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Re: New Fella - 1st Amp

Post by TNRabbit » Tue Jun 21, 2011 12:28 pm

vigotone wrote:Any other outlets? Does Bob sell any older units directly?
No.

I'd keep an eye on Craigslist. One of the forum members picked up a couple of Sunfire Signature amps for under $600 each in northern Virginia~
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Re: New Fella - 1st Amp

Post by vigotone » Tue Jun 21, 2011 12:33 pm

Thanks! Is there a way to search Cragislist nationwide? Or do you have to go city by city?

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Re: New Fella - 1st Amp

Post by TNRabbit » Tue Jun 21, 2011 12:49 pm

Yes: http://www.searchtempest.com/

However, I don't know that I'd be crazy about having someone on craigslist ship to you as you have no recourse if things go bad.

I'd search within 50-75 miles of your location & stick with that.
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Active bi-amp: Ashly XR-1001 & 2 Rane PEQ-15s
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Re: New Fella - 1st Amp

Post by vigotone » Tue Jun 21, 2011 1:52 pm

Very true! I did a search, and didn't see any Signature Series II Architect's Choice models listed. Is Canuck Audio Mart an option, or do they typically not sell across the border?

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Re: New Fella - 1st Amp

Post by vigotone » Tue Jun 21, 2011 2:12 pm

Also, is there a comprehensive list of all Sunfire products (old and new), along with specs (and maybe even reviews)? The "Hall of Fame Downloads" section of the Sunfire website is a bit confusing, as you have to go in to the PDF manuals of each product to see what the specs are and what variations were available.

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Re: New Fella - 1st Amp

Post by OconeeOrange » Tue Jun 21, 2011 4:26 pm

Actually, there are some good reviews on this site. Check the Board Index.

Here is a good place to check out Carver gear also http://www.carversound.com/
I add this because some of the Carver Amps and preamps do a great job and cost much less.

The Carver 405, 505, and 705 can handle most any normal home theater set up that needs 5 separate amp outs with ease. Bob's "power steering" puts the power where it is needed. Most speakers in A/V can't make use of 400 watts - :(

The Carver 19 pre is sought after, and I use the 17 with good results.

I am not saying don't get the Sunfire (I have two for my stereo systems), just saying for most applications the Carver gear is still alive and exceeding expectations for much less. By putting the right emphasis on your A/V you save $$ to add to build your music system which is more important to me.

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Re: New Fella - 1st Amp

Post by BrianT » Tue Jun 21, 2011 5:03 pm

vigotone wrote:Very true! I did a search, and didn't see any Signature Series II Architect's Choice models listed. Is Canuck Audio Mart an option, or do they typically not sell across the border?
Not many Sunfire 425 x 5 here in Canada, but Canuck is a good place to check.

I do have 1 for sale, check your PM

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Re: New Fella - 1st Amp

Post by OconeeOrange » Tue Jun 21, 2011 6:11 pm

BrianT wrote:
vigotone wrote:Very true! I did a search, and didn't see any Signature Series II Architect's Choice models listed. Is Canuck Audio Mart an option, or do they typically not sell across the border?
Not many Sunfire 425 x 5 here in Canada, but Canuck is a good place to check.

I do have 1 for sale, check your PM

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Crap - you should snag that quick --

No way you can compare an unknown one to Brian.

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Re: New Fella - 1st Amp

Post by Zoot Horn » Tue Jun 21, 2011 6:12 pm

Welcome aboard. Some good people here with alot of knowledge,experience and some are even "connected",welcome to the forum.

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Re: New Fella - 1st Amp

Post by vigotone » Tue Jun 21, 2011 6:16 pm

Thanks! Chatting with Brian right now...

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Re: New Fella - 1st Amp

Post by BrianT » Tue Jun 21, 2011 6:29 pm

OconeeOrange wrote:
Crap - you should snag that quick --

No way you can compare an unknown one to Brian.
Bill.

Thanks for the vote.

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Re: New Fella - 1st Amp

Post by OconeeOrange » Tue Jun 21, 2011 6:31 pm

BrianT wrote:
OconeeOrange wrote:
Crap - you should snag that quick --

No way you can compare an unknown one to Brian.
Bill.

Thanks for the vote.

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Next post I might disagree with you. :lol:

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Re: New Fella - 1st Amp

Post by BrianT » Tue Jun 21, 2011 6:48 pm

OconeeOrange wrote:[
I just call it like I see it.
Next post I might disagree with you. :lol:
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No problems on that. at work I still make contracts on a hand shake. (the purchaser gets freaked out)
I make deal, I stick to a deal, a few times I have lost out but thats the way I am.

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Re: New Fella - 1st Amp

Post by jjptkd » Tue Jun 21, 2011 7:19 pm

Did you sell your amp? I finally gave up looking for one and bought a 19" Series II. ](*,) ](*,)
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Re: New Fella - 1st Amp

Post by 67ih4x4x4 » Thu Jun 23, 2011 9:28 pm

Welcome. Good luck and be careful, the used market can be a minefield.

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