Looking for AL-IIIs: Any advice?

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Re: Looking for AL-IIIs: Any advice?

Post by stevewithrow » Mon Dec 15, 2008 5:37 pm

How about 100,000.00.......Eggleston Ivy Reference
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Re: Looking for AL-IIIs: Any advice?

Post by TNRabbit » Mon Dec 15, 2008 5:43 pm

This is just getting silly....




























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Re: Looking for AL-IIIs: Any advice?

Post by engtaz » Mon Dec 15, 2008 6:03 pm

you guys slay me. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Looking for AL-IIIs: Any advice?

Post by OBI56 » Mon Dec 15, 2008 9:53 pm

gdb wrote:LOL@OBI !!! for thinking the Flagship costs what a dinghy does :lol: :lol: :lol: For 10k, they won't even let you sniff those puppies!
Actually GDB, those(the Grande Utopia BE) are not their flagship models (the Grande Utopia EM is) but 1 model below. When I was thinking at least $10K (each), I was thinking about one of their smaller tower models that looks similar (The Alto Utopia BE if memory serves me right).
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Re: Looking for AL-IIIs: Any advice?

Post by stevewithrow » Tue Dec 16, 2008 12:52 am

Have to have a center...right...?...

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But then I came across these...the $70,000 Grande Utopia...and look whats right beside them...The Eggleston
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Re: Looking for AL-IIIs: Any advice?

Post by stereo_buff » Tue Dec 16, 2008 8:56 am

At a mere $148,000, I'd settle for a pair of Wilson Audio Alexandria X-2 Series 2 speakers...
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Re: Looking for AL-IIIs: Any advice?

Post by ParisMatt » Thu Dec 18, 2008 5:33 am

Got cold feet at the 11th hour and didn't bid... The search continues!

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Re: Looking for AL-IIIs: Any advice?

Post by gdb » Thu Dec 18, 2008 3:16 pm

I contacted this seller about his reserve which turned out to be $800.00 I'd assume it may be less now and even less still w/o the satellites! He doesn't seem to object to international shipping and his US quote was dirt cheap IMHO. Maybe you'd want to contact him and see what could be worked out. Geoff
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Oh, pretty close to a major seaport also!

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Re: Looking for AL-IIIs: Any advice?

Post by ParisMatt » Fri Dec 19, 2008 4:23 am

He quoted me $420 for shipping, which is pretty cheap in my book. I may keep my eyes open in case he re-lists the speakers with a lower reserve.

I doubt he'll split them -- I don't think that he owns them. Looking at the listing and the other items on offer, I think the seller is an auction service who is selling on behalf of others.

My new challenge is convincing my wife... she complains that my current speakers (DCM Timeframes) are too big. She initially gave her blessing to the AL-IIIs, but now seems to be having second thoughts.

I tried to point out that they were less obtrusive than Amazings, but that argument didn't hold a lot of water...

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Re: Looking for AL-IIIs: Any advice?

Post by OBI56 » Fri Dec 19, 2008 1:07 pm

ParisMatt, just out of left field, but maybe you could look at some used Martin Logans as they seem to meet with a higher level of wife approval than other speakers as the look like modern art. The Magnepan MMGs in beige or white are also quite unobtrusive and sound great when paired with a sub.
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