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Hifi bargins

Andrewjvt

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I brought brand new products which gave me temporary enjoyment but yesterday I've just realised that there is much more joy in a good 2nd hand bargin.

Early this year I've brought an end of the line marantz sr7011 AV amp for £800 (saving over £400 on the latest similar sr7012)

I brought a tannoy precision 6c centre speaker for £349 brand new at richer sounds (saving £800)

Best of all yesterday a pair of really good condition tannoy precision 6.1 stand mounts for only £260 (£899 new)

So for less than £1500 I've built a fairly decent home theatre set up.

What hifi bargins have you guys done lately?
 

lpv

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zero...

but I like your bargain corner *good*

if I could only be more patient...
 

BigH

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Andrewjvt said:
Avi dm12 at new cost a bargin also if you compare competition products price.
AVI are looking expensive now they have changed owner. The AVI 10s were only about £1400. How much do the 12s cost?
 

Andrewjvt

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BigH said:
Andrewjvt said:
Avi dm12 at new cost a bargin also if you compare competition products price.
AVI are looking expensive now they have changed owner. The AVI 10s were only about £1400. How much do the 12s cost?
The Dm10 cost £2000
The dm12 cost £3000
But you can get dm12 for £2500 in places I believe
But if you hear how good they are they can compete with speakers/amps much higher cost imo
 

lpv

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also, I don't think avi changed ownership as the main man is ( and was) martin grindrod
 

lpv

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Andrewjvt said:
BigH said:
Andrewjvt said:
Avi dm12 at new cost a bargin also if you compare competition products price.
AVI are looking expensive now they have changed owner. The AVI 10s were only about £1400. How much do the 12s cost?
The Dm10 cost £2000 The dm12 cost £3000 But you can get dm12 for £2500 in places I believe But if you hear how good they are they can compete with speakers/amps much higher cost imo
it was introductory offer
 

jjbomber

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Andrewjvt said:
I brought brand new products which gave me temporary enjoyment but yesterday I've just realised that there is much more joy in a good 2nd hand bargin.

Early this year I've brought an end of the line marantz sr7011 AV amp for £800 (saving over £400 on the latest similar sr7012)

I brought a tannoy precision 6c centre speaker for £349 brand new at richer sounds (saving £800)

Best of all yesterday a pair of really good condition tannoy precision 6.1 stand mounts for only £260 (£899 new)

So for less than £1500 I've built a fairly decent home theatre set up.

What hifi bargins have you guys done lately?
These are all new. No 2nd hand joy in sight.
 

Andrewjvt

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jjbomber said:
Andrewjvt said:
I brought brand new products which gave me temporary enjoyment but yesterday I've just realised that there is much more joy in a good 2nd hand bargin.

Early this year I've brought an end of the line marantz sr7011 AV amp for £800 (saving over £400 on the latest similar sr7012)

I brought a tannoy precision 6c centre speaker for £349 brand new at richer sounds (saving £800)

Best of all yesterday a pair of really good condition tannoy precision 6.1 stand mounts for only £260 (£899 new)

So for less than £1500 I've built a fairly decent home theatre set up.

What hifi bargins have you guys done lately?
These are all new. No 2nd hand joy in sight.
Tannoy precision 6.1 £260 from eBay 2nd hand
 

BigH

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lpv said:
the question is: expensive compared to what?
Compared to what the prices were about 2 years ago. AVI 9RS were £1,250, 10s were £1,500. Now 12s are £3k.

I agree used is better value and if I was buying again I would be looking at used gear not new.
 

lpv

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BigH said:
lpv said:
the question is: expensive compared to what?
Compared to what the prices were about 2 years ago. AVI 9RS were £1,250, 10s were £1,500. Now 12s are £3k.
yeah, I feel your pain

all avi current and future models for the rest of the times should be max or below £1250
 

BigH

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lpv said:
BigH said:
lpv said:
the question is: expensive compared to what?
Compared to what the prices were about 2 years ago. AVI 9RS were £1,250, 10s were £1,500. Now 12s are £3k.
yeah, I feel your pain

all avi current and future models for the rest of the times should be max or below £1250
I'm not bothered I'm not looking to buy any, just was surprised how much they had gone up.
 

Andrewjvt

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Without motive I think we are looking for - not bitter ex dealers attention seeking spoil tactics.
 

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