They sure are. I want a pair of those. I'm not even sure why
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..........
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
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!
I think of 25 years for sure as being "vintage". And those are both really great speakers, I have heard both on numerous occasions.
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.
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.
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.
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.