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Author Topic: "Hens' Teeth" API 560s.  (Read 11106 times)

rickymix

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Re: "Hens' Teeth" API 560s.
« Reply #15 on: October 04, 2008, 03:09:57 am »

Does anyone have any anecdotal info about the prices of vintage API EQs?  (550, 550A, and my "Hen's Teeth" 560s.)  About 5 years ago they were going for about $1000 each, but there have been a bunch of re-issues since, and that's all I find on eBay; the re-issues.  These re-issues seem to be going for around $750 for the 560, and $1025 for the 550-A and 550-B.  From Fletcher, too.  

Are the originals still considered more valuble than the re-issues?

Years ago I sold a pair of 1176's for $1250 each, twice what I payed for them.  What I didn't realize was that they had become super trendy and were going for over $2000 each at the time.  I'm just trying to avoid making that same mistake again!   :>)

Thanks for your help!
Cheers,  Rick.

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Re: "Hens' Teeth" API 560s.
« Reply #16 on: October 05, 2008, 11:32:22 am »

in my experience, API 560s sell in the $1000 each neighbourhood.

(for the models with 2520s, that DON'T suck)


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Re: "Hens' Teeth" API 560s.
« Reply #17 on: October 05, 2008, 11:39:50 am »

it is good to note that the new API board (starting at 40k) uses the famed 2520 amp as well.
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Re: "Hens' Teeth" API 560s.
« Reply #18 on: October 05, 2008, 11:46:25 am »

I think they use 2510s in some "less critical" places, like sends.


but on the whole, API has been smart enough to realise that their reputation is built on that discrete 2520, transformer in and out, sound.


the exceptions have always turned out to be mistakes.


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