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PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2018 9:40 pm 
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High End Audio, Big Spenders and "Big Spending" are almost synonymous. Famous celebrity estate auctions must draw the same kind of crowds. See if you can guess which items got the biggest spenders and spending. All celeb items info concerning value is based on actual reported final auction selling prices.

1. What item is more ? A. The highest price paid for a trumpet Miles Davis owned and used or B. The list price of a Walker Proscenium Turntable with arm ?

2. What's more valuable: A. The list price of (4) KLH model 9 electrostatic speakers from 1969 adjusted for inflation to todays dollars or B. What a piece of partially eaten French Toast by Justin Timberlake got at auction.

3. A "Billion" seconds ago Elvis Presley was, A. Not famous yet. B. Dead over 10 years.

4. What cost more ? A. The original Infinity IRS or, B. Hank Williams Sr.'s 1947 Martin D18 guitar at auction.

5. What was more money ? A. The highest known price gotten at auction for vintage Electrovoice Patrician speakers, or B. John Lennon's toilet seat.

6. What's higher? The original list price of an Audio Note Ongaku amplifier or, B. The price a piece of bubble gum chewed by Britney Spears got on an ebay auction.

7. What's worth more? A. Jaschua Heifetz's 1700's Guarnerius violin, that he acquired in the 1920's and used in his concerts and recordings. B. The famous Statocaster electric guitar owned and used by the late rock guitar superstar Jimi Hendrix.

8. Diamond and steel are 2 materials used in audio manufacture. Which material stands up better to extremely hot temperatures ? A. Diamond. B. Steel.

9. What's worth more? A. Duke Ellington's Polish/French everyday wrist watch at auction. B. Michael Jackson's stained underpants at auction.

10. Speaking of underwear; what got more money at auction ? A. Elvis Presley's unwashed underwear from a performance circa 1977. B. Elvis Presley's bible, given to him by a relative as a gift during his first year at Graceland.

11. Which 2 of these TV stars were or are known to be avid audiophiles. A. Tony Randall. B. Jack Klugman. C. Gary Shandling. D. Doris Day.

12. What is worth more money? A. Legendary 1960 one piece Statocaster electric guitar in near mint condition. B. The most expensive current production Grand Piano that Yamaha manufactures.


Answers and elaborations on the above questions on Sunday Nov. 11th.


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On question 3, about a billion seconds ago and Elvis. Change answer selections to A. Elvis was not born yet or B. Elvis was dead nearly 10 years.


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 11, 2018 7:05 pm 
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Here are the answers to the "Audiophiles and other big spender" Fun Quiz Challenge. Some of the prices the celebrity stuff sold for at auction, differs depending on what source you use.

1. B. The Walker tt and arm. It went for over 100 grand, and Miles Davis trumpet sold for 70 grand.

2. A. (4) KLH model 9's adjusted for inflation is more money than the $3,000 that Justin Timberlake's partial eaten French Toast got at auction. The Timberlake Toast got around as much money as what one pair of KLH 9 electrostatics cost in 1969.

3. A billion seconds ago Elvis was not dead ten years yet. He died in 1977.

4. B. Hank Williams D18 guitar got over $134,000 at auction; more than the list price of an Infinity IRS.

5. A. Electro Voice Patrician speakers at auction have gotten more at auction than the $13,000 of toilet of John Lennon's. It was the whole toilet not just the toilet seat.

6. A. Audio Note Ongaku at a original list price of $89,000 was more than the $14,000 that someone paid for Britney Spears chewed bubble gum.

7. A. Heifetz's circa 1700's violin is worth more at an estimated 6 million than the Hendrix Stratocaster guitar which was bought for 2 million.

8. B. Steel holds up to higher extreme temperatures than diamond.

9. A. Duke Ellington rare Ref 1563 Patel Philippe watch beat out Michael Jackson's DNA underwear at auction by over half a million dollars. The watch sold for 1.59 million dollars. Only a million for the drawers.

10. B. The anything but brief Elvis personal bible with notations, outsold his unwashed briefs at auction $94,000 to $8,000.

11. A & C. Both the late comic personalities Gary Shandling and Tony Randall were known audiophiles. Shandling favoring Wilson speakers.

12. B. Yamaha grand piano's cost more than 1960 Stratocaster guitars, which in near mint condition are worth $15,000+.

I will work on the extra questions of this quiz on the other thread later .


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