What are the speakers you very rarely find in the Used market(Audiogon or Anywhere)?
I'm looking for Vandersteen Quatro CT, Wilson Sabrina or DeVore Fidelity Orangutan 0/93 or 0/96. I rarely find it or in some cases, before I make an offer, it is gone. What other speakers are a rare find?
@glennewdick - Can you please let me know the dealer name? I'm interested in getting any of the speakers I listed. I saw one Wilson Sabrina pair this morning but it is local pick up only. I'm speaking to him to see if he can ship if I arrange FedEx to pick it up from him but I would be happy to get the DeVore Speakers as well.
I see O'93 pretty regular on Audiogon...Rarely O'96. I happen to have O'96's still sitting in their crates in a custom color you've never seen...Guess I would describe them as a Honey/Butterscotch color with a Quartz/Burl finish. I also have Audio Note SPX Al Nico's which are so similar to the O'96's that I could part with the Devore's. If interested send me a PM and I can send photos. They certainly wont be cheap as the color was a 1500 upgrade.
Just buy them next time they pop up and don't wait around making offers. Others are just buying them for the price listed and might be the price you have to pay for rare used speakers. I did that with a pair of 0/93's
XStatic full range electrostatics as there were less than 100 pairs made (awesome sound BTW). Triangle Stratos Volante 260 is another great speaker as was Gale. I also don't see a lot of Ohm's higher-end speakers for sale. All of which I still own or owned.
There have been a few pair of Wilson Sabrinas lately. Have only seen two pair of 0/96 in the past year, and one of those wasn’t here. A few more 0/93.. Two pair of JA Puslars popped up in the last month or so and were gone fast, and one of those was a realist. That pair of JA Pearl 3 had been on here a couple times in the past from the same seller, but at higher prices. Have seen just two pair of Quattro CT’s in about a year here.
Fuselier Went out of business many years ago but John’s speakers were way ahead of their time and in some ways remain SOTA. John recently passed away and I count it a privilege to have known him back when he was designing and manufacturing loudspeakers.
Vandersteen Quatro CT Available Used $12,500.00 Customer upgrading. Vandersteen pricing is going up. Quatro will be like $18K. You snooze, you loose.... I have a Pair of T+A Solitaires for sale 1000SE In Carbon fiber. $32000.00Dealer Demos. Vandersteen Audio gives very little mark up as they are priced very conservatively in the market. Richard is the Costco of Audio. Other manufacturers would have priced the Quatro for over $25K. Buying them retail is a bargain.