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TNRabbit

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Post Tue Jun 21, 2011 12:28 pm

Re: New Fella - 1st Amp

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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vigotone

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Post Tue Jun 21, 2011 12:33 pm

Re: New Fella - 1st Amp

Thanks! Is there a way to search Cragislist nationwide? Or do you have to go city by city?
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Post Tue Jun 21, 2011 12:49 pm

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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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From FrankieD's lips to your ears: Sunfire - a quiet box of endless power.

Sunfire TG-IV/400~7 Amp
Carver SD/A-360 CDP
Benchmark DAC-1
Sony SACD/DVD-A
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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Post Tue Jun 21, 2011 1:52 pm

Re: New Fella - 1st Amp

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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Post Tue Jun 21, 2011 2:12 pm

Re: New Fella - 1st Amp

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.

Thanks!
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Post Tue Jun 21, 2011 4:26 pm

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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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Post Tue Jun 21, 2011 5:03 pm

Re: New Fella - 1st Amp

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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Post Tue Jun 21, 2011 6:11 pm

Re: New Fella - 1st Amp

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

Brian.


Crap - you should snag that quick --

No way you can compare an unknown one to Brian.
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Post Tue Jun 21, 2011 6:12 pm

Re: New Fella - 1st Amp

Welcome aboard. Some good people here with alot of knowledge,experience and some are even "connected",welcome to the forum.
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Post Tue Jun 21, 2011 6:16 pm

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Thanks! Chatting with Brian right now...
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Post Tue Jun 21, 2011 6:29 pm

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

No way you can compare an unknown one to Brian.


Bill.

Thanks for the vote.

Brian
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Sunfire Vacuum Tube Control Centre. C/W Mod'ed Phono Stage
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Raysonic CD-168 CDP (silver)
Carver TX11.
B&W 802D's Rosenut
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Post Tue Jun 21, 2011 6:31 pm

Re: New Fella - 1st Amp

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.

Brian


I just call it like I see it.
Next post I might disagree with you. :lol:
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Post Tue Jun 21, 2011 6:48 pm

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OconeeOrange wrote:[
I just call it like I see it.
Next post I might disagree with you. :lol:


Bill.

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.

Brian
VPI Classic Turntable (blk)
Transfiguration Phoenix Cartridge
Sunfire Vacuum Tube Control Centre. C/W Mod'ed Phono Stage
Carver Silver 7's Tube Amps
Raysonic CD-168 CDP (silver)
Carver TX11.
B&W 802D's Rosenut
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Post Tue Jun 21, 2011 7:19 pm

Re: New Fella - 1st Amp

Did you sell your amp? I finally gave up looking for one and bought a 19" Series II. ](*,) ](*,)
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Post Thu Jun 23, 2011 9:28 pm

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