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#1 cyto

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Posted 24 July 2014 - 02:06 PM

I have been offered a pair of black LA Scala's from 1980 for $775, I have not looked at them yet but should be in good condition.

Is this a good price?

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Posted 24 July 2014 - 02:12 PM

Buy.


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Posted 24 July 2014 - 02:35 PM

if you can pickup locally yes a goo price if in good condition. You might find cheaper but if you have to travel a long way or ship then the costs mount quickly. Get on it and see how you like them. I can't see you losing a nickle on these if you decide that they are not for you. I expect that the high efficiency will spoil you just like large format drivers do. No going back after that. Keep us posted. Best regards Moray James.



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Posted 24 July 2014 - 02:38 PM

I just sold a pair of 1982 lascala's completely stock in very good shape for $1500. I was 'only' asking $1300 on CL but a bidding war ensued. I did have custom cut glass for the tops...that's probably what tipped the scales up. :blink:


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Posted 24 July 2014 - 03:38 PM

In good condition for less than $1,000?

Buy buy buy!

If they don't work out for you you can always sell them for more.


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Posted 24 July 2014 - 04:22 PM

Going after work to look at them.

Have not got am OK from the boss yet though.....

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Posted 24 July 2014 - 04:27 PM

"they followed me home"


posted from my iPhone, kindly ignore spell "corrections"

 

Will I find La Scala, or better, to displace my La Scala fronts, before I displace my kg1, kg2 & kg3 with Heresy or better?

 

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Posted 24 July 2014 - 05:05 PM

Tell the boss they are buy one get one free...


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Posted 24 July 2014 - 05:46 PM

"they followed me home"

Tell the boss they are buy one get one free...

Both really good suggestions...


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Posted 24 July 2014 - 05:52 PM

They are a little dinged up from being hung up and taken down. Otherwise in good shape.

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Posted 24 July 2014 - 06:01 PM

If they sound good, go for them!

posted from my iPhone, kindly ignore spell "corrections"

 

Will I find La Scala, or better, to displace my La Scala fronts, before I displace my kg1, kg2 & kg3 with Heresy or better?

 

RED AND BLUE=MAROON!

 

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Posted 24 July 2014 - 09:48 PM

Going after work to look at them.

Have not got am OK from the boss yet though.....

I'm sure she's hinted at something she wants like a Michael Kors bag or something. Bring her one and she won't say a damn thing. It's how I've bought some of my toys.



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Posted 24 July 2014 - 09:50 PM

Some forum members will simply sneak new speakers in the house and suggest "No, Dear. These have always been here"...


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MC 250 - '73 Decorator La Scalas, & MC 250 - '59 Shorthorns.


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Posted 24 July 2014 - 10:29 PM

Some forum members will simply sneak new speakers in the house and suggest "No, Dear. These have always been here"...

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Posted 24 July 2014 - 11:58 PM

Going after work to look at them.
Have not got am OK from the boss yet though.....

I'm sure she's hinted at something she wants like a Michael Kors bag or something. Bring her one and she won't say a damn thing. It's how I've bought some of my toys.

Might've been a contributing reason as to why she was ok with me getting the recent CF-3's last weekend. I bought her one of those purses July 4th weekend when we were in Dallas. Women...

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Posted 25 July 2014 - 06:35 AM

Some forum members will simply sneak new speakers in the house and suggest "No, Dear. These have always been here"...

It took my wife several days to notice a pair of KG4s had morphed into a pair of Chorus in our living room. I actually don't think she would have ever noticed if the kids hadn't been having such a good time dropping hints.


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Posted 25 July 2014 - 08:10 AM

I have motion detectors and cameras set up on the access to my basement, and have security personnel on payroll to review any ingress or egress of any female interlopers....there are no surprises.... ;)


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Posted 25 July 2014 - 04:14 PM

Definitely getting them. Moving next week so he is holding them for me until I get the new house. Will post pics then.

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Posted 30 July 2014 - 06:33 PM

Are they black PA ? In other words , do they have built in handles on the sides

If so , it's always a crap shoot because PA stuff can have a ton of milage and may require complete rebuild to suit a home decor ...

If they are just black , but not industrial .... Then that price definatly gives you wiggle room to put $$ in to make them your own .

If you do purchase them ... experiment with "height " , the lascala has a sweet spot and when you find it in your room you'll know it .

Good luck ...



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Posted 31 July 2014 - 01:27 AM

every speaker has a sweet spot and it is when you position the centre of the mid horn so it is at you seated ear level or what ever you preferred listening ear level is. Hope those new to you LaScala hit the spot Cyto. Lots you can do with them. Check out Claude's quarter pie sub thread. Best regards Moray James.