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Buddha
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A totally tough set up for eight hundred dineros...

Big Mike and I stopped at our favorite local recycled audio shop today and I got to tell ya, I got a jones for a pair of speakers there.

It's a pair of vintage Rauna Leira's.

Concrete encolusre, two way. 280 bucks for the pair.

Matched it up with an Apt Holman amp and preamp, 490 bucks for both.

Played them with an old secondhand Tascam CD player...

Magnifico!

If I weren't on triple secret fiscal probabtion with the wife unit, I'd be all over that speaker/amp/preamp with a PS1 and for 8 bills, I'd be one of the bears from Hell!

Links to what the gear looks like:

Rauna Leira:

http://213.132.112.100/images/16/1693849672.jpg

The Apt/Holman preamp:

http://fisherdoctor.com/pictures/other/Preamp/aptholmonpreamp2.jpg

Apt 1 amp:

http://www.mercadolibre.com.mx/jm/img?s=MLM&f=21069128_1906.jpg&v=P

Crap. Images not working. Oh, well. Try the links!

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Re: A totally tough set up for eight hundred dineros...

Buddha, I used to own the Apt-Holman preamp. I used it with an SAE power amp and Rectilinear III speakers. The system sounded terrific. As I recall.

Of course, I always recall differently, as per where I am on the CRDS (Clifton Relatively Drunken Scale). But, as you well know, memory is flawed no matter WHAT one's functioning brain-cell count might be, at any particular moment (falsely highlighted within the flux of time), so why rely on it?

I can understand your attraction to these speakers. They remind me of my ex-wife. Neat on the outside, and nasty to the core. And, I haven't even heard them (I can tell by their whitewashed exteriors and their dark, dark holes...).

Concrete. I, too, am in love. I have learned to never love anything that rots, and concrete is probably the best we can do, these days...

Say hello to Mike.

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Re: A totally tough set up for eight hundred dineros...

Those speakers look like urinal stands especially in that picture where they're positioned on a tile floor.

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Re: A totally tough set up for eight hundred dineros...

My wife thinks they look like those tuba-shaped ventilation structures on the deck of a ship.

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Re: A totally tough set up for eight hundred dineros...

Nice find dude- how much do those thangs weigh anyway?

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Quote:
Nice find dude- how much do those thangs weigh anyway?

Not that much. The cabinet is ported in back - maybe 1/2 inch?

They weighed about 60 pounds.

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