Originally Posted by FantaXP7
I wonder how much I could get for my T500s...
Just curious what the value of these are today.
I've seen T500's go for as low as $300 locally. seems crazy but when people are moving big speakers are the first thing on the "gotta go" list. In fact There was actually a pair listed once for $160 in Boston ( 2 left or maybe it was 2 right speakers). I almost bought them but quickly regained my senses. They are awesome speakers. But you really need room for them. not to mention a good lower back and a sizable vehicle to pick them up.
CSW resale values are really poor, not for any other reason other than the fact that they positioned themselves as a "value" brand and that is a negative stigma in the minds of people for some reason. Folks will pay well over $100 for a pair of ADS L300's or $700 for a pair of M&K S-1c satellites ( thet're not even full range speakers) but a pair of CSW Tower, Tower II , Ambiance, or Newton T500/300 sell for pennies on the dollar?
Same for the craziness over the KLH Model 8 radio. $200+? seriously? I'm bound to find one at a garage sale at some point. No rush. it'll happen.
I'm all set to pick up a set of original Ensembles for a "Functional Art" project. To hell with the "reviewers" and expert opinions . Sound is like Taste, what's salty to one person is just right for another person so why do we care so much what "the expert" has to say about what they think about audio gear. Unfortunately it's a nasty reality in Audio. Opinions (for many) matter. CSW has quite a few slam dunks and if folks want to put them out on the curb for the new whiz bang blah blah blah that some "expert" dude says is great, that's fine with me. I'll pick them up, dust them off and give them some TLC and a happy new life.