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post #871 of 1258
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Secondly - I read his whole thread and not once read Cerwin Vegas being discussed! My roommate in the early 80's had what I think was D-5's and they rocked!

 

The Cerwin Vegas were the Sony XBs of speakers.  I recall their trademark was red rubber trim around the 15" woofers of their top models.

post #872 of 1258
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Secondly - I read his whole thread and not once read Cerwin Vegas being discussed! My roommate in the early 80's had what I think was D-5's and they rocked!

Anyway, since I got the Pioneer rack system (Spec1 pre/Spec2 amp @250 WPC) that came with no speakers, two buddies came to my aid. One gave me a 1992 Klipsch KG 3.2 pair and the other gave me a pair of Sansui S-1500 towers from early 1980! GAVE me them. Love those guys!

Both handle the Spec 2 well and thump the house nicely. No, the decibel levels stayed sane and wasn't using 500 watts of power but still. cool.gif

May look for some Cerwin Vegas from a nostalgia perspective. I'm a headphone lover and my newly modded D7000's sound amazing but sometimes a speaker is the answer........like last night when my Eagles One of these Nights album arrived. Man they sounded good.

Could not pick one over the other at first test. The Sansui are a bit brighter and the Klipsch may thump better but both are good. Pics to follow.


Pics..............

 

 

 


Edited by Oregonian - 7/13/13 at 3:19pm
post #873 of 1258

tongue_smile.gif Rack 'em! I could easily see myself in that room with Champagne & Pizza on a Saturday nite!

post #874 of 1258
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Pics..............

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dang, why can't I ever score like that? mad.gif The really good stuff that I come across are things that I don't need. And I'm just not into flipping for a profit. 

post #875 of 1258

Hi Head-Fiers. 

 

I would like to share with you some pictures of my recent acquisitions.  Last Saturday I was given a pair of Realistic Mach Ones from 1978 in pretty great condition.  The only issues are a small dent in one of the woofer dust caps, the cabinet needed some TLC and a small tear in one of the grill covers.  

 

Also, today I purchased the Klipsch Cornwalls as well.  My brother and I gave both pairs the Howards Restor-A-Finish and Feed-and-Wax treatment.  That stuff is so easy to use and the results are absolutely amazing!!!  I really can't believe how amazing the cabinets of both pairs look after the job.

 

I took pictures during the process.  Unfortunately the end result photos of the Cornwalls really came out crappy (bad lighting).

 

Tomorrow (while it's light out) I will take some excellent photos of my revitalized Cornwalls that I will post.  Tonight I will share with you my Mach Ones and a comparison shot of them with the Cornwalls before I worked on either of them.

 

I hope you enjoy!!!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

post #876 of 1258
Beautiful
post #877 of 1258

^^ Good times brother....very good times. Enjoy!! 

post #878 of 1258

Great effort bce22!!!

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Hey, a pair of CS 99a's just popped up on my radar. How do these rate and what a fair price on some in very good condition?

post #880 of 1258

Thanks everyone!  More pics tomorrow!!!!!

 

So, just to tell you.  I just fired the cornwalls up for the first time.  I have never owned or knew anyone that owned high end speakers.  I have never had a better musical (besides live shows) experience in my life!   I am so hooked on my vintage setup!!!!!!!   biggrin.gif

post #881 of 1258
Great looking indeed!!!! Very nice biggrin.gif
post #882 of 1258
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Thanks everyone!  More pics tomorrow!!!!!

 

So, just to tell you.  I just fired the cornwalls up for the first time.  I have never owned or knew anyone that owned high end speakers.  I have never had a better musical (besides live shows) experience in my life!   I am so hooked on my vintage setup!!!!!!!   biggrin.gif

 

Now Rhode Island has two attractions for me - The Carey Mansion and your setup!tongue_smile.gif

post #883 of 1258

Those Mach One pics are giving me a serious 80's flashback.  Now where did I put those two-tone Sergio Valente jeans?
 

post #884 of 1258
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Hey, a pair of CS 99a's just popped up on my radar. How do these rate and what a fair price on some in very good condition?

I owned a pair and got rid of them quick. They go for insane prices because of their Beauty and build quality. But the hpm100 beat them handily. Although they have 15in drivers, they have the bass weight of speakers with 6in drivers because of how small the cabinets are. The bass does improve with and eq, and going that route does improved the bass response a great deal, but still fall way short of what a 15 inch driver is suppose to sound like.

I thought I was getting a great deal at 240 but I still feel like I paid too much. Just head over to audiokarma and they will tell you every thing you need to know. But they don't sound bad. They do have a nice, lush tonality to them. But IMO they are way overpriced for their overall performance. I think you can get much better for less money unless you get a really killer deal for them. But there are some who love them, so you may at the very least wont to give them a listen.
post #885 of 1258

Dang, I gotta give my Mach 1's the Howard's Restore-a-finish treatment now! biggrin.gif

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