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  1. WTB Klipsch Professional badge

    They share a border Who knows how far those things have to travel (and how many times they change hands) to get to a postal center from where they are actually (or were) made His older listings differ from the more recent - maybe he moved his operation? Did they show up in the little white bag mailer or a box?
  2. WTB: Remote

    Here's hoipin'
  3. It's the cadmium plating reacting with the elements, aka, oxidizing On a steel chassis it will commonly show as silver or grey, but yellow is common too - all depends on the base metal that was plated with it I think the proximity of large magnets can give you the "cadmium yellow" effect as well The dust/powder is extremely toxic and you should avoid handling it and if and when you do wash your hands well afterwards DEFINITELY AVOID BREATHING THE STUFF Shows up on a lot of vintage electronics' chassis as well I wear rubber gloves (now), soak a 99 cent store micro fiber cloth with WD-40 and clean it up as such, wash it with one and wipe down with another I hate using them, but rubber gloves are a very smart move when cleaning any vintage electronics - and I used to avoid rubber gloves for working like the the plague Rubber glove hate? When I started working as a mechanic it was bare handed and not just me (EVERYTHING, brakes, the parts washer, solvents, B-12, gasoline for hand cleaner, the whole schmear "old school") and when they came into use in the trade in a major way during the '80s I scoffed at them - been too many years and wasn't going to change - plus I couldn't "feel" my work and didn't won't to make the effort to make the transition (the acclimation) Got my first cancer diagnosis in 2011 Whenever you see cadmium dust take every precaution to take care of yourself and avoid that shit - smart to wear a disposable particle mask as well when opening up ANY pair of old speakers or if you use compressed air to blow out old electronics
  4. $2000 set of Forte on the bay

    Pimpin'!
  5. Single La Scala Black WTB

    Weird how many singles are turning up lately and not just Klipsch models - at least in my daily scouring of the classifieds My local craigslist has had more single L100s, AR-2axs and late model Heresys (Is and IIs) lately than I can ever remember A lot of good speakers you wouldn't normally associate with the MONO era or center channel or musical instrument use or even home theater left overs Still pricing 'em like blue smoke though, around here anyway
  6. WTB Heresy I HBR (pair)

    I'm not going to continue to beat this into the ground It's really irrelevant now, isn't it? But I'm going to say it one more time and I'm standing by it Gasoline, sold retail, at the gasoline pump, at the gas station (Esso, Shell, Gulf, Texaco etc etc etc) was NEVER 17 cents a gallon in the United States of America during the 1960s In any and all of the 48 contiguous states Alaska or Hawaii UNLESS it was some sort of promotion or gimmick perpetrated by an INDIVIDUAL station owner for whatever the reason, "gas war" statement whatever I worked in and around the industry for decades; all you have to do is look at wholesale prices No one sold gasoline for 17 cents a gallon, RETAIL, at the PUMP in the 1960s
  7. WTB Heresy I HBR (pair)

    I remember it well, both of 'em (the gas wars of the '60s and the '70s) And you know, they were a sort of promotion, promoting the fact that station owners didn't appreciate the prices of crude going up either Most of the "wars" were by mutual agreement between station owners (I was a pump jockey too in my youth) had an Esso right next door and on the next corner a GULF Pushed my Craftsman lawnmower around a lot too for a quarter on those hot *** Eastern North Carolina Saturdays But gas was never 17 cents during the mid '60s which is what he posted Regardless, this is a pointless debate Them days are long gone With the irony that the profit on a gallon of gas today, real profit, NOT percentage is about the same as it was in 1965
  8. WTB Heresy I HBR (pair)

    You're right, I wasn't alive during the '30 or '40s
  9. WTB Heresy I HBR (pair)

    Gasoline was never 17 cents a gallon in the 1960s unless they were running some sort of promotion
  10. WTB Heresy I HBR (pair)

    So you're telling me you conduct yourself by living a double standard guided by assumptions?
  11. WTB Heresy I HBR (pair)

    Boy, I sure hope you don't have a job working in sales or acquisitions - especially if it involves someone else's money! craigslist is different in every community across America, ESPECIALLY the ask and counter game I live about 80 miles or so from this listing and have a hunch who it might be (don't know them personally but they've helped me in the past with some Fisher parts) I've been a member of the craigslist community here in the Bay Area for so long now (regular, as in almost daily poster) that I frequently get emails (asking questions about equipment) from total strangers who address me BY NAME At first freaked out, soon learned (and figured it out) they're regulars too and recognize my ad copy and know someone I either sold to or bought from I have been using craigslist for more than 10 years now and paid 4 years of college tuition for one child thanks to it So, don't assume anything about a game until you know a little bit about it, or make a deal no where near as good as you could have because of some self-imposed perceptions of how a particular seller, or market, works Like I said, it's different in every town and with every seller And for what it's worth, I cannot count the number of craigslisters I have emailed who were obviously oblivious to what it was they were selling Giving a great deal of time to explain to them just exactly what they had and why they were hurting themselves Often times being very valuable pieces that I couldn't afford That, or ancient systems where they'd realize 10x the dollar amounts if they would break them down (no, I do not promote cannibal flipping - just getting that pristine S8 load out of that ratty shit box grandpa built! ; - ) The "thank you!!!" "we sold on epay...." (or wherever), "and realized..................." emails that show up a month later are very rewarding "we had no idea..............." those X.Y.Zs were worth THAT much money..................................." "Thank you so much Craig for the heads up" Done the same with too low "buy it nows" with epay sellers as well - that collection of thank you notes is very rewarding as well Every seller is different every buyer is different - just be ethical about it you'll be just fine And pay attention to the people - there is NO SHAME in a low offer to kick off a negotiation - NONE Not good to be smug or arrogant when judging others based on zero first hand knowledge - not very attractive
  12. 1954 Klipschorn K-357 Serial 762

    That speaker is in a very special class with a serial number well below 1000 Serious collectors will be all over this one, especially Asian, so don't let anyone hoodoo you on this one (maximum dollars realized) The Back to Mono movement is alive and well in Japan especially I would suggest Audiogon or maybe even ePay with the clear understanding that the new owner handles freight and packing if shipping is involved I would think you would want the maximum exposure you could get to the market for one like that (again, for maximum dollars realized) That speaker could bring you some real money The folks at the Klipsch museum may even have some degree of interest in an early example like yours but I have no idea I know there are plenty of members here more than capable of paying the price, whatever it might be, but I would let the market SET it Best of luck with your sale (although I don't think you'll need any) Craig
  13. WTB RF 7ii

    Nope, you know what dudes? I'd call them That's what I would do 'cause we all know that ALL websites get updated every two seconds Right? You know how many times my wife would have missed shit if I hadn't called the FREE telephone number for the BIG *** brick and mortar store? And ME too? A lot Makin' moves based only on what a web page for a real store says is a losing game - ask me how I know I'm not saying they got - but I am saying I never trust ANY stock status with ANYTHING I'm trying or wanting to buy on-line IF there's a number I can call Plus you might get an even better deal Human to Human baby Just sayin'
  14. WTB RF 7ii

    It's a boilerplate description they use for cameras I'd call them
  15. WTB RF 7ii

    Forget my only one comment - I just went back and they've got 4 they show as in stock all for under $500
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