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    Rockport Arrakis (Latest) - Save $55,000, Worldwide Shipping

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    Quote Originally Posted by NorthStar View Post
    figure 'street price' on a new set is 30% plus off retail.....maybe more; what someone will actually pay. so that sets the value limit for used. but the listed value has to be kept high to protect the brand.

    but this is likely the same set that has been for sale for at least 6+ months by owner.

    someone will end up with these for a little over $100k when all is said and done......maybe up to $125k shipped. and that will be a great value for a super speaker system.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Lavigne View Post
    . . . someone will end up with these for a little over $100k when all is said and done......maybe up to $125k shipped. and that will be a great value for a super speaker system.
    +1!

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    Hmm, for this price would you buy them, or the new Lyra model?

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    Quote Originally Posted by spiritofmusic View Post
    Hmm, for this price would you buy them, or the new Lyra model?

    Given relative footprint...and ability to serve smaller rooms.....am thinking Lyra.
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    BMCG, unfortunately I can’t go as far as “thinking”, just “daydreaming”.
    I always find one thing disappointing about these designs.
    Everything is better generation to generation.
    Except sensitivity.
    Would it kill Andy to create a super speaker with sensitivity in the late 90s? So one could genuinely use SET amps with it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by spiritofmusic View Post
    Hmm, for this price would you buy them, or the new Lyra model?
    Rockport’s latest cabinet and cone technology and a more reasonable size that would work in more listening rooms. I would say advantage Lyra.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spiritofmusic View Post
    BMCG, unfortunately I can’t go as far as “thinking”, just “daydreaming”.
    I always find one thing disappointing about these designs.
    Everything is better generation to generation.
    Except sensitivity.
    Would it kill Andy to create a super speaker with sensitivity in the late 90s? So one could genuinely use SET amps with it?
    Get into the Tidal diamond range speakers (La Assoluta and Akira) where you can have it all: top notch performance and high efficiency, although not hornlike efficiency. Using set amps with my LA's.

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    Maybe for your third system you can get into horns, AC?
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    Quote Originally Posted by spiritofmusic View Post
    Hmm, for this price would you buy them, or the new Lyra model?
    Unless I was limited to a small room which would squelch the Arrakis, I would take the Arrakis. I love the two Altairs inverted M-T-M design which, I think, affords a scale and grandeur which, I believe, only that speaker height can create.
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