Is this a KILLER deal for Snell setup?

Discussion in 'Speakers' started by Dave Anderson, Aug 6, 2003.

  1. Dave Anderson

    Dave Anderson Second Unit

    Apr 8, 1999
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    Can you guys let me know what you think about this. An associate of mine, someone I trust, is in need of money real bad. He just sold 200 DVDs for $1300. I was pissed he didn't tell me about this because I would've picked some out for myself. Anyway, he's offering me the following for $1000:

    All Snell:

    Center - XA55CR
    Sub - PS.10
    4 Rears - SR.5
    Fronts - E5 Towers

    He's also throwing in a massive monster cable that he says costs $500. He says he has receipts for everything totalling over $6000.

    I know nothing about Snell. I looked around and found the following:

    PS.10 sells for $1200 now. Seems to be a 1999 model.

    SR.5 are $700 now. Also a 1999 model. I do wonder if that $700 is for 2 speakers or 4. He's giving me 4.

    XA55CR seems to be $1300, also 1999.

    E.5 Towers go for $700, also 1999.

    What do you guys think? Any concerns considering the age? He says they are a few years old. He has receipts so I can verify this. He claims he's never blasted them too loud.

    Looking at the MSRP, I feel as if I'm ripping him off. But he neesd the money bad and I can barely afford $1,000. I may ask him to go $900 and throw in a full bitrate DTS DVD.

    Let me know what you think.
  2. Greg_R

    Greg_R Screenwriter

    Apr 9, 2000
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    Portland, OR
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    That's a good deal (if you like Snell) and $1k is more than fair. Don't take advantage of your friend just because he desperately needs $$$.

    Snell is a good brand and these speakers should last quite awhile.
  3. Chu Gai

    Chu Gai Lead Actor

    Jun 29, 2001
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    I take it you've heard them and yes it's a decent deal. At worse you could ebay them for more than you paid.
  4. Bill_Mis

    Bill_Mis Stunt Coordinator

    Dec 12, 2000
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    I'm a big fan and owner of Snell and for that combo of speakers you are getting an absolute steal. Just that center channel alone is arguably worth that much. I know because I have one. My system is slightly different because I have the XA-60's instead of the E's but have the same back channels. If the work associate needs money do him a favor and give him the asking price as you most definitely could piece out the system for far more than 1K. Snell is great sound quality so I seriously doubt that you will.
  5. Andrew JC

    Andrew JC Stunt Coordinator

    Nov 29, 2001
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    That is a very sweet deal! I have the K.5's just remember the towers are rated at 4ohms so I hope you have a decent amp to power them. Good luck...

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