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  1. To add to the thread I thought you might to read about what to look forward to in the coming year with the next generation of bluetooth capable hifi products. https://www.bluetooth.com/blog/bluetooth-audio-gets-a-big-upgrade-at-ces-2020/ Quote" “Legacy [codecs] can only process up to 7-8kHz [of human hearing],” says Alfonso Carrera Usabiaga, director of marketing at Fraunhofer IIS. “So what’s the point in having streaming audio codecs that are so excellent, when the last mile is bringing the quality down. LC3 has been fundamentally designed to bring this super wideband experience to your ear.” I also would love a plug and play steaming dac that I could add to my Denon X4400H. I am confused by the "home theater bypass" feature on some higher level products. And lastly, I have been following the development of the new low level IFI products, specifically these 2 products https://www.amazon.com/iFi-Bluetooth-Receiver-Desktop-Adapter/dp/B07W5RB5GN https://www.amazon.com/iFi-Zen-DAC-Converter-Unbalanced/dp/B07YZK5MDS?ref_=ast_bbp_dp
  2. Still here! This time around I have time to actually facilitate the sale. I will pack it myself like it is going to war. I can deliver this myself if required for 50 cents per mile from 53932. First 100 miles free.
  3. This deal may be worth it if the risk is slightly less than death. Kind of a buy 3, sell 2, keep 1 @ half off. Glad this is no where near me though. I have finally reduced my inventory down to 6 pairs of unused speakers.
  4. I have found a few sellers on CL admitting to me that they had little to nothing to do with the property other than to settle an estate and were looking to maximize the return for the family. Told me they had a rush of buyers "willing to drive hundreds of miles" to pay more money for their under priced stuff. Boom, relisted for more money. I believe some of these CL "sellers" have never sold a thing in their life, but somehow get tasked with the sale anyway. I learned it is better to steer clear of these "maximizers". I continue my search for the original owners who love to sell their stuff to "someone who will do something good with it."
  5. 1,2,3,4,5 or 6 channel configurations are all possible options. 3 channels and up utilize all internals without waste. It is an amplifier, so yes. Adding a monoblock amp for the center, to augment a 6 channel amp, would make for a very nice 7 channel setup. I use the Classe CAV-150 bridged for the front 3 channels giving me 300W/LCR. I have different 7 channel amp powering the 6 remaining channels @200W each. I love the excess.
  6. Have you considered Classe? Shameless plug
  7. Do you mind if I add another link to these on another site? https://www.usaudiomart.com/details/649443467-klipsch-palladium-p39f/
  8. This is what I would recommend you go with. No need to look any further. Why downgrade from there? The price is more than right. I paid $800 for mine even though the MSRP was $1499. I have seen nothing develop in the past 2 years to justify the newer models existence. A Marantz SR6012 will cost you $650 and will provide very little difference if any at all. Just make sure pay for and use the Audyssey editor app.
  9. CF4 V3. Original owner finally turned them over and I was lucky to be the first contact. This will be my first pair of this series. FWIW I have had KG 5.2/5.5 before. I never even heard Epics before and wanted to give them a trial run to see what all the praise is about. Not thinking a long term relationship here, more of a fling. Too bad they are black. Later when I have time I will refinish them to make them look like new again. Probably the coolest part is that I can now join the Epic owners group. Just listening to classic Christmas music tonight.
  10. 314carpenter

    Quartets

    https://minneapolis.craigslist.org/hnp/ele/d/minneapolis-klipsch-quartet-speakers/7033220662.html One more listing. $550 in MN
  11. Still available for as long as you see this ad.
  12. Sounds like you never owned a Klipsch speaker before. Would you like to try a pair of Klipsch before you say "end game"?
  13. I have read that article before. It is what actually inspired me to go out and purchase 2 pairs of JBL 250Ti's over the past couple years. Coming from a man who personally designed hundreds of products over 40 years, for them to make a his personal top 5 list told me that my own youth era dreams should indeed be validated. Now if I could ever get my hands on Everest models. Probably will never happen for me, but I would settle for M2's LOL. BTW he really got the shafted in the end at Harman. Basically just asked him to come in to the office and handed him his walking papers and escorted out. Other JBL engineers followed him out soon after. http://www.audioheritage.org/vbulletin/showthread.php?37395-End-of-an-Era-43-years-with-JBL-is-Over
  14. 314carpenter

    Quartets

    Found another pair for ya'll, again. This one is near Minneapolis and the price is $450. Will be interesting to see how many days these last compared to the other recent listings. https://minneapolis.craigslist.org/hnp/ele/d/mound-klipsch-quartet-speakers/7018326264.html
  15. https://iowacity.craigslist.org/ele/d/dearing-klipsch-forte-ii-speakers/7016689531.html Forte II pair for $700 on CL
  16. 314carpenter

    Quartets

    I found another listing for ya'll. $700 in oak https://minneapolis.craigslist.org/dak/ele/d/northfield-klipsch-quartet-oak-speakers/7015382415.html
  17. 314carpenter

    Quartets

    I got $750 within the first 24 hours when I sold my Quartets on Ebay.
  18. This is the Hot Topic for me now. Going to concentrate on the sale of this amp. Time wasters and my own refusal to give shipping quotes have proven to be past road blocks on other sights. Please research your own shipping costs. I would love to sell this here to another member. I will pack it myself like it is going to war. I can deliver this myself if required for 50 cents per mile from 53932.
  19. The other ones on the list are not current, but are not vintage either, 5-10 years as can be evidenced by their current resale pricing.
  20. A very accurate statement. Do not confuse any L100 with the new classics, other than they are 3 way speakers in a wood cabinet. Best bang for the buck 3 way vintage speaker in a space conscious wood cabinet with true impressive bass response to 30Hz for under $1K the JBL 240Ti is my go to speaker. Above 50Hz, another story completely. If you want to do better than 240Ti you could look for JBL M2 Master Reference Monitors or JBL 4367 Synthesis consumer versions. Expect to expand your budget $5K-8K. Other recommendations for high performance, lowish price tags, and smaller cabinet sizes on the used market that will beat the snot out of the ones the OP is entertaining are: Revel Performa F52 Definitive Technology BP7000 Paradigm Reference Signature S8 Klipschorns make the performance list, but unfortunately their size puts them out of the running for this list Of course each one of these speakers has their place, and will perform admirably in their own respectful ways in most peoples homes. In the brand new speaker world, it is very hard to beat proven winners on the used market for any given price range.
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