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Re: Oooohhh Ahhhh Baby Black Beauties

Post by Don » Tue Jun 26, 2012 11:15 am

TNRabbit wrote:I talked with on the phone with Bob Farinelli this week; he said they are going to offer a VERY s.w.e.e.t. deal to anyone who wants to trade their CF amp in on one of these new amps. He was about to send me the new schematic to pass around to everyone who built one at CF, but decided that might be risky with a new amp in their lineup.


Regardless of each individual's decision regarding a trade, I wish to thank each of the Bobs' for coming up with this trade idea. =D>

Any word of a price yet to mull over for consideration? :-k
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Post by TNRabbit » Tue Jun 26, 2012 2:35 pm

I just sent Bob F an email asking him to update us when they get the details worked out.
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OconeeOrange wrote:"Gary likes to play it 'loud' as do I. His system begs you turn it up until you die"

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Re: Oooohhh Ahhhh Baby Black Beauties

Post by Don » Tue Jun 26, 2012 3:56 pm

TNRabbit wrote:I just sent Bob F an email asking him to update us when they get the details worked out.

Thanks Gary!
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Post by TNRabbit » Wed Jun 27, 2012 8:43 am

Bob replied; his reply is in this thread: viewtopic.php?f=157&t=16503
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Re: Oooohhh Ahhhh Baby Black Beauties

Post by Magnaryder » Wed Jun 27, 2012 11:12 pm

$999......WTF???? OK, I'm a notorious tight ass but DAMN that seems a tad pricey to me or am I overreacting?

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Re: Oooohhh Ahhhh Baby Black Beauties

Post by angelod307 » Wed Jun 27, 2012 11:25 pm

yup. that is alot ray. 1k is more than i would have to give also. so, my fingers are crossed when i get back to my build that they all work without issue.
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Re: Oooohhh Ahhhh Baby Black Beauties

Post by Zoot Horn » Thu Jun 28, 2012 5:12 am

I'm of the same opinion of Ray and Angelo,,, a tad too pricey IMHO.

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Re: Oooohhh Ahhhh Baby Black Beauties

Post by Martin1970 » Thu Jun 28, 2012 5:37 am

Again I say:
I wish they'd just give us the pricing for the new transformers.
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Re: Oooohhh Ahhhh Baby Black Beauties

Post by Snoop65 » Thu Jun 28, 2012 8:43 am

Magnaryder wrote:$999......WTF???? OK, I'm a notorious tight ass but DAMN that seems a tad pricey to me or am I overreacting?

ray
Well I'm glad i'm not the only one who thought was high. How much did you guys spend on the CF amps?
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Re: Oooohhh Ahhhh Baby Black Beauties

Post by jjptkd » Thu Jun 28, 2012 8:57 am

Retail on the 20 watt baby black beauty is $2100, the hand made 30 watt baby cherries have been selling on eBay for $1500-$1800. :? :?
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Re: Oooohhh Ahhhh Baby Black Beauties

Post by TNRabbit » Thu Jun 28, 2012 9:58 am

Snoop65 wrote:
Magnaryder wrote:$999......WTF???? OK, I'm a notorious tight ass but DAMN that seems a tad pricey to me or am I overreacting?

ray
Well I'm glad i'm not the only one who thought was high. How much did you guys spend on the CF amps?
I agree; it's higher than I anticipated, but it IS less than 50% of retail.

The kits were @ $200 plus the time spent building them. Average to complete one was 20+ hours or so, but there were a LOT of newbs to soldering & electronics in general.
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Active bi-amp: Ashly XR-1001 & 2 Rane PEQ-15s
Main: HotRodded AL-IIIs
Sub: Klipsch RT-12d
Center: Sunfire CRS-3c
Surround: Sunfire CRS-3 (x 2)

OconeeOrange wrote:"Gary likes to play it 'loud' as do I. His system begs you turn it up until you die"

RIP WIlliam B. Dibble, 1948-2012. I'll miss you my friend.

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Re: Oooohhh Ahhhh Baby Black Beauties

Post by Snoop65 » Thu Jun 28, 2012 10:20 am

So turn in your $200.00+blood,sweat, and time and the kick up another$ 999.00? If I had a CF amp I would pass on that but that's just my view.
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Re: Oooohhh Ahhhh Baby Black Beauties

Post by elgrau » Thu Jun 28, 2012 11:49 am

Hey, "the Bobs" might be god's in our eyes, but they gotta eat too! :lol:

Seriously, all in all, I think it to be a reasonable offer. Remember, this is their BUSINESS, not a charity.... My $0.02 worth...
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Re: Oooohhh Ahhhh Baby Black Beauties

Post by Snoop65 » Thu Jun 28, 2012 12:14 pm

elgrau wrote:Hey, "the Bobs" might be god's in our eyes, but they gotta eat too! :lol:

Seriously, all in all, I think it to be a reasonable offer. Remember, this is their BUSINESS, not a charity.... My $0.02 worth...
That's fair.
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Re: Oooohhh Ahhhh Baby Black Beauties

Post by elgrau » Thu Jun 28, 2012 1:49 pm

"That's fair"

Yep; and unlike ObamaCare, no one is FORCING you to take the offer. Although, under this new Supreme's ruling, the government could force you to buy anything and then if you didn't, fine you for not buying it and simply call the fine a TAX! Our corrupt, crazy world just became crazier! :lol:
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LR: AudioEngine wireless link from family room preamp to Barcus-Berry 2002R Sonic Maximizer to GlowPower Zyxt IC's to Sunfire 300x2 to Nordost 6M bi-source wires to AOS 28" MDF spherical speakers using six 6.5" woofers and eight 1" dome tweeters symm. arranged around the surface.
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