WTB: Polk Audio Blackstone TL3

ClipdatClipdat Posts: 5,212
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: 5,212
    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: 4,888
    HT Rig:
    Denon AVR-X4200w; Peachtree Audio NovaPre; B&K TX4430; Bryson BPD-1; Mains: Dynaudio Emit 10; Center - Polk cs400i; Heights, Center Surround - Klipsch KHC - 6 In-Ceiling; Surrounds - Monoprice in-ceiling; Sub - HSU VTF-2 MK5; LG UP870 4K BDP; NVidia ShieldTV
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    Master Bedroom
    Marantz SR-5007; Audiosource Amp Two, PSB Imagine B, Definitive Technology ProCenter 2000, NHT Super One CI surrounds, Martin Logan Dynamo, Squeezebox Touch
  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 5,212
    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: 5,212
    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: 4,445
    They're now sold out! :cry:
    Basement: Polk SDA SRS, Rega RP1 TT, VTL 2.5 Preamplifier, Enlightened Audio Designs CD Transport, Northstar Designs DAC, Conrad Johnson MF2300A Amp, Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner, Wireworld Oasis 8 RCA IC's, MIT Terminator2 Bi-Wire speaker cables
    Office: PC, Marantz CD-1 transport, Marantz AMP-1, Acoustic Technologies Classic Speakers, SVS SB12 Plus Subwoofer, MIT AVt2 speaker cables, IFI Purifier2, AQ Cinnamon USB cable
    Spare Room: Dayens Ampino Integrated, Tjoeb 99 tube CD player (modified Marantz CD-38), Project BoxE Bluetooth Streamer, Polk TSi200's
    Living Room: Pioneer SX-N30 Network Receiver, Pioneer PD10AE CD Player, Furman M8-LX Power Conditioner, Polk RT265 In Wall Speakers, Polk DSW Pro 660wi Subwoofer
  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 5,212
    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: 13,121
    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? :)
    Sunfire TGP III PrePro, Sunfire Cinema Grand Signature 405wpc 5 ch. 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: 3,669
    edited February 2018
    Just don't WIELD them.

    Candlemass - "Blackstone Wielder"

  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 5,212
    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: 13,121
    Cool, can't wait to read it!!!
    Sunfire TGP III PrePro, Sunfire Cinema Grand Signature 405wpc 5 ch. 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: 4,873
    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.
    7.1 - polk RTi10 x 3 (LCR) : FXi3 x 2 : RTi4 x 4 : Sunfire SDS-12 : Yamaha Aventage RX-A2040 : Adcom GFA-7500 : Squeezebox Touch : DIRECTV : Roku SE : Panasonic PT-AX200U PJ @ 120"
    5.1 - Definitive Technology ProMonitor 800 x 4 : ProCenter 1000 : Klipsch Sub-10 : Pioneer Elite SC-91: DIRECTV : LG OLED55B6P : Roku Premiere+
    Garage Duty - polk Monitor 10s : Pioneer A-717 Integrated Amp : Squeezebox Classic
  • mdaudioguymdaudioguy Posts: 4,873
    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.
    7.1 - polk RTi10 x 3 (LCR) : FXi3 x 2 : RTi4 x 4 : Sunfire SDS-12 : Yamaha Aventage RX-A2040 : Adcom GFA-7500 : Squeezebox Touch : DIRECTV : Roku SE : Panasonic PT-AX200U PJ @ 120"
    5.1 - Definitive Technology ProMonitor 800 x 4 : ProCenter 1000 : Klipsch Sub-10 : Pioneer Elite SC-91: DIRECTV : LG OLED55B6P : Roku Premiere+
    Garage Duty - polk Monitor 10s : Pioneer A-717 Integrated Amp : Squeezebox Classic
  • verbverb Posts: 4,445
    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, Rega RP1 TT, VTL 2.5 Preamplifier, Enlightened Audio Designs CD Transport, Northstar Designs DAC, Conrad Johnson MF2300A Amp, Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner, Wireworld Oasis 8 RCA IC's, MIT Terminator2 Bi-Wire speaker cables
    Office: PC, Marantz CD-1 transport, Marantz AMP-1, Acoustic Technologies Classic Speakers, SVS SB12 Plus Subwoofer, MIT AVt2 speaker cables, IFI Purifier2, AQ Cinnamon USB cable
    Spare Room: Dayens Ampino Integrated, Tjoeb 99 tube CD player (modified Marantz CD-38), Project BoxE Bluetooth Streamer, Polk TSi200's
    Living Room: Pioneer SX-N30 Network Receiver, Pioneer PD10AE CD Player, Furman M8-LX Power Conditioner, Polk RT265 In Wall Speakers, Polk DSW Pro 660wi Subwoofer
  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 5,212
    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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