Interest Check: Musical Fidelity A5CR Amp

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  • hochpt21hochpt21 Posts: 5,236
    Congrats!!
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  • EndersShadowEndersShadow Posts: 17,035
    agfrost wrote: »
    I decided to take the plunge. My B&K ST-202+ has been a faithful companion, but I'm going to explore other waters...

    Going to go apply some lubricant to the gears of my PayPal account. :p

    Jay

    Glad to know its moving closer to a location I might be able to take a visit too lol...
    "....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)
  • agfrostagfrost Posts: 2,281
    Dan, I'm going to need you to buy some gear to keep me out of trouble--just wanted to keep you informed.

    Seriously, I'm excited to add this to my system. And here I thought my exciting Christmas break audio activity was going to be spiking/BlackHole 5-ing, and doing a full inductor swap on my 2BTL studios!

    This place is the best. This place is the worst. Fricking enablers.

    Jay
    Jay
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  • EndersShadowEndersShadow Posts: 17,035
    LOL... I've been buying some small pieces here and there.... and maybe looking at some system changes, but nothing that will come from the forum lol....

    I cant play with all you big dogs up in IL. I will just keep my little rig the way it is while I work on my HT setup... which is heresay for most of you fella's :smile:
    "....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)
  • agfrostagfrost Posts: 2,281
    As long as I'm friends with Rich I won't consider myself a 'big dog' in the least.

    What is this "Aitch Tee" you speak of?
    Jay
    SDA 2BTL * Musical Fidelity A5cr amp * Marantz DV-9500 * Modded Adcom GDA-600 DAC * Rythmik F8
    Micro Seiki DQ-50 * A hodgepodge of cabling * Belkin PF60
    Preamp rotation: Krell KSL (SCompRacer recapped) * Manley Shrimp * PS Audio 5.0
  • Joey_VJoey_V Posts: 7,150
    congrats guys
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  • SCompRacerSCompRacer Posts: 7,195
    What? The more I diy the less dollar investment I have, but SQ isn't suffering. ;)

    Congrats Jay! Let me know when you get that demo pre amp, like to hear it.
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  • polk500polk500 Posts: 1,181
    Congrats and I'm so jealous, I really wanted this amp just couldn't figure out how to pull it off as I spent a lot this year already.
    Enjoy the 200 amps

    Cheers, Roger
  • ZLTFULZLTFUL Posts: 5,234
    Shipped it out a couple of hours ago and am already having sellers remorse. Hehe. At least it is going to a good home. Thanks again Jay!
    "Some people find it easier to be conceited rather than correct."

    "Unwad those panties and have a good time man. We're all here to help each other, no matter how it might appear." DSkip
  • EndersShadowEndersShadow Posts: 17,035
    polk500 wrote: »
    Congrats and I'm so jealous, I really wanted this amp just couldn't figure out how to pull it off as I spent a lot this year already.
    Enjoy the 200 amps

    Cheers, Roger

    Ryan's got a LOT of good stuff I wouldnt mind having... 4 18" subs, a REALLY nice tube integrated, a UNFINISHED BASEMENT lol..... 19.4.10 LSi setup :wink:

    I really do need to visit next summer.
    "....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)
  • ZLTFULZLTFUL Posts: 5,234
    I think you're exaggerating my HT system...it's only 13.2.8.

    ;)
    "Some people find it easier to be conceited rather than correct."

    "Unwad those panties and have a good time man. We're all here to help each other, no matter how it might appear." DSkip
  • EndersShadowEndersShadow Posts: 17,035
    ZLTFUL wrote: »
    I think you're exaggerating my HT system...it's only 13.2.8.

    ;)

    right now....

    By summer I anticipate that you will be saying...

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    "....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)
  • agfrostagfrost Posts: 2,281
    SCompRacer wrote: »
    What? The more I diy the less dollar investment I have, but SQ isn't suffering. ;)

    Congrats Jay! Let me know when you get that demo pre amp, like to hear it.

    When I can you "big dog" I'm talking about sound, not dollars.

    Definitely on the Rhumba. Still not sure when it will come my way.
    Jay
    SDA 2BTL * Musical Fidelity A5cr amp * Marantz DV-9500 * Modded Adcom GDA-600 DAC * Rythmik F8
    Micro Seiki DQ-50 * A hodgepodge of cabling * Belkin PF60
    Preamp rotation: Krell KSL (SCompRacer recapped) * Manley Shrimp * PS Audio 5.0
  • ZLTFULZLTFUL Posts: 5,234
    I was gauging interest. Someone showed significant interest, initiated communications with me and we came to a mutually beneficial arrangement.
    I am sorry that the natural progression of interest check to sale escapes you.

