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Around 2k-3k depending on how old. The 4Bs from 20-30 years ago, if memory serves, can be as low as $500. This seller on ebay usually has used Bryston gear:
http://stores.ebay.ca/Hiend-Audio?_trksid=p4340.l2563

Thanks! Bookmarked that link. I wont have the money for a long time. (June at the VERY earliest) but i'm looking into 2 channel amps around 2k. That link may be of great help in the future.

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Thanks! Bookmarked that link. I wont have the money for a long time. (June at the VERY earliest) but i'm looking into 2 channel amps around 2k. That link may be of great help in the future.

No problem dude. This guy always has great used Bryston stuff.
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Do check out the Green Door.

I hear they do quite a Double Blind Test there
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Do check out the Green Door.

LOL! Will Do!

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I hear they do quite a Double Blind Test there

Hahahaha lol!!

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It's also one heck of an amp. That's the one I want to get eventually...but used.

I would most defiantly have to listen to the amp in house before even thinking of dropping that kind of coin on one.

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I would most defiantly have to listen to the amp in house before even thinking of dropping that kind of coin on one.

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It was one of those "I've always wanted that amp purchase". Oh, and it sounds good too.
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Well nothing wrong at all being able to purchase something off of your "wish" list.

I am still trying to get all my ducks in a row to build my Pass Pearl 2.

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I would most defiantly have to listen to the amp in house before even thinking of dropping that kind of coin on one.

James

What better way to hear it than in your own system? I figure I'll probably be able to sell it for what I paid if it doesn't synergize well with my setup. Before I purchase a new amp, though, I want to attempt to convince the wifey to let me purchase a pair of Phiily 2's. My current amp does 200 wpc into 8 ohms, so I am not hurting for power or anything.

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What better way to hear it than in your own system? I figure I'll probably be able to sell it for what I paid if it doesn't synergize well with my setup. Before I purchase a new amp, though, I want to attempt to convince the wifey to let me purchase a pair of Phiily 2's. My current amp does 200 wpc into 8 ohms, so I am not hurting for power or anything.

Normaly it is a big no no to buy speakers without hearing them. In your case, since you heard the SoundScapes that should not be as big of an issue. Surely the Phillys will have a somewhat similar type of tone and voicing.

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Normaly it is a big no no to buy speakers without hearing them. In your case, since you heard the SoundScapes that should not be as big of an issue. Surely the Phillys will have a somewhat similar type of tone and voicing.

Bob

Normally I'd agree with you, but I can't hear them so I'm going on Dennis Murphy's reputation, and faith.
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Normally I'd agree with you, but I can't hear them so I'm going on Dennis Murphy's reputation, and faith.

The driver selection and measurements don't hurt either, do they?
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Normaly it is a big no no to buy speakers without hearing them. In your case, since you heard the SoundScapes that should not be as big of an issue. Surely the Phillys will have a somewhat similar type of tone and voicing.

Bob

I completely agree with you. Normally I would never think of doing it, but since I have heard all of Salk's speakers, and seeing as how Dennis is the crossover designer, I feel confident that they would be a great purchase even though I wouldn't have a chance to hear them first. I believe Dennis also helped Jim pick the drivers for his current speakers so that helps too.

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The driver selection and measurements don't hurt either, do they?

Yes, there's that too.

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The driver selection and measurements don't hurt either, do they?

lol right.
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I completely agree with you. Normally I would never think of doing it, but since I have heard all of Salk's speakers, and seeing as how Dennis is the crossover designer, I feel confident that they would be a great purchase even though I wouldn't have a chance to hear them first. I believe Dennis also helped Jim pick the drivers for his current speakers so that helps too.

Dennis seems to be Jim's right hand man for design and research, so I feel pretty comfortable buying blind.

I still can't belive the price. I was looking at 10-15k speakers so I get similar quality/performance and save a ton of cash.
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Yeah.....and that's almost 400.00 RAAAAAALLLLLL!!! in each speaker!!!!

Madison Sound= 389.00
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There are discounts depending upon how many you buy that are quite substantial.

"I've found that when you want to know the truth about someone that someone is probably the last person you should ask." - Gregory House
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There are discounts depending upon how many you buy that are quite substantial.

And Dennis seems to pass the discounts directly to his customers!

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Normaly it is a big no no to buy speakers without hearing them.

Yeah, I know - but I'm about to break this almost golden rule

But I figured so many people with similar music tastes seem to love the components and craftspeople involved

(No, they're not Phils, but Dennis did do the crossover work)

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Yeah, I know - but I'm about to break this almost golden rule

But I figured so many people with similar music tastes seem to love the components and craftspeople involved

(No, they're not Phils, but Dennis did do the crossover work)

Do tell!

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Do tell!

Why my Salk WOW1s of course Seas W12 and Hyquphon OW1 in a small front-ported enclosure.

I've been working with Jim on these for 5 months (he took about a month to do the simulations and determine if they could be built with my size restrictions; then wait over 2 months for the W12s to arrive from Seas; and then I had to wait in the queue for Dennis' time as there were many other projects on his plate in November/December, sigh) and I should finally get an invoice and make my deposit today

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Why my Salk WOW1s of course Seas W12 and Hyquphon OW1 in a small front-ported enclosure.

I've been working with Jim on these for 5 months (he took about a month to do the simulations and determine if they could be built with my size restrictions; then wait over 2 months for the W12s to arrive from Seas; and then I had to wait in the queue for Dennis' time as there were many other projects on his plate in November/December, sigh) and I should finally get an invoice and make my deposit today

Sounds good Rick, I have Dennis' CAOW1s with the OW2 and I really like that tweeter and of course a 5" Seas. And very excited about the Philharmonitor 2s as well. 1-2 weeks......1-2 weeks.....1-2 weeks!!!

Seems we are all in the "waiting pool"!!! Another Funny!!! LOL!
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Yeah the waiting is a killer.
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Yeah the waiting is a killer.

Especially when Dennis is just off having fun, while we just sit here staring at our email..... waiting!!!

But I told him I was patience, don't want to send him the wrong signal!

Kind of glad it's after Christmas anyway, didn't want to fight the DC Christmas traffic....was caught in it one year and never again.!
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Why my Salk WOW1s of course Seas W12 and Hyquphon OW1 in a small front-ported enclosure.

I've been working with Jim on these for 5 months (he took about a month to do the simulations and determine if they could be built with my size restrictions; then wait over 2 months for the W12s to arrive from Seas; and then I had to wait in the queue for Dennis' time as there were many other projects on his plate in November/December, sigh) and I should finally get an invoice and make my deposit today

Congrats - that's awesome. I'm sure they are worth the wait.

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I really hope the SQ coming from the Philharmonics trumps my Focal Electras and makes the purchase worthwhile.
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