OK, I'm a-going to try this again. Got 3 Cubes so far, and the fourth (an 'a' model, I hope) still eludes me. However, that's not slowing me down. Now that I'm back on all the boards, I've updated a bit:
What I've got on offer (some may have to be picked up locally....I won't ship anything larger than what it'd take to put a pair of M500's in, give or take):
1. Polaroid 440 Land Camera Kit. Complete with all original paperwork, flash unit, carry case and even a few unused flash cubes! It is in absolutely perfect mechanical condition and looks as if it came off the factory floor this morning.
2. KLH Model 17 speakers. Well loved, and could use some Olde English, but behind the grilles, I think a previous owner added a ribbon supertweeter. They sound fine and look ok with the grilles on, tho.
3. AKAI SS-110 portable speaker set. Uses large male instrument plug for connection. Cases in near-perfect shape and sound great (2-way with Alinco magnets).
4. Macbook (aluminum case) laptop, 14" screen. Was dropped on one corner with damage to case, but largely still intact. Worked fine till the battery died, which was shortly after I got it and simultaneously discovered I had no power supply!
5. Complete Canon A-1 35mm camera kit. 3 tele-zoom pro lenses, flash, Pelican hard case, filters and accessories --- the body was prof. serviced and is good for another 40 years of service. Batteries included, too. For the right deal, I've got a pair of Sunpak 'potato masher' flash units (Model 433, I think) and a portable battery pack for them I can throw in.
6. The Fisher VX-9 Stereo Speakers. Vintage 1963 or so; cabinets rough, but sound fine. They'll need a bit of Elmer's Wood Glue and a few clamps to tighten 'em up. These 'bookshelf' speakers are H E A V Y and quality, despite the appearance.
7. Infinity RS1001s bookshelf speakers Refoamed woofers; sound dynamite.
8. Three higher-end cassette decks, a TEAC, an Akai and a Pioneer CT-1080.
9. MCS Floorstanding Speakers. No grilles, sound great though! Big and heavy.
10. DeVilbiss D-9000 adjustable CPAP. Works perfectly, and comes with carry case.
12. Sony 5.1 Surround Sound receiver. Got this without instructions, and I can't figure it out for love nor money. Don't want SS anyhow!
13. Again, for those close to Norman, OK, I can offer my 1963 Westinghouse Coca-Cola machine. Looks great, but has no vending 'guts'. With lights, it'd make a great display piece (and storage unit?). About 6' tall, 3' wide, 3'deep.
14. Carver CT-26V Surround Sound Tuner/Preamp with remote. Mint, but no box. Did I mention I didn't want SS?
15. Nice-looking Pioneer RG-2 Reverb (Silver Series). Powers on, but I haven't hooked it up yet to test. I'll let someone else do the testing and discovery; I can't afford any more repair costs.
16. Small - room model GE console stereo, vintage 1964-ish. AM/FM, record player, nice cabinet and upholstery. Just no room for it!
17. And finally, a 'leftover' from my gun cabinet: A 20-rd magazine, I believe for an AK 74 or Mini30? It looks to house something the size of a .223-ish cartridge, but has a spine running along the back of the mag unlike my Mini-14 mags. Just thought I'd throw that out there. I can't use it, after all...
What I'm now looking for is some combination of the following: One (1) Carver M400a Cube amp, a pair (yes, TWO!) of Carver M500 amps, a Carver C5 or PSC-50 'dual zone' preamp, Macintosh solid state amp of at least 200 wpc (think model MC2200 or higher), Macintosh C-26 or higher preamp, DBX 3BX or 4BX, and finally, one Carver C4000 preamp. (The one catch? If I can't locate the C5 or PSC-50, I'll need a pair of C4000's. Loooong story.)
I know this still looks like a lot, but hey, it's really not. I'm trying to go one way with the Carver amps, but would prefer the 500's if I could get 'em...it's just that the Cubes WERE easier to get (up to this point, apparently). The Mac thing, well, if I can go there, I will gladly...I got a good deal on the 2205 I've got, and would love to give it a 'twin' and a pre to match them up with. The more I'm stuck in the house, the more I appreciate my music...
1. He who does not remember the past is condemned to repeat it. -Santyanna
2. He who does not read & research is repeating the mistakes of the past. - Me