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LIGHTSTAR DIRECT PREAMP VALUE?

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Post Sun Aug 10, 2008 1:17 pm

Re: LIGHTSTAR DIRECT PREAMP VALUE?

snow wrote: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



Yeah, since I only have one here working at the moment.... :?
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Post Sun Aug 10, 2008 1:33 pm

Re: LIGHTSTAR DIRECT PREAMP VALUE?

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.


IIRC, as of the last time I talked with Rolland that is NOT true. It can be repaired UNLESS the processor is shot....no one knows how to programme a new one.

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Right, Rolland said the "volume out od wack" issue was un-fixable... other issues may be fixable... but I would't buy a non working one except for the remote.
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Post Sun Aug 10, 2008 2:04 pm

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Toy Maker wrote:
snow wrote: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



Yeah, since I only have one here working at the moment.... :?


Sorry to hear that, Hopefully it will be an easy fix :) If you ever do decide to sell one of your amps though please keep me in mind. It would be nice to have the matching amp to this pre, but I figure it took this long to snag a preamp. I am patient and will keep my eye out \:D/



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Post Sun Aug 10, 2008 2:52 pm

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What I said was that there were no parts available. I stand by that.
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Post Sun Aug 10, 2008 5:32 pm

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F1nut wrote:What I said was that there were no parts available. I stand by that.



In that circumstance I'd buy the inop unit :-) .... just in case

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Its going to be used equipment when I sell it, so it may as well be used equipment when I buy it.

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Post Sun Aug 10, 2008 5:34 pm

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Get out of here Ray... Wern't you black-balled a while ago ?!?! :lol:
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Post Sun Aug 10, 2008 5:44 pm

Re: LIGHTSTAR DIRECT PREAMP VALUE?

Toy Maker wrote:Right, Rolland said the "volume out od wack" issue was un-fixable... other issues may be fixable... but I would't buy a non working one except for the remote.
Volume out of whack issue?



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Post Sun Aug 10, 2008 5:48 pm

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maybe Ray can post the details, he was all aver that auction and still lost...
It had something to do with the volume being screwed up... 1 channel was louder than the other, and it was stuck at low volume I think....
There was something wrong with one of the onboard processors, Rolland said he couldn't do anything with it....
Just make sure all the buttins work :)
If not, Ray and I will be happy to fight over it !! heheh Dick already has a remote too... fkr ! :lol:
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Post Sun Aug 10, 2008 6:31 pm

Re: LIGHTSTAR DIRECT PREAMP VALUE?

Thanks for all the info so far guys. My next question being that the chances of me locating a matching amp anytime soon is pretty slim to put it mildly, is what other amp/s would mate well with this pre? it appears to get the best sound that I would need to have a amp that has balanced inputs. I am thinking sunfire perhaps?



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Post Sun Aug 10, 2008 7:04 pm

Re: LIGHTSTAR DIRECT PREAMP VALUE?

Try a Sunfire 600 x 2 (or 300 x 2). They're Lightstar-ish.
It should sound like it isn't there!
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Post Sun Aug 10, 2008 7:07 pm

Re: LIGHTSTAR DIRECT PREAMP VALUE?

BillD wrote:Try a Sunfire 600 x 2 (or 300 x 2). They're Lightstar-ish.
I see there is a 600 x 2 here. http://cls.audiogon.com/cgi-bin/cls.pl? ... 1223412603

Is this a fair price?



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Post Sun Aug 10, 2008 7:25 pm

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The guys on crack IMO
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Post Sun Aug 10, 2008 7:39 pm

Re: LIGHTSTAR DIRECT PREAMP VALUE?

$1500-1700 would be a good used price...
anything inder $1500, and you're getting a good deal !!
Over $2,000 the seller is trying to get ALL his $$ back after paying retail.

$2350, I'd expect a Tube Preamp with it or something

I paid $1,000 for mine a couple weeks ago, and $400 for a Sunfire 300x2, so keep your eyes out

Hey, there's alway a chance of coming across a LS amp, god knows I don't need any more.
We (my father and I) have (3) OEM amps, and (4) in parts we have to build.
The 3rd working amp will be here tomorrow... can't wait to see if there was anything wrong with it or not.
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Post Sun Aug 10, 2008 7:55 pm

Re: LIGHTSTAR DIRECT PREAMP VALUE?

Thanks for the pricing info. Good luck with the amp thats coming hopefully it will be simply the toggle switch on the one channel.



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