Unoffical empeg BBS

Quick Links: Empeg FAQ | Software | RioCar.Org | Hijack | jEmplode | emphatic
Repairs: Repairs | Addons: Eutronix | Cases

Page 1 of 2 1 2 >
Topic Options
#227844 - 19/07/2004 20:46 RioCar Stuff & RioCar Home System
K.Ellern
new poster

Registered: 12/07/2004
Posts: 5
I've got quite a pile of stuff for sale. One item might be of significant interest even for it's historic value.

First the bits and pieces:

Lenses
1 Green
3 Red
2 Blue

Empeg Carry Bags
3 Black
1 Blue

Sleds
2 Sleds


And the biggie...

Complete Demo Station

This thing was used to demonstrate the capabilities of the Rio Car products at CES back in the old days. This is a complete car system built into a "home" box. I'm not totally sure what every component is (in terms of Specs) but what I can surmize is the following:

1 5gig Empeg player with Blue Lens Serial Number 08000240 (MK2 I believe)
1 Rio Car Remote
2 Punch 400aIV amp
2 Boston Accoustics ProSeries 6.5 3x cross-overs
1 10" Sub (Boston Accoustics, unsure the part number)
2 6" Mids (Boston Accoustics, unsure the part number)
2 4" mids (Boston Accoustics, unsure the part number)
2 1.5" tweeters (Boston Accoustics, unsure the part number)
1 Sled and all the associated wiring

All in a very nice wooden stand. The Amp Panel removes to show the cross overs below (see photo's below).


I'm not really sure what to do with this thing. I could part it out or install it all into my wifes car (I've got one in my own already), but it would be a shame to break it all up. It sounds awesome and looks quite nice next to the ping pong table. I'm sure I could up the value of the player itself by increasing it's memory, but as I am not the most technical person, I would assume someone here would be more apt to do it.

I didn't build the thing, I kind of inherrited it. As I recall making the thing cost many thousands of dollars and that was with a deep discount from Boston Accoustics. Shipping the thing from Oregon to somewhere might be a bit costly - it's maybe 50 lbs or so. Breaking it down would be an option, but probably best to get it crated up somewhere.

I'm looking for suggestions on what this thing might be valued at. I'm not SURE I want to part with it, but I'm not using it currently and would entertain ideas on selling it to a good home. In fact, I'm not really sure what any of this stuff is worth







A few more photos

Top
#227845 - 19/07/2004 20:52 Re: RioCar Stuff & RioCar Home System [Re: K.Ellern]
pgrzelak
carpal tunnel

Registered: 15/08/2000
Posts: 4859
Loc: New Jersey, USA
Wow!
_________________________
Paul Grzelak
200GB with 48MB RAM, Illuminated Buttons and Digital Outputs

Top
#227846 - 19/07/2004 21:13 Re: RioCar Stuff & RioCar Home System [Re: K.Ellern]
wfaulk
carpal tunnel

Registered: 25/12/2000
Posts: 16706
Loc: Raleigh, NC US
After all that, this seems a bit silly, but I could use the green lens. How much?
_________________________
Bitt Faulk

Top
#227847 - 19/07/2004 21:28 Re: RioCar Stuff & RioCar Home System [Re: K.Ellern]
redmosquito
new poster

Registered: 02/04/2002
Posts: 26
dibs on the black empeg bag!

Top
#227848 - 19/07/2004 21:29 Re: RioCar Stuff & RioCar Home System [Re: K.Ellern]
loren
carpal tunnel

Registered: 23/08/2000
Posts: 3824
Loc: SLC, UT, USA
SICK. If i only had a garage... THAT would be the centerpiece.
_________________________
|| loren ||

Top
#227849 - 19/07/2004 21:52 Re: RioCar Stuff & RioCar Home System [Re: K.Ellern]
Mach
old hand

Registered: 15/07/2002
Posts: 826
Loc: Texas, USA
I'd like a blue and a black Empeg bag.

Top
#227850 - 19/07/2004 21:56 Re: RioCar Stuff & RioCar Home System [Re: K.Ellern]
Waterman981
old hand

Registered: 14/02/2002
Posts: 804
Loc: Salt Lake City, UT
So how much for the empeg bags as I may be interested in the last one?
_________________________
-Michael

#040103696 in a 1999 Audi A6
Mk2a - 90 GB - Red - Illuminated buttons

Top
#227851 - 19/07/2004 22:04 Re: RioCar Stuff & RioCar Home System [Re: K.Ellern]
matthew_k
pooh-bah

Registered: 12/02/2002
Posts: 2296
Loc: Berkeley, California
I'd love an empeg bag too. Either color.

