Wanted: Large Bookies - Nearfield

Looking for some large monitors for my office rig.

Let me know if you have any not being used.

Looking to spend in the $400-$900 range.

Peace,
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  • VR3VR3 Posts: 23,573
    Bump it to 1800 and I might have a pair of 90 pound each, 7k new bookies for you.... 😜

    Even comes with an equally heavy pair of stands!
    - Not Tom

    "No, that's silly talk. Dude, you can't possibly be this audio dumb so quit the act." - Doro
  • verbverb Posts: 8,272
    These are interesting. A bit above your max, but that's what we do! :smile: Looks like a great deal! Anthony Gallo bookies.
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    https://www.ebay.com/itm/High-End-Anthony-Gallo-Reference-AV-Vertical-Side-Speaker-Pair-BNIB/143284992300?hash=item215c73792c:g:NiEAAOSw~vxc3BZr
    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
  • kharp1kharp1 Posts: 3,417
    edited June 9
    Define large.

    I have a pair of LSA-1's at the bottom end of your price range
    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
  • kharp1kharp1 Posts: 3,417
    Also a pair of JWM Alyson's for a bit more. One needs minor repair and will be taken care of by Josh under warranty. eftd8zjkm0vq.jpg
    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
  • aiconnaiconn Registered User Posts: 218
    Are you looking for powered or passive? I have a pair of Quad 12L Actives available. As well as a pair of LSiM 703s.
    Peachtree novaPre
    Parasound HCA-1000A
    Denon DVD 2910
    Polk Audio LSiM 703s
  • Dr_WuDr_Wu Posts: 166
    Interested in SDAs?
  • rooftop59rooftop59 Posts: 6,018
    rpf65 wrote: »

    Those are pretty small, but in my experience Dynaudio bookies sound WAY bigger than their size...I have never heard the powered version but would really like to!
    Living Room 2.1: Dynaudio Contour 1.3mkii; Energy s10.2 sub; Cambridge Azur 851a; Cambridge Azur 752BD; Bryston BPD-1; NVidia ShieldTV
    Game Room HT: Denon AVR-X4200w; Definitive Technology SM350; Definitive Technology LCR2000; Definitive Technology Procinema 800; Mirage Nanasats; Sub - HSU VTF-2 MK5; LG UP870 4K BDP;
    ; Master Bedroom
    Cambridge Azur 551r; Definitive Technology SM45, ACI Titan Subwoofer Squeezebox Touch
  • rooftop59rooftop59 Posts: 6,018
    Shameless bump, but i think these might be awesome in that setup: https://forum.polkaudio.com/discussion/comment/2512596#Comment_2512596
    Living Room 2.1: Dynaudio Contour 1.3mkii; Energy s10.2 sub; Cambridge Azur 851a; Cambridge Azur 752BD; Bryston BPD-1; NVidia ShieldTV
    Game Room HT: Denon AVR-X4200w; Definitive Technology SM350; Definitive Technology LCR2000; Definitive Technology Procinema 800; Mirage Nanasats; Sub - HSU VTF-2 MK5; LG UP870 4K BDP;
    ; Master Bedroom
    Cambridge Azur 551r; Definitive Technology SM45, ACI Titan Subwoofer Squeezebox Touch
  • ConradiclesConradicles Posts: 5,891
    kharp1 wrote: »
    Define large.

    Good one. I like the older JBL studio monitors but having a hard time finding a pair in nice condition local. Currently running Yamaha NS-344. They are about 22" x 13" x 11".

    For some reason I just like huge speakers B)



  • ConradiclesConradicles Posts: 5,891
    Dr_Wu wrote: »
    Interested in SDAs?

    Good idea. I did not think about the SDA-CRS+. Wonder how they sound nearfield...
  • ConradiclesConradicles Posts: 5,891
    kharp1 wrote: »
    Also a pair of JWM Alyson's for a bit more. One needs minor repair and will be taken care of by Josh under warranty. eftd8zjkm0vq.jpg

    Tell me more. Those look amazing!
  • kharp1kharp1 Posts: 3,417
    edited June 10
    Purchased that set from Josh year and a half ago at LSAF. One of the surrounds came loose at the glue line, so, I just need to get it back to Austin for Josh to repair or replace. New Alyson's are about 8k. I got these for 4k. Would take $2500.

    http://www.jwmacoustics.com/alysonaml
    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
  • ConradiclesConradicles Posts: 5,891
    That is a great deal kharp1. A bit out of my price range, but a great deal!
  • ConradiclesConradicles Posts: 5,891
    These are really cool but too much for this rig:

    pel28c7k9mbz.jpg
  • DSkipDSkip Posts: 16,295
    Used pair of Harbeth P3ESR. Not big but perfect for near field.
  • SIHABSIHAB Posts: 1,592
    edited June 10
    Harbeth P3ESR are so easy to listen to...
    not large tho.

