KARMA - Slimy Oxidized Speaker Wires (Plus a Little Bonus)

scubalabscubalab Posts: 2,479
edited October 2018 in The Clubhouse
OK, so I won’t really karma the slimy green oxidized speaker wires (I can’t even bring myself to call them “cables”).

So, what’s the bonus you ask? How about a nice pair of Polk Audio RT25 bookshelf speakers? These are in very nice shape, have a few VERY minor nicks and one tiny hole in the grill fabric. Drivers are minty. Consecutive serial numbers (114752 and 114753), but the tags are starting to peel off. I’ll cover shipping to CONUS. For you Non-CONUS members, I just ask you to cover shipping costs beyond $30.

Open to all members with at least 100 posts. Also open to members with at least 25 posts and a “joined date” prior to 2017.

We’ll do the usual (or what appears to have become the norm as of late) - pick a number between 1 and 100. I’ll have Jesse @F1nut pick a random number next weekend. Hint - you might be able to sway his pick with a bottle of SPF-450 sunscreen, a pair of vintage Wayfarers, and a pasta dinner (hold the garlic). Don’t ask me how I know.. I’ll keep it open until next Friday night.

Good luck!




  • mlistens03mlistens03 Posts: 2,380
    Sweet karma!
    I’ll go in with 19.
    And I’ll bet Jim will be in with pi. :)

    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'.
  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 12,094
    Very nice Al kudos
  • Jimbo18Jimbo18 Posts: 1,886
    Great karma.

    If I win with 81, they will go to my daughter. I already gave her a set of RT25i's for fronts and some, I think it was, R10's for rears, which these would replace.

    Modest HT - Pio Elite SC-63, RT800i, CS400i center, FXi50 surrounds, Def Tech PF 15TL+, Belkin PF30, Samsung UBD-M7500.
    Even more modest Bedroom - HK AVR 340, Monitor 5jr+ Series2, CS300 center, Furez 10/2, Roku Ultra+
  • rooftop59rooftop59 Posts: 4,907
    Awesome karma al!
    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
    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
  • FestYboyFestYboy Posts: 3,129
    In with 4 again, please.

    Oh and how bout a pic of those cables.
  • EndersShadowEndersShadow Posts: 16,226
    I’m in with 66....
    "....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)
  • codycatalistcodycatalist Posts: 1,840
    Sweet Karma, not in though. Best of luck everyone!
    Living room

    Mains: Paradigm 90P
    Lows: Velodyne CHT12, Pioneer SW-8Mk2
    Power: Marantz SR7000
    Tv: Samsung UHD 55' Curved 4k

    2 Channel Den

    Mains: SDA2B Upgraded XOs and Binding Posts
    Pre: Denon PRA-1200
    Power: Adcom GFA-545
    TT: Pioneer PL510

    Noggin Rockin'

    Phillips L2
    Harman Kardon CL
    Little dot 1+/GE JAN 5654w

    Closet of Dreams:

    Polk RTA11TL
    New Large Advents 25th Anniversary Edition
    Bravo V2/RCA Clear top Conn branded 12AU7
    Yamaha AV-34

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  • Tony MTony M Posts: 6,862
    Great Karma! Nice little bookies.

    Not in because I think I have a pair and the 35's too. They got great reviews when they came out. ;) B)
    Most people just listen to music and watch movies. I EXPERIENCE them.
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 20,025
    not in, but... cool.

    the speaker cables are tempting, though. I think I am the slimiest thing in my hifi lair. :|
  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 1,480
    Great Karma Al. Not in but very generous. I love this stuff. It’s infectious
    2ch: PS Audio Stellar Gain pre, 4 x Linn LK240 monoblocks ( bi-amping) Elac Adante AF-61's, SVS SB16 Ultra Subwoofer, Cambridge Audio CXN v2, Rega Planar 2 with upgrades, Vincent PHO 701 Phono pre, Audioquest Niagara 1000, AQ Thunder, AQ XLR's and IC's, Wireworld Stratus and Aurora power cables, Atlas EOS power cable, Denon 2910 (as transport) Sony CPD355 Jukebox cd

