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  1. Oops. I asked where you're located and then saw right in your title.
  2. Yeah, I know it's a long shot. I'm trying this route vs selling my stuff because I really love the pieces I'm considering trading and don't want to risk selling and then not finding what I want (or not finding it quickly).
  3. I know this is a long-shot, but I'm looking for someone who might be interested in making a trade for their pair of LaScalas. I'm looking to possibly trade my mint-condition Pioneer PL-90 Elite turntable for a very good condition pair of LaScalas. If you're familiar with this table, you know it's extremely hard to come by, and pretty near impossible to find one in mint condition in the original box (the seller I bought it from had searched for one for more than a decade before finally landing this one). This is an absolutely stunning turntable in both appearance and performance. Not a scratch on it and functionally perfect. If that doesn't float your boat, I would also consider trading my limited edition Forte IIIs (maybe you need similar performance from a slightly smaller speaker?). They are finished in California Walnut, which was used on only a limited number of pairs. These are superb speakers that I really have no business parting with, but I'm in that "I want to try something new" stage that has me itching for LaScalas, which I've never owned. I have several other pieces too: Empire 398 turntable in exceptional condition; Eico HF85 tube preamp (fully restored and a fantastic-sounding pre); Peachtree Nova 150 amp. If any of these appeal to you, let me know what you have in mind. If not, thanks for reading and happy listening.
  4. I know this is a bit of a fishing expedition, but here goes: I have a beautiful, meticulously restored Eico HF89 tube amplifier that I'm hoping to trade for a nice pair of La Scalas here in Michigan. It's a fantastic amp and is probably as nice an example of this amp as you'll find anywhere. It is in flawless working condition and, for the right trade, will come with either a nice quad of Prima Luna output tubes or NOS Mullards (about $500 value). The amp sounds fantastic. It's dead quiet and, with 50 watts of tube power, it has massive headroom, so it's capable of incredible transient bursts and cast an enormous soundstage. Really one of the finest amps I've ever heard. But in my small listening space with efficient speakers, I prefer the sound of my little Decware amp. I have close to $2K into the Eico, which I know I'm not likely to get out of it if I put it up for sale, which is why I'm hoping to find a great trade instead. I'm in no big rush, just putting feelers out there. Thanks for reading. (Happy to send pics)
  5. I seem to be seeing a lot of WTB posts lately, so I figured I'd throw my hat into the ring. I live in the Detroit area and am looking to add some Heritage-series Klipsches to my life (I've owned Cornwalls, Fortes and Heresies -- and stupidly parted with a pair of Epic CF4s -- but am currently Klipsch-less). I'm looking for someone who wants to sell in this order: 1. Klipschorns, 2. Cornwalls (any vintage of either), La Scalas or Forte III's. I'm not a big fan of Heresies (and they pop up all the time), so I'm not interested in those. If you're in the area and have something to sell, please shoot me a note. I also have some great vintage gear I might be willing to throw in as part of a deal: Empire 298 turntable; fully restored Scott 299C integrated amp (with Telefunken tubes); restored Pioneer SX1010 monster receiver (a fantastical beast -- just an awesome piece of audio history). I'm pretty fond of these pieces, but I'm seriously jonesing for a big-*** set of Klipsches, so who knows ... Thanks!
  6. For sale (or trade) is this awesome pair of Omega Super 6 Alnico XRS speakers in beautiful walnut veneer. I ordered these from Louis Chochos at Omega Speaker Systems a little over a year ago and they remain in mint condition. Shortly after I received them, we decided to move from Virginia to Michigan, so these speakers have been in their original boxes for several months. They're just about broken in, with maybe 200 hours of listening, but are otherwise like new. These are the updated version of Omega's very highly regarded Super 6 Alnicos -- with a larger, wider cabinet for deeper bass and wonderful midrange dispersion. If you're familiar with Omega, you know Louis' single-driver designs are renowned for their almost electrostatic speed and remarkable imaging. What the Alinco versions add on top of this is a richness and level of microdetail that is really stunning. Don't let the relatively small driver fool you. These speakers sound enormous. They truly excel at midrange -- vocals, guitar, piano -- but will really blow your mind with their bass performance. They go deeper than you'd imagine too, and do it with finesse -- so much so that I ditched my REL subwoofer because it only muddied up the bass. If you can't tell, I'm a huge fan of Omega speakers. At 97db efficiency, these speakers pair beautifully with low-powered tube amps but also sound great with solid state gear. I'm only selling these because I have another pair of Omegas (smaller Super 3S's), that I'm using in my office and I don't have a good room to use these in. These cost $3200 new and take about six weeks to have built. I'm asking $2,300 -- a deal considering they're essentially new. I live in Northville, MI, and would love to do a local deal in the Detroit area, but I'm willing to ship. Also: I may be open to a trade for Heritage-series Klipsches (other than Heresys). Just let me know what you have in mind! One last note: If you have questions about these or other Omega speakers, I'd highly recommend giving Louis a call at Omega. He's a great guy who is highly respected in the industry and is super friendly. (PS: I'm sorry this is something of a repeat post -- I posted looking for a trade a while back. Not sure what the etiquette is on that. If this isn't kosher, please let me know (kindly). Thanks)
  7. sorry ... I'm in Northville, MI -- near Detroit
  8. Kind of a fishing expedition here, but here goes ... I have an amazing pair of Omega Super 6 Alnico speakers in mint condition. I bought these one year ago in custom Walnut finish. They are superb speakers, but I have another pair of Omegas and kind of don't need two pairs, so I'm looking for someone to trade with. I'm looking for a pair of Forte III's or possibly Conwalls (of in my fantasy world, K-horns). About my Omegas: These are the updated version of Omega's most highly regarded single-driver speaker. They are 97 db efficient, so they absolutely sing with low-powered tube amps, but can also handle higher powered solid state gear just fine. They are extremely fast, and they image very much like electrostatic speakers (their soundstage is almost frighteningly spacious and realistic). They also produce remarkably deep, tight bass -- so much so that I retired my REL subwoofer when I bought these. (I think they are rated down to 35hz.) These speaker excel at reproducing acoustic guitar and vocals, but unlike many single-driver designs, they also rock out with the best of them. They can handle complex music remarkably well. If you can't tell, I am an absolute Omega fanatic -- but I also love the Klipsch sound. So ... hoping for the best of both worlds with one Omega system and one Klipsch system. I'm happy to send pics to anyone interested. I'm also willing to ship. I have their original boxes and packaging material. These are the floorstanders, not the monitors, BTW. Also: I'm located in Northville, MI, just outside of Ann Arbor and Detroit.
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