Did you find any audio bargains during the holiday frenzy?

The media likes to focus on the big-screen TV discounts people found this week, but did you find any audio bargains during the holiday shopping frenzy?

Did you find any audio bargains during the holiday frenzy?
Yes I found something
28% (25 votes)
Didn't find anything
23% (21 votes)
I stay away from holiday shopping
49% (44 votes)
Total votes: 90

Scrooge's picture

Bah, humbug!

Tim D's picture

McIntosh MCD201 SACD/CD player for $599 in great shape.

xanthia01@gmail.com's picture

I'm sorry to say, none—even though the prevailing market conditions should mean there should be many. Greed.

tonyE's picture

I figure I got cash, most people don't, so I'll wait a couple of weeks and see what happens— I think we'll see lower prices yet. My wife and I can wait until after Christmas.

Mark's picture

I found some great deals on tickets for the opera and the symphony.

bob's picture

Two Definitive Audio BP10Bs, two BP2Xs, a CLR2000, a Denon AVR-5600, a DCM-560, and a DVD-1500 all for $625.

Nightspore68's picture

Not necessarily a bargain, but I did find a retailer who was willing to provide "same as cash" financing for Audio Research products (and others). I got an ARC integrated VSi60, which is something I'd likely never have enough actual cash for, and I can pay it off over 12 months. I was happy and surprised to see a high-end retailer offer such financing.

Dan's picture

It's dangerous out there.

C.  Healthgut, M.D, FACS's picture

Fine audio is rarely, if ever, a bargain.

HS's picture

The Beatles Stereo Box for $100.

Eric Shook - Pittsboro, NC's picture

AV123 had their ELT Bookshelves at a more realistic price than ever before.

David Allen's picture

Emotiva CD player, the best $319 I've spent in years.

ch2's picture

Holiday shopping? Bah, humbug!

Ima Believer's picture

A Z series Sony Bravia, 52". The visual factor it introduces to film; well. More whatever for the buck than anything else I could upgrade to/from for the same dollars. I'd love to buy a P3 TPS combo; but my P1 is fine. Maybe a new needle as a consolation toy.

Jimmy's picture

The so-called "good" stuff is never on sale—unless it's being discontinued.

Empty pockets's picture

There are lots of bargains (Sonus Faber at big discount, JMLab and Rockport at half price). All this is good, but I don't know if it's a good sign.

John Freeman's picture

Pioneer Elite VSX-21TXH receiver at Amazon for $469.

DG's picture

Staying home playing records beats the hell out of being in that fools' crowd. No shopping 'til next year, except for food.

Dave's picture

The Beatles Stereo Box Set for $99.99 from amazon.com.

Brankin's picture

I don't bother with stores the weekend after Thanksgiving, so no audio bargains for me.

Nodaker's picture

I picked up a Ray Samuels Hornet headphone amp on Audiogon. Used yes, discounted yes—one-third off for used.

audio-sleuth@comcast.net's picture

I promised myself I wouldn't spend any money on me this Xmas. What a liar. So far, $480 on records and counting. Now, if I can only find a certain Eberhard Weber album, I'll stop. No really, I mean it. Please stop laughing at me, I can stop any time I want. Sure I can!

Leonard Chan's picture

Musical Fidelity V-DAC

Jim Dandy's picture

I won't even try during the holidays—too much hassle & hustle. But, for those who don't agree, happy shopping, happy holidays, and happy new year to all.

Chris's picture

I am a high-power (close to pure hi-fi) audiophile—by that definition, I purchased a Lab Gruppen FP4000s Power Amp for a price that I'm too conservative to mention. My audio chain starts with FLAC files, then to a pro audio sound card (Digi-design D/A converter) through balanced cables to my power amp then through 12ga speaker wire, and finally to some very sensitive high-SPL loudspeakers.

srv's picture

I got a preamp at a good price.

Isaiah's picture

I did wonder about the quality of the audio bargains I saw.

Peter's picture

Denon DVD-2930CI new for $170, including shipping, thanks to Vanns.com.

K.  Kjelson, Hollywood, CA's picture

Stereophile used the word "bargain." I think I'll have a drink!

Louis P.'s picture

David Gilmour's Live In Gdansk 2CD/DVD set for $23.99 at Amazon.com—one-third the price of the vinyl version. Sorry Mikey, but we are in a recession, and I already have the On an Island LP.