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I scored a Youthman deal!

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I recently hit the jackpot on craigslist and scored a complete system for just $299.  The insane part is when you hear what the main speakers are.

Mains: RF-7

Center: RC-3

Sub:  KSW-12

Surrounds: RS-3. 

Receiver: Yamaha RX-V2400

 

EVERYTHING TOGETHER for only $299!!!!!     And they're in good shape.  He just wanted them out of there. Or his wife did.

I already sold the sub and the receiver so I'm almost down to $0 for the RF-7s!!!!!!!!!!!   

 

Now, to see if I can upgrade the crossovers on the RF-7's.  I tried to call Dean using the number and email listed on his facebook page but the number didn't work so I shot him an email and message but haven't heard back yet.  Is he still doing crossovers?  Or are there details and instructions somewhere so I can buy the parts and do it myself?  Thanks!

 

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Nice, congrats on the great score!

 

32 minutes ago, Mlaico said:

Now, to see if I can upgrade the crossovers on the RF-7's.  I tried to call Dean using the number and email listed on his facebook page but the number didn't work and I also didn't get a reply to my email I sent him 5 days ago.  Is he still doing crossovers?  Or are there details and instructions somewhere so I can buy the parts and do it myself?  Thanks!

 

He recently had an ad up on Audiogon selling a set of custom crossovers, not sure if that was a one off or if he still works on stuff? 

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INDEED YOU DID!  Congratulations sir!  The RF-7 alone would have been a sweet score for $300.

 

41 minutes ago, Mlaico said:

He just wanted them out of there. Or his wife did.

I love buying from people that are just looking to "get rid of stuff".

 

41 minutes ago, Mlaico said:

I already sold the sub and the receiver so I'm almost down to $0 for the RF-7s!!!!!!!!!!! 

That's exactly how you do it.  Buy a "lot", sell what you don't want and often get stuff for free or even make money on the deal.

 

41 minutes ago, Mlaico said:

I tried to call Dean using the number and email listed on his facebook page but the number didn't work and I also didn't get a reply to my email I sent him 5 days ago.  Is he still doing crossovers?

Yes, @Deang is still doing crossovers.  I'll reach out to him as well and point him to this thread.

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Thanks Youthman!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  You Rock.  

 

I also recently scored a beautiful pair of Forte II as well, so i'm actually looking for new crossovers for BOTH the Forte IIs and the RF-7s.  Please let Dean know. Thanks again!  

 

P.S. Love your videos.

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Thanks bro.  Just an FYI, you can tag people by typing the @ and then their screename and clicking on the screename like this @Mlaico

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50 minutes ago, Mlaico said:

I also recently scored a beautiful pair of Forte II as well, so i'm actually looking for new crossovers for BOTH the Forte IIs and the RF-7s.

I will beg the question; why do you need new crossovers for the RF-7?  Is there something about the sound you want to correct?

 

The Reference line does not need the crossovers capacitors updated like the older Heritage speakers.

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3 minutes ago, wvu80 said:

I will beg the question; why do you need new crossovers for the RF-7? 

Many feel the original RF-7 are on the bright or harsh side.  The modified crossover "Tames the Highs" and smooths out the top end.

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Works like a champ!  I have my preferences setup in the forum to send me an email whenever someone tags me.  Nice feature.

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Yup, still around. Called two people back today and even answered an email!

 

The number listed on my Facebook page is correct, and so is the email listed in my signature block - beats me.  

 

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2 hours ago, Mlaico said:

@wvu80  Exactly what Youthman said.  

Instead of replacing the entire network, might I suggest a $1.38 (x2) solution instead?  This is the usual way people deal with that HF harshness.

https://www.parts-express.com/dayton-audio-dnr-10-10-ohm-10w-precision-audio-grade-resistor--004-10

 

Here are the instructions, compliments of Professor @CECAA850:

 

 

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