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Old 10-20-2018, 12:49 AM
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So, at some risk of not executing on the new room (not sure what make that not happen, but it's not built yet), I am now the proud owner of a gently used set of TAD R1s. They arrived today - Mark kept me in the loop every step of the way, and it was quite easy. They sit in climate controlled storage, and now I worry - will I be able to get them in the room? How will they sound? Will I have forgotten this insane hobby and sold all of this stuff, at a great loss? Will they rot in about a year of storage, etc.?



Jim.......As soon as you decide to sell those TAD's at a "great loss" I'll be waiting. .

Seriously, congratulations on a fabulous purchase. It may seem like a long arduous journey ahead but I am positive you will make it happen in a grand manner. You'll be sitting in the sweet spot before you know it.
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Old 10-20-2018, 01:58 AM
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Great story, and congratulations! Moral? Don't ever visit buck.
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Old 10-20-2018, 02:39 AM
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great story, and congratulations! Moral? Don't ever visit buck.
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Old 10-20-2018, 02:41 AM
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Jim - I’m looking forward to hearing them, I can tell you that. Hopefully I can give you a hand with your new room! It’s gonna sound sublime.

- Buck
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Old 10-20-2018, 06:40 AM
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Jim, congratulations!!
I'm happy they stay in the AA family, they are just such gorgeous speakers.
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Old 10-20-2018, 06:55 AM
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The wait will be tough, but I am sure it will be worth it. Congrats
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Old 10-20-2018, 09:00 AM
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Very nice story and great acquisition!

I have heard the R1 and was close to purchasing a used pair also. I look forward to your room build
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Default My Journey to TAD R1s - The Wait Begins

Congrats Jim! I did the exact same thing albeit on a smaller scale. Bought Dynaudio Contour 60 ($10k) along with 25C center and a pair of subs, all sitting in climate controlled storage since June while my 2000 sq ft home addition with soundproofed media room is being built ..... construction now 4 months along and probably another solid 3+ months to go. The wait is agony but it will be worth it in the end!!!
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Congrats Jim! I did the exact same thing albeit on a smaller scale. Bought Dynaudio Contour 60 ($10k) along with 25C center and a pair of subs, all sitting in climate controlled storage since June while my 2000 sq ft home addition with soundproofed media room is being built ..... construction now 4 months along and probably another solid 3+ months to go. The wait is agony but it will be worth it in the end!!!
Good to know I'm not alone. Architects and contractors around here just tell you to get in a line and they'll be back in several months. Hopeful to be done this time next year. Yours will be great when it's done.
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