    But let me break it down for you...
    I post an interest check on an item that I may or may not want to sell and don't really need to sell but am not sure if there is anyone interested in said item.
    If no one showed any interest, then I have gauged the current market as not conducive to selling this particular item in this particular venue at this particular time.
    Instead, someone showed interest and had the means to purchase immediately. So rather than say yup someone is interested and not sell it, I sold it.

    I didn't post it anywhere else as I wasn't motivated to sell it or to sit on it trying to find a buyer willing to pay the most. Had I been interested in that, I would have posted it for sale here, elsewhere, everywhere.
    Instead, I had an item that I was hoping another Polkie could use and if not, it would have stayed in my storage rack.

    As for,
    Don't want to start a flaming thread, nor hijack a sell thread...
    , then why did you do *exactly* that thing you claimed you didn't want to do unless that was your intention all along?
    "Some people find it easier to be conceited rather than correct."

    "Unwad those panties and have a good time man. We're all here to help each other, no matter how it might appear." DSkip
  • tonybtonyb Posts: 31,825
    edited December 2015


    But you weren't expressing an interest....so whats the problem ? You had every opportunity to contact him and express a desire to buy it. Did you ?? I don't see any interest from you posted in the thread. He clearly stated a price too from the start.

    Also, as the seller, he can sell to whoever he wants. It's not necessarily a first come basis.
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  • ZLTFULZLTFUL Posts: 5,234
    Thank you Ken.
    "Some people find it easier to be conceited rather than correct."

    "Unwad those panties and have a good time man. We're all here to help each other, no matter how it might appear." DSkip
  • ZLTFUL wrote: »
    I was gauging interest. Someone showed significant interest, initiated communications with me and we came to a mutually beneficial arrangement.
    I am sorry that the natural progression of interest check to sale escapes you.

    But let me break it down for you...
    I post an interest check on an item that I may or may not want to sell and don't really need to sell but am not sure if there is anyone interested in said item.
    If no one showed any interest, then I have gauged the current market as not conducive to selling this particular item in this particular venue at this particular time.
    Instead, someone showed interest and had the means to purchase immediately. So rather than say yup someone is interested and not sell it, I sold it.

    I didn't post it anywhere else as I wasn't motivated to sell it or to sit on it trying to find a buyer willing to pay the most. Had I been interested in that, I would have posted it for sale here, elsewhere, everywhere.
    Instead, I had an item that I was hoping another Polkie could use and if not, it would have stayed in my storage rack.

    As for,
    Don't want to start a flaming thread, nor hijack a sell thread...
    , then why did you do *exactly* that thing you claimed you didn't want to do unless that was your intention all along?

    Did not see anything wrong with the transaction except for my dumbass self not pulling the trigger but you win some and loose some. :'(

    Just need, at this point, to get my avr fixed and purchase a nice pre.

    Must say there's not a better place to buy used gear.
  • ZLTFULZLTFUL Posts: 5,234
    footwedge, you missed the thread crap that Ken cleaned.

    That being said, agfrost had contacted me before you sent me your message but had things fell through with him, you were next in line. You were very professional and courteous throughout our conversation.
    "Some people find it easier to be conceited rather than correct."

    "Unwad those panties and have a good time man. We're all here to help each other, no matter how it might appear." DSkip
  • Knowing I was second in line does lessen the grief. :'(
  • agfrostagfrost Posts: 2,281
    I guess I missed all the fun?
    Jay
    SDA 2BTL * Musical Fidelity A5cr amp * Marantz DV-9500 * Modded Adcom GDA-600 DAC * Rythmik F8
    Micro Seiki DQ-50 * A hodgepodge of cabling * Belkin PF60
    Preamp rotation: Krell KSL (SCompRacer recapped) * Manley Shrimp * PS Audio 5.0
  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 43,663
    You and me, Jay....darn!
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  • agfrostagfrost Posts: 2,281
    I guess I did not miss all the fun--amp has arrived and is installed. Very positive early impression. B)
    Jay
    SDA 2BTL * Musical Fidelity A5cr amp * Marantz DV-9500 * Modded Adcom GDA-600 DAC * Rythmik F8
    Micro Seiki DQ-50 * A hodgepodge of cabling * Belkin PF60
    Preamp rotation: Krell KSL (SCompRacer recapped) * Manley Shrimp * PS Audio 5.0
  • txcoastal1txcoastal1 Posts: 10,859
    agfrost wrote: »
    Very positive early impression. B)

    I bet, that deal looked so good but I need another amp like I need another hole in my head...that the wife would probably put in it

    Keep us posted

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