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|1/16/2000 2:58 AM|
Good hunting today. I bagged a Maestro Phaser (the one that looks like a Barbie Treadmill with the Balls and Speed foot knobs) for $15 at a local pawn shop. I plugged it in..it didn't work. Asked the overbusy sales-guy for a new battery to try, and he gave me one. Well, this time sound came THROUGH it, but it still didn't do it's swooshy thing. "Well" I told him, "Doesn't seem to work....what'll you take for it?" "15" he says. Took it over to my buddy's, popped in a new battery....the thing KICKS!!! I LOVE PAWN SHOPS!!.
Bought some '60's vintage Altecs at a yard sale last year. 416A 15", 825? horns, and crossovers...for $50. Well, these things are HIGHLY efficient, and I don't wanna put too much bass through them, being as they are 30W nominal..100W peak speakers. Been looking for a crossover for awhile, so I can run the bass through the pawnshop 800W Ramsa through subs, and just run mids and highs through the Ashly or Alesis into the Altecs.
Walked into Music-Go-Round and they had a DOD 2/3 way crossover for $49.95!!! "Huh", I asked myself. Seems they screwed up, and sold the one THAT tag went to, and some idiot put the tag on the good one. They at first thought I switched tags, but that was the only DOD Xover in the place, it was in a rack, so I couldn't see the original $135 price sticker on it....and they admitted they screwed up. So the guy says "I'll split the difference...I'll take $60 plus tax for it." Seems they can't do math either...no wonder they have a problem...God bless their pointy little heads.
SO...I don't know where you look for stuff, but here the hunting is GOOD.
"Keep your eyes peeled...and wait....something good will come your way."
Mark Hammer The down side of fostering technical know-how -- 1/22/2000 4:38 PM