Matthew

Top
#227852 - 19/07/2004 22:21 Re: RioCar Stuff & RioCar Home System [Re: pgrzelak]
Laura
pooh-bah

Registered: 16/06/2000
Posts: 1682
Loc: Metamora, IN
I agree with you Paul, wow. Now that would be a nice home stereo system but who could afford to buy it.
_________________________
Laura

MKI #017/90

whatever

Top
#227853 - 19/07/2004 22:25 Re: RioCar Stuff & RioCar Home System [Re: K.Ellern]
Laura
pooh-bah

Registered: 16/06/2000
Posts: 1682
Loc: Metamora, IN
You could donate the Demo Station as a door prize for the Cincinnati Meet (worth a try)
_________________________
Laura

MKI #017/90

whatever

Top
#227854 - 19/07/2004 22:35 Re: RioCar Stuff & RioCar Home System [Re: Laura]
genixia
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 08/02/2002
Posts: 3411
Quote:
You could donate the Demo Station as a door prize for the Cincinnati Meet

That's a great idea! It'd be the perfect prize for the "Best install by an Englishman in a Volkswagen with Massachusetts plates" competition.
_________________________
Mk2a 60GB Blue. Serial 030102962 sig.mp3: File Format not Valid.

Top
#227855 - 19/07/2004 22:42 Re: RioCar Stuff & RioCar Home System [Re: Laura]
loren
carpal tunnel

Registered: 23/08/2000
Posts: 3824
Loc: SLC, UT, USA
not to be a stick in the mud but you should make sure the bags go to folks who don't have one at all and are carrying around naked empegs (dread the thought).
_________________________
|| loren ||

Top
#227856 - 19/07/2004 23:07 Re: RioCar Stuff & RioCar Home System [Re: loren]
adavidw
addict

Registered: 10/11/2000
Posts: 497
Loc: Tucson, AZ USA
Quote:
folks who don't have one at all and are carrying around naked empegs


Like me! I'd love a bag of any color.
_________________________
-Aaron

Top
#227857 - 19/07/2004 23:14 Re: RioCar Stuff & RioCar Home System [Re: genixia]
Laura
pooh-bah

Registered: 16/06/2000
Posts: 1682
Loc: Metamora, IN
Good try but I was thinking it would be the prize for the best install in a Ford Freestar
_________________________
Laura

MKI #017/90

whatever

Top
#227858 - 19/07/2004 23:16 Re: RioCar Stuff & RioCar Home System [Re: Laura]
genixia
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 08/02/2002
Posts: 3411
Hmm. I don't really want to have to buy a Freestar...

That thing would look great on the deck of a cabin though!
_________________________
Mk2a 60GB Blue. Serial 030102962 sig.mp3: File Format not Valid.

Top
#227859 - 20/07/2004 02:22 Re: RioCar Stuff & RioCar Home System [Re: K.Ellern]
FireFox31
pooh-bah

Registered: 19/09/2002
Posts: 2491
Loc: East Coast, USA
... wow. Does that unit sound good enough to really fill a room and act as a primary home stereo? Good stereo seperation? Do the speakers rotate or tilt outward?

I will (hopefully) be moving into my own place soon, and for my entire life I've wanted a decent speaker setup. For so long, my only alternative has been to use headphones 100% of the time in order to get the good sound.

Hm, I'm tempted to look up the value of the components just to get a rough starting price idea......
_________________________
-
FireFox31
110gig MKIIa (30+80), Eutronix lights, 32 meg stacked RAM, Filener orange gel lens, Greenlights Lit Buttons green set

Top
#227860 - 20/07/2004 03:19 Re: RioCar Stuff & RioCar Home System [Re: FireFox31]
K.Ellern
new poster

Registered: 12/07/2004
Posts: 5
I've had several inquiries on the stuff not too many suggesting price/value on things.

Lenses - as I recall, even at Rio, the Green & Blue were impossible to find.

Bag's - yes that's really a blue bag. I suppose I should hang on to one of them for my own use. Someone said $40.... going once...

As to the home system, I would think that RobV or Hugo might remember if from CES to verify but, yes, it sounds huge. Much more powerful than my home stereo in fact. I use it to supply music for the entire house when I have had big parties (3 story house) and the neighbors complained... so I put on music they liked so they would shut up (har).

I'll keep fielding inquiries for a while to try and get a sense of the value. I want everyone to get a chance. Someone was kind enough to suggest the basic prices for the stuff if you got it new (in a PM) so maybe I'll summarize that tomorrow.

Top
#227861 - 20/07/2004 04:04 Re: RioCar Stuff & RioCar Home System [Re: K.Ellern]
Mach
old hand

Registered: 15/07/2002
Posts: 826
Loc: Texas, USA
You have PM.

