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tonybtonyb Posts: 31,440
Statement pieces for ya bro, grab 'em.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/372291450586
HT SYSTEM-
Sony 850c 4k
Pioneer elite vhx 21
Sony 4k BRP
SVS SB-2000
Polk Sig. 20's
Polk FX500 surrounds

Cables-
Acoustic zen Satori speaker cables
Acoustic zen Matrix 2 IC's
Wireworld eclipse 7 ic's
Audio metallurgy ga-o digital cable

Kitchen

Sonos zp90
Grant Fidelity tube dac
B&k 1430
Tad 803 speakers

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  • DSkipDSkip Posts: 16,115
    edited October 2018
    They’re not selling because of the extreme mods done. They’ve been for sale for months and the price keeps dropping. I’ll have something better at axpona.
  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 7,138
    I was reading the mod list and my first thought was "They've gone too far and changed them into something else, they're not even MastersounD amps anymore".

    Just my opinion.
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  • tonyb wrote: »
    Statement pieces for ya bro, grab 'em.

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/372291450586

    $50k new, wow! Have you ever heard them?

  • DSkipDSkip Posts: 16,115
    tonyb wrote: »
    Statement pieces for ya bro, grab 'em.

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/372291450586

    $50k new, wow! Have you ever heard them?

    Come to AXPONA. You might get to hear them yourself.
  • kharp1kharp1 Posts: 3,345
    Well, at this price it makes me curious. This isn't good.
    Main System:
    Joule-Electra LA 100 MKIII Upgraded by Rich Brkich Pre
    Butler Audio TBD 2250 Amp
    PS Audio DirectStream DAC and MemoryPlayer Transport
    LSA-1 Statement
    SVS SB4000 & SB2000
    Wireworld Equinox 7 bi-wire, Wireworld Silver Eclipse 7 IC

    Secondary Rig:
    Parasound P5, Audio Electronics by Cary Constellation
    Marsh a200s, Audio Elecrtonics by Cary Hercules
    Pioneer Elite DV-45a, Denon DVD-2910
    Klipsch Epic CF-1, Vandersteen 3CE sig
    Analysus Plus Oval

    Backup Gear:
    Pass Labs Aleph 30, McCormack DNA-125, Parasound A21
    Marantz SA-14S1
    Usher CP-6311/Tyler Acoustics Taylo Reference Monitor, LSA-1
  • tonybtonyb Posts: 31,440
    I don't think those mods are so extreme. Those are mods most would love to do to their amps. Depends who did them, which is more important to me.
    HT SYSTEM-
    Sony 850c 4k
    Pioneer elite vhx 21
    Sony 4k BRP
    SVS SB-2000
    Polk Sig. 20's
    Polk FX500 surrounds

    Cables-
    Acoustic zen Satori speaker cables
    Acoustic zen Matrix 2 IC's
    Wireworld eclipse 7 ic's
    Audio metallurgy ga-o digital cable

    Kitchen

    Sonos zp90
    Grant Fidelity tube dac
    B&k 1430
    Tad 803 speakers
  • afterburntafterburnt Posts: 5,632
    On wheels? how do you use that TT?
  • DSkipDSkip Posts: 16,115
    The biggest one is the wood cabinet. I think it’s hideous personally. It is a solution but it looks like they butchered a pair of really nice high end monos. Something of this caliber deserves a better finish than that. YMMV.
  • mrlorenmrloren Posts: 2,094
    ^^^ I totally agree ^^^

    Hard maple with dovetails on an amp? come on man that is a big turn off, what do you do when the wood warps a bit? Wood will expand and contract with heat. So they took $40k amps and put them in a $200 maple case WTF

    At least they could have used Brazilian Cherry or something nicer
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    Bed Room;
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    Center: Polk Signature S35
    Rear: Polk R15
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  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 14,316
    Like iron wood lol
  • kharp1kharp1 Posts: 3,345
    There's dovetail joined furniture from years long gone by that still holds up beautifully. Nothing wrong with dovetail joints.

