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post #1501 of 2094

Yeah. I took a photo to post here but it's nothing special if it's not my Leben, ya know? 

 

I am happy just to see it on my shelf though, and since I have his I'll have one for my meet next weekend. 

 

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hey MT, did I read correctly elsewhere that the dealer loaned you his demo and that one works fine for you?

post #1502 of 2094

Hmmm....Discount on the floor model? More $$ for Vinyl!!

post #1503 of 2094

Yeah, seriously! Tell him to refund you 30% of what you paid and then go buy himself a new demo ;)

post #1504 of 2094

^^^

 

Good advice. But I've not met a Leben dealer yet who felt they needed to offer a discount of any kind, unfortunately.

 

I'm thinking about moving to a 600 from my beloved Luxman, just for the change of pace. Long wait times and DOA product aren't making the swap a no-brainer, however.

 

best,

 

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post #1505 of 2094

Honestly I want new this time. This is my first serious speaker rig and while I love a good used deal, I passed on his floor model Harbeths, too. Even though he'd include the stands to offset the cost.

 

He has offered me a trade in on the 300XS when we inevitably upgrade to the 600. ;)

post #1506 of 2094

;)

post #1507 of 2094

Still can't believe you're only pushing Omens with your 600, Clayton. 

 

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;)

post #1508 of 2094
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Are these worth USD400? How to tell if they are the real thing?

 

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TK's

Chris

 

Absolutely not. 

post #1509 of 2094
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Still can't believe you're only pushing Omens with your 600, Clayton. 

 


Tell me about it. Do you have any suggestions? Since those are the only good speakers I've owned I can't compare them to anything else so I am satisfied. I'd like something smaller since I live in an apartment. Which Zu Audio speakers do you suggest (or any other manufacturer for that matter). I was also thinking about Sonus Farber but that's a little too out of my price range. Although a little bit of financial planning...

post #1510 of 2094

Clayton, what's your price range for speakers?

post #1511 of 2094
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Clayton, what's your price range for speakers?

Realistically it should be as much as the Leben which is $6.5K, yes?

I would say around $3K - $4K for a pair. I paid $1K for the Omens.

post #1512 of 2094

I have been a big fan of Vandersteens for a long time.  I have moved up their model chain over the years.

 

They recently started selling a model called the Treos which have gotten great reviews.  I think they list for $6k per pair.  I am not sure what the retail price is.

 

I would recommend you check them out.

post #1513 of 2094

You should know already. Harbeths. :) The 30.1 would probably be the ones for you.

 

Since you like your Zus and want something smaller why not the Essence Bookshelf? You get the new tweeter that way.

 

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Realistically it should be as much as the Leben which is $6.5K, yes?

I would say around $3K - $4K for a pair. I paid $1K for the Omens.

post #1514 of 2094

Thanks.

Can Essence Bookshelves sound better than the larger (cabinet enclosure) Omens?

post #1515 of 2094
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Thanks.

Can Essence Bookshelves sound better than the larger (cabinet enclosure) Omens?

A new tweeter is a new tweeter. You'll lose extension of course, unfortunately. You could go Omen Def...

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