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I just finished rebuilding a set of 77 La Scalas. The job included having both tweeters rebuilt and replacement of one of the mid range driver units. The crossovers were AA type and had been abused by someone who didn't know the business end of a soldering iron. As a result, I had to get new crossovers. See my post "ALK to the rescue" in the forum. Altogether, my total outlay was about $800 +/- not counting trips to various electronic suppliers and Home Depot. I got the speakers themselves for next to nothing. As far as a fair price for the speakers, I think it all depends how badly you want them and how long you intend to keep them. I know right now that I wouldn't take a grand for mine. Good luck and happy listening!

This message has been edited by Dave in Nashville on 08-28-2001 at 01:21 PM

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$1000 is a fair price for La Scalas as described. That's what I paid for my first pair in worse shape that you describe. Of course, offer him $800 first. Smile.gif


This message has been edited by John Albright on 08-28-2001 at 04:11 PM

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I got my first set of LaScalas off of e-bay for $800. a few years ago . They were the commercial black models from 1977 with handles on the side .they were a little banged up but sonically great I filled the dings and repainted them. My second pair (circa 1978) I found on audioreview for $300. because one of them had a blown woofer from the owners attempt to bi-amp them. I got an exact replacement (used) on ebay for $57. They were in the same condition as the first set and I refinished them the same. The $1000 for the pair you describe is fair.

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I purchased my 1988 LaScalas recently for $700.00. They needed about $150 in repair costs ( rebuild one crossover) and one of the speakers has some damage to the front edge of the cabinet (I haven't attempted to try to fix this yet). So it'll probably be in the $1,000 price range by the time it's all said and done...which is probably fair/reasonable.

REMEMBER: Their are lots of LaScalas for sale out there...but how many within easy driving distance...Shipping cost on a pair of 123lbs. speakers isn't cheap and is perilous.


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