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. 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. 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.
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RIP Bill D.