LIGHTSTAR DIRECT PREAMP VALUE?

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LIGHTSTAR DIRECT PREAMP VALUE?

Post by snow » Sun Aug 10, 2008 12:23 am

What would the value of a Lighstar direct preamp be? I have looked online but there is little info.



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Re: LIGHTSTAR DIRECT PREAMP VALUE?

Post by OBI56 » Sun Aug 10, 2008 12:44 am

Those are about as common as living Popes Snow. From various counts, there were fewer than 100 Lightstar amps ever built and probably even few preamps. New, they sold for about $2000, used .... who knows! I wouldn't count on them having depreciated much if at all. I only know of 4 or 5 of the amps and 3 of the preamps in actual use.

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Post by snow » Sun Aug 10, 2008 1:52 am

hmmm..... I will keep you posted.



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Re: LIGHTSTAR DIRECT PREAMP VALUE?

Post by F1nut » Sun Aug 10, 2008 2:13 am

$850.00 as the going rate. If it doesn't have the remote, forget it. The remote is the only way it can be operated.

Edit: I should add that there are NO parts available, should it need repair.
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Re: LIGHTSTAR DIRECT PREAMP VALUE?

Post by snow » Sun Aug 10, 2008 2:19 am

F1nut wrote:$850.00 as the going rate. If it doesn't have the remote, forget it. The remote is the only way it can be operated.

Edit: I should add that there are NO parts available, should it need repair.
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Re: LIGHTSTAR DIRECT PREAMP VALUE?

Post by F1nut » Sun Aug 10, 2008 2:22 am

I guess not...LOL
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Re: LIGHTSTAR DIRECT PREAMP VALUE?

Post by OBI56 » Sun Aug 10, 2008 2:34 am

I've only ever seen 1 Lightstar amp for sale but never the preamp. Thanks for the pricing and remote info F1nut.
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Re: LIGHTSTAR DIRECT PREAMP VALUE?

Post by Toy Maker » Sun Aug 10, 2008 2:50 am

Be careful...

there was one that sold on ebay a few months ago that was broken... if it's the same one, it can't be fixed...
Rolland said it was a paperweigt.

I do need a remote though if it is broken !!!

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Re: LIGHTSTAR DIRECT PREAMP VALUE?

Post by Toy Maker » Sun Aug 10, 2008 2:53 am

OBI56 wrote:I've only ever seen 1 Lightstar amp for sale but never the preamp. Thanks for the pricing and remote info F1nut.

My dad got his off ebay a few months ago.... I don't remember what he paid, it was BuyItNow

I have a HK remote that was programed with the Lightstar pre codes, so if you are real nice to someone WITH a LS pre, you can clone their remote...

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Re: LIGHTSTAR DIRECT PREAMP VALUE?

Post by Toy Maker » Sun Aug 10, 2008 2:55 am

If the one you are looking at has any problems, and you pass on it, let me know, I really do need a remote...

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Re: LIGHTSTAR DIRECT PREAMP VALUE?

Post by F1nut » Sun Aug 10, 2008 3:10 am

James, you made me think of something. Harmony (remotes) has just about every conceivable remote code known to mankind and their customer service is stellar. It would be worth contacting them to check if they have the Lightstar pre amp codes. If so, all one would need to do is buy one of their remotes and download the codes via the provided USB cable connected to your computer.
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Re: LIGHTSTAR DIRECT PREAMP VALUE?

Post by Toy Maker » Sun Aug 10, 2008 3:18 am

Is there software to MAKE a set of remote codes ?? That would be an easy thing to do...

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Re: LIGHTSTAR DIRECT PREAMP VALUE?

Post by snow » Sun Aug 10, 2008 11:32 am

Thanks guys for all the info. This one is supposed to work perfectly and he does have the remote, but its not a bad idea if at possible when I get this unit to program a second remote with the codes to avoid being paralyzed if and when it breaks, or perhaps even use the second remote after programming and save the original remote so if I ever resell this unit it will have an original working remote.



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Re: LIGHTSTAR DIRECT PREAMP VALUE?

Post by gdb » Sun Aug 10, 2008 12:01 pm

Toy Maker wrote:Be careful...

there was one that sold on ebay a few months ago that was broken... if it's the same one, it can't be fixed...
Rolland said it was a paperweigt.

I do need a remote though if it is broken !!!
Toy Maker, couldn't that broken unit be called an organ donor instead of a paperweight?
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Re: LIGHTSTAR DIRECT PREAMP VALUE?

Post by snow » Sun Aug 10, 2008 12:18 pm

Hi Toy Maker. What would be great is if you could see your way clear to selling me one of those amps that are stacked up in your avatar, then we would both be happy. \:D/


Fat chance of that huh? lol

Heres a few pics of some lightstar gear in case someone reading this wants a visual. :D




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