Going rate for a pair of LS90’s

I just discovered a pair of LS90s for sale about 2 hours from me.

I haven’t seen many of these speakers for sale. The price is $500 with a CS350. If they are in good shape, is this reasonable? Seems a little high to me.

I can’t tell the finish from the photos. Looks maybe to be piano black

There is also a pair of LS50s nearby for $300 as a price comparison.


Thanks,
Ian

Comments

  • ken brydsonken brydson Posts: 6,724
    $500 is high. I paid $300 for mine incl a CS350 as well. And mine had updated c/o's. $300 for a LS50 is crazy high. I see them for $100-150 all the time...
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  • ConradiclesConradicles Posts: 5,524
    You could sell the CS350 for around $120 if you don't need it.

    So $380 is reasonable for LS90 in great condition in my opinion.
    The condition of the speakers would be a big decider for me. Enjoy.
  • DSkipDSkip Posts: 13,909
    $300 is a good value. Any more and they better be pristine. At $500 I'd want pristine boxes as well.
    audiothesis.com/

    Speakers: Harbeth: P3ESR, 30.2, SHL5+; Usher: CP-6311, Be-10, T-515; Rosso Fiorentino: Elba, Fiesole, Volterra; Polk: T50, Signature S60, S55, S35, S30, S20, S15, RTA 15tl, Sonner Audio Allegro Unum
    Preamps: Shuguang S200MK, Dayens Ampino, Parasound P5
    Amps: Shuguang S845MK, Dayens Ampino Monoblocks, Parasound A23
    Integrateds: Dayens Ampino, Triode Corporation TRV-88SER, MastersounD: Dueventi, Compact 845, Evolution 845; North Star Design Blue Diamond
    Sources: AURALiC Aries, AURALiC Altair, Denon HEOS Link, North Star Design: Magnifico, Supremo, Incanto, Intenso, Venti
    Cabling: Wireworld
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  • la2vegasla2vegas Posts: 2,172
    I've seen 2 sets of ls90's for sale locally in the last few weeks. The first set was quickly snatched up as the seller was only asking for a hundred dollars. The very same set went on sale 2 days later for 300 dollars.

    They haven't sold in 2 weeks.
    2.3TL, 3.1TL, SDA 2B, SDA II, 7B, 7C, 7 series 2, 10B, 5JR+, 5JR, 5A, 4.5, 4, RTA 11T X2 pairs, RTA 8T, LSI9, LSI7, RTI A7, RTI A3, CSI A4, CSI A6, F/XI A4, RTI4. That's all for now.
  • After contacting the seller, he already said he would take $300 for 90s and the cs350.

    Looks like slight cosmetic issues around the grill, what looks like peeling tape. Not sure what they looked like originally.

    And they are rosewood, which I think looks the best out of the other options.

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  • DSkipDSkip Posts: 13,909
    That is normal wear for them. The glue doesn't hold up well over time. You could peel it all off and probably paint the front.

    Also expect some damage to the frame that the grill insets to. The plastic tabs were small and with age are very easy to break.
    audiothesis.com/

    Speakers: Harbeth: P3ESR, 30.2, SHL5+; Usher: CP-6311, Be-10, T-515; Rosso Fiorentino: Elba, Fiesole, Volterra; Polk: T50, Signature S60, S55, S35, S30, S20, S15, RTA 15tl, Sonner Audio Allegro Unum
    Preamps: Shuguang S200MK, Dayens Ampino, Parasound P5
    Amps: Shuguang S845MK, Dayens Ampino Monoblocks, Parasound A23
    Integrateds: Dayens Ampino, Triode Corporation TRV-88SER, MastersounD: Dueventi, Compact 845, Evolution 845; North Star Design Blue Diamond
    Sources: AURALiC Aries, AURALiC Altair, Denon HEOS Link, North Star Design: Magnifico, Supremo, Incanto, Intenso, Venti
    Cabling: Wireworld
    TV: Sony XBR-75X940C
  • After looking at photos online, it looks like the is different variants of the front face, one has a trim that protrudes out forwards the front and the other has a flat face. Anyone notice this?
  • DSkipDSkip Posts: 13,909
    Some might have taken the bracket off.
    audiothesis.com/

    Speakers: Harbeth: P3ESR, 30.2, SHL5+; Usher: CP-6311, Be-10, T-515; Rosso Fiorentino: Elba, Fiesole, Volterra; Polk: T50, Signature S60, S55, S35, S30, S20, S15, RTA 15tl, Sonner Audio Allegro Unum
    Preamps: Shuguang S200MK, Dayens Ampino, Parasound P5
    Amps: Shuguang S845MK, Dayens Ampino Monoblocks, Parasound A23
    Integrateds: Dayens Ampino, Triode Corporation TRV-88SER, MastersounD: Dueventi, Compact 845, Evolution 845; North Star Design Blue Diamond
    Sources: AURALiC Aries, AURALiC Altair, Denon HEOS Link, North Star Design: Magnifico, Supremo, Incanto, Intenso, Venti
    Cabling: Wireworld
    TV: Sony XBR-75X940C
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