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#143493 - 07/16/06 06:29 PM Re: Looking for cheap floorstanders for my dad. [Re: HomeDad]
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Those aren't much of an upgrade from m22s and a stf-2 for me, they use the same midrange/tweeter. they would also be too expensive for me to buy for my dad. The only axiom I'd be interested in is an ebay/audiogon cheap one for dad(below $400).

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#143494 - 07/16/06 09:53 PM Re: Looking for cheap floorstanders for my dad. [Re: Thasp]
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T, I think that your original question was more realistic than your second proposal. Neither the speaker that you mentioned for your father nor the Infinity that I linked(check the Stereophile review and measurements )should be considered as "lame". Your M22/STF-2 combo is excellent and except in a very large room(which you don't have)actually getting a significant "upgrade" for the money that you're considering doesn't seem very likely.
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#143495 - 07/16/06 10:36 PM Re: Looking for cheap floorstanders for my dad. [Re: JohnK]
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I never even read your post, my bad. I will definately consider those.

It seems you have to be 18 to have your own ebay account, which is lame, I guess I'll have to stick to audiogon/paypal.

I will consider the infinities, but if I see the m50s cheap or m40s used anywhere, I'm jumping at them. If anyone has a lead on them, I'd love to hear.

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#143496 - 07/16/06 10:44 PM Re: Looking for cheap floorstanders for my dad. [Re: Thasp]
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Isn't it amazing how more money you seem to have once you kick the cocaine habit?


You know I'm totally joking, right?
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#143497 - 07/17/06 02:00 AM Re: Looking for cheap floorstanders for my dad. [Re: pmbuko]
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I never said I stopped. I am happy with it, the youngest guy in the office is three years older than me. I never expected to jump ahead that far in this timeframe.

Sites like audiogon and ebay require that I be 18 to buy stuff, which is a bummer. I usually buy stuff with my dad's ebay/paypal account I made in his name with his info and pay him right before I make a charge to his card. However, if this is to be a surprise, obviously I can't do that. audiogon doesn't seem to require proof of age so if I buy used I'd like to go through them instead of ebay. I have a paypal account linked to my bank account.

the m80s are a bit expensive for me even at $650, especially since those are the older ones, I am making a request for the m40s on audiogon when I am finished signing up. I hope they come up.


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#143498 - 07/17/06 09:27 AM Re: Looking for cheap floorstanders for my dad. [Re: Thasp]
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Registered: 08/25/04
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Loc: Bowmanville, Ontario, Canada
Good luck with your hunt. I'm not giving up my M40s though

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#143499 - 07/17/06 11:38 AM Re: Looking for cheap floorstanders for my dad. [Re: bridgman]
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This Dad has been looking at the Boston Acoustics vr2 or 3 deal at one of the authorized online stores. I am also considering the Axiom m60s. I really got the itch to pull the trigger on the BAs from what I have read about them at AVS. Has anyone heard these? Would they be a suitable alternative to the M60/80 choices?

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#143500 - 07/19/06 04:32 PM Re: Looking for cheap floorstanders for my dad. [Re: Thasp]
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My reply never got posted for some reason.

I bought my dad Thiel CS3s, $700 shipped. Not 3.6 or 3.5, just normal CS3.

I will compare to the M22s and keep what I believe sounds better for myself. I don't think it'd be that useful posting a detailed comparison because this is a hard to find speaker, it is about 21-22 years old, but if I get around to it it'll be in this thread.

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#143501 - 07/19/06 08:58 PM Re: Looking for cheap floorstanders for my dad. [Re: Thasp]
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Loc: western canada
Gotta love the vintage stuff.
Interesting to hear how Thiel has kept the CS3 name going for so long, now up to .7?


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#143502 - 07/19/06 10:30 PM Re: Looking for cheap floorstanders for my dad. [Re: chesseroo]
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Registered: 08/03/03
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Loc: Moorhead, Minnesota/US
What's with the jellow mold woofers?

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