WTB: Polk Audio Blackstone TL3

ClipdatClipdat Posts: 7,138
edited February 2018 in Wanted (WTB) Classifieds
Anyone got any Polk Blackstone TL3 satellites for sale?
"Electronic music is human sound adapting to indulge technology, and for some, it feels like the signature sound of energy. New and abstract sounds over hypnotic rhythms can conjure vast soundscapes for escape, pleasure, and transcendence."

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  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 7,138
    Looks like A4L is selling refurbs for $80/each. Might just go that route.
    "Electronic music is human sound adapting to indulge technology, and for some, it feels like the signature sound of energy. New and abstract sounds over hypnotic rhythms can conjure vast soundscapes for escape, pleasure, and transcendence."
  • rooftop59rooftop59 Posts: 5,884
    HT Rig:
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  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 7,138
    Ordered! Will post a few pics of the condition when they arrive.
    "Electronic music is human sound adapting to indulge technology, and for some, it feels like the signature sound of energy. New and abstract sounds over hypnotic rhythms can conjure vast soundscapes for escape, pleasure, and transcendence."
  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 7,138
    My pair of Blackstone TL3 speakers arrived from A4L!

    If you didn't know they were refurbs, you'd swear they were brand new. Only thing I could see was a few light smudges/marks on the sides, that are invisible when the speaker is over a foot away from you. Very happy with the condition of them.

    Will get them hooked up tonight or this weekend and give them a listen.
    "Electronic music is human sound adapting to indulge technology, and for some, it feels like the signature sound of energy. New and abstract sounds over hypnotic rhythms can conjure vast soundscapes for escape, pleasure, and transcendence."
  • verbverb Posts: 7,657
    They're now sold out! :cry:
    Basement: Polk SDA SRS, Cary SLP-05 Pre, Enlightened Audio Designs CD Transport, Northstar Designs Excelsio DAC, Silnote Morpheus Ref2 Digital Cable, Marantz SA-14 SACD, McIntosh MC300 Amp, Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner, Pangea Power Cables, Wireworld Oasis 8 RCA IC's, MIT Shotgun S3 IC's, MIT Shotgun S1 Bi-Wire speaker cables
    Office: PC, EAR Acute CD Player, EAR 834L Pre, PASS ACA Monoblocks, Denon UDR-F10 Cassette, Acoustic Technologies Classic FR Speakers, SVS SB12 Plus sub, MIT AVt2 speaker cables, IFI Purifier2, AQ Cinnamon USB cable, Groneberg Quatro Reference IC's
    Spare Room: , Antique Sound Labs Wave AV-8 Monoblocks, Tisbury Mini Passive Pre, Tjoeb 99 tube CD player (modified Marantz CD-38), Analysis Plus Oval 9's, Zu Jumpers, AudioEngine B1 Streamer, Klipsch RB-61 v2, SVS PB1000 sub, Blue Jeans RCA IC's
    Living Room: Peachtree Nova Integrated, Cambridge CXN v2 Streamer, Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner, Polk RT265 In Wall Speakers, Polk DSW Pro 660wi sub
  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 7,138
    Oh geez! They must have had only 10 units left or something. That was quick.

    I'm planning on using these for desktop nearfield listening on my computer setup. They'll be powered by a 60wpc amp paired up with a 6.5" dual driver 160watt powered subwoofer.
    verb wrote: »
    They're now sold out! :cry:

    "Electronic music is human sound adapting to indulge technology, and for some, it feels like the signature sound of energy. New and abstract sounds over hypnotic rhythms can conjure vast soundscapes for escape, pleasure, and transcendence."
  • cfrizzcfrizz Posts: 13,420
    Clipdat wrote: »
    My pair of Blackstone TL3 speakers arrived from A4L!

    If you didn't know they were refurbs, you'd swear they were brand new. Only thing I could see was a few light smudges/marks on the sides, that are invisible when the speaker is over a foot away from you. Very happy with the condition of them.

    Will get them hooked up tonight or this weekend and give them a listen.

    Well?????? How do you like them? :)
    Marantz AV-7705 PrePro, Classé 5 ch. 200wpc Amp, Oppo 103 BluRay, Rotel RCD-1072 CDP, Sony Bravia KDL-40R510C TV, Polk S60 Main Speakers, Boston VR-920 Center Channel, SVS NSD-12 SB12 Subwoofer, Polk DSW 400 Subwoofer, Polk FXi-3 Surround Speakers
  • Viking64Viking64 Posts: 4,251
    edited February 2018
    Just don't WIELD them.

