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bookasan
07-10-2003, 09:41 AM
I just came across a pair of Aquarius IV (model # S109).
The guy is asking $300 and I can probably talk him down to $250.
Does anyone know what these are worth? I tried to see what they are going for on Ebay, but can't find any up for auction.

boputnam
07-10-2003, 09:47 AM
I've no idea on current valuation, but Giskard's handy consumer price list compilation shows the last price was 1977, at $210 ea.

If condition is good/excellent, you might have some good value in the $200 per pair range, IMO.

If you get 'em, post some pics! ;)

Don McRitchie
07-10-2003, 11:58 AM
Be forewarned, they are an acquired taste. If you like the diffuse sound of Bose 901's, then this is for you. Conversely, it does not have great extension at the frequency extremes and has a fairly uneven response due to the slot loading.

boputnam
07-10-2003, 12:14 PM
Don, that is a very important post - you're right.

I thought of the same, but guessed (likely wrong...) that "bookasan" was keen on the Aquarius. But, that LE8T-2 is a very different transducer than is it's oh-so-distant brethren, and is worth pointing out... ;)

bookasan
07-10-2003, 12:28 PM
I know very little about the Aquarius series speakers and have Never heard them.
Just wondering what the current going $$$ was, if any.
I collect and re-sell alot of older audio gear and have had some luck with recent JBL finds, like the L65A's I found for $90 and parted out for over $1,000.

Don McRitchie
07-10-2003, 12:44 PM
had some luck with recent JBL finds, like the L65A's I found for $90 and parted out for over $1,000

You might not want to publicize that too loudly. Many around here (myself included) would prefer to see as much of the vintage systems as possible preserved in their entirety rather than canabalized for maximum dollars. However, it's a free market and you're obviously free to do what you want.

boputnam
07-10-2003, 01:08 PM
"had some luck with ... L65A's I found ... and parted out ..."

Bummer, dude! :(

Here we go again, Don - and we're helping them! Arrrrgh....

I picture Vintage enthusiasts on the other side of these trades dutifully reassembling the pieces-parts into near-vintage assemblages. Drat the dang process...

bookasan
07-10-2003, 01:13 PM
I totaly respect your concerns and I generaly and agree 100%.
I generaly only sell these items in 1 piece however in this case and in with parts for 4312'S I currently have up for auction, the cabinets were in very bad shape. If people wouldn't do silly thimgs like paint their 4312's white with spray paint or run over their L65's with a Mac truck, I would never part them out.:)

Don McRitchie
07-10-2003, 01:15 PM
I picture Vintage enthusiasts on the other side of these trades dutifully reassembling the pieces-parts into near-vintage assemblages.

Hehe. I wish. To me the sad part is losing the cabinetry. Particularly the woodwork from the 50's and 60's systems that were fine furniture.

bookasan
07-10-2003, 01:17 PM
Sorry, My words got a little jumbbled up there. (darn keyboard).
Anyway, I hope you guys get the picture.
Besides, if I take the parts out of the thrashed cabinets, collectors like yourselves have a source for the original components, right?

boputnam
07-10-2003, 01:22 PM
"yourselves have a source for the original components, right"

... and of that, you are certainly correct! :p