audio.net specializes in offering moderately priced used audio gear from the 1970s and 1980s. I believe the audio gear from this period represent the "best years" of audio. Manufacturers offered exciting, innovative, quality gear that was usually made using metal, real wood and glass and designed to last. This contrasts with the disposable plastic offerings of today. I prefer big analog knobs I can see and turn vs. tiny digital buttons that my fingers won't even fit or I can't even see.
I loved audio gear since high school and college. I remember sitting in our engineering college library in front of some big Altec Voice of the Theater speakers (they never turned them up past a whisper!) reading the latest issues of Stereo, Hi Fidelity and Audio magazines. I loved wheeling and dealing with the gear with my friends and relatives. We were trading and evaluating gear all the time
Audio.net began back in November of 1995. I discovered rec.audio.marketplace on Usenet where I could post my audio gear for sale. Customers quickly found my audio items interesting and starting buying them. It was exciting to me to have this marketplace to the world via the Internet. I soon started this webpage called audio.net If you want to see what this page looked like back in 1998 click here: http://tinyurl.com/5sf7n8s
On October 31, 2008 AOL ended AOL Hometown which hosted my audio.net website. They offered no redirect option and only gave a few months notice. I figured I'd lost many of my regular customers who could no longer navagate to the original AOL hosted site. I moved the site to Charter directly after the AOL hosting ended. I slowly climbed my way back to the top few pages of a google search but was never as high as I was when hosted on AOL. I started offering some of my items on Ebay then soon had everything listed both in my Ebay store and on this web site. It was burdensome to mirror the two so at this point I've decided to stop updated my items here. I have a love-hate relationship with Ebay. Everybody goes there to look for items but Ebay is expensive for sellers to use. I feel they don't earn the fees they get from me just by running servers.
So please click on this link below and it will take you to my Ebay store. My ebay username is auralculture. Look around then if you email me that you found the item from the link on this webpage or you just want to conduct the sale directly between us I'll offer you a 5% discount from the Ebay price. Every item I list on Ebay has a direct email link. Thanks for your support over all the years! I look forward to dealing with you in the future.
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Here's what customers say about audio.net (unedited comments):
"Easy to work with, deck very well packed, very reasonable price and condition exactly as decribed. I look forward to future purchases." J.H. in TX
"Thanks for the Smaller Advents. They are exactly as described and arrived promptly, carefully packed. Henry Kloss could never have imagined that his product would be used to listen to music from a home computer. These are great! I'm a very happy customer!" R.W. in GA
"I received the [JBL L36] speakers yesterday afternoon. They are just as you described and sound terrific. I particularly want to complement you on the superb packing job that was done to safeguard them during shipment. The way the boxes were prepared beat any containers I've ever seen or gotten, bar none, from any of the other companies I've done and do business with. I look forward to buying from you again in the future..." C.L. from DC
"Both [JBL L 100] speakers have arrived safely. The way they were packed they could have been air dropped to my home and still been safe. I was pleased to see how well the speakers have been taken care of over the years. This was not a surprise because of the way you described them on E-bay. You are definitely a man of your word! I want you to know just how much pleasure you put back in my life by selling me the JBL's. The first CD I pumped through my new/old speakers was a life long favorite of mine, Pink Floyd's "Dark Side Of The Moon". Once again after twenty-five years I could feel the low frequencies being so faithfully reproduced it gave me huge goosebumps." B.T. from CT
"AWESOME!!!! What a beauty! This Harman Kardon Citation 16S is like brand new! It's playing in the background right now, hooked to my AR-303s with a Yamaha C-2 preamp and my Sony CD/DVD with E.C. Scott on deck singing the blues... How good can it get? Thanks Ken, for a great job packing, and fast delivery on a truly fine amp.". E.B. in ME
"Ken, all I can say is WOW!!! The [Magnepan MG-IB] speakers are exceptional, even better than I imagined. Haven't set them up yet, but if the packing, bases, and actual speakers themselves are any indication of the sound quality, I'am pretty impressed. You did an excellent job packing and shipping. Keep my name and address. I would be more than willing to give you an exceptional reference. Thank you again." G.E. of AZ
"The Pioneer SX-727 receiver arrived this afternoon. Just one word sums up my feelings about this transaction.......EXCELLENT!! The item is just as you described and works fine. The packaging was first class all the way, the communication excellent, and the shipping fast and more than reasonable. Your site deserves all the kudos it receives. " H.P. in FL
"The [Marantz 140] amp arrived today! It's in better shape than I hoped for, thanks for being conservative in your ratings. First of all, you do the best job of freight packaging I've seen as far as crush resistance goes. Well done! It arrived in perfect shape..." F.W. in CA
"The Cerwin Vega D-3s arrived today. The speakers were described accurately and performed flawlessly! I will be recommending you to all my friends! Keep up the good work and thanks again." B.H. in GA
"I got the turntable just about three minutes ago. I appreciate, very much, your cyber site and for the credibility you have established with me. I can't tell you how many "guarantees" I have gotten from merchandisers on the computer, only to be disappointed, inconvenienced, and down-right financially damaged. ABOUT THOSE [AR 303] SPEAKERS.......... are they available?" K.M. of NC
"The [JVC] turntable arrived this afternoon and actually was more than I had hoped. Great packing job and all went together well. First item I've bought used that didn't need to be cleaned." B.M. in WA
"Got the [Marantz] 2275 last night - it's great!!! Wow, the difference in quality between this and modern-day mass-market stuff is unbelievable! It was all I could do to carry it up the stairs!!" R.C. in NJ
" I received the speakers today. Wow! Best $100 I have ever spent. It is amazing that those Fisher speakers work as well as they do after so many (40?) years. The Pioneer speaker also sounds great. Thanks so much! I couldn't be more pleased. I'll tell all of my friends to check out your website." M.S. in CT
"This is to let you know the [ADS L 810] speakers arrived yesterday (rather quickly), and that I'm very pleased, as you predicted I would be, with their condition. Thank you for the careful packing, quick replies, excellent service, and general good-naturedness (sometimes all too rare)." M.C. in NY
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