    Candlemass - "Blackstone Wielder"

  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 7,138
    First impressions are very good! Very satisfied with the purchase.

    I'm going to listen for a few weeks and then post a formal review.
    cfrizz wrote: »
    Well?????? How do you like them? :)

    "Electronic music is human sound adapting to indulge technology, and for some, it feels like the signature sound of energy. New and abstract sounds over hypnotic rhythms can conjure vast soundscapes for escape, pleasure, and transcendence."
  • cfrizzcfrizz Posts: 13,420
    Cool, can't wait to read it!!!
    Marantz AV-7705 PrePro, Classé 5 ch. 200wpc Amp, Oppo 103 BluRay, Rotel RCD-1072 CDP, Sony Bravia KDL-40R510C TV, Polk S60 Main Speakers, Boston VR-920 Center Channel, SVS NSD-12 SB12 Subwoofer, Polk DSW 400 Subwoofer, Polk FXi-3 Surround Speakers
  • mdaudioguymdaudioguy Posts: 5,082
    I put together a 5.1 TL3 system with a sub for someone a while back. I think many folks on this forum (and others) seriously underestimate the potential of a good sat/sub HT setup. These sound really good once the crossover is dialed in, and for HT performance, they can sound as good as some systems with larger speakers, yet they take up very little space. Way better than run-of-the-mill HTIB systems when paired with a decent AVR. Much better than all the flaky sounds bars out there. These remind me of my Definitive Technology ProMonitors, which are here to stay in my family room.
  • mdaudioguymdaudioguy Posts: 5,082
    Oh, for music, meh. If we're watching a show and there's music, it sounds great for that purpose (meaning it blows away your average listener these days), but I wouldn't plop myself down in front of this for the sole purpose of music listening. We do occasionally watch music videos and they do sound good, but of course the visual distraction keeps me from focusing too much on the audio. Based on my experience with these, you're gonna love em, if HT is your main priority for them.
  • verbverb Posts: 7,657
    Clipdat wrote: »
    Oh geez! They must have had only 10 units left or something. That was quick.

    I'm planning on using these for desktop nearfield listening on my computer setup. They'll be powered by a 60wpc amp paired up with a 6.5" dual driver 160watt powered subwoofer.
    verb wrote: »
    They're now sold out! :cry:

    Hey I was thinking about your computer setup running the blackstones. What audio card are you running?

    I spend a lot of time on the computer and have some average Logitech satellites and sub hooked up to the built in MB audio jacks.

    Looking to upgrade!
    Basement: Polk SDA SRS, Cary SLP-05 Pre, Enlightened Audio Designs CD Transport, Northstar Designs Excelsio DAC, Silnote Morpheus Ref2 Digital Cable, Marantz SA-14 SACD, McIntosh MC300 Amp, Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner, Pangea Power Cables, Wireworld Oasis 8 RCA IC's, MIT Shotgun S3 IC's, MIT Shotgun S1 Bi-Wire speaker cables
    Office: PC, EAR Acute CD Player, EAR 834L Pre, PASS ACA Monoblocks, Denon UDR-F10 Cassette, Acoustic Technologies Classic FR Speakers, SVS SB12 Plus sub, MIT AVt2 speaker cables, IFI Purifier2, AQ Cinnamon USB cable, Groneberg Quatro Reference IC's
    Spare Room: , Antique Sound Labs Wave AV-8 Monoblocks, Tisbury Mini Passive Pre, Tjoeb 99 tube CD player (modified Marantz CD-38), Analysis Plus Oval 9's, Zu Jumpers, AudioEngine B1 Streamer, Klipsch RB-61 v2, SVS PB1000 sub, Blue Jeans RCA IC's
    Living Room: Peachtree Nova Integrated, Cambridge CXN v2 Streamer, Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner, Polk RT265 In Wall Speakers, Polk DSW Pro 660wi sub
  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 7,138
    http://forum.polkaudio.com/discussion/180942/meridian-director-usb-dac
    verb wrote: »
    Hey I was thinking about your computer setup running the blackstones. What audio card are you running?

    I spend a lot of time on the computer and have some average Logitech satellites and sub hooked up to the built in MB audio jacks.

    Looking to upgrade!

    "Electronic music is human sound adapting to indulge technology, and for some, it feels like the signature sound of energy. New and abstract sounds over hypnotic rhythms can conjure vast soundscapes for escape, pleasure, and transcendence."
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