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  1. MIRAGE OM-R2HB-1 surround speakers and MIRAGE CM-3-1center channel speaker. Speakers are in great condition for their age. All drivers function perfectly with no pushed in tweeters or dust caps. Grills are in excellent condition with no holes or snags. This set sounds great! I purchased the entire Mirage home theater system, but I really only wanted to audition the OM 7's, so the surrounds and center are for sale. (The OM7's might be fore sale too if they don't beat out any of my current speakers!) Audition at time of purchase to verify that everything works correctly and to your liking. I am a stereo enthusiast, so I don't sell anything that I wouldn't feel comfortable buying myself. I am asking $225 for the center and surrounds. ($25 discount for forum members as I just listed these on CL for $250)These are currently selling for very close to $400 for the sets on eBay. As I'm sure most of you know, Mirage is now owned by Klipsch. Local pick up in 60511 far Western burb of Chicago Price $225
  2. I know nothing about these. My brother, who is in the process of moving out of Illinois, said to me, "Sell this and we'll split the proceeds as I have no time to deal with idiots who like to kick the tires!" It is in working condition. Of course you are welcome to check it out, bring your own tapes and have a listen. I will provide the bourbon and a selection of speakers/electronics. Asking $300 Location: 60511 Far western burbs of Chicago
  3. Your best bet is to keep an eye open for online places such as eBay, Craigslist, Facebook marketplace, USaudiomart, etc. Occasionally you'll find a beat up pair of RF-83's that you can hopefully salvage for some good parts. You can have your woofer and help other people out on the Forum with the remaining parts. I saw a black pair locally a while back going for $600. The cabinet was very well worn, most likely due to moving around a bunch...as these are 100lbs and therefore get banged up when people carelessly move them! (These will fit in the back seat of a Prius right?!?!?!) However, most of the 8" drivers didn't have dents or creases in them. Good luck!
  4. Here's a blast from the past! It is in decent condition considering it's age. I don't know much about this unit other than what I read online. Selling for a friend who's husband passed. You're welcome to bring some tubes to test! (I do have some nice bourbon if you want to test that as well!) Asking $100 Located in 60511 Western suburb of Chicago Will not ship
  5. Thanks for the suggestion. I already checked those out when I was pricing out everything... and obviously they are way more expensive per sq. ft. than the 4 by 8 piece for the convenience factor. I actually will use more than one 4 by 8, as I'm also building storage for my classroom. I would use one sheet for myself and pay taxes on it and buy at least 3 more for the school project, with the tax exempt status for educational use. Even though taxpayers will pay for the other 3, I just can't justify spending their money that way at this point. Now, if after winter the wood is still expensive with no signs of coming down in the near future, well, then it's just the cost of doing business at that point. Even at $90 a sheet it will still be much cheaper than the overpriced shelves that are marketed to schools in school supply catalogues. So, it looks like my KP250 cabinets will winter in the garage and hopefully be brought back to life in the spring.
  6. Checked in on price for a 4x8 3/4" birch/maple.... $90 locally. So, this is on hold for a bit until the lumber prices (hopefully) go back to somewhat reasonable levels.
  7. SOLD! Enjoy the UPS doggydoc10! Youch, I didn't expect it to cost $144 to ship. I guess everything is going up except my paycheck!
  8. Hello all, Any suggestions to find a replacement for the tweeter in the pro media 2.1 system. I know it's the older version, but in a quick search, I'm coming up with nothing for the tweeters. The magnet was just laying in the bottom of the cabinet. Klipsch and their glue issues!!! However, in their defense, this was used in a school setting, so I'm sure it was dropped and abused accordingly. I'm trying to fix it so I can get it back into service to save taxpayers money, otherwise, the school, will just go out and buy something new. Thanks a bunch!
  9. It's not an argument, it's just a theoretical example to prove a point dealing with inflation. It's not a real world example because inflation changes often. Why are so many people fixating on this?
