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OA-2212

Post by westwind » Sat 23 Jun 2018, 19:41

I just purchased a pair of rosewood OA-2212's. I refoamed the woofers & Mids. After a quick wipedown of Howard's restor a finish, they look... stunning. The veneer is mint. The crossovers are all within spec and need nothing. They sound awesome.

Q: Any idea what the current market value (USD) might be? After reading CarlssonKult, I'm not inclined to do anything to them (other than to enjoy them) but I would love to hear any opinions on upgrading, modifications, etc.

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Re: OA-2212

Post by STDI! » Tue 26 Jun 2018, 15:52

There are no necessary upgrades to do. Stig Carlsson himself suggested some changes. You can read about them here: http://carlssonkult.se/OA2212.aspx. Unfortunately only in Swedish. Look for the paragraph "Uppdateringar" and use Google translation.

I couldn't detect any obvious improvement. But of course it's good to know that you have done all you can. Or just enjoy.
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Re: OA-2212

Post by Martin Dellstig » Wed 27 Jun 2018, 15:24

Hi

Congrats on a very nice pair of speakers!


My first tip for all is to always start with only a restoration of the speakers and then take a period to get to know them.
Since you say all is in good order just enjoy them for a while.


After a period of time you can consider upgrading - or not.

For the OA-2212 the cost is rather large for upgrading since you have two woofers, two mid-ranges and twelve tweeters per speaker.

Regarding the value it is hard to say about prices in other countries especially since it is not a common speaker.
That said I know people who have paid between 15000 and 25000 SEK here in Sweden for restored speakers. (1 USD = 8,7 SEK).


Just enjoy your speakers for a while Before doing anything.

If later on you are interested in upgrading new official drivers and filter-components are available from www.hifikit.se
Just type Carlsson in the search-box and you'll find all the drivers and filter-components etc.
Page is in Swedish but they do business abroad.

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Re: OA-2212

Post by westwind » Sat 30 Jun 2018, 23:23

I just purchased a pair of rosewood OA-2212's. I refoamed the woofers & Mids. After a quick wipedown of Howard's restor a finish, they look... stunning. The veneer is mint. The crossovers are all within spec and need nothing. They sound awesome.

Q: Any idea what the current market value (USD) might be? After reading CarlssonKult, I'm not inclined to do anything to them (other than to enjoy them) but I would love to hear any opinions on upgrading, modifications, etc.

Thanks,
Westwind

Thanks Guys!

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Re: OA-2212

Post by Martin Dellstig » Mon 02 Jul 2018, 10:11

Hi


As I said the price is difficult to set but in Sweden i know people who have paid 15000 - 25000 SEK ( approx 1725 up to 2875 USD).


The speakers have a good value.
The problem question is if you can find a buyer who knows what it is and what it's worth.
That depends on where you live and how the local market looks.


Sorry for not beimg able to give you a better answer but not knowing where you and speakers are makes it difficult to even hint what the value is.

I know speakers were sold in UK, US, Australia etc so in the countries where they were sold there is a market of some sort.

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Re: OA-2212

Post by westwind » Sun 20 Jan 2019, 19:21

Thanks for the comments Guys.
BTW, I'm in Southern California, USA



I just purchased a pair of rosewood OA-2212's. I refoamed the woofers & Mids. After a quick wipedown of Howard's restor a finish, they look... stunning. The veneer is mint. The crossovers are all within spec and need nothing. They sound awesome.

Q: Any idea what the current market value (USD) might be? After reading CarlssonKult, I'm not inclined to do anything to them (other than to enjoy them) but I would love to hear any opinions on upgrading, modifications, etc.

Thanks,
Westwind

Thanks Guys!

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