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Message started by HappyDwarf13 on 10/01/12 at 01:13:20

Title: Pair of ZOBs For Sale
Post by HappyDwarf13 on 10/01/12 at 01:13:20

Colleagues,

As Steve could tell you I am one of his most enthusiastic supporters.

I had a pair of ZOBs delivered in the Spring, set up with Steve's MINI TORRII.  They are enchanting but we are in the process of "downsizing", having a new smaller house built at this moment.

The "wife acceptance factor" is becoming an issue moving these rather large loudspeakers to our new home.

I'm willing to sacrifice my ZOBs for a $2800.00 cash deal if you would be interested.  If you plan on attending DecFest next weekend, I could transport these beauties to the Fest and you could do the transaction with me there.  Otherwise I could have them professionally packed an have them sent to you if you share the cost of packing/shipping with me.

Want to talk?  My email is kevin.balog@gmail.com or call me during business hours at 317-770-0456.  Alternatively, I've you have a means to pick them up in the Northern suburbs of Indianapolis we could make that happen.

They are GREAT loudspeakers.  My loss could be your gain.  I would even treat the cherry finish with British Briwax, the finest wood protector/wax that I've ever discovered (a four hour job) if that would be your desire.

Music is medicine.

Sincerely,

Kevin
Dr. Balog

Title: Re: Pair of ZOBs For Sale
Post by tom.gnade on 10/01/12 at 04:31:44

Which driver is that, FRX2?

Title: Re: Pair of ZOBs For Sale
Post by HappyDwarf13 on 10/01/12 at 19:50:18

The loudspeaker transducers have a pretty long "metal can" mounted to the frame.  I know that these used to take
Steve forever to build the anti resonance chamber into the transducer design.  Let me see if I can get a photo of the back of the driver after work tonight to post.

Kevin

Title: Re: Pair of ZOBs For Sale
Post by ZYGI on 10/01/12 at 22:32:02

Tom, Yes, they are the FRX2 drivers.

Zygi

Title: Re: Pair of ZOBs For Sale
Post by HappyDwarf13 on 10/02/12 at 02:30:58

Hey Bob,  Don't be angry with me about selling your masterpiece.  Please understand its about space, decorating, and stuff getting reading to move into our new home.

Would you still be interested in having me bring my ST 70 on steroids?

Additionally, I'd like you to hear some bookshelf speakers that I'm using 8" Alnico Audio Nirvana transducers with.  Nope, don't have the bass of your ZOBs but easier to fit into a master bedroom.

Looking forward to talking.

Kevin

Title: Re: Pair of ZOBs For Sale
Post by ZYGI on 10/02/12 at 03:27:46

Yes Kevin,

I would love to give it a listen.

Bring the bookshelves as well, I would love to hear the AN Alnico drivers.

See you this weekend.

Bob

Title: Re: Pair of ZOBs For Sale
Post by HappyDwarf13 on 10/02/12 at 03:53:49

Will do.

Kevin

Title: Re: Pair of ZOBs For Sale
Post by HappyDwarf13 on 10/08/12 at 00:25:26

I would be too dumb to let these guys go.  Please forgive me for the tease but I will find a place for them in my new house.

Again, I'm sorry to post a conflicting message.  After returning from 2012 DecFest, I am even more committed to supporting this "world class" made in America using the highest work ethics.  Heck all of my Decware products will be passed down as collectibles and works of art long after I leave the scene.  My 24 year old daughter already has dibs on my LP collection.  I told her not to hold her breath waiting for dad to pass into eternity.  I'm having too much fun and attending DecFest makes me feel like 10 years has been lifted from my far too stressful and demanding lifestyle.

Kevin Balog

Title: Re: Pair of ZOBs For Sale
Post by Lon on 10/08/12 at 00:33:36

Kevin, I'm really happy you had such a great time at the Fest, and that you are going to keep the ZOBs!

Title: Re: Pair of ZOBs For Sale
Post by Chris K on 10/08/12 at 01:15:08

From the sky view this weekend Kevin I believe you also said some tremendous things about how well the music was rendered through Bob's HR-Ones?
Are a pair in your future? Sorry I could not make it I have stories about this speaker at my house that do not translate in written form.
You and wife are a handsome couple BTW.
Best,
Chris

Title: Re: Pair of ZOBs For Sale
Post by Chris K on 10/08/12 at 01:18:08

Who did the work on your ST-70?
I have one in the raw but it has some issues.
Played nice for awhile but had an arc in it somewhere. A more than 35watts....35watts.

Title: Re: Pair of ZOBs For Sale
Post by HappyDwarf13 on 10/08/12 at 14:37:58

Chris,

I would love to have a pair of the HR-1 loudspeakers, but then I must wait until we move to determine where they might be placed.

Re: the ST120s, I started them but had the crazy idea that I was going to use "fancy" hook up wire for this unit.  You would laugh if I told you the supposed virtues of the stuff.  Trouble is, I couldn't keep my colors straight.  Punch line, I kept my tubes at home and asked Sal ? (ask me for his name if really interested) in New Jersey to finish it.  Our deal was he would make a few extra bucks in exchange for correcting my mistakes if I bought a full tube compliment from him.  I recommend the guy.  Let me know if you want his contact.

Thanks for comment about my wife an me.  I really like her and love her more today than I did when I married her 33 years ago.  Our 24 year old daughter plus my wife are two of the best things that have ever happened to me.

Kevin

Title: Re: Pair of ZOBs For Sale
Post by Chris K on 10/18/12 at 01:04:59

Thanks Kevin,
I'll keep in Sal in mind I do have another offer from Dan K up in Minn. I'll be in touch.

Title: Re: Pair of ZOBs For Sale
Post by HappyDwarf13 on 10/18/12 at 01:31:24

Chris,

I'm sorry that I don't remember Sal's last name in New Jersey but he sure did a good job on mine after my silver solder and hook up wires didn't work. He did insist on using his tubes instead of mine.  I'll recommend him.

His email is salb203@aol.com

Kevin

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