As many of you may remember, DESIGN AUDIO VIDEO in Tyler / Whitehouse, TX, was once owned by David Baskin, a long time AUDIOGON subscriber, who sadly passed away from ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease) in September of 2015. David’s home / business was located approximately 4.5 miles South of town on a spacious property with 2 beautiful, stone and brick buildings. One of course is their home, which includes a dynamic Theater on its own. The other building however was David’s High-End, DEMO Theater designed for various product demonstrations.
In May of 2016, I was blessed to be able to purchase the company from his amazing wife Keri. Last month, she decided to sell their property and asked if I would help her list the High-End equipment in the DEMO Theater, here on AUDIOGON.
You should know that I do NOT own this equipment…Everything still belongs to Keri Baskin.
With all of that said, ALL prices herein have been approved by Keri. Any and All “Realistic” offers will be given to her for her final approval. Your payments, should you wish to purchase any of these items, should be made to her…NOT me.
Please NOTE: Should you find something here that you like, ALL PAYMENTS are to be made to Keri Baskin. She will accept Certified Checks ONLY.
All equipment has been re-packaged in their Original boxes with Original Protective Packaging. No exceptions.3
PLEASE NOTE the Timeline: David was diagnosed with Lou Gehrig’s Disease in 2010. He began designing his DEMO Theater in 2011 (?) and it was completed in 2013 (?). As you can easily imagine, he was constantly changing/upgrading equipment. All of the pieces herein are the culmination of a great deal of ongoing research / matching and represent David’s ideal Theater at the time of his passing in September, 2015.
I give you this timeline to underscore the Fact that by the time David had finished his Theater, the progression of his disease had forced him to completely forego active selling / working with home builders in ’14 and ‘15, due to being confined to his motorized chair and eventually being bed-ridden. The company was able to survive due to his Keri, his Excellent reputation and training of 2 very competent Technicians. According to Keri, from the time the Theater was finished until his passing, David had no more than 5 to 7 builders drive out to their property and visit the DEMO Theater for demonstration.
TRANSLATION: This equipment is very much LIKE NEW….Almost NO usage at all. Additionally, with the exception of the REVEL Rhythm2 Subs, ALL equipment listed is still current from each of the manufacturers.
Due to AUDIOGON’s selling model, I will need to list each item separately. However, below is the Complete List of Equipment from the David’s DEMO Theater. In addition, I will eventually list all of the Cabling as well.
Should you find something here that you like, ALL PAYMENTS are to be made to Keri Baskin. She will accept Certified Checks ONLY.
THE EQUIPMENT LIST
/ These items have lived in a COMPLETELY SMOKE
Mark Levinson 532H Amplifiers x 5 ( Yes, 5 !!!)
Revel RHYTHM2 Subs (Two absolutely beautiful pieces of
JBL Professional M2 Speakers (Left & Right)
JBL Synthesis SK2-3300 (Center Speaker)
Revel Gem2 Surround Speakers (2)
JBL Synthesis SDP-45 Surround Processor
JBL Synthesis SDEC-4500P
JBL Synthesis SDEC-4500X
JBL Synthesis Interconnect Kit for SDEC-4500
JBL Synthesis 1500 Array Subs (2)
TORUS AVR2 60 Balanced Power Conditioner
Thank you for taking the time to read Keri’s story…..
My very sincere regards,
JBL SDP-45 SURROUND PROCESSOR
7.1-channel Digital Surround
Processor 4K HDMI Switching on all 8 HDMI inputs
• Dolby® TrueHD™ DD+ & DTS-HD
Master Audio™ decoding, Dolby® Volume™
• HDMI 2.0 and HDCP 2.2 support
on input 8
• 8 HDMI inputs, 2 HDMI outputs
• Supports all 3D video formats •
MP3, AAC, WMA Audio Decoding
• 2 AES/EBU and 2 Balanced Analog
• 7.1-ch Balanced and Unbalanced
• 7.1 Unbalanced analog input
• AES/EBU Digital inputs
• Stereo XLR Balanced and RCA
• True analog bypass, HDMI Audio
Pass through with downmix
• Dual HDMI outputs (Main Zone
• USB audio input
• Multizone functionality
• RS-232 and Ethernet for
external control (bi-directional)
• PC or Mac Webpage Server for
full control and configuration
• Includes rack ears and fastener
hardware ( 4 rack spaces)
• Dimensions (H x W x D): 6.3” x
17” x 15.5”(16 cm x 43.2 cm x 39.4 cm)