Top
#227862 - 20/07/2004 07:32 Re: RioCar Stuff & RioCar Home System [Re: Mach]
Taym
pooh-bah

Registered: 18/06/2001
Posts: 2413
Loc: Roma, Italy
Late but... let me WOW too... Guys, there's some historic parts, here! Bags, and the stand itself... I'd get the stand now if I had somewhere to place it....
_________________________
= Taym =
MK2a #040103216 * 100Gb *All/Colors* Radio * 3.0a11 * Hijack = taympeg

Top
#227863 - 20/07/2004 10:12 Re: RioCar Stuff & RioCar Home System [Re: K.Ellern]
JaBZ
addict

Registered: 08/08/2001
Posts: 452
Loc: NZ
Wow IV, if it's going to someone who already has a spare player to put in it, I would love to buy the empeg unit with dock etc.., or even if you're parting it off

Top
#227864 - 20/07/2004 10:20 Re: RioCar Stuff & RioCar Home System [Re: JaBZ]
pgrzelak
carpal tunnel

Registered: 15/08/2000
Posts: 4859
Loc: New Jersey, USA
I will admit that the display is really tempting, but I have no where to put it.
_________________________
Paul Grzelak
200GB with 48MB RAM, Illuminated Buttons and Digital Outputs

Top
#227865 - 20/07/2004 10:35 Re: RioCar Stuff & RioCar Home System [Re: K.Ellern]
Gleep
member

Registered: 09/03/2003
Posts: 121
Loc: Iowa
I would like a bag, either color.

Top
#227866 - 20/07/2004 13:18 Re: RioCar Stuff & RioCar Home System [Re: K.Ellern]
Terminator
old hand

Registered: 12/01/2000
Posts: 1079
Loc: Dallas, TX
Your looking for a fair price, how about $800-900? Not offering to buy, just suggesting a price.

Top
#227867 - 20/07/2004 14:11 Re: RioCar Stuff & RioCar Home System [Re: Taym]
Skunk
Master Boot Logo(er)

Registered: 26/08/2003
Posts: 525
Loc: California
Quote:
I'd get the stand now if I had somewhere to place it....


You can place it at my place free of charge.
_________________________
aka: [color:"blue"]Boot Logo Master[/color]
PayPal Contributions for Custom Boot Logos are gladly accepted. <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />
itirado[@]adobe[.]com

Top
#227868 - 20/07/2004 16:03 Re: RioCar Stuff & RioCar Home System [Re: loren]
redmosquito
new poster

Registered: 02/04/2002
Posts: 26
Quote:
not to be a stick in the mud but you should make sure the bags go to folks who don't have one at all and are carrying around naked empegs (dread the thought).


my poor naked empeg. i feel like a street bum begging for clothes.

Top
#227869 - 20/07/2004 16:32 Re: RioCar Stuff & RioCar Home System [Re: redmosquito]
pgrzelak
carpal tunnel

Registered: 15/08/2000
Posts: 4859
Loc: New Jersey, USA
There is always nacho cheese.
_________________________
Paul Grzelak
200GB with 48MB RAM, Illuminated Buttons and Digital Outputs

Top
#227870 - 20/07/2004 18:05 Re: RioCar Stuff & RioCar Home System [Re: K.Ellern]
bodybag
addict

Registered: 07/03/2002
Posts: 501
Loc: Southern California
I'd be interested in the display, but without the Empeg (I've got quite a few already). Would most likely make it easier for you to sell the Empeg and misc Empeg parts anyway. I could arrange the shipping but would need you to package the unit on your end. PM me with an idea of what you'd like to get for the display without the Empeg and extras.
_________________________
Bodybag - So Cal Not a Whiner any more!!!

Top
#227871 - 20/07/2004 18:27 Re: RioCar Stuff & RioCar Home System [Re: K.Ellern]
oliver
addict

Registered: 02/04/2002
Posts: 691
I'd pay $50 for a bag, doesn't really matter which color. Any bag is better than just carrying by the handle.
_________________________
Oliver mk1 30gb: 129 | mk2a 30gb: 040104126

Top
#227872 - 20/07/2004 23:37 Re: RioCar Stuff & RioCar Home System [Re: K.Ellern]
gwpeg
new poster

Registered: 19/07/2004
Posts: 3
I am interested in on of the sleds if you still have them. Please let me know. Thanks!

Top
#227873 - 22/07/2004 04:27 Re: RioCar Stuff & RioCar Home System [Re: K.Ellern]
Neutrino
addict

Registered: 23/01/2002
Posts: 506
Loc: The Great Pacific NorthWest
OK, I'm interested in the stand. Preferably without the Rio as I have several already. Why don't you email me an asking price, or list one here. I live in Wa so it would be a pick up.

[email protected]

Opps I didn't see BodyBags post, He has first dibs on it!! Let me know if you guys don't come to an agreement.

Hi Gang!! Long time no on Rio board!!


Edited by Neutrino (22/07/2004 04:32)

Top
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >