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Old 26th October 2008, 08:34 PM   #1
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Well, my dream is to find some high end Klipsch speakers one day at a garage sale or thrift store. Hmmmmm!! Not quite there, but I did get a pair of Klipsch KG3 speakers for $26 the other day. I saw the back of them initially and my heart skipped a beat when I saw the Klipsch logo. They needed cleaned up a bit, and the cabinets have seen better days, but all the drivers are in good shape. I listened to them most of the day Friday on my 10 watt Velleman chip-amp and they sounded quite good. They're a little bright for my taste, but I used the equalizer in Foobar, then they really sounded great. One is missing the Klipsch badge, but maybe I'll find one of those someday.
I also picked-up a working Sony receiver, STR 6036A, for $25. I passed on an old Sony TT since I'm not into vinyl and I passed on a pair of Marantz speakers. It's hard to pass up any vintage equipment, but room, finances, and WAF keep me from going over-board in this hobby.
It seems like the thrift store scene runs pretty dry in my neck of the woods for quite a spell, then one day two or three stores have something "I can't live without."
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Old 27th October 2008, 02:52 AM   #2
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Nice find!

Thrift stores seem to have the most awful junk - then once in awhile you stumble on some nice stuff.

Maybe I need to get out and start looking for a TT.

Have fun with your "new" toys!!
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Old 27th October 2008, 02:59 AM   #3
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Congrats on the find!

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Old 11th December 2008, 02:52 AM   #4
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Made the Thrift rounds over the weekend, here's what I saw:

Really nice looking Nikko STA-5050 receiver, late '70's vintage I think, but they wanted $69 for it, too high. Wish they still made 'em with the nice champagne gold faceplates.

Shure HTS 50SPA, some sort of home theater power amp, heavy as hell, $50.

Nice looking pair of JVC SK-303 speakers, $75. Apparently they aren't very well regarded, but look great.

Very heavy Sony integrated amp, TA AX-390, about 130WPC, equalizer and spectrum analyzer display built in, from early 1990's, $35.

Pioneer RH-65 8-Track player/recorder, built like a tank, complete with VU meters and walnut endcaps, $25. I see someone trying to sell one for $175 on ebay.

Lots of crap with names like Craig, SoundDesign, etc.

Only thing I bought was a Realistic 40-1348 8" DVC "subwoofer" for $2.99, looks unused. Googled for it when I got it home, turns out to be a car sub, probably not much use to me.
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