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George Grand
George Grand Posts: 12,258
edited April 2 in Clubhouse Archives
Yesterday on epay, an auction for a vintage pair of AR-1 speakers ended at $3,050, with the speakers looking like they're headed across the Pacific. With Pioneer receivers going for over a grand, and other examples like this, where is it going to end?
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  • wallstreet
    wallstreet Posts: 1,405
    edited November 2006
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    Hmm, we've got 4 ar-2's sitting around the family somewhere. I guess it won't stop today!
  • pearsall001
    pearsall001 Posts: 5,038
    edited November 2006
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    Yesterday on epay, an auction for a vintage pair of AR-1 speakers ended at $3,050, with the speakers looking like they're headed across the Pacific. With Pioneer receivers going for over a grand, and other examples like this, where is it going to end?

    You can probably pick up a pair lot cheaper in Philly!!
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  • heiney9
    heiney9 Posts: 25,109
    edited November 2006
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    Across the Pacific they are (can be) crazy for anything vintage, audio or not. I used to play alot of tennis. Back in HS I had to have this ultra cool racket. Back then it retailed for $299 (early 80's). By todays standard the 90 square inch head is very small. It's been in the closet for close to 20 years.

    Put it on ebay knowing it's vintage and somewhat rare thinking if I got $50 for it I was doing well. It sold for $166.50 to someone across the Pacific. More than I ever thought I'd get for a tennis racket that's been in the closet and is outdated by today's standards.

    Crazy $hit if you ask me.

    H9
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  • RuSsMaN
    RuSsMaN Posts: 17,987
    edited November 2006
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    80% of all the vintage gear I sell goes to the land of the rising sun, or one of their neighbors.
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  • George Grand
    George Grand Posts: 12,258
    edited November 2006
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    I'd rather get a pair that didn't have bullet holes or crack pipe burns on them Pearsall.

    AR-2's are not nearly as collectible as the AR-1's Wallstreet.
  • wallstreet
    wallstreet Posts: 1,405
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    I'd rather get a pair that didn't have bullet holes or crack pipe burns on them Pearsall.

    AR-2's are not nearly as collectible as the AR-1's Wallstreet.

    Thanks for the encouragement, :p

    Dear old Dad actually has the 2ax's.
  • George Grand
    George Grand Posts: 12,258
    edited November 2006
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    The 2ax's are collectible in my opinion, and that pair appears to be in very nice shape. Just have to watch out for those tweeter level controls in the back. They may need some attention sooner or later if they don't already. The woofs should have fabric surrounds and not foam. Nice speakers.
  • unc2701
    unc2701 Posts: 3,587
    edited November 2006
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    Damn!... My dad has a pair of the AR-1's. At one point my mom try to talk him into turning the cabinets into planters. I think he hid them in the basement after that.
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  • hearingimpared
    hearingimpared Posts: 21,137
    edited November 2006
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    You can probably pick up a pair lot cheaper in Philly!!
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  • hearingimpared
    hearingimpared Posts: 21,137
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    I'd rather get a pair that didn't have bullet holes or crack pipe burns on them Pearsall.

    TOUCHE' WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
  • pearsall001
    pearsall001 Posts: 5,038
    edited November 2006
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    I'd rather get a pair that didn't have bullet holes or crack pipe burns on them Pearsall.

    AR-2's are not nearly as collectible as the AR-1's Wallstreet.

    I think that's pretty much any town USA now. Big city, little town, it's all over. Man I love PHILLY!!!!!
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