Feeler - Usher Be-10

I'm strongly considering selling my beloved Be-10 for business reasons. These were my dream speakers for five years and I feel fortunate to have them. The original owner told me he had a professional upgrade crossovers and a few other things to the tune of $4k.

They have damage to one cabinet and terminals need to be replaced (new ones included in sale). I will include Be tweeters and the currently installed diamond tweeters.

Feeler for current condition is $5500. Thebprice will jump to $6000 if I get someone to fix the cabinet.

These are $16k retail and include $4k in upgrades.

Comments

  • DSkipDSkip Posts: 12,907
    Feeler here is that I want them to go to a good home. I don't really want to sell outside the forum. Problem is I'm not sure how many here have the actual space to let them breathe.
  • gudnoyezgudnoyez Posts: 5,480
    edited May 25
    Say it isn't so Skip, what happened to the end game speakers? Will you deliver them to Walcott Iowa? I will help you unload them. Being serious now can't believe your letting these go.
  • DSkipDSkip Posts: 12,907
    As AudioThesis morphs, so does my obligation to support it. I'll likely get another pair down the road, but right now I need to focus on other avenues. This is one of the pitfalls of going beyond the hobbyist status.

    For those interested, these cost me about $4400 all in to pick up. The additional $1100 covers my costs in tweeters and terminals as well as some assistance with delivery and setup.
  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 15,924
    Pics please...
  • NightfallNightfall Posts: 6,859
    In before Russ offers you toe funk and three quarters.
  • andrew82andrew82 Posts: 134
    Wow, what a great deal! I'm sure you know I'm happy with my current setup as is, but that sounds like a very fair price Skip.
  • gudnoyezgudnoyez Posts: 5,480
    These are way worth the asking price and then some.
  • DSkipDSkip Posts: 12,907
    I'll get some pics up tomorrow. I'll scroll through my phone and try to find some in the mean time.
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  • kharp1kharp1 Posts: 1,068
    You suk. So does anyone that buys these. Wait, I suk because I don't have the room to let these things run or they'd be mine. I heard these recently and someone is getting a sweet pair of speakers at a hellacious price. The world sux because my house is too small. Going to the garden to eat some worms...
  • DSkipDSkip Posts: 12,907
    kharp1 wrote: »
    You suk. So does anyone that buys these. Wait, I suk because I don't have the room to let these things run or they'd be mine. I heard these recently and someone is getting a sweet pair of speakers at a hellacious price. The world sux because my house is too small. Going to the garden to eat some worms...

    I've talked with a few already about these and they have the same issue you do.... and most other audiophiles.
  • PSOVLSKPSOVLSK Posts: 3,446
    I probably have enough room, I just don't have enough money :p
  • Kurt300Kurt300 Posts: 205
    I'm with kharp1 - "you suk". :) Here I am enjoying all the LSiMs, and you pour the metaphorical itching powder of upgrade-itis down my neck. Now I think - "well, I do have one living room with no stereo in it." And high ceilings with lots of space. "Isn't it time to step up to a serious 2 channel setup?" Way to turn contentment into audio avarice...thanks. I suppose I'd (I mean, whoever buys these would) need to get a McIntosh or better to drive them well?
  • kharp1kharp1 Posts: 1,068
    Kurt300 wrote: »
    I'm with kharp1 - "you suk". :) Here I am enjoying all the LSiMs, and you pour the metaphorical itching powder of upgrade-itis down my neck. Now I think - "well, I do have one living room with no stereo in it." And high ceilings with lots of space. "Isn't it time to step up to a serious 2 channel setup?" Way to turn contentment into audio avarice...thanks. I suppose I'd (I mean, whoever buys these would) need to get a McIntosh or better to drive them well?

    I like the way you're thinking...DO IT!!!
  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 15,924
    edited May 26
    Find a way to get them to me and we will have a deal... just need a couple years to scrape up the cash.

    Do you offer layaway? :D
  • DSkipDSkip Posts: 12,907
    No need for McIntosh. Kurt, these will absolutely blow the LSiM out of the water. While they are big, they are 8 ohm and a fairly easy load. I run these off the Dayens 50 wpc monoblocks and it's quite glorious.
  • tratlifftratliff Posts: 453
    I would buy them and pick em up....but I just cant get over the damage.

    Have you talked with anyone locally who could repair them?
  • DSkipDSkip Posts: 12,907
    I have. I am getting ahold of another one today because the contact I had moved out of town.
  • tratlifftratliff Posts: 453
    Let me know what you find out.
  • TForanTForan Posts: 326
    Skip, my family was in the furniture business and that damage would be fairly easy to fix by a competent repair man.
  • afterburntafterburnt Posts: 2,929
    Was the previous owner a skateboarder?
  • footwedgefootwedge Posts: 474
    afterburnt wrote: »
    Was the previous owner a skateboarder?

    My guess would be a marital spat and she took it out on the speaks.
  • DSkipDSkip Posts: 12,907
    The original owner had a multi-level house and they were dropped while on the stairs. The top dragged on the cast iron banister. These cabinets are so overbuilt (they are toe-breakers after all) that it did nothing to the integrity. It's purely cosmetic.

    I have contacted another furniture repair shop.

    Keep in mind you can have a little bit of Polk history here. Bring the legitimate toe-snappers into your home. You would think these were the Italian speakers given their reputation. The new owner should keep their shoes on at all times.
  • voltzvoltz Posts: 4,392
    I hate to see these being sold but I totally understand, I have not the $$ or room for these but after all I heard from the Usher Mini X's Bookies I can only dream of what they would sound like :)

    If Todd did buy this I'd have to sneak over his house someday and listen to them >:) I'm am curious on they would sound on McIntosh gear.

    These are End game speakers I believe, even though I've never heard them!

    I happy for who ever does end up with them. ROCK ON POLKIES!
  • DSkipDSkip Posts: 12,907
    Bump.
  • kharp1kharp1 Posts: 1,068
    Somebody buy these before I rent another SUV, drive 13 hours each way and buy these only to get them home and realize they won't work in my 12x12 room. Please save me from myself.
  • voltzvoltz Posts: 4,392
    Agree, in the back of my mind I hope none buy these so years from now they will be mine Ha Ha Ha! but I know Skip must have a house full of speaker by now and these will make room for more newer speakers.

    So I say to those who may buy these Enjoy!! what I have not had the chance to hear yet you B$*#@ :)
  • tratlifftratliff Posts: 453
    What do you find out from the repair person?
  • DSkipDSkip Posts: 12,907
    Bump.

    Todd, I am reaching out to another vendor (third one) and trying to get someone to actually WANT my business. Seems you don't need new customers in the furniture repair arena.
  • tratlifftratliff Posts: 453
    Sounds good. Good help is hard to find. Just let me know.
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