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First things first, this equipment is all in use in my home theater right now. I'm ready to sell it but I don't want to tear everything down and start boxing it up until I have someone to ship it to... I'm "downsizing" from my big active 3-ways to Fusion-12 Tempests. Here's what I have and what I'm looking to get for it. Prices are all plus shipping. I strongly prefer paypal and will eat paypal fees - I do have a verified Paypal account.

3x Acoustic Elegance TD15M - $600 - 8 ohm, no apollo upgrade - two were active woofers in a 3-way with the NeoPro 5i and PHL1120. The other was used in a center channel with an SEOS-12 and DNA-360.

2x PHL 1120 - $200 - the mid in the 3-way. 6.5" midrange with 96dB sensitivity. The crossover between this and the NeoPro 5i was a passive XO designed by Curt Campbell. One of these has a tiny bit of wood glue dripped on it. Both have had the dust caps poked in a couple few times by little hands... I probably better get some pictures up of these.
http://www.audioheuristics.org/measurements/Testing/PHL1120/PHL1120.htm
http://phlaudio.com/no_cache/uk/phl-audio/products/fiche-pdf/index.html?user_productsdb_pi1%5Buid%5D=45

2x Fountek NeoPro 5i - $300 - tweeter in the 3-way. The ribbon was replaced in one of them. Buyer will probably want to plan to replace the ribbon in both before using... My replace job wasn't the best but after hooking the repaired one back up it sounded fine to my untrained ears so I didn't mess with it. Similar to the PHL the screens on these have been poked by little fingers.

1x DCX2496 - $175 - This was used as the active crossover for the 3-ways as well as EQ for my sub. It has been rack mounted so will have the usual wear and tear associated with that but is in fine condition other than that.

1x Behringer EP2500 - $225 - pro amp used for the TD15M in the 3-way

1x Behringer A500 - $125 - pro amp used for the PHL112/NeoPro5i in the 3-way

1x Marathon MA-2000 - $100 - this is a pro amp that I used for surround channels. http://www.djtools.com/mamaprpoam.html

Sold - 1x Onkyo PR-SC885 Pre/pro - $150 - Onkyo preamp with XLR outputs. The reason the price is so low is that one of the HDMI inputs and one of the HDMI outputs no longer work. This summer we suspect that our satellite dish took a lightning strike. After a lightning storm the HDMI output on our DirecTV box, the input that it was hooked to on this AVR, the primary HDMI output on this AVR, and the input that this was hooked to on our TV were all dead. Three of the HDMI inputs are still working and the secondary HDMI output still works though. Aside from that everything works and the power cable, Audyssey mic, and remote are included.

*decided to keep the SEOS-12 and DNA-360 as backups... For what I'd have to take to compete with Erich's price with shipping included they're worth more to just keep in the closet as backups



I'll try to get pictures up. PM me if interested. I've sold on here, on eBay, on Parts Express TechTalk forum. I could probably dig up some references.

If anyone prefers it feel free to send me an email instead of a PM at lennon dot 681 at gmail. That's probably easiest for me but I understand if you prefer to stick to PM.
 

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lennon_68,

I can't PM you but if you wouldn't mind sending me a PM , I am interested in a few items and have a couple of questions.

Thanks for your time,

Daniel.
 

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How did you like the founteks? I have been contemplating a ribbon build for a while now :) A three way similar to this would be a great design! What did/didn't you like about it all?

The biggest reason for selling is that I want a smaller footprint on my living room. I'm hoping to eliminate the equipment rack altogether. Aside from that I never felt that my active crossover was good enough. I'd try to tweak it here and there and bought measurement gear (which mostly told me that measurements are only as good as the person running them lol) but still never felt like I had it perfect. The Fusion-12 appeal to me as they'll have plenty of output to match what I'm used to having on tap, they have a passive crossover so I can just run an AVR, and they were designed by Jeff Bagby who's a well established speaker designer whose voicing seems to appeal to many.

I don't have a ton of experience with good speakers. I went from an Onkyo HTIB to AV123 X-MTM (I think that's what they were called?) before diving into DIY speakers. I've heard some people like the ribbon sound and some like the dome sound. I don't have enough experience to give any kind of valuable opinion on the Fountek's. I will say that the issues I had with the speakers weren't related to the ribbon, I always felt like there was something "wrong" with the active crossover between the NeoPro5i/PHL passive piece and the TD15M. Whether it was the crossover settings, filter settings, level settings, etc. I just never felt like I had it right. On material like Pink Floyd Welcome to the Machine these would play crazy loud without sounding "bad". Similarly there's a track on the Nine Inch Nails Downward Spiral anniversary SACD disc 2 that has crazy dynamics. With that track cranked up the dynamics on the high end made me jump a little but didn't hurt the ears. These ribbons are really big, really efficient, and built to take abuse within reason. They're also designed to be really easy to repair if you mess up :D They sold for $339 a piece when Madisound carried them.

If you're interested in both the Fountek and PHL I could work up a price for the crossovers too. The enclosures are pretty beefy so I don't think it would make sense to ship those...
 
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