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Excellent, those are beautiful speakers.


They sure are.  I want a pair of those.  I'm not even sure why tongue_smile.gif

 

post #32 of 1262

Man.......ya'll gone and done it now.  Vintage speakers were my obsession before tube amps, which was before HPs/HPamps.  Here's some of the collection.  Many more nice vintage speakers have come and gone.  Will share more pics later..........

 

ADS L1230

 

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Dynaco A35s

 

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JBL L112s

 

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Edited by BmWr75 - 5/26/11 at 3:06pm
post #33 of 1262

Thump....thump.....is this thing on??!!

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Dahlquist DQ-10s

 

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Ohm Walsh 2s

 

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post #36 of 1262

I have dome Burhoe Acoustic Green Series speakers, sound amazing though they look horrid, they have had a hard life although my dad said he had them reconed once. Ill get pics up when I get home.

What they should look like (Small)

What they should look like


Edited by GrandZechs - 5/27/11 at 9:37pm
post #37 of 1262
How old do speakers have to be to be considered vintage? I have a couple older pairs.

One pair is the Quad ESL-63s I have. I believe they were built in the mid-1980s, so they're pushing 25.

The other pair are ESS AMT-1 speakers, circa 1972. I don't really "have" them since my parents "borrowed" them. I'll get them back some day. I love those AMTs, the mids and treble are almost as good as ribbons, but easier to live with and much more efficient.
post #38 of 1262

Sorry no photo, but in my 2nd system I still use my REVOX "Symbol B" Floor Standers.   1982 model..........  1 Soft Dome tweeter, 1 Soft Dome Mid range (think Dyna- Audio) 1- 13" Paper cone with rubber/pvc surrounds + 1- 13" Passive Radiator....... Yep 13'' Bass Drivers remember where Revox are made......   They stand about 46" tall x 16" at the bottom and taper after the Bass units and slim down to 12'' x 10"  (Think early Wilson watt puppies) but the cabinet is one piece...weight 125lbs ea.     Killer speakers!    They were 1800 bucks each in 1982......beautiful walnut cabinets... Don't make speakers like these anymore........I got to get a photo of them for you guys!

post #39 of 1262
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Originally Posted by Uncle Erik View Post

How old do speakers have to be to be considered vintage? I have a couple older pairs.

One pair is the Quad ESL-63s I have. I believe they were built in the mid-1980s, so they're pushing 25.

The other pair are ESS AMT-1 speakers, circa 1972. I don't really "have" them since my parents "borrowed" them. I'll get them back some day. I love those AMTs, the mids and treble are almost as good as ribbons, but easier to live with and much more efficient.



I think of 25 years for sure as being "vintage".  And those are both really great speakers, I have heard both on numerous occasions.

post #40 of 1262

Wow, great pictures and a great thread.

 

I have a pair of Klipsch Cornwall Decorator from 1968.

 

Also a pair of Cornwall Decorator w/grills from 1971.

 

Last I have a pair of Klipsch Heresy from 1981.

 

All are setup in different rooms for 2-channel listening.

 

James

post #41 of 1262
I've started thinking I want to get a pair of Pioneer HPM-100's. Any comments? Anyone own a pair?
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I've started thinking I want to get a pair of Pioneer HPM-100's. Any comments? Anyone own a pair?


The HPM-100's are a great speaker of you want something a bit more "serious" than the CS-99a's. My only quibble with them is their ported bass. My preference is for sealed, which is one reason I like the 99a's so much. But that's just me. Bottom line, if you're wanting a nice vintage Japanese speaker, you really can't go wrong with the HPM-100's.

 

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post #43 of 1262
Thanks Steve! That's good to know. I'm keeping my eyes out for a local pair, wish me luck biggrin.gif
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Thanks Steve! That's good to know. I'm keeping my eyes out for a local pair, wish me luck biggrin.gif


Good luck, Rob! I got my 99a's locally from someone on Craig's List. Being in such a large metropolitan area, there's a much greater chance a pair will turn up for you. Hopefully a pair in great condition.

 

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post #45 of 1262
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I've started thinking I want to get a pair of Pioneer HPM-100's. Any comments? Anyone own a pair?


Rob, I owned a pair of 100s for a while.  They didn't make the cut.  I's look for a pair of JBL L112s instead, will never sell mine.

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