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#276772 - 10/30/09 01:04 AM Buying Used Speakers....
ohlavrac Offline
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Registered: 10/27/09
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Loc: Montreal, Qc

Ok, another question for youz guyz... I just got an offer to buy a used 5.1 Axiom HT set (maple I think). The guy bought it about 2 1/2 to 3 years ago, I didn't ask if he was the original owner but I will tomorrow. He wasn't sure what series it was but he said he paid approx $1500. I need to see them tomorrow and discuss pricing.

Now, i've never purchased used speakers before so what should I be looking out for ? Gimme details, anything that will help spot an issue.
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#276777 - 10/30/09 02:06 AM Re: Buying Used Speakers.... [Re: ohlavrac]
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Other than the obvious cosmetic problems, dings, scrapes etc. I would listen for odd noises such as buzzing from tweeters or one speaker sounding different/off from the opposite pair with full 5 channel stereo being used as the source from the reciever, this way they should all be playing similar sounds, using a mono setting would work even better. Other than that just listen to YOUR music and movie types to see if the Axioms fit your music/sound quality tastes, just like any other speaker from a store.
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#276780 - 10/30/09 02:21 AM Re: Buying Used Speakers.... [Re: jakewash]
ohlavrac Offline
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Loc: Montreal, Qc
Ok... simple enough... I thought there was some special tapping on the drivers or something of the sorts
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#276792 - 10/30/09 06:25 AM Re: Buying Used Speakers.... [Re: ohlavrac]
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At higher volume, you might want to bring your hand close to every driver to make sure they all are working. At very low volume, do the same with your ears. That should at least reassure you that all the drivers are operating.
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#276801 - 10/30/09 08:42 AM Re: Buying Used Speakers.... [Re: EFalardeau]
SirQuack Offline
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Keep in mind the warranty will be void, it is not transferable.
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#276814 - 10/30/09 10:23 AM Re: Buying Used Speakers.... [Re: SirQuack]
ohlavrac Offline
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Registered: 10/27/09
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Loc: Montreal, Qc
 Originally Posted By: sirquack
Keep in mind the warranty will be void, it is not transferable.


I don't get why a warranty can't be transferable?!?!? Its the same damn product being used in another house by someone else. If the product was meant to screw up it will, the makers should keep it valid no matter who owns it in those 5 years.
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#276850 - 10/30/09 01:57 PM Re: Buying Used Speakers.... [Re: ohlavrac]
ohlavrac Offline
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Loc: Montreal, Qc
Just found out what the package is...

M40ti
VP100
QS4

what is this worth ? if in good condition ?

And what are the M40ti's like ?
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#276852 - 10/30/09 02:11 PM Re: Buying Used Speakers.... [Re: ohlavrac]
Wid Offline
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Registered: 06/22/03
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Loc: The Peoples Republic of Il.

How much?
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#276853 - 10/30/09 02:11 PM Re: Buying Used Speakers.... [Re: ohlavrac]
tomtuttle Offline
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Registered: 06/20/03
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Loc: Tacoma
M40's are discontinued, but were highly regarded by their owners. They are like the M50's but with only one woofer. If he paid $1500, it must have been CDN$ when the exchange rate was different than now. That seems a bit high. I think that it would be difficult to find something new that you'd like better than this for less than about $750.
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#276858 - 10/30/09 02:19 PM Re: Buying Used Speakers.... [Re: tomtuttle]
Wid Offline
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Registered: 06/22/03
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I do recall the M40 being on sale for a ridiculously low price when they were discontinued. I forget how much though.
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