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Master "deals" (massdrop, ebay, Amazon, etc.) Thread on Audio Product Sales

Steven Holt

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Amazon US offering good deals on both KEF Q150/350 and the Klipsch RP 600M V2 @449USD. (Smart money still on Polk ES20 @ 399USD)
 

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Topping E50 DAC new for $199 on Amazon. I've had these and they work great. No playback or driver issues (had a couple and put them through their paces).

Topping A30 Pro for $249 new. Even used I couldn't find that price. Soundstage isn't as good as the A90, but it sounds excellent. It will heat the room up by 1-2 degrees (which might be a plus in Winter). Full power on all the connectors, so it made short work of the Beyerdynamic 600 ohms I had at the time with headroom to spare for EQ or replaygain.
 

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Used chinese Dacs for 500+ being recognized as a deal in 2022. Man I miss the times, where you could get a chinese dac/amp combo for 45 dollars which was better than anything mainstream you could buy.
Yeah I won't spend more than $200 on a DAC for myself, but always get balanced for the extra voltage for headroom. I have a Topping D90SE at the moment and it's nice but in no way worth that much compared to the E50 or even the D10b if you like the default filter on it and connectivity. The best value I've run into recently is the Soundblaster X1 which really surprised me which headphones it could power up. It's a 2.4v DAC if you line it out with 3.5mm to RCA cables also and did great trying that way. Value for money is all over the map with DAC's.
 

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For Canada, $1K off Dali Oberon 9 with 9" woofers.

 

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Kef R and Q series on sale (at least in Canada). Interestingly, the R3 discount (C$1,000) as a percentage of MRSP is significantly larger than their more expensive speakers. Clear out ahead of a new product launch? o_O


Edit: A pair of R3s for C$2,000 is a stupidly good deal.
 

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Music Direct OB with promo code 10% off

KLH model 5 -1800 *2 colors
JBL HDI 3600 B stock -1125
F206 B stock -1220
JBL L100 B -1110
Kef LS50 Meta -975

DCN10

Ends today and tried to find those close to 50% off.
 

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Music Direct OB with promo code 10% off

KLH model 5 -1800 *2 colors
JBL HDI 3600 B stock -1125
F206 B stock -1220
JBL L100 B -1110
Kef LS50 Meta -975

DCN10

Ends today and tried to find those close to 50% off.
Nice, applies to B stock as well
 

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Prepare for singles day on Nov 11th! I'd recommend going through Aliexpress and bookmarking the stuff you're interested in for the one day sale. Also if you have a Capital One card and log in through their web site to get there, it's currently another 7 percent cash back for Aliexpress purchases (4% at Adorama too). On eBay the factory sellers there like Topping may also be putting their discounts up. Aoshida has already started posting 11/11 sale prices. Also Apos is really good about price matching if you send them a link or screenshot, they've done it for me in the past on stuff.
The real deals will be six weeks after the holidays when the eBay liquidators start getting big return shipments and they have to sell at no reserve to empty their warehouses before the next one arrives. The big liquidators have to buy at least $50k a month and have their own trucks to get the lowest prices, but those warehouses can only hold so much at one time. It's in mid January though before that happens.
Black Friday has become so diluted with everyone jumping the gun early on everyone else, kind of mayhemic now. The 11/11 Singles Day is huge in China. Going to keep my eye on Aliexpress and also the authorized dealers like Apos to see if they do it too. One cool tip for seeing who had Black Friday or 11/11 sales is the Wayback Machine which could tell you if say, Hart Cables had a sale last Black Friday or not. Just look their domain up on it, then pick the day to see the snapshot for it.
 
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