|Originally posted by DesBen
... And Radioshack/Realistic made electrostatics?!?
Yes, they did, in the middle 70's. I owned a pair, bought new for about $89 (1975 dollars), as I recall. After a year of happy listening to them, I was able to bring them to a store for comparison with Stax SRM-X's.... I bought the X's that same day. I still
have them around the house, somewhere - they turned out to be darn durable.
The RadioShacks were rather pretty, with a smooth response, good bass, and by the standards I had at that time (e.g., Maranz tuner, Hegemann 1 speakers...), they were musical. However, comparison with the top-end Stax of the day was no contest, because of the Much better detailing of the Stax...which nothing else of that day could match, or approach closely.