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Post subject: Selling an Astell&Kern AK100 - brand-new in sealed box  PostPosted: Jan 20, 2014 - 03:32 PM
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A few weeks ago, I won an audiophile's digital music dream: an Astell & Kern AK100 Mastering Quality Sound Portable System. I won it on Twitter from the Consumer Electronic Association (Contest info: http://www.grammy.com/blogs/discover-qualitysound-and-enter-to-win-a-trip-to-the-56th-grammy-awards ; Tweet where I won: https://twitter.com/CEA/status/418849535310303233). It's pretty darn sweet by the looks of those specs, and normally I'd have ripped that box open ASAP when it arrived today....

Unfortunately, between when I won and today, an 83-year-old lady driving alone at night smashed into my wife's car and totaled it (thankfully, my beloved is fine). While I'd love to keep this cool little Astell&Kern toy, I would be much better off putting whatever I can get for it towards the down payment for some new wheels. While it runs $799 on the A&K website, it seems to go for around $560 or so on eBay brand-new, so that's what I'm going to put it up for.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=221358359820

Do me a favor - bid early, bid often. [Very Happy]

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Post subject: RE: Selling an Astell&Kern AK100 - brand-new in sealed b  PostPosted: Jan 21, 2014 - 12:48 PM
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I see your answer, but what was the question? Congrats on the win and good luck with the sale!
 
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Post subject: RE: Selling an Astell&Kern AK100 - brand-new in sealed b  PostPosted: Jan 21, 2014 - 01:48 PM
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Yeah, it looks like they deleted it for some reason. They had posted a blog post that day that was basically "how to build the audiophile system that's right for you"; you had to go to the site and read the post in order to answer the question, which was (paraphrasing here) something like "What's the first step in designing your system?" Thus, "you have to choose a system type" was the first step - deciding if you wanted to base it around DVDA, HRA files, etc. I counted that day, and only about 40-50 people posted answers on Twitter, so the odds were very good compared to most contests, but in the end, I was still just plain lucky. Smile

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