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  1. Hi all--I just took delivery of a pair of RB-5 IIs in Cherry--cabinets have some wear, but that's salvageable. Both tweeters work. Both drivers work, but one looks like it took an impact. Cracked plastic on all four screw mounts. The driver fell out. So if you have an extra laying around, I'd love to buy it from you. I think they used these in the RS-7s, too.

    (Ironically, the grills were flawless)

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  2. Here's the shitty part--those are the first LSIIs to show up for sale within driving distance of me in, well...forever. Don't remember it ever happening.
    And I just bought a pair of '85 La Scalas locally because those never come up for sale around here...and Dean is making my new crossovers THIS WEEKEND.


  3. 1 hour ago, jjptkd said:

    Wow very nice I've had a few Jolida's over the years and always liked them. If I hadn't just picked up my little Carver VTA-20 amp and a Sunfire 600 (in the shop for a refurb) I'd probably have jumped on this good luck with your sale!

    Thanks. It’s a great amp, and was my entre into the world of tubes. But then I discovered single-ended. 

    Sure wish my new Dennis Had amp looked as nice as this does!

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  4. 85 watt Class A/B amplifier.

    $1200, I’ll include the following:
    - 4 Genalec Gold Lion KT88 output tubes
    - 2 12ax7 input tubes of your choice, from my vintage stash. Brands include:
    - 2 12at7 preamp tubes from the same, or similar, brands.


    For local buyers, free to audition and choose your favorite combination.

    Includes original user manual, and factory three-box packaging.

    Shipping from Chicago to San Diego ran about $100 when I purchased it last year(Facebook shipping rates won’t apply, as the amp weighs about 65lbs.)





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  5. 20 hours ago, Budman said:


    if you ordered the new V-caps from Dean your in for a big treat

    If only my bank account was infinite. 

    I had to "settle" for Audyns and Thetas. ;)

    But they're DeanG modified AA crossovers replacing my 37 year old AL crossovers, so I'm in for a treat either way. 

  6. Just a brief update:

    Since I've last posted, I have:

    Discovered Mullard Blackburn 12AX7s.
    Replaced the Cornwalls with a pair of '85 La Scalas.
    Picked up a thrashed Harman Kardon 430 which I'm feeding a multitude of digital sources via a Topping D10s and into the Cornwalls our home office.
    Ordered modified AA crossovers for the La Scalas from DeanG (as one does).
    Taken delivery of a Dennis Had Inspire SEP amp (anyone want to buy a Jolida?).
    Taken out a small loan from my 401k to pay off all of this over the next five years.

    But between the La Scalas and the Had...I am there. I've found satisfaction. Everything they say about Single-Ended amps, it seems, is true. I can't imagine how much better they'll sound after I drop in the new crossovers.

    It's a common tale, but this one seems to have found a happy ending.

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