I had recently added a NAD 7125 receiver, and wanted to set up a 2 channel stereo nirvana in my basement. Therefore, I was looking to get rid of the speakers I was using in the basement, a very nice Dahlquist Orbit 5.1 system.
So I put the system up on Kijiji, and asked who would like to trade me a pair of towers for the Dahlquists.
And of course, I get offered a pair of the Nuances with the two 8" woofers, a powered 8" woofer and the tweeter. Seller lets me know they might have issues with the amp sections but he would check them out and let me know.
Of course, I now have a very morbid fascination with these. Although I wouldn't have dropped $2K on them, they seem much more attractive via trade.
Regardless, before I made the decision and the potential trade partner got a chance to check out the amp sections, I got offered a pair of Paradigm Monitor 7 v2. Narrowly saved from a pair of Nuance, but I wonder how they would have actually sounded in my basement. Guess I'll never know now.
And yes, this thread won't die!
H/K AVR 1600, SD RTS-P100, Mission 670i, Paradigm C-200, CV Sub-120, Shaw Direct 630, LG 50" Plasma, PS2, PS3