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So, I happened to get a Sennheiser Orpheus

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Long story short, a family member passed away and I am helping to handle his audio equipment.  Among the items I found a Sennheiser Orpheus, among many other things.

 

I'm going to be testing it to make sure it's working fine, but is there a US service center for Sennheiser that can handle checking it out if it needs any service?  The top pad is cracked and flaking, which from what I read is not uncommon.  The ear pads are cracking a bit but not flaking.  Is there a source for the top pad?  I have a set of NOS replacement tubes, also.

 

Also, what are these things going for?  I see a person selling one on Ebay for $30,000, but it's in Germany, and has been listed at that for a while.

 

Thanks for the help!

 

I tried to post photos, but am not able to (new member issue?)








Edited by Steelratt - 9/16/13 at 7:45pm
post #2 of 22

Senn USA Can handle repairs & should be able to order pads & headband pad. 30 k is way overpriced

More around 20k .

post #3 of 22
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Thanks for the reply.

 

Yeah, the 30K seemed pretty overpriced.

 

Any tips on the operation of the unit?  Looks pretty straight forward, turn the key, let it warm up, listen.

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Thanks for the reply.

Yeah, the 30K seemed pretty overpriced.

Any tips on the operation of the unit?  Looks pretty straight forward, turn the key, let it warm up, listen.
I'm so jealous. mad.gif
post #5 of 22
I wouldn't sell something like this on ebay though. Anybody could screw you with a credit card chargeback. I know it may sound weird, but I would never take such a heavy risk. Would rather sell locally.
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Steelratt: You can post pictures now.

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Steelratt: You can post pictures now.

 

You just wanna see pictures of this baby, don't you?  :tongue_smile:

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I wouldn't sell something like this on ebay though. Anybody could screw you with a credit card chargeback. I know it may sound weird, but I would never take such a heavy risk. Would rather sell locally.

 

Or Audiogon.  Still, I'd be scared to even pack that thing up.  Keep it and know that you own a classic.

post #9 of 22
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Pics added to first post.

I wish I could keep it. Fired it up today, seems to work fine. Vacuum tubes are so elegant, he had a bunch of other vacuum tube stuff too (Mac, art audio), very elegant.

Thanks for the suggestion about eBay, I hate them with a passion, and only use them for cheap stuff. Audiogon is a bit better.

I'll try sennheiser us about the head pad.

He had grado rs2s and sennheiser hd600 as well, they sound pretty good too.
post #10 of 22

Damn dude , if you are ready to sell it for 10k I am buying it among many others here :P 

Don't let them go , once they go you will never get them back .... welcome to HiFi :D

post #11 of 22

Why can't you keep it?

post #12 of 22

Sounds like he's helping settle the estate.

post #13 of 22

If you know your ropes around ebay I would trust to sell it for over 20k.  Hope you get to enjoy it before you sell it (might even change your mind if you listen long enough).

post #14 of 22
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Thanks for all the input. It's going to get sold, I'm just debating if I should bring it to sennheiser USA first for a check up. It's running fine, so I'm not sure if it's needed, I just thought it might boost buyer confidence.

It's a amazing sounding and looking piece, and I wish I could keep it, but the unit, and the proceeds from its sale, belong to my aunt and her daughter. He had some other cool audio stuff that I might buy, but this is out of my price range.

I have gotten jerked around by ebay so many times it's ridiculous. It's easy to stick it to sellers and defraud them, so it'll probably just be ebay and here. Saw the last one in Germany sold on ebay for 28k, so selling this one for a fair amount less will not be too hard, I hope.
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Sorry, audiogon and here.
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