Free Shipping on All Orders 1-866-764-1801

Vist our Online Store
+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 25 of 25

Thread: Audiogon fun

  1. #1

    Member Sales Rating: (0)

    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    ROLL TIDE ROLL!
    Posts
    745

    Default Audiogon fun

    I just got done looking at every solid state amplifier on the Gon and i found about 20 I wanted lol. Very good prices on all the amps too. There were several Halcro, Mark Levinson, Classe, Proceed etc. that were surprisingly cheap compared to retail. Very fun experience:) bed time now.
    2 Channel:
    Onkyo TX-8555 Pre
    Parasound HCA-1500A
    Pioneer Elite DV-47Ai
    Pioneer Elite DV-37
    Polk Audio Monitor 10B

    5 Channel:
    LG 42" LCD Display
    Denon DVD-3910 Player
    Denon AVR-3805 Receiver
    Denon DVD-2800 Cd player
    DIY Tower Speakers:
    1" Peerless tweeter
    6.5" Woofer
    8" Dayton Reference Woofer
    10" Passive Radiator
    Polk Audio Monitor 30 Surrounds
    Klipsch KG-1 Center Channel
    Polk Audio PSW-505 Sub

    System Showcase

  2. #2

    Member Sales Rating: (5)

    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Land of Lincoln
    Posts
    639

    Default

    Check Audiogon every night. Saw a Cinenova Grand 5 channel amp that was listed at 1000.00. What a amp for that price. I would have bought it right then but the thing is physically too big for my setup! Only lasted 6 hours before it was sold. Great fun in this addictive hobby of ours.

  3. #3

    Member Sales Rating: (0)

    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    ROLL TIDE ROLL!
    Posts
    745

    Default

    tons of fun. I'm really looking for 2 channel right now as I don't have nearly the funds for a new 5 channel, because with that what I'm planning to get in the future is a separate 5, 6 or 7 channel amp and a processor and what I've seen is extremely expensive, up near 4 or 5 thousand. pictures of the Halcro amps are online with what looks like water hose connecting them lol Love it. 20 grand on the amps 20 more on the cables lol

  4. #4

    Member Sales Rating: (5)

    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Land of Lincoln
    Posts
    639

    Default

    If you are interested I might be selling a mint Parasound 1500A when I get a 5 channel amp. I love Parasounds sound and quality. Think highly of John Curl. I will most likely be sticking with Parasound when I move up to multi channel and the only reason in doing that is to get a good quality preamp/processor. I will most likely post the Parsound on CP when I am ready to sell.

  5. #5

    Member Sales Rating: (0)

    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    ROLL TIDE ROLL!
    Posts
    745

    Default

    Ok I'll look at it. I have never heard a parasound, I'm 23 and don't have real listening experience with high end audio. I only grew up listening to my dad's Polk rta 12's and Adcom GFA 1a. only in the last year or so have I really dug into Ultra high end and better than average quality and better than that.

  6. #6

    Member Sales Rating: (5)

    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Land of Lincoln
    Posts
    639

    Default

    The nice thing about Parasound is that they tame down the the brightness that is associated with alot of Polk speakers. These amps are built like a tank and you see that with this model . Large 1Kva Torroid transformer and capable of supplying 60 amps peak perchannel. I have had several Carver amps, a Adcom,Anthem and to me the Parasound was the best. I can let you know when I have it for sale since I am hopefully close on getting a Parasound multi cahannel. I will also be selling my Marantz MA700 mono block also.

  7. #7

    Member Sales Rating: (4)

    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    flower mound, tx
    Posts
    4,337

    Default

    Audiogon isn't for the weak willed. Spent too much time there and you
    won't be able to pay the mortgage.
    "The legitimate powers of government extend to such acts only as are injurious to others. But it does me no injury for my neighbour to say there are twenty gods, or no god. It neither picks my pocket nor breaks my leg." --Thomas Jefferson

  8. #8

    Member Sales Rating: (5)

    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Land of Lincoln
    Posts
    639

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by sucks2beme View Post
    Audiogon isn't for the weak willed. Spent too much time there and you
    won't be able to pay the mortgage.
    +1

  9. #9

    Member Sales Rating: (0)

    Join Date
    May 2010
    Posts
    2,462

    Default

    Kinda like the gov't, huh?

