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‘82 Belles w/rare factory dual phase plug mid drivers **$1,500

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Hey all - I posted about these last Fall when I was trying to get them to perform their best. They were a birthday present to myself. I thought they’d be a fun little project since everything was in such great shape. I assumed they wouldn’t need much to bring ‘em around.

 

Well, they did not sound great in my listening room. I came here for help, and received it. Yay! Crites Type A crossovers were recommended among other things, and those have been the only mods I’ve pursued. The cabinets are original, and I have all the original paperwork from the initial sale in 1982. They sound amazing, even with a very modest sub.

 

Cosmetically, well, I’ll show ya...

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And here’s an anomaly: Notice the grain of the strip under the glass top? (Yeah, they have glass tops). Now check out the LOWER strip on the other speaker... Someone should have picked up on that!

 

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It’s either a charming result of the fact that these were largely handmade and therefore imperfect, or it’s a fatal flaw for the purists. I think it’s kinda cool. (I digitally exaggerated the resolution of these two areas so you could see them more clearly.)

 

Here’s one of the old crossovers... 😕 NOTE: I did not save these after installing the Crites Type A crossovers - I’m not curating a museum; I wanted good sound. 😉

 

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And the dual phase plug driver...

 

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I can can provide more pics, but it’s getting late.

 

$1,800 OBO. **3/20/19: $1,500 OBO**

 

The catch: I’m not willing to ship them. Or move them at all, frankly. My old body is not up to it. So, someone with a truck or van, a strong friend or two, and a willingness to come to northern Colorado, will be getting some extraordinary Belles! They need a better home than I’m providing.

 

I’ve not posted in Garage Sale before, so let me know what else I can do to ensure that you have all the info you need.

 

Thx, and happy listening!

Dan O.

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They look great and probably sound great too.  Nice price on them too.  I wish I were closer!  GLWS  Someone is going to be very happy!

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If I were closer, I would buy those immediately. I would even drive to you, but they won't fit in my car.   GLWS man, sorry they didn't work out for you. Someone scoop these up at that price. 

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If I hadnt decided to go with Jubilees I would grab those in a heartbeat. I miss my Bells so bad. GLWYS those will be a treat for someone.

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When you say northern Colorado where exactly?  East, west or by Steamboat?

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Very fair price and terms. Moving Belles is a major undertaking.

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I love road trips! 👍🏼 ...Seriously, I thought there’d be more interest. We’ll see.

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If someone needs a hand picking these up, I can help load. I am just up the road in Cheyenne.

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On 2/11/2019 at 8:10 PM, 100dB said:

Fort Collins

I love Ft Collins. My dad and step mother lived there for about 20 years or more and that's where their advertising company was located. They lived on the north end of town in the Terry Shores, or Terry Ridge,  edition before buying a big house about 20 minutes west of Ft Collins and ultimately bought a lot of land and had a ranch close to Virginia Dale out north on 287, I believe. I lived with them in Ft Collins for about a year from mid 85 to mid 86. Great city. 

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