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post #1 of 26 (permalink) Old 2009-04-22, 09:19 AM Thread Starter
 
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Post Audio speakers

Has any ever heard of these speakers?? It seems Post Audio was a Canadian company but that's all I could dig up so far. A friend is thinking at buying a used set.

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post #2 of 26 (permalink) Old 2009-04-27, 09:58 PM
 
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Post Audio was a higher end division of Audiosphere Research. My two front towers are Post Audio "Monitor DM-16's" with dual twelve inch drivers. I've had these babies for years and they still pound. Here is an Article that tells a little bit of history about the Audioshpere Research company: http://www.twice.com/article/CA64583.html Doesn't talk about the Post Audio line though. This is the only link I could ever find with some information about the company. I bought my Post Audio towers at Krazy Kiley's (now Kiley's Electronics) in Regina.
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post #3 of 26 (permalink) Old 2009-04-28, 07:53 AM Thread Starter
 
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Thanks for info! I thought they looked very familiar to my old Audiosphere Experiment speakers that I recently sold. The cabinet looks much nicer and the woofers are a different material than my old ones though.
Here's picture of the set he's looking at buying...

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Those are the one's. Are you selling them or buying them?
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There's something about these vintage speakers that I really like - they have size, presence that the new speakers with small footprints seem to lack.

I guess the trend is for smaller (less visible) speakers but for me speakers need to be visible - they make a room look good.
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Those are the one's. Are you selling them or buying them?
My friend is thinking of buying them.
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Those look nice - real Oak trim.

I've had a few Audiosphere products at one time or another (though base level Audiosphere brand ones) including a centre I'm still using in the kids HT in the basement.

Perfectly fine speakers, though I never really found them something to be enthused about. How much are they asking for them? To me, the buy recommendation would be based on the seller looking for reasonable coin.

Also, I'd check the foam on the woofers (they look foamed, not butyl in the picture). If they need or will soon need a refoaming, 4 x 12" would cost around $50 + time as a DIY project if they were due, and probably more than the speakers are worth if done professionally.

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Those look nice - real Oak trim.

I've had a few Audiosphere products at one time or another (though base level Audiosphere brand ones) including a centre I'm still using in the kids HT in the basement.

Perfectly fine speakers, though I never really found them something to be enthused about. How much are they asking for them? To me, the buy recommendation would be based on the seller looking for reasonable coin.

Also, I'd check the foam on the woofers (they look foamed, not butyl in the picture). If they need or will soon need a refoaming, 4 x 12" would cost around $50 + time as a DIY project if they were due, and probably more than the speakers are worth if done professionally.
They're asking $150. He's getting speakers for his garage, so he's not looking for audiophile grade speakers.
I was just curious about them because I had not heard the name before.
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Well, if there is one thing I'm not, it's an audiophile. I still haven't mastered the art of hearing what's not there.[]

Though if I invested in $1,000 speaker wires, I'd likely be much happier (oooh, don't mean to start that one again). OK, maybe just square core 100% silver wires?

Back to the speakers, $150 seems a bit high to me, though I am guessing these babies pound. Heck if your friend likes them, what's money? Just make sure he double checks the woofer foam! If the foam is getting tired, it may be good to get the price down(uhhh, these look like they'll need a refoaming soon, take $75?).

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It's a shame that he's putting them in the garage. I would suggest that if he buys them to try them in the home as well. What kind of Home theater and speaker setup does he have now?
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Ah, you could eat off the floor in his garage.
If they are in good shape I'm sure he''ll try them in his Home theater as well. He has older Paradigm Titans as his fronts right now.
I sold my my Audiosphere Experiment 800-D's a couple months ago for $200. So the price is not bad for here in St. John's (not a lot of used speakers on the market here).
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Wow, glad I'm in the Winnipeg used market. I could have had a pair of db 990s a few months back for $100. Heck, I bought my CV A-123's for $30, though they did need some work. Heck, there's a guy selling some old Epis for $50 or $75 right now!

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NewfZX7 did your buddy ever buy those speakers and if so, how are they working out for him?
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He offered them $100 but never heard back from them. They are still listed so they must holding out for $150.
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I think I would have paid 150$ for a pair of those speakers.
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