  10. #10

    Member Sales Rating: (0)

    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    ROLL TIDE ROLL!
    Posts
    745

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by dekuda View Post
    The nice thing about Parasound is that they tame down the the brightness that is associated with alot of Polk speakers. These amps are built like a tank and you see that with this model . Large 1Kva Torroid transformer and capable of supplying 60 amps peak perchannel. I have had several Carver amps, a Adcom,Anthem and to me the Parasound was the best. I can let you know when I have it for sale since I am hopefully close on getting a Parasound multi cahannel. I will also be selling my Marantz MA700 mono block also.
    you only have one of the Marantz's? I wouldn't mind getting two of those. there were some on amazon, the guy never emailed me back about my questions then took them off!

    Quote Originally Posted by sucks2beme View Post
    Audiogon isn't for the weak willed. Spent too much time there and you
    won't be able to pay the mortgage.
    I totally understand that lol

    Quote Originally Posted by dekuda View Post
    +1
    Lol

    Quote Originally Posted by decal View Post
    Kinda like the gov't, huh?
    Very much so.
    2 Channel:
    Onkyo TX-8555 Pre
    Parasound HCA-1500A
    Pioneer Elite DV-47Ai
    Pioneer Elite DV-37
    Polk Audio Monitor 10B

    5 Channel:
    LG 42" LCD Display
    Denon DVD-3910 Player
    Denon AVR-3805 Receiver
    Denon DVD-2800 Cd player
    DIY Tower Speakers:
    1" Peerless tweeter
    6.5" Woofer
    8" Dayton Reference Woofer
    10" Passive Radiator
    Polk Audio Monitor 30 Surrounds
    Klipsch KG-1 Center Channel
    Polk Audio PSW-505 Sub

    System Showcase

  11. #11

    Member Sales Rating: (1)

    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    Descending toward the moon in the CLEM (Chinese Lunar Excursion Module), looking for Chang'e
    Posts
    11,787

    Default

    Some nice gear listed there and probably every piece is above 'my' price range. I really don't like to pay more than 4 or 500 for anything used. My wife is also a factor here. Even 3-400 brings the eternal refrain, "What do you need that for, you already have one (more than one)!".

    But if you have the coin and no one is tugging at your ear, more "power" to you. Is that a 'pun'?

    cnh

  12. #12

    Member Sales Rating: (0)

    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    ROLL TIDE ROLL!
    Posts
    745

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by cnh View Post
    Some nice gear listed there and probably every piece is above 'my' price range. I really don't like to pay more than 4 or 500 for anything used. My wife is also a factor here. Even 3-400 brings the eternal refrain, "What do you need that for, you already have one (more than one)!".

    But if you have the coin and no one is tugging at your ear, more "power" to you. Is that a 'pun'?

    cnh
    Man, you and me must be brothers. my wife is the EXACT same way. I said "it's $500" the other day and she gave me that look... yeah you know what I'm talkin about :tongue:

  13. #13

    Member Sales Rating: (5)

    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Land of Lincoln
    Posts
    639

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by cnh View Post
    Some nice gear listed there and probably every piece is above 'my' price range. I really don't like to pay more than 4 or 500 for anything used. My wife is also a factor here. Even 3-400 brings the eternal refrain, "What do you need that for, you already have one (more than one)!".

    But if you have the coin and no one is tugging at your ear, more "power" to you. Is that a 'pun'?

    cnh
    I hear ya. My brother-in-law is addicted to this hobby also. So sometimes I buy stuff for him and then he pays me back.I am hoping I am shielding some of that feedback from my sister(his wife) to my bro-law. But then I have to face my sister and I know she wonders the same thing......why did you have to get him that,he already haves one ? But I think it is harder for her to get mad at me,her brother, though I am sure she lets my bro-law hear about it also. But I believe more power in numbers, two against one

  14. #14

    Member Sales Rating: (5)

    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Land of Lincoln
    Posts
    639

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Sharpe View Post
    Man, you and me must be brothers. my wife is the EXACT same way. I said "it's $500" the other day and she gave me that look... yeah you know what I'm talkin about :tongue:
    Your not only brothers, you belong to one really big family. Think of all the gear we would have if it was not for the WAF (Wife Acceptance Factor). When I see something online and I ask " why in the world are you selling this ?" When they come back with the WAF, I shake my head and say no more.
    This is how Bose made so much money !
    Last edited by dekuda; 08-25-2011 at 07:32 PM.

  15. #15

    Member Sales Rating: (31)

    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Long Island
    Posts
    14,791

    Default

    You should list your mattress there.
    "He who fights with monsters should look to it that he himself does not become a monster. And when you gaze long into an abyss the abyss also gazes into you." Friedrich Nietzsche

  16. #16

    Member Sales Rating: (0)

    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    ROLL TIDE ROLL!
    Posts
    745

    Default

    The mattress doesn't actually exist Face.

