For sale - Infinity RSIIIb - Sold

dromundsdromunds Posts: 7,250
edited October 12 in For Sale (FS) Classifieds
This is the true vintage Infinity sound. I just had new surrounds done professionally on all four woofers. Emit tweeters. Good grills, cabs decent but prior owner drilled four holes in top of each cabinet, not noticeable from listening position. I considered parting them out, and I could get more money doing so, but they are too nice of a speaker to do that. I have some Kappa 8's and need to lighten the herd. Local sale only. They are presently located in Madison, Wisconsin. Includes original base for each speaker. 100 post Polkie good standing minimum. $275 in my pocket paypal F&F, cash or check if I know you.
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  • dromundsdromunds Posts: 7,250
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  • EndersShadowEndersShadow Posts: 16,090
    Oh the memories :wink:
    "....not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted." William Bruce Cameron, Informal Sociology: A Casual Introduction to Sociological Thinking (1963)
  • FestYboyFestYboy Posts: 2,896
    What, did he have them strung from the ceiling!?
  • dromundsdromunds Posts: 7,250
    Could never figure it out, but strung from the ceiling has come to mind. Lol.
  • dromundsdromunds Posts: 7,250
    Price reduction: $250 in my pocket. This is the classic Infinity sound here, woofers all professionally refoamed.
  • mlistens03mlistens03 Posts: 2,246
    Ah these are the speakers I would see on eBay and it would make me jealous! Too far away for me though. Deal here folks!
    GLWTS
    Micah

    Main system: Technics SL3200, Shure M97xE, Lafayette LR1100 for tuner, Hagerman Audio Labs Bugle 2 phono stage, NAD C352 integrated, Boston Acoustics VR 2, Boston PV500, generic ICs, and BJC Belden speaker cables.

    Desktop: Dell Precision 690 running iTunes, Yamaha RX-v665, Monitor Audio R90s, Velodyne VA-907, generic ICs and speaker cables.
    I've always thought the goal of high-end audio was not to have your neighbors bang on the wall and say, 'Turn that darn music down' but to have your neighbors bang on the wall and say, 'Tell your friends to go home and you can practice later this week'.
  • tonybtonyb Posts: 30,027
    Pretty nice, especially for the coin. Whoever snags these, think about power as these are a bit power hungry. Buy with confidence, great seller.
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  • classic carlclassic carl Posts: 519
    Nice price, but too far way. WTF was the previous owner smoking when he thought that drilling holes in the top of these was a good idea?
    Main System:
    Proton AA-1150 ~ Yamaha C-4 ~ Furman Elite-15 DMi ~ Sennheiser HD600 ~ Monitor Audio Silver RS8 ~ Monitor Audio FB210 ~ Martin Logan Dynamo
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  • dromundsdromunds Posts: 7,250
    Smoking his lunch I think. Lol.
  • dromundsdromunds Posts: 7,250
    I’m going to put these RS IIIb’s back up for sale - $200 in my pocket, PayPal F&F, cash or check if I know you. I had all woofers professionally refoamed. I may part out but would prefer not to. Classic Infinity sound here. Presently located in Madison, Wisconsin
  • EndersShadowEndersShadow Posts: 16,090
    I've saw these myself years ago and they are in great condition (minus the holes). Lots of fun history for me on how these got to Don, but thats a story for another time.

    Buy with confidence.
    "....not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted." William Bruce Cameron, Informal Sociology: A Casual Introduction to Sociological Thinking (1963)
  • Tony MTony M Posts: 6,301
    I JUST heard a set over at my old friends house a minute ago. The pr. I was supposed to buy and then re-foam but the seller messed up and my friend got to buy them and he did a great job re-foaming the woofers. They look brand new again.

    They sounded so fine, it makes me cry. But he needed them more than I did, kind-of.

