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Good Karma last night-Vintage EPI's move on

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Don

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Post Sat Jul 07, 2012 9:10 am

Good Karma last night-Vintage EPI's move on

Had a lot of family in town for the celebration of the 4th from Tennessee and Kentucky. My nephew has really become interested in stereo systems the last couple of years. He and his wife live on a very tight budget as many of us do, particularly these days. Therefore, funds for an item such as this are very hard to come by.

We got talking about systems and what he currently has in his listening room. A set of homemade mini monitors he made, of which he knows very little about speaker design. I mentioned to him, if he had room in his mini-van, I had a little surprise for him, if he wanted them. :-k He said sure.

I asked him to unbox (due to my back) a vintage pair of EPI T/E 360's I bought new in the mid 80's and we would fire them up for a listen. As he was opening the boxes, I could see the excitement on his face. I had these refoamed about 5 to 6 years ago from Human Speakers and to this day speakers still look brand new. http://www.humanspeakers.com/e/epi-te360.htm

When we fired them up in my downstairs system, powered by the TFM 75, I saw the grin on his face go from ear to ear. \:D/ These speakers are hardly what I would consider audiophile grade. However, they were obviously head and tails above what he was accustomed to. Kingman's sig of "it only matters what it sounds like to you" is definetly alive and well.

Long story short: A great night and the vintage EPI's are moving on tomorrow with a grinning nephew. :D
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Post Sat Jul 07, 2012 9:20 am

Re: Good Karma last night-Vintage EPI's move on

EXCELLENT!!!!!! =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D>
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Post Sat Jul 07, 2012 10:20 am

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Aewsome, Don. You keep piling up the good karma~
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Post Sat Jul 07, 2012 11:02 am

Re: Good Karma last night-Vintage EPI's move on

Right on, it's always a good feeling to hook up a brother! =D> =D> I too believe in karma and that we create our own energy around us. Hope your back gets better really soon.
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Post Sat Jul 07, 2012 11:42 am

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Passing along the love of music....can't go wrong. Kudos to you Don!!!! =D> 8) =D>
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Post Sat Jul 07, 2012 2:15 pm

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Nice one done, thats what i do with my older gear tv's as well, pass it on to my family.

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Post Sat Jul 07, 2012 2:19 pm

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Yup. I passed on a set of Polk Monitor 40's and a CS2 to my dad and then got the family to go in on a HDMI integrated receiver for him for his bday and fathers day last year. He just got a blu-ray player that should be coming shortly. May have a set of Monitor 60's I pass on shortly too....

I am super excited to help him get it all setup properly and EQ'd soon.

Its always fun to pass along gear to family. Especially when you see how much they appreciate it!
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Post Sat Jul 07, 2012 3:45 pm

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Nicely done Don! Good karma will be coming your way soon!!! =D> =D> =D>
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Post Sat Jul 07, 2012 4:30 pm

Re: Good Karma last night-Vintage EPI's move on

Thanks for the comments guys.

Most of us on this forum have a love for vintage gear, regardless of brand or manufacturer. As a result, myself and most others on this board I believe, would rather pass it on to someone that we know not only will appreciate it, but will also continue to take care of it, rather than sell it to an unknown.
To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead.
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"Try not to become a man of success, but rather a man of value" Albert Einstein

"Politicians are the only people in the world who create problems and then campaign against them". Charlie Reese

"The problems we face today exist because the people who work for a living are outnumbered by those who vote for a living." Brad Shurett


"Kindness is a language that the Deaf can hear and the Blind can see." Mark Twain

RIP Bill D.
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Post Sat Jul 07, 2012 9:56 pm

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Good show Don.
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