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  1. I know there is a forum for those dedicated to the format. http://www.tapeheads.net/

    I had all 100+ of my cassette tapes stolen out of my car many years ago. The thieves used a crowbar and peeled the door open. Been on CD ever since.

    Also, I did recently acquire and subsequently sell a very nice tape deck though. 1980 Aiwa AD-770 3 head in the original box. Got $212 for it. Never got to hear it, cause I have no tapes. 

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  2. Late, but posting anyway

    $500 is top market price. I have sold, and seen other sold for that.

    The midrange is lacking.

    KLF-30 solves that for a substantial increase in price. Also harder to find.

    As always, buy it now, before it is gone

    Sell it later when you find something better

    rinse

    repeat

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  3. @Born2RockU

    $3K now. Best bet anymore is to get lucky on Ebay and put in your auto bid up to your max, then wait until you get one for for your price. It is possible to get to the

    $2K level that way. Anything less, anywhere else, and they get sold before you can respond. IMHO they will not drop in price over the next several years. At this point the Oppo UDP-205 hand has been played. Everyone is aware that selling them now for less is like gifting away cash.

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  4. Quick reply while I think about this. Definitely going to want to split your budget among 3 speakers. LCR. You quintets are going to perform much better in surround than they ever did as fronts. You want to match timbre for panning across the front. Where are you located? Are you ok with good conditioned used to double or triple your purchasing power? I will try to help you find something.


  5. Seller says "Last ditch effort" and is asking $7500 on the other forum. He has not listed them on our forum, but not because he does not welcome the attention. Private party, use discretion. I know this pair is original owner. Also not those internet sold pairs. If you are interested you would do well to communicate with the seller immediately.


  6. No longer available. Listing is deleted now. Very surprised they moved so quickly for several reasons. Fairly low population density area of the country. Challenging logistics of moving them. Priced just high enough. I wonder if they are actually sold. I researched enough on them to make a qualified decision. Oh well, my wife will happy to hear the news. :rolleyes:

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  7. Sorry I am off topic a little. Hope you don't mind the post.

     

    We had a few pro amps hooked up at this event

     

     

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    Powering these guys

     

     

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    So yeah, I am completely confident the QSC PLX 1104 will handle anything you can ask of it.

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  8. 1 hour ago, Rivernuggets said:

    @314carpenter, you pursuing these? if so, good luck!

    They're even Walnut.

    @Rivernuggets , want to come team up for a listening session? Help me decide? 

     

    Contact to the seller will not occur until after I return from my trip to Dubuque Iowa in a 3 person, 3 city, Klipsch gear parking lot swap by Diamond Joe's Casino. One lucky guy gets it all. Not me, I am in it for the cash.

     

    From what I have read so far...LaScala is  prefered, but the difference is marginal, and I do not have the floor space for the depth of a LaScala. Belle is the go to when depth is a concern. I measured and I may have 2" to spare if I place one Belle shoved into the corner. The other end is open on a 30' wall, but feng shui says to keep everything centered of the TV which is centered and mounted perfectly with the cathedral. No, I am not putting more anchor holes in my walls.

     

    Other choice is to split Belles with a forum member and use one for my center, since I have had no luck on those Chorus II walnut. Either way it would be weird for home theater with the timbre between Chorus II and Belle. 🤔

     

    Currently there is 34" between the right side wall and the right side of the right hand AV rack in the picture below. 

     

     

     

     

     

     

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  9. 1996 was the first and only time I had seen and heard Belles in person when they were actually available for sale. The impression they left me still remains. They did not follow me home then, as I was into car audio at the time, and lived in a 600 sq ft. lake cabin. Now I can not help but wonder, should I do what Jill did on the other thread and buy a house they will fit in because they won't fit here now?

     

    Actually in all seriousness I could fit them in, but the center channel would need to go. Run with phantom center, Belles front LR with 300 watts each, rears Chorus II with 150 watts each. I could even pay for the Belles with the sale of my Chorus II and Forte II. Not actually sure that is a come-up though, financially, or acoustically. Then there is the challenge of finding a compatible sub. Oh, the first world problems continue. 


  10. @wvu80 what have you got on these? Asking you nicely. I may put in a reasonable offer. I do not have an inch of space to put them, and may have to find a new wife, but I am afflicted. Admitting you have a problem is the first step.

     

    Never mind, I picked up your spreadsheet on another thread. Thanks again.

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