    5.1: Marantz sr5003 (feeding mains through HT bypass) Sonus Faber solo center, AQ Carbon HDMI's, Sony XBRx900E, Xbox One S as 4k player, Definitive Technology SM350's surrounds, Tivo Bolt, Harmony Elite remote

    Other gear: Totem Rainmakers (not hooked up) Sonos play 5 and play 1's x 2, Audio Technica TT and Edifier active speakers in kids room, JVC XM448 minidisc rack mount, Sony minidisc walkman, Project Debut III (currently not working), Samsung 46, and 2 x32" tvs, Samsung Soundbar, Okki Nokki LP cleaner, Second Harmony remote setup for bedroom, etc etc
  • ZLTFULZLTFUL Posts: 4,749
    Great karma Al but not in. Good luck to those who are!
    "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
  • verbverb Posts: 4,479
    Great karma!
    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
  • vmaxervmaxer Posts: 4,338
    In with 1 through 100......

    Or maybe 18.
    Pio Elete Pro 520
    Panamax 5400-EX
    Sunfire TGP 5
    Micro Seiki DD-40 - Lyra-Dorian and Denon DL-160
    PS Audio GCPH phono pre
    Sunfire CG 200 X 5
    Sunfire CG Sig 405 X 5
    OPPO BDP-83 SE
    SDA SRS 1.2TL Sonicaps and Mills
    Ctr CS1000p
    Sur - FX1000 x 4
    SUB - SVS PB2-Plus

    Workkout room:
    Sony Bravia XBR- 32-Inch 1080p
    Onkyo TX-DS898
    GFA 555
    Yamaha DVD-S1800BL/SACD
    Ft - SDA 1C

    Not being used:
    RTi 38's -4
    RT55i's - 2
    RT25i's -2, using other 2 in shop
    LSI 15's
    PSW 404
  • kevhed72kevhed72 Posts: 3,389
    very nice...in with 50 please
  • DabutcherDabutcher Posts: 1,846
    Great Karma. In with 44. Will replace my sons Realistic Minimus 7’s in his first system.
    Love yours, D
    MIT Magnum MH-750, Monster HTS 5100MKII, Mitsubishi rear projection 73, PS4, PSW505 , Sunfire Signature Grand 425 x 4,Parasound hca 120, RTi12, FXiA6, CSiA6, SDA SRS 1.2, Pioneer Elite SC63 , Pioneer Elite BDP-05

    “Why did you get married if you wanted big speakers?”
  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 5,235
    Cool karma, not in.
    • "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."
  • tratlifftratliff Posts: 673
    In with 49 please. Thanks.
    2 Channel
    Legacy Focus SE, McIntosh C50, McIntosh MC601's, VPI Prime w/SoundSmith Zephyr MIMC, Parasound Halo JC3, Marantz SA-14s1, Oppo BDP-105, Technics RS-1500, Furman Elite 15PFi, Douglas Connection (Furutech) Alpha Interconnects, Douglas Connection (Furutech) Alpha Speaker Cables, Pangea Power Cables

    Yamaha RX-Z9, Legacy Focus SE (same as 2 Channel system), Def Tech C/L/R 2500, Def Tech BP-2X, Def Tech Pro-Monitors, Vizio M-75

    Teac NP-H750, Parasound Ztuner, Audio Engine P4N, Grado SR80, Grado iGrado, Audio-Technica ATH-M50, PC running High Rez files

    Living Room
    Yamaha YSP-4100 digital sound projector, Sharp Aquos 60"

    Bed Room
    Yamaha YSP-5100 digital sound projector, Sharp Aquos 70"

  • DollarDaveDollarDave Posts: 2,549
    Great karma. In with 11.
  • tonyp063tonyp063 Posts: 504
    very nice karma.
    in with 21 please
  • starkillerstarkiller Posts: 2,619
    Heck yeah i'm in! 57 please...
    Computer room