    200.00 is a fantastically low price! GLWTS. B)
    Most people just listen to music and watch movies. I EXPERIENCE them.
  • jdjohnjdjohn Posts: 448
    I have a pair of RSIIIa, and they are great speakers. They are not small in size OR sound...impressive in both respects. That's a crazy low price...GLWTS!
  • la2vegasla2vegas Posts: 2,917
    I love the price as well, too bad they're 1500 miles away. Someone's going to get a steal
    2.3TL, 3.1TL, SDA 2B, SDA II, 7B, 7C, 7 series 2, 10B, 5JR+, 5JR, 5A, 4.5, 4, RTA 11TL, RTA 8TL, RTA 8T, LSI9, LSI7 EBONY, LSI7 CHERRY, LSIC, RTI A7, RTI A3, CSI A4, CSI A6, F/XI A4, RTI4. That's all for now.
  • mlistens03mlistens03 Posts: 2,246
    Oh man, I want these... but halfway across the country is a little too far of a drive. ;)
    I can tell anyone interested that these are awesome speakers, and at an incredible price too.
    GLWTS. :)
    Micah

    Main system: Technics SL3200, Shure M97xE, Lafayette LR1100 for tuner, Hagerman Audio Labs Bugle 2 phono stage, NAD C352 integrated, Boston Acoustics VR 2, Boston PV500, generic ICs, and BJC Belden speaker cables.

    Desktop: Dell Precision 690 running iTunes, Yamaha RX-v665, Monitor Audio R90s, Velodyne VA-907, generic ICs and speaker cables.
    I've always thought the goal of high-end audio was not to have your neighbors bang on the wall and say, 'Turn that darn music down' but to have your neighbors bang on the wall and say, 'Tell your friends to go home and you can practice later this week'.
  • steveinazsteveinaz Posts: 18,403
    Had a pair of these in the 80's I bought new. Wish I still had them.
    Transport: Oppo BDP-103/USB HDD | Preamp/DAC: Benchmark DAC2L | Power Amp: Parasound Halo A21 | Speakers: PSB Imagine T2 | Cables: Signal Cable XLR; Kimber 8VS Bi-Wire; Belden 1694A Dig Coax | AC Power: Panamax M5300-PM
  • daboyzdaboyz Posts: 4,706
    Sent you a text, Don.
    Main - Infinity RSIIIb, Magnepan 1.4, Marsh A200s, Twisted Pear Buffalo III DAC, Schiit Saga pre, Oppo BDP 93, Pioneer Elite BDP 62FD, Marantz SR7008, Usher S-525, Martin Logan Dynamo, NHT CS-10, Polk S15, Mogami 3103 speaker wire, Mogami 2534 IC

    mini HT - Samsung 46" 3D TV + 3D Blu ray player, HK AVR 254, Infinity SL40, Audioengine B1
  • dromundsdromunds Posts: 7,250
    I'm holding these for daboyz currently
  • dromundsdromunds Posts: 7,250
    Please mark these as sold! Thank you
  • Tony MTony M Posts: 6,301
    edited October 12
    One possible future regretful seller and one happy buyer now. ;)

    I've heard the Kappa 7's and they were outstanding too. I almost bought a set of your Kappa 8's a couple of months ago from Raliegh! But I really don't have room to properly set them up AT ALL.

    Keeping these RSIII's in our family is a good thing. B)

    These are True GEMS of the speaker world!
    Most people just listen to music and watch movies. I EXPERIENCE them.
  • dromundsdromunds Posts: 7,250
    Yes, they just got picked up and I’m glad they went to Daboyz and stayed in the family. I still have a pair of Kappa 8’s that I rotated into my 2 channel last night. Those EMIT tweeters are nice and the bass those Infinity’s put out is quite impressive. I always liked that vintage Infinity sound. Just have too many speakers and had to thin the herd. Still need to do some more thinning. May put some more gear up for sale soon.
  • la2vegasla2vegas Posts: 2,917
    dromunds wrote: »
    Yes, they just got picked up and I’m glad they went to Daboyz and stayed in the family. I still have a pair of Kappa 8’s that I rotated into my 2 channel last night. Those EMIT tweeters are nice and the bass those Infinity’s put out is quite impressive. I always liked that vintage Infinity sound. Just have too many speakers and had to thin the herd. Still need to do some more thinning. May put some more gear up for sale soon.

    Well that ain't doing me no good with your local pickup only policy. :/
    2.3TL, 3.1TL, SDA 2B, SDA II, 7B, 7C, 7 series 2, 10B, 5JR+, 5JR, 5A, 4.5, 4, RTA 11TL, RTA 8TL, RTA 8T, LSI9, LSI7 EBONY, LSI7 CHERRY, LSIC, RTI A7, RTI A3, CSI A4, CSI A6, F/XI A4, RTI4. That's all for now.
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