could have found one in this condition when I was looking. Good luck!
  11. Like-new pair of Heresy IV speakers in black Ash. All paperwork, accessories, packaging, boxes. Great speakers, but I'm looking for a narrower speaker in my 8 X 14 room. See my feedback at Audiogon (leahy) or Ebay (altec210) for references. Local pickup preferred from western WI, shipping available, and I can double box. $2,200 OBO For many more photos, they are also posted on La Crosse, WI Craigslist. Questions, just let me know!
  12. Maybe you could keep the Chorus and consider selling the Quartets to me, in La Crosse? If there is any chance of you wanting to sell your Quartets, let me know. I'm also considering a used pair of Heresy IV when a good deal arises. Thanks - Michael
  13. Hi Kevin - I have an Eico HF81 that was refurbished by someone (not Craig) about five years ago. If you have any interest in details, let me know. If not, I wish you luck on your quest! Best - Michael
  14. Yes, "Reverb" is a great resource/option!
  15. I'm all set - no longer looking. Thanks!
  16. Anyone out there sitting on an unused McIntosh MC225 tube amp? I want an amp with a 16 ohm tap, and I've always wanted to try one of these. Doesn't need to be pristine, but I'm not really looking for a rusted out barn find either. Original tubes would be a big plus. Drop me a line if you have one you are considering selling. Thanks - Michael
  17. You cut a 210 box in half, slap another plywood side on each box (no vent). So they end up being about 5' high, 18" wide, 44" deep. I got the idea from an article in Joe's Sound Practices magazine - bought a pair of the cabinets from the author in Minneapolis. I corner loaded them on one end of my 8' X 14' sunroom (french door opening!). Couch was against the back wall. With the right crossover and the HR9040 horns, it was a big, beautiful sound. I ended up selling the cabinets to a guy who had a large workshop - said he annoyed his neighbors in the country playing them at ridiculous levels.
  18. Nord page is great - many options. The integrated with TVC looks awesome. Anyone have experience with the latest Nord offerings?
  19. The Altecs are from 20 years ago - Brenda was patient for 3 or 4 years, but even I knew they were ridiculous in our sun room. Looking forward to catching up.
  20. Richieb - if the guy you are talking about is Michael Slevin, that's me! I sold the Clari-T I had, but I recently purchased one that needed some new batteries. I can't decide if I like the HK430 or the Clari-T more. You have me thinking about the NC400 amps now. I shot you an email sometime last week to share my news about the IV pickup, but we never connected.
  21. Randy - My favorite sound of all speakers was the 210 split cabinets with the EV HR9040A horns. Next was a modified pair of A7s, but the horns could get a little hot that close, depending on the recording. Unmodified La Scalas were nice, but I didn't even have room for a sub to augment the bass. The Heresy IV is the perfect size for my room, and the bass is very fulfilling. These are working in a way that I could not get the Heresy III to. I still have an updated Eico HF81 I need to check on and get in the system. I just tried my 5 wall Red Wine Audio deluxe Clari-T, and it is a really good match. All of the volume and detail but still has an organic feel to it. For what I have into it, it's probably the best value amp I have tried.
  22. Hi Randy - Over the last year, I have moved away from "critical" listening when assessing what to keep or move along. For me, it really comes down to: do voices and instruments have impact, does it sound real (tone), and can I just enjoy the music for what is, even with bad recordings, and finally, do they really fit in my small room. That last point has become one of my biggest keys. If I can listen to field recordings of early Blues and get a chill from the emotion packed into those songs, the system is doing its job. The system transcends the poor quality of the recording to reveal the emotion. The III left me wanting in several areas. I'm in an 6 X 14 X 9 room, and I have enjoyed split Altec 210 and A7 speakers along with La Scalas (old). I knew horns could work, but those systems were moved along due to size. I wanted a speaker that was workable but approaching the same sense of scale that the Altecs/La Scala provided. I tried the III, but I was unmoved by the presentation. I found my mind wandering and wishing my JBL L112 speakers were back in the system. After reading Steve H.'s review, I found a good price on a scratch and dent IV with the ability to return, so I took another chance. Really glad I did. They are everything you have read about or seen in the video reviews. The IVs are balanced, have really good bass, especially upright acoustic, and instruments sound real. I work with live sound on a regular basis, and I need a speaker that can mimic that feeling when a jazz vocalist hits "that" note and the audience hangs on it - it's palpable with everyone in the room. That's what the IVs do for me. I had every intention of boxing these up and sending 'em back. They will be staying - now, to find the "perfect" amp. Stay safe out there!
  23. All - I recently purchased a scratch/dent pair of Heresy IVs, and I'm looking for some good amp suggestions. Here is what I currently have: RedWine Audio - Deluxe dual mono Clarit-T, sounds really good HK 430 receiver, also sounds really good Amps I'm looking into: Possibly a 300B amp, afraid it might be too slow/plodding in the bass, but I love 300B midrange. Has anyone tried one they liked a lot? Trafomatic or Elekit? RedWine Audio Signature 30 LFP-V5, might improve on the ClariT? OTL of some sort - Transcendent? Looking for a big image with in-the-room vocals that will keep the groove going. I had a pair of Heresy IIIs, and this is a different speaker. It has excellent bass and is very tonally balanced. It's the most musically engaging speaker, across all music types, that I have owned. I like my JBL L112 better than many current/modern speakers, but the IV has taken over. I'm just looking for your best suggestions on an amp that maximize their ample strengths. $1,500-2,000 range (used). Thanks for the feedback and suggestions!
  24. I have a nice little-used Epson w/ replacement lamp. It's not a "theater" projector, but it has a nice bright picture. If you want more information, let me know. Regards, Michael
  25. WMcD - thanks for the writeup on your experiences. I'm really looking forward to getting these in the house. No furniture between the speakers and couch. The distance between the front of the speaker and the listening position will be about 9', so that should be enough distance for the drivers to converge - might need a slight angle. I'll have to post some photos once they are installed. JohnA - thanks for your positive post. Years ago I heard a used pair of these in a local showroom, before it closed..., and they sounded amazing in the mid-size room with my 2 watt "sex" amp from Bottlehead. I don't know why I didn't pick them up, but I wish I had. The most exciting part will be hooking up my recently acquired Lance Cochrane tube amp. He has quite an underground reputation, and after hearing a few of his amps, it's well deserved. It's about 12 or so watts of liquid music - should be an excellent match.
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