    B&O TX2 W/SMMC1 Cartridge
    Hegeman 1 Speakers
    M&K VX-80 sub
    Cambridge Audio CXC Transport
    Wyred 4 Sound DAC1
    Parks Audio Budgie Phono Pre
    PrimaLuna Prologue Four Amp
    Aric Audio Tube Preamp


    Samsung Plasma
    Outlaw 950 pre/pro
    Tannoy Saturn 8's
    Hsu sub
    Emotiva UPA-500 5-channel amp
    Denon DCD-1520 CD player


    Jennings Research Square
    Custom tube preamp
    Crown XLS-1000
    Denon DCD-1500II
    Modded MSB Link DAC
  • "double prizes" but not in
    Family Room HT 7.2/i]:
    Vizio P55-E1UHD Pioneer Elite SC-LX502 Pioneer Elite BDP 85FD Pioneer Elite N-50 Panamax M5300-EX
    Living room 2ch:
    Integra ADM 2.1 Teac EQ MKII Squeezebox Touch Fluance SX Speakers Panamax M5100-EX
    Upstairs media room:
    Vizio D1 32" Pioneer Elite VSX 32 Sony PS4 Squeezebox Touch Polkaudio Rti 6's fronts Polk CSR Center Polkaudio PSW 10 sub Panamax M5300-EX
    Master bedroom:
    Vizio VF550M Pioneer Elite VSX 33 Pioneer Elite BDP 80FD Squeezebox Touch Polk audio Monitor 40 II fronts, Rears Optimus LX5s Jensen CCS center Polkaudio PSW 10 sub Panamax 5100
  • scubalabscubalab Posts: 2,479
    Bump. Still lots of numbers and lots of chances! These are some really nice little speakers. Here’s who’s in so far:

    04 - FestYboy
    11 - DollarDave
    18 - vmaxer
    19 - mlistens03
    21 - tonyp063
    44 - Dabutcher
    49 - tratliff
    50 - kevhed72
    57 - star killer
    66 - EndersShadow
    81 - jimbo18

  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 20,025
    edited October 2018
    What the heck, in at 58... Nice karma!

    Ditto, what the heck indeed?

    in with 87, if you please.

    Nice karma indeed -- particularly the cupric patina :)
  • agfrostagfrost Posts: 2,194
    Inski, with #30. thanks for shot on this kool carma!
    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
  • MilitoMilito Posts: 274
    I'll try 35, thanks.
    Yamaha RX-A2070, Outlaw 5000, VTF-2 MK5, Signature S55, S30, Sony BPD-S3200, Technics PD867, Audio-Technica AT-LP60, AudioQuest Type 4 Speaker Cable, AudioQuest Black Mamba II Interconnects, Furman PL-8C 15 Power Conditioner, Sony 65" 900F.
  • scubalabscubalab Posts: 2,479
    Final bump! Still time to get in. Here’s what I have so far:

    04 - FestYboy
    11 - DollarDave
    18 - vmaxer
    19 - mlistens03
    21 - tonyp063
    30 - agfrost
    35 - Milito
    44 - Dabutcher
    49 - tratliff
    50 - kevhed72
    57 - star killer
    58 - ken Bradson
    66 - EndersShadow
    81 - jimbo18
    87 - mhardy6647
  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 12,094
    scubalab wrote: »
    Final bump! Still time to get in. Here’s what I have so far:

    04 - FestYboy
    11 - DollarDave
    18 - vmaxer
    19 - mlistens03
    21 - tonyp063
    30 - agfrost
    35 - Milito
    44 - Dabutcher
    49 - tratliff
    50 - kevhed72
    57 - star killer
    58 - ken brydson
    66 - EndersShadow
    81 - jimbo18
    87 - mhardy6647

    Fixed it fer ya.
  • scubalabscubalab Posts: 2,479
    Thanks Ivan! Dang autocorrect!
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