A Lucky Streak!!

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  • 11-14-2009, 11:01 AM
    poppachubby
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    A Lucky Streak!!
    I responded to an ad on Kijiji, vinyl for sale. Turns out this fellas grandpa died, and it was his collection. I pulled out a few titles, covers beat up a bit but vinyl looking literally mint. Not all the best pressings but none less than 120g, respectable. Here's the thing, he had Neil Young's Decade, original Canadian pressing, all 3 LPs mint. He also had Tom Waits Asylum Years, both LPs also mint. I mean they look like they've never been used, not even a fingerprint.

    The Neil Young and Tom Waits are HUGE scores. I tossed him a 20 and he looked at me all crazy. I thought, oh boy, how much does he want....

    I was wrong, he asked how much out of the 20 I wanted to pay. I laughed, out of respect to his grandad, an obvious music fan, I gave him the 20. He told me he thought I would pay 0.25 for each!! I just couldn't do it, felt wrong.

    He also had a pile of his G-dad's stuff laying around in his garage, with the vinyl. Of course, a pile of gear. He saw my interest and tro make a long story short, I scored a pair of Theatre Audio CSJ-100 by Pioneer. Never heard of them but they're a fine looking pair of bookshelves. I offered him 30 and we had a deal.

    There it is in a nutshell folks. The speakers sound great!!

    Anyhow, alot of blabbing to simply say, I'm having a hell of a week!!
  • 11-14-2009, 11:02 AM
    poppachubby
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    Speakers...
  • 11-14-2009, 11:04 AM
    poppachubby
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    Anyone know anything about these?
  • 11-14-2009, 11:26 AM
    audio amateur
    Cool catch man! I bet you'll enjoy the new Vinyl.
    As for the speaker, I believe Pioneer was better back in the day. Nice find
  • 11-14-2009, 12:06 PM
    poppachubby
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by audio amateur
    Cool catch man! I bet you'll enjoy the new Vinyl.
    As for the speaker, I believe Pioneer was better back in the day. Nice find

    Well, I think I've found a great match for the 1515. This pair sound really great, tons of bass response and excellent mid too. The rear port is pushing tons of air. These aren't as solid feeling as the Angstroms, I wonder if I will need to stuff them. We'll see, so far so good.
  • 11-14-2009, 12:42 PM
    Jim Eck
    Vey nice Score.

    Jim
  • 11-14-2009, 12:44 PM
    Geoffcin
    Nice score!

    Pioneer speakers made in Canada? Neat!
  • 11-14-2009, 01:42 PM
    jrhymeammo
    Nice grab there Poppa,

    There it be New or Used, different gear is always fun. Awesome grab on the wax as well.

    BTW, it is just me or is Poppa becoming the Canadian version of 'thekid'.
    Pretty soon, you are going to have to buy another house for your gear.

    Have Fun,
    JRA
  • 11-14-2009, 01:50 PM
    frenchmon
    Good catch poppaC...and hoping you give a review of the speakers.

    frenchmon
  • 11-14-2009, 01:55 PM
    frenchmon
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by audio amateur
    Cool catch man! I bet you'll enjoy the new Vinyl.
    As for the speaker, I believe Pioneer was better back in the day. Nice find

    Not so sure about that...the Elite series is far better today and have you seen their high end speakers? The TAD and EX series are audiophile quality speakers costing well into the thousands of dollars. Heres only one example. http://www.pioneerelectronics.com/PU.../ci.S-1EX.Kuro

    frenchmon
  • 11-14-2009, 02:40 PM
    audio amateur
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by frenchmon
    Not so sure about that...the Elite series is far better today and have you seen their high end speakers? The TAD and EX series are audiophile quality speakers costing well into the thousands of dollars. Heres only one example. http://www.pioneerelectronics.com/PU.../ci.S-1EX.Kuro

    frenchmon

    Yes, I am aware that they have very high end stuff nowadays, but I am talking more in a general sense of their overall products. The quality of their products seems to have gone down since they changed their logo, and perhaps even a little before that.
  • 11-14-2009, 03:25 PM
    LeRoy
    Pappa, you just got a little bit more chub..
    Good job on keeping the eyes and ears wide open.

    Enjoy the newest finds.

    LeRoy
  • 11-14-2009, 03:39 PM
    JohnMichael
    Good catch and good on you for paying a fair price.:3:
  • 11-14-2009, 04:55 PM
    squidboyw
    You did very well. Congrats!
  • 11-14-2009, 06:09 PM
    poppachubby
    Hey thanks everyone. The funny thing is that as soon as I finished the deal, I couldn't wait to tell you guys. I mean, telling my wife just isn't the same...can I get an amen?!?

    I am listening to Ray Charles from the new speaks, they sound excellent and fill the room with more than enough sound. They are similar to the M3's i just got except in respect to clarity and speed. All around a fine speaker, not much online about them. I'll wait for E-Unit's breakdown of the specs. That's my new name for E-Stat btw, it's time we update rw!

    It's funny, I chanced upon both sets of bookshelves and as it turns out, they are ideal for my needs. Space, sound and look. Who knew? I guess Audio Jesus thought it was time.
  • 11-14-2009, 07:04 PM
    atomicAdam
    very nice score - the tom waits find is awesome! congrats on that one. and got to love the Canadian spirit - paying for what it is worth rather than ripping the dude off.

    where are the photos of your set up?
  • 11-14-2009, 07:27 PM
    poppachubby
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    Originally Posted by atomicAdam
    very nice score - the tom waits find is awesome! congrats on that one. and got to love the Canadian spirit - paying for what it is worth rather than ripping the dude off.

    where are the photos of your set up?

    Spread throughout different threads Adam , but here's what it looks like tonight...I'm in the middle of some changes. BTW, still having a horrible time with the upload tool. So here are a couple, each in its own post.
  • 11-14-2009, 07:28 PM
    poppachubby
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    Analog world...
  • 11-14-2009, 07:29 PM
    poppachubby
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    Digital world , with the infamous TT of course...
  • 11-14-2009, 07:46 PM
    atomicAdam
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    Originally Posted by poppachubby
    Digital world , with the infamous TT of course...

    I see a large Bob Marley influence there - very large. Where's the smoking roach?
  • 11-14-2009, 08:12 PM
    poppachubby
    The room is a little chaotic looking in a photo. It's my man-cave, my wife doesn't say anything about it, it's mine. So I've jammed in everythiing that makes me happy. Bob Marley, my favorite European soccer team, my kids artwork, etc.

    Hey, what are we doing with the GT? Get a shipping quote Monday Adam, if you're not too busy. I have that Tom waits on my Pioneer with the new OMB-10. For 120 gram it sounds brilliant. It won't see too many spins with anything less than a mint stylus.