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AudiogoN Alternatives - The Master List -

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treitz3

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Post Sat Mar 01, 2014 12:08 pm

AudiogoN Alternatives - The Master List -

Hello fellow Carver members and good afternoon to you. Well, we all know by now that the 'gone has repeatedly been digging their own grave since their "upgrade". The prices have gone up and the number of hits have gone down. Folks around the globe visiting the 'gone have dwindled to a rather consistent 1/2 of what it used to be prior to the upgrade. I think by now that we all know why, so I won't get into all of that.

Below is a master list of all of the active Audiogone alternatives I have collected to date. I didn't include Craigslist or E-Bay because CL is not only IME mostly junk but is also geographically challenged. Also, not much high end gear lists on E-Bay, although we know that it can be a great source for music. What I would like is to start a master list that is gathered from all of our collective knowledge that you ladies and gentlemen would consider an alternative to the 'gone.

At this point, even if it is a "start-up" site trying to get it's feet up off the ground? Please mention it. You never know, that one could end up being the next AudiogoN. Here's what I have so far;

https://exchange.positive-feedback.com/
http://www.audiomart.com
http://www.audiotechindustries.com
http://www.canuckaudiomart.com/
http://www.echoloft.com/cgi-bin/buysell2/yabb.pl
http://www.myaudioshop.com/
http://www.soundoffers.com/
http://www.usaudiomart.com/
http://www.whatsbestforum.com/forumd...e-Trading-Post - Scroll down to the 4th from the bottom forum.
http://www.higherfi.com/audio_speakers/1 [dealer/consignments]

http://www.hifishark.com/ - Search engine for used gear -Searches 40 sites simultaneously.

*http://www.audiomarkt.de [click the UK/USA flag in the main page to read in English] - *Added note: please be aware that any one can reply to advertisements, even non members and there may be a few fraudulent advertisements. Caveat Emptor.

Any new links to AudiogoN alternatives will be added to this post as time marches on. If you have one to add to the list, please specify whether or not there is a fee associated with browsing over the listings. This is not limited to the USA or Canada, any and all world-wide AG alternatives are welcome. Thanks for looking and thank you in advance for any other suggestions you may have to offer.

Tom
In search of accurate reproduction of music. Real sound is my reference and while perfection may not be attainable? If I chase it, I might just catch excellence.

The best way to enjoy digital music reproduction is to never listen to a good analogue reproduction.

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Post Sat Mar 01, 2014 3:08 pm

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Tom, thanks for that useful post. I think I'll take my tube sale to one of them if they don't sell on the GoN. I like alternatives.

You're awarded the Kung-Fu medal of merit. Congrats!

ray
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Its going to be used equipment when I sell it, so it may as well be used equipment when I buy it.

Tim deParavicini's E.A.R. Yoshino V20 Integrated Amplifier, Fosgate Signature Phono pre, No. 50 and 51 Carverfest Tube amps, Hammond M3 tube amp, Ariston RD-40 Turntable w/ Linn Basik LSV tonearn, Grado Statement Master1 cartridge, Cardas Silver wire service and wire block, Carver TX-8 & 11 tuners, Carver TD-12 & 1700 decks, Tascam CC-222mkII CD recorder, Carver HR-742 reciever, DBX-3BX & 200xg & 120x, CarverAudio ALV prototypes, Alesis Studio One loudspeakers, Dahlquist DQ-8s, The Carver Research DarkStar Sub and Stax Earspeakers.

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Post Sat Mar 01, 2014 6:48 pm

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Thanks, Ray. Another thread you may want to check out is this one if you don't have any luck. There are many of the sites listed on this that will *possibly* purchase what you have.

viewtopic.php?f=8&t=18522

Tom
In search of accurate reproduction of music. Real sound is my reference and while perfection may not be attainable? If I chase it, I might just catch excellence.

The best way to enjoy digital music reproduction is to never listen to a good analogue reproduction.

Robert R. - "Did you see my North Korea analogy? I should have named it Carversite.kim"
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Post Sun Mar 02, 2014 7:50 am

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Thanks!

Nice (high $$$$) phase linear system...

http://www.usaudiomart.com/details/6491 ... _complete/
Chris

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Sunfire TGP IV
Sunfire 300x2
Carver Amazing Silvers
Apple tv
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Technics SL 1950 Turntable

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Carver MXR-130
Teac reel to reel
Musical Fidelity X-10D tube buffer
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Nikko eq2
Cerwin Vega HED's
Klipsch SW15
Infinity RS10's
Pioneer 100 disk changer

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Pioneer VSX something?
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Post Sun Mar 02, 2014 10:52 am

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cring08 wrote:Thanks!

Nice (high $$$$) phase linear system...

http://www.usaudiomart.com/details/6491 ... _complete/

That guy is on drugs.
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Post Sun Mar 02, 2014 11:39 am

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kingman wrote:
cring08 wrote:Thanks!

Nice (high $$$$) phase linear system...

http://www.usaudiomart.com/details/6491 ... _complete/

That guy is on drugs.



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Post Tue Mar 04, 2014 6:09 pm

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=D> Thanks for the great post Tom! Very useful info! =D>
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Post Tue Mar 04, 2014 9:46 pm

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Wow, thanks for the links, Tom! =D>

Looks like I'm going to have to spend a few weeks devouring the "whatsbest" site alone...
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rah

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Post Wed Mar 05, 2014 4:22 pm

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Looks like Positive Feedback has a Beta site started for buy/sell/discussion etc.

https://exchange.positive-feedback.com/

Not much activity yet though.
My office (and only) system:
Sunfire Ultimate Receiver (thanks jjptkd!)
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Post Thu Mar 13, 2014 8:42 pm

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I hope y'all don't mind, but I'm gonna rant for a bit.

I swear it's a fucking conspiracy. I offered to buy the Fosgate Signature Pre, for listed price...POS owner backed out. Next up...the Tubes4hifi PH-16..POS owner backed out. I don't believe it!!! Twice in one day!!!!!! AAARRRGGGG!!!! It was a good tube day though....still this tube phono pre thing is getting under my skin.

ray
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Its going to be used equipment when I sell it, so it may as well be used equipment when I buy it.

Tim deParavicini's E.A.R. Yoshino V20 Integrated Amplifier, Fosgate Signature Phono pre, No. 50 and 51 Carverfest Tube amps, Hammond M3 tube amp, Ariston RD-40 Turntable w/ Linn Basik LSV tonearn, Grado Statement Master1 cartridge, Cardas Silver wire service and wire block, Carver TX-8 & 11 tuners, Carver TD-12 & 1700 decks, Tascam CC-222mkII CD recorder, Carver HR-742 reciever, DBX-3BX & 200xg & 120x, CarverAudio ALV prototypes, Alesis Studio One loudspeakers, Dahlquist DQ-8s, The Carver Research DarkStar Sub and Stax Earspeakers.

THIS SPACE FOR RENT...helping the blind to hear, one valve at a time

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