Annual sale of vinyl records, audio equipment, CDs to benefit Audio-Reader Network

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LAWRENCE — If you love music, collect vinyl records or simply need to update your stereo system with quality equipment for a good price, then stop by Audio-Reader’s annual benefit sale, For Your Ears Only.The 15th annual event will take place from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 14, and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15, at the Douglas County Fairgrounds, 2120 Harper St., Building No. 21. Thousands of vinyl records and CDs, along with vintage and modern audio equipment, will be sold for below-market prices.

Proceeds from the sale benefit Audio-Reader, a service organization providing free reading and information services for individuals who are blind and visually impaired. The University of Kansas recently announced it will phase out direct funding to Audio-Reader during the next four years, making fundraisers like For Your Ears Only vital to Audio-Reader’s operation. Funds from the sale go directly to helping Audio-Reader listeners stay connected with their communities and live a life of greatest possible personal independence. 

Friday night’s festivities include free food donated by local businesses, cool prizes and first pick on an amazing array of vinyl, CDs, audio equipment and musical instruments. Advance tickets are available for $10 at Audio-Reader, 1120 W. 11th St. They are $15 the night of the event. Admission is free Saturday with many items significantly reduced after noon.

This year, Lawrence, Topeka and Kansas City residents donated their beloved instruments, LP collections and gently used vintage and modern audio equipment to the sale.

Eleven thousand CDs and DVDs, more than 7,000 vinyl albums, more than 400 pieces of audio equipment — including more than 40  turntables and several interesting instruments, including many guitars, a keyboard, saxophone and a five-piece drum set complete with throne, cymbals and sticks — are all part of the inventory.

This year’s audio highlights include an Italian-made Audio Analogue Donizetti model solid state stereo power amplifier, a pair of Legacy …

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