    As far as the wood goes I'm ok with that too, but, other species would have been preferred by me. The light finish doesn't work for me. That's an easy fix. I won't let that detract me from a good deal.
    Main System:
    Joule-Electra LA 100 MKIII Upgraded by Rich Brkich Pre
    Butler Audio TBD 2250 Amp
    PS Audio DirectStream DAC and MemoryPlayer Transport
    LSA-1 Statement
    SVS SB4000 & SB2000
    Wireworld Equinox 7 bi-wire, Wireworld Silver Eclipse 7 IC

    Secondary Rig:
    Parasound P5, Audio Electronics by Cary Constellation
    Marsh a200s, Audio Elecrtonics by Cary Hercules
    Pioneer Elite DV-45a, Denon DVD-2910
    Klipsch Epic CF-1, Vandersteen 3CE sig
    Analysus Plus Oval

    Backup Gear:
    Pass Labs Aleph 30, McCormack DNA-125, Parasound A21
    Marantz SA-14S1
    Usher CP-6311/Tyler Acoustics Taylo Reference Monitor, LSA-1
  • The wood cabinets look alright to me.
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  • tonybtonyb Posts: 31,440
    Man, look at you guys, complaining about the wood cabinets. lol You can remove it ya know....and you can change caps if those aren't your preference …...at roughly 40k off retail.
    HT SYSTEM-
    Sony 850c 4k
    Pioneer elite vhx 21
    Sony 4k BRP
    SVS SB-2000
    Polk Sig. 20's
    Polk FX500 surrounds

    Cables-
    Acoustic zen Satori speaker cables
    Acoustic zen Matrix 2 IC's
    Wireworld eclipse 7 ic's
    Audio metallurgy ga-o digital cable

    Kitchen

    Sonos zp90
    Grant Fidelity tube dac
    B&k 1430
    Tad 803 speakers
  • verbverb Posts: 7,648
    DSkip wrote: »
    The biggest one is the wood cabinet. I think it’s hideous personally. It is a solution but it looks like they butchered a pair of really nice high end monos. Something of this caliber deserves a better finish than that. YMMV.

    Looks like he re-purposed some kitchen drawers! Yep they could’ve done something more stylish.
    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
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    Living Room: Peachtree Nova Integrated, Cambridge CXN v2 Streamer, Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner, Polk RT265 In Wall Speakers, Polk DSW Pro 660wi sub
  • DSkipDSkip Posts: 16,115
    tonyb wrote: »
    Man, look at you guys, complaining about the wood cabinets. lol You can remove it ya know....and you can change caps if those aren't your preference …...at roughly 40k off retail.

    Few things here - the ones modified are not the new version. What makes the new version more? The biggest thing is that the transformers are much improved and include litz wiring in them. These were probably about $40k new when bought, so you're looking about $25k off - not bad at all, but not $40k.

    The issue with the cabinets is exactly why they haven't sold. Unmodified versions have hit the market above that price and sold within a week or two. Why? These are luxury products for a completely different clientele. The previous owner who had these mods probably didn't care about the chassis mod but it is taboo for most clients who would consider this. Not only does it ruin their look (IMO of course), but it also kills resale value and that's something many luxury class clients consider when they purchase items. Just ask Joey.
  • kharp1kharp1 Posts: 3,345
    Yeah, but, if you're thinking they're keepers it's no big deal...except saving a bunch of money. The ad does state that they were 40k new with 10k in upgrades. Not sure about that 10k number, but, maybe.
    Main System:
    Joule-Electra LA 100 MKIII Upgraded by Rich Brkich Pre
    Butler Audio TBD 2250 Amp
    PS Audio DirectStream DAC and MemoryPlayer Transport
    LSA-1 Statement
    SVS SB4000 & SB2000
    Wireworld Equinox 7 bi-wire, Wireworld Silver Eclipse 7 IC

    Secondary Rig:
    Parasound P5, Audio Electronics by Cary Constellation
    Marsh a200s, Audio Elecrtonics by Cary Hercules
    Pioneer Elite DV-45a, Denon DVD-2910
    Klipsch Epic CF-1, Vandersteen 3CE sig
    Analysus Plus Oval

    Backup Gear:
    Pass Labs Aleph 30, McCormack DNA-125, Parasound A21
    Marantz SA-14S1
    Usher CP-6311/Tyler Acoustics Taylo Reference Monitor, LSA-1
  • verbverb Posts: 7,648
    Reminds of the classic car market. You have the purists who would never go for a resto-mod, thinking that it’s blasphemous.

    Certainly the originals go for high dollar, but I prefer the mods cause they take IMO what is by today’s automotive standards, something that is generally unreliable, poor handling, varying build quality car and make it better!

    Each one has its own market. FWIW.
    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
  • warrenwarren Posts: 665
    I’ll never be in the 2%ers bracket, . boo hoo..
    Some final words,
    "If you keep banging your head against the wall,
    you're going to have headaches."
    Warren
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