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Rega R5 & Brio3, need pricing advice

post #1 of 5
Thread Starter 

Hello,

 

I'm hoping some of you would have the necessary knowledge of Rega speaker market to help me make an offer to buy some used one.

 

A coworker lent me some Rega R5 loudspeakers and a Brio3 amplifier. I love them. They're in great condition (as far as my ears can tell). He asked me to make an offer if I want to keep them... I'd like to keep them, but I have no clue whatsoever about the value of the kit. If I remember well, I think he said the speaker pair was around $1800 new. Not sure. Anyway.. that's why I'm here begging for help.

 

Thanks,

 

Max

post #2 of 5

it probably depends how old and what condition they are in.

 

you're likely to get a more educated opinion to this question if you post it on Audiogon.

 

the RS5's are the new model, which retail in the US for about $1800 (http://soundorg.com/info/rega/pricing/1.pdf)

 

the R5's are the previous model, which likely retailed for less.

post #3 of 5

From what I've seen on Audiogon, usually used equipment seems to average around 50% of the original retail price depending on age, condition, and desirability. In this case, the speakers are about a generation behind the latest model, so it would probably sell for less than 50% retail. The same applies for the amp.

post #4 of 5
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@Lenni: Thanks, I have posted on Audiogon. Post approval pending...

 

@yage: Ok, thanks.. he just found his original invoice... I'll see tomorrow how much he paid exactly... I never intended to pay this much for speakers.. but I don't think I could let them go so easily either.

post #5 of 5

I would probably offer around $1050 - $1150 for the speakers and amp.

 

I was able to pick up a pair of R3s and the Mira 3 amp for $1500 a number of years ago. The speakers were old stock (the RS series had just been released) and the Mira 3 was a dealer demo unit.

 

I think a fair price for the Brio 3 would be about $300, and the R5s maybe $750 or $850. 

 

I haven't been able to find any links with regard to pricing info, but I do remember that the R-series was a little bit cheaper than the RS-series.

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