  • kharp1kharp1 Posts: 3,417
    I also have the Dali Zensor that sound great in near field, but, they're small. Incredible bass for a speaker that size. Below your low range price.
    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
  • mlistens03mlistens03 Posts: 2,648
    Some of my favorite speakers for nearfield are KEFs. I've heard the Q150s, Q350s, and my friend's old pair of C75s up close and they are all VERY coherent, probably because of the Uni-Q array.

    I've also heard the Dali Zensors nearfield, and they sound great but not as nice as the KEFs up close. The Oberons are better but still, not as nice up close.

    I've not heard any of the other options here though, so take my advice with a grain of salt! :)
    Not Tom or Trey or Jim just Micah
    KEF Q150s, NAD 1155 preamp and 4155 tuner courtesy of DaddyJT, NAD C352 playing power amp, BJC Belden cables, Technics SL3200, Marantz CD6004 courtesy of Clipdat, Salamander Archetype rack, Millenium Falcon :)
    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'.

    Resident Child of Club Polk
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 23,646
    kharp1 wrote: »
    Define large.

    Good one. I like the older JBL studio monitors but having a hard time finding a pair in nice condition local. Currently running Yamaha NS-344. They are about 22" x 13" x 11".

    For some reason I just like huge speakers B)



    me, too...
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 23,646
    These are really cool but too much for this rig:

    pel28c7k9mbz.jpg

    are the stands crossover inductors?
  • DSkipDSkip Posts: 16,295
    Omega speakers could be an option as well.
  • agfrostagfrost Posts: 2,275
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    These are really cool but too much for this rig:

    pel28c7k9mbz.jpg

    are the stands crossover inductors?

    I was guessing Tesla Coils.

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    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
  • Toolfan66Toolfan66 Posts: 14,294
    kharp1 wrote: »
    Purchased that set from Josh year and a half ago at LSAF. One of the surrounds came loose at the glue line, so, I just need to get it back to Austin for Josh to repair or replace. New Alyson's are about 8k. I got these for 4k. Would take $2500.

    http://www.jwmacoustics.com/alysonaml

    Are these ship able? would they be fixed before shipping??

  • kharp1kharp1 Posts: 3,417
    I'd have to have packaging made. When I picked them up at LSAF they were bubble wrapped and I packed them in the explorer and carted them home. That's why I got a $7k pair of speakers for $4k. $2500 reflects the fact that they would have to be repaired. If someone wanted to reach out to Josh he could verify all this and his commitment to repair or replace the driver.

    If I have packaging made the price will probably go to at least $3k. They have to have 4 cartons for the set. Stands are as tall, or slightly taller than the speaker. Comes with spikes on stands and speakers. Speakers fit in to saucer type cups on the stands.
    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
  • voltzvoltz Posts: 5,303
    edited June 12
    I think I could be called a Bookie Man!
    I have had the PSB's Image B's, Polk Lsmi 703's, Usher Mini X's and the Omega Super 7 MKII, and now the Rossio Fiesole's.

    Still have the Omega full ranger bookies which have no Crossovers... very fast and I showed them off at the LSAF one year using 9wpc Dared monblocks and a Dared preamp. that year a last night party started in my room as we pass the controller around so everyone could take turns picking the next song, the Russman took over DJ'ing the music with Ron!

    would consider selling them as they now mostly collect dust! have original boxes for shipping.. maybe $600 shipped They still look in excellent condition and I could take some closer pictures to show off.

    Honestly I wouldn't be hurt if you turned down this offer B)
    2 ch- Polk CRS+ * Vincent SA-31MK Preamp * Vincent Sp-331 Amp * Marantz SA8005 SACD * Project Xperience Classic TT * Sumiko Blue Point #2 MC cartridge

    HT - Polk 703's * NAD T-758 * Adcom 5503 * Oppo 103 * Samsung 60" series 8 LCD
  • kharp1kharp1 Posts: 3,417
    I might be interested if OP isn't.
    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
  • Toolfan66Toolfan66 Posts: 14,294
    edited June 13
    kharp1 wrote: »
    I'd have to have packaging made. When I picked them up at LSAF they were bubble wrapped and I packed them in the explorer and carted them home. That's why I got a $7k pair of speakers for $4k. $2500 reflects the fact that they would have to be repaired. If someone wanted to reach out to Josh he could verify all this and his commitment to repair or replace the driver.

    If I have packaging made the price will probably go to at least $3k. They have to have 4 cartons for the set. Stands are as tall, or slightly taller than the speaker. Comes with spikes on stands and speakers. Speakers fit in to saucer type cups on the stands.

    I expected shipping would be more, and not cheap, was just wondering if you would be willing to ship, I will reach out to Josh on fixing the bad driver, I met Josh at RMAF a couple years ago or so, super nice guy, and these speakers sounded amazing to my ears, they are also stunning to look at as well, I do wish they were the purple heart wood...

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