  17. #17

    Member Sales Rating: (0)

    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Urbandale IA
    Posts
    2,263

    Default

    I do math with my ol' lady. I take purchase price * .75 = x

    x is the figure I tell her.

  18. #18

    Member Sales Rating: (0)

    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    ROLL TIDE ROLL!
    Posts
    745

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by cnh View Post
    Some nice gear listed there and probably every piece is above 'my' price range. I really don't like to pay more than 4 or 500 for anything used. My wife is also a factor here. Even 3-400 brings the eternal refrain, "What do you need that for, you already have one (more than one)!".

    But if you have the coin and no one is tugging at your ear, more "power" to you. Is that a 'pun'?

    cnh
    Do you think $500 for an Adcom 5500 refurbished is too much?

  19. #19

    Member Sales Rating: (1)

    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    Descending toward the moon in the CLEM (Chinese Lunar Excursion Module), looking for Chang'e
    Posts
    11,787

    Default

    Depends on what's been refurbed and whether it comes with a warranty?

    I got my Adcom GFA-555 from Audiogon a few years ago for 300. Since I picked it up myself...there was no shipping. I'm sure my wife thought that was 'too' much. But I was very happy with it and still am. Those Adcoms are extremely reliable units compared to some other power amps. I won't mention names since they sound good and a lot of people like those others.

    cnh

  20. #20

    Member Sales Rating: (0)

    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    ROLL TIDE ROLL!
    Posts
    745

    Default

    it says it's been completely updated and professionally evaluated.
    there is a used 5500 on Audiogon for $300 and it's located above Atlanta. Isn't the 555 almost the same as a 5500? I know the 5500 has a little more power into 4 ohms.
    I haven't a clue if any of the sellers meet a buyer half way for pick up. I actually just registered on there and it's pending, they have a 4-8 hour processing period or somethin.

  21. #21

    Member Sales Rating: (55)

    Join Date
    Jul 2001
    Location
    Exit 5 on the Jersey Turnpike
    Posts
    12,065

    Default

    Gong.

  22. #22

    Member Sales Rating: (0)

    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Lapeer, Michigan
    Posts
    336

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by codyc1ark View Post
    I do math with my ol' lady. I take purchase price * .75 = x

    x is the figure I tell her.

    Sounds like what I do with my commission statement...a guy has to have him some walking around money, doesn't he?

  23. #23

    Member Sales Rating: (1)

    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Northcentral PA
    Posts
    946

    Default

    I just made my 2nd Gon purchase...expect the Parasound HCA-1000 to arrive around next Tuesday and I'm still looking there(and here) for potential other "upgrades". Recently sold a tractor so I can do this sort of thing but problem is my "I want" list is too long and seems to get longer by the day.

  24. #24

    Member Sales Rating: (16)

    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Posts
    4,017

    Default

    If you have some play money, audiogon can be a good value for trying gear out....buy it used....try it....and if you don't like it....put it up for sale again....move on to something else to try.

    It's not like you'd be stuck with a piece of gear.

    H9: If you don't trust what you are hearing, then maybe you need to be less invested in a hobby which all the pleasure comes from listening to music.

  25. #25

    Member Sales Rating: (0)

    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    ROLL TIDE ROLL!
    Posts
    745

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by George Grand View Post
    Gong.
    *Ignored* if you have anything to say... let's face it, you dont
    2 Channel:
    Onkyo TX-8555 Pre
    Parasound HCA-1500A
    Pioneer Elite DV-47Ai
    Pioneer Elite DV-37
    Polk Audio Monitor 10B

    5 Channel:
    LG 42" LCD Display
    Denon DVD-3910 Player
    Denon AVR-3805 Receiver
    Denon DVD-2800 Cd player
    DIY Tower Speakers:
    1" Peerless tweeter
    6.5" Woofer
    8" Dayton Reference Woofer
    10" Passive Radiator
    Polk Audio Monitor 30 Surrounds
    Klipsch KG-1 Center Channel
    Polk Audio PSW-505 Sub

    System Showcase

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

     

Similar Threads

  1. Need Help Where to buy other than audiogon ?
    By Neale13 in forum Electronics
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 01-20-2010, 09:56 PM
  2. SDA CRS+ on Audiogon
    By gwh in forum Flea Market
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 03-07-2005, 09:29 PM
  3. SDA 1's on Audiogon
    By smglbrth in forum Flea Market
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 03-27-2004, 11:28 PM
  4. AA DTI on audiogon
    By HBombToo in forum Electronics
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 02-12-2004, 05:35 PM
  5. 1.2 on audiogon
    By wangotango68 in forum The Clubhouse
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 07-28-2001, 07:37 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts