Broken Lightstar Amp on eBay

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Broken Lightstar Amp on eBay

Post by jjptkd » Mon Feb 25, 2013 10:34 am

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Re: Broken Lightstar Amp on eBay

Post by elgrau » Mon Feb 25, 2013 1:11 pm

A poor job of listing/selling this amp..IMO. What's the point of a $1500 BIN when he basically states "make an offer...reserve price is much lower than than BIN price". Who'd then be stupid enough to pay his BIN?? Must think we're stupid (or something). Also, how about some specs along with how much we'll have to spend to get it fixed?
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Re: Broken Lightstar Amp on eBay

Post by kingman » Mon Feb 25, 2013 2:14 pm

I talked to 2 techs about repair( one local to me and the other in Washington State who has all the Carver parts. Without tearing unit apart


approximate range of repair cost was 450 to 1200(worst case) All pics are in harsh light
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Re: Broken Lightstar Amp on eBay

Post by jjptkd » Mon Feb 25, 2013 2:26 pm

kingman wrote:
I talked to 2 techs about repair( one local to me and the other in Washington State who has all the Carver parts. Without tearing unit apart


approximate range of repair cost was 450 to 1200(worst case)
Not counting $100+ x 3 for shipping (him to you, you to Rolland and Rolland back to you) plus a 12+ week turn around (to find out if its even repairable)... Have to want one pretty bad to take a chance on this IMO.
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Re: Broken Lightstar Amp on eBay

Post by elgrau » Mon Feb 25, 2013 2:56 pm

Yeah...BIN price does not compute. Until fixed, it's basically a boat anchor...and they don't sell for $1500. If the prospects for fixing are good, only the seller could know this and HE should be the one to get it fixed and then sell it for the going rate (of a just repaired and/or refurbed Lightstar). Otherwise, who wants to gamble more than a few hundred $'s on it?? Especially when you can get a newer, working Sunfire at 300 w/c for a lot less (~$1000). Whatever...let the buyer beware, etc.
FR: 400 disk changer with PS Audio Digital Link III DAC; Technics SL-1100A TT. QED Quenx1 IC's from DAC & TT to Adcom GTP-602 preamp/Tuner. AudioQuest King Cobra IC's from preamp to M1.0t mk-II opt2. QED Silver Spirals 4M wires to EPI 1000’s.
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.
SS system: CX-995V DVD to AV-634x 3-4 channel amp (center/rears) & M1.0t mk-II opt2(fronts).
Garage: 300 disk changer to Entech 202.5 DAC to MXR150 Receiver (pre) to TFM-42 to EPI 400 speakers.

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Re: Broken Lightstar Amp on eBay

Post by wrstps » Mon Feb 25, 2013 3:26 pm

You can't fix stupid! :lol:
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Re: Broken Lightstar Amp on eBay

Post by thuffman03 » Mon Feb 25, 2013 4:13 pm

It is worth about $3.50 with one channel not working IMO. Get it fixed, and then put it up for $2k!
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Re: Broken Lightstar Amp on eBay

Post by Martin1970 » Mon Feb 25, 2013 4:27 pm

Well, it could be channel number 5 in a five channel setup if you already have 4 more channels of Lightstars........
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Re: Broken Lightstar Amp on eBay

Post by elgrau » Mon Feb 25, 2013 6:04 pm

Yep, that's true Martin (did not "get" the jist of your post 'til just now). Perhaps in a pinch this would be something to consider, but not at $1500...IMO. But know anyone with four channels of Lightstar power who needs ONE more channel? I don't... :lol: ("Hey, what's powering those little rear and center speakers of your SS? Oh, this stack of Lightstar amps here....overkill, yes; but it sounds great! But I still need a fifth channel :( " :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.
SS system: CX-995V DVD to AV-634x 3-4 channel amp (center/rears) & M1.0t mk-II opt2(fronts).
Garage: 300 disk changer to Entech 202.5 DAC to MXR150 Receiver (pre) to TFM-42 to EPI 400 speakers.

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Re: Broken Lightstar Amp on eBay

Post by Martin1970 » Mon Feb 25, 2013 8:30 pm

elgrau wrote:Yep, that's true Martin (did not "get" the jist of your post 'til just now). Perhaps in a pinch this would be something to consider, but not at $1500...IMO. But know anyone with four channels of Lightstar power who needs ONE more channel? I don't... :lol: ("Hey, what's powering those little rear and center speakers of your SS? Oh, this stack of Lightstar amps here....overkill, yes; but it sounds great! But I still need a fifth channel :( " :lol: ).
I agree with you on all of it. If someone had the 4 channels, they could certainly justify a fifth, particularly given the need for spare parts having (cough) two other Lightstar amps. It's a shame neither of us know of anyone who might fit into thatcategory.........
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Re: Broken Lightstar Amp on eBay

Post by radioeng2 » Mon Feb 25, 2013 8:55 pm

So are you calling....DIBS....Martin?















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Re: Broken Lightstar Amp on eBay

Post by kingman » Mon Feb 25, 2013 9:14 pm

I agree with you on all of it. If someone had the 4 channels, they could certainly justify a fifth, particularly given the need for spare parts having (cough) two other Lightstar amps. It's a shame neither of us know of anyone who might fit into thatcategory.........
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Re: Broken Lightstar Amp on eBay

Post by angelod307 » Mon Feb 25, 2013 9:33 pm

fuck yall, I call dibbs.
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Re: Broken Lightstar Amp on eBay

Post by kingman » Tue Feb 26, 2013 5:54 am

angelod307 wrote:fuck yall, I call dibbs.
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Broken Lightstar Amp on eBay

Post by thuffman03 » Tue Feb 26, 2013 11:27 am

angelod307 wrote:fuck yall, I call dibbs.
I double dibs dog dare you!
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