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    I picked up a couple items through craigslist today... I can't believe this sat on CL for over a week: a pair Von Schweikert VR-3's, Theta DS Pro Basic IIIA, White Audio Labs B1 and Carver CT-24. They were originally asking 1k but I got it down to $800. Now I know I got a good deal, the VR-3's and the Theta are worth more or as much as I paid by themselves, but I can't find out much info on one White Audio amp. It appears the company changed hands at some point (becoming Llano Design Group) and that company seems to no longer exist. The amp is built like a tank and has fully balanced inputs. Anyone with any info would be greatly appreciated.
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    steal would be you paid close to .00 for equipment.

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    I think this may have been a steal. The White Audio Labs amp sounds, well it doesn't sound is more like it, phenomenal. The smallest details appear seemingly out of nowhere on recording I've hear a thousand times. It lacks the bottom end thump that my 555II has, which seems more often than not to over emphasize the bass, but the bass response is much more precise. I still have no idea what the ratings of the amp are but it makes my Paradigms sing, showing how good of a speaker they really are. The Von Schweikerts are quite amazing as well, but have a completely different sound characteristic than the Paradigms. It will take some getting used to before I decide who stays and who goes.
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    Theta ProBasic IIIA
    B&K PT5
    White Audio Labs B1
    MIT Terminator 2
    Paradigm Studio Monitors


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    Sony BDP-S350
    Yamaha HTR-5790
    NHT SB3 (Fronts)
    NHT SC2 (center)
    NHT SB2 (surround)
    Velodyne FSR12

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    Is the 800 $ for all of it? The Vr-3's are fantastic sounding speakers

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    Great find!

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    Looks like you did good on the White. Cool looking amp too. Congrats!
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    Quote Originally Posted by erniejade View Post
    Is the 800 $ for all of it? The Vr-3's are fantastic sounding speakers
    Yeah, $800 for everything. The VR-3's are really starting to grow on me. Very open and detailed sound. They dig quite low as well, not with much authority (could be room acoustics), but very detailed (again with detail). The biggest difference between my Studio Monitors and the VR-3's, is the SM's have a more "room filling sound" while the VR-3's have more subtle but life like feel. I still haven't decided who gets the boot yet, but someone has to go.

    I've always been lacking in the pre-amp department. Now I'm seriously lacking there. I, for the time being must still wonder about the potential of my system and the impact of a good balanced pre-amp, as the money tree didn't fruit much this year.
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    Theta ProBasic IIIA
    B&K PT5
    White Audio Labs B1
    MIT Terminator 2
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    Sony BDP-S350
    Yamaha HTR-5790
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    NHT SB2 (surround)
    Velodyne FSR12

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    gotta post 10 times before I can pm... but I am trying to find info on the b1 amp too...

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    another post...

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    bump...

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    nice pickup

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    Correct on the VR-3 its not your room. They disappear in the room vs knowing where everything is coming from kind of like vandersteen.

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    Very nice I vote deal

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    Great deal!

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    This thread was brought back from the grave. Sorry, the only information I found has been from three years of listening to the amp. There is no information available (that I was able to find) on the interwebs.
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    Theta ProBasic IIIA
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    White Audio Labs B1
    MIT Terminator 2
    Paradigm Studio Monitors


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    Sony BDP-S350
    Yamaha HTR-5790
    NHT SB3 (Fronts)
    NHT SC2 (center)
    NHT SB2 (surround)
    Velodyne FSR12

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    the front of the amp looks like a Threshold amplifier......maybe it is a clone from those days of old? great steal.

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    Hi there dc55110, shoot me a pm or drop a reply w/contact info or call/txt me... I still have the B1--might want yours... five zero three three five eight 8379. We should get in touch w/contact info for future purposes...

    Thanks,
    David.

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    Incredible steal

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    Someone posted on Audiogon asking about the White B2 amp he just got
    dc55110, maybe you can help him.
    Here's the link.

    http://forum.audiogon.com/cgi-bin/fr...mps&1378822100

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    Oh my, that is a great deal.

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    Name changed..White still the owner...based in Lubbock Texas....good gear from 1994 I believe.

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    Good class a amp...75 watts rms/side...

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    Good deal.
    Samsung PN60E6500
    Denon AVR-E300
    Mains: LSI9s
    Center: LSIC
    Surrounds: LSIFX
    Subs: Two Atlas 12's with Rythmik 350W amps in ported 95L box.
    Power: Monster 2600 power conditioner

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    Steal
    Samsung PN60E6500
    Denon AVR-E300
    Mains: LSI9s
    Center: LSIC
    Surrounds: LSIFX
    Subs: Two Atlas 12's with Rythmik 350W amps in ported 95L box.
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    Seriously dude.....^^^. These one liner posts to get to 100 is just going to piss people off. Second......lose the spam in your sig.

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