  10. I never stated this was an actual representation of the last 10 years of inflation. I just picked that number and used it for an example to simplify things
  11. You can think about it like this. A $500 pair of speakers bought 10 years ago at 3% inflation (Not compounded): Year 1: $515 Year 2: $530 Year 3: $545 Year 4: $560 Year 5: $575 Year 6: $590 Year 7: $605 Year 8: $620 Year 9: $635 Year 10: $650 Now look at it with current inflation (or at least what the government is claiming it is!): 9% Year 1: $545 Year 2: $590 Year 3: $635 Year 4: $680 Year 5: $725 Year 6: $770 Year 7: $815 Year 8: $860 Year 9: $905 Year 10: $950 I'm a firm believer in a speaker is worth what it's worth to the person buying it. If you think it's a good deal, then it is. Obviously, everyone's income level differs greatly, so one might consider something a good deal while other's may feel like it's priced way out of line. Anyone can ask what they want when selling something. Just like on eBay/ Craigslist/etc.. I have seen speakers priced at twice what they should be selling for, and of course they are still listed months/years later. When pricing, I always look at what recent ones have sold for in similar condition and use that as a starting point. We all have our once in a lifetime deals... the Forte's I bought for $100 when going to this guy's house to buy a Klipsch SW12. He asked if I was interested in the pair of speakers that he used with the sub...and low and behold they were original Forte's in decent condition. He only wanted $100 for them. I told him they were worth more than that, but he just wanted them out of his basement. On the other hand, a local Illinois guy listed his quartets for $900. They are black with water damage to the tops, and over all about a 6/10 condition. I asked if he was willing to accept offers. Of course he said these are very rare and in great condition. When I sent him links to sales on the Forum for ones that are in great condition that sold for $400, etc., he lowered his asking price to $800. Obviously he thinks they are worth that to him. If you are wondering if holding onto speakers is a good financial investment...probably not. But if you think it is a "sound" investment for your enjoyment, well then heck yes! Thanks for reading my random thoughts!
  12. Pictures really help when your asking about value or trying to sell items.
  13. Yes, that is the plan. I am on hold until I can connect the trailer and head out to pick up some wood. I plan on getting birch ply and using the original one as a basic template.
  14. Yes, I was concerned, as the plywood on the back panel was severely de-laminating, beyond a simple fill/glue repair. It had obviously been wet more than just once and for a good period of time. It didn't break the seal, but it wasn't pretty! I could have just rocked these in the original condition, but I love repairing/refinishing speakers to bring them back to their original condition or better. I'm a teacher and most likely these will be taken to school when I do the school talent show... as I'm sick of using the silly Bose system the school was suckered into buying! When I started at my current school, 19 years ago, the original principal, since he knew I was into audio, asked me what we needed for the school play, assemblies, etc as far as sound equipment. Well, I ended up going with Mackie SRM450's for their ease of use. After 15 years, the amps stopped working and the new principal, without asking my thoughts, went out and was suckered into buying a lame Bose system...I'm sure for top dollar; as we know how public schools are always very responsible with taxpayer's hard earned money!
  15. I am on hold until I make a trip to get some lumber. I was thinking of sanding off the white paint and seeing if I can just keep them natural wood. We'll see how that goes. If that's not doable, I'll just finish them in black, as that's a much more desirable speaker color than the white they came in! In sanding around the damaged area, it looks like they are birch perhaps? Any thought, ideas or suggestions while I have these apart are appreciated.
  16. Part II: Yesterday I finally had a moment to remove the back panel. And prep the surface:
  17. Hello all, I picked up a pair of KP-250II's from a local guy recently. The backstory according to him: He was an electrical installation guy, these were leftover from a job. Brand new speakers. He stored them in one of his grain storage units, during a storm the top came off and one of the speakers has some water damage. Well, I had some questions! Needless to say, most of the revolved around how stupid he was to store them were he did rather than in the several huge pole barns he had on his property! But, for the price he was asking, I just paid it and moved on. You can't fix stupid! One cabinet was in great condition and the other showed water damage on the back corner. I figured even if all of the drivers were toast, I could at least be okay with the parts that don't mind water... the plastic horns! When I brought them home, all of the drivers functioned except one of the tweeters. (Brand new my a$$!) I didn't test it with higher SPL's because I wanted to see the condition of the woofers first. So I removed the grill. Amazingly enough, the woofers were in perfect shape. No moisture damage. I removed them, as I was going to have to fix the cabinet by removing the back panel. The other drivers for reference: And the crossover:
  18. You have to love eBay....(Insert dramatic eye roll here!) I just looked and someone from Jersey is asking $399 plus $176.65 for shipping. What a bargain! I mean inflation is terrible, but not that terrible yet! Maybe the wife said sell them... and this is his way of never having to let them go... "Honey, I've had them on eBay for a month but no one is buying them!"
  19. There's a pair in the chicago area for $95 https://chicago.craigslist.org/nwc/ele/d/schaumburg-klipsch-kg1-speakers/7529433949.html
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