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Originally Posted by cifani090 View Post

Did you get them? And your in Michigan, aren't you?!


 

Oh, unfortunately, I did not end up getting them -- but that was due to scheduling conflict. The seller posted them on craigslist the day before he was leaving for a 2-month trip to Cairo and I didn't want to cancel my plans just to see the speakers. Ahh, well. It wasn't meant to be. I'm going to keep an eye out for another set nearby (in California, btw). 

 

 

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Oh, unfortunately, I did not end up getting them -- but that was due to scheduling conflict. The seller posted them on craigslist the day before he was leaving for a 2-month trip to Cairo and I didn't want to cancel my plans just to see the speakers. Ahh, well. It wasn't meant to be. I'm going to keep an eye out for another set nearby (in California, btw). 


I understand, there was a pair on my craigslist (Michigan) for $300 as well.

 

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Originally Posted by Questhate View Post

Oh, unfortunately, I did not end up getting them -- but that was due to scheduling conflict. The seller posted them on craigslist the day before he was leaving for a 2-month trip to Cairo and I didn't want to cancel my plans just to see the speakers. Ahh, well. It wasn't meant to be. I'm going to keep an eye out for another set nearby (in California, btw). 

 

although you are allegedly hating the quest, how about a JBL Paragon cabinet? very high WAF: see it here

post #424 of 1257

I have a Marantz 2265B and looking for a pair of nice bookshelf/monitor to match it.  I don't want to spend over $500, what do you guys recommend?

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I have a Marantz 2265B and looking for a pair of nice bookshelf/monitor to match it.  I don't want to spend over $500, what do you guys recommend?


Where are you located?

 

post #426 of 1257

Boston

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I haven't really checked out vintage bookshelf speakers.  Small bookshelf speakers really didn't exist much back in the day - as it was not really possible back then to get much bass from them, and there really weren't subwoofers.

 

That said I would love to have a pair of vintage Rogers LS-3/5A's, which are small bookshelf speakers, and sound great with no sub, but they go for $1,500-2,500/pair.

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Boston


Maybe look at studio monitors as they are very neutral but in your size. Adam, Genelec, etc all make speakers as such. Also look into vintage B&W for vintage bookshelf as they did make some good stuff!

 


Edited by cifani090 - 12/21/11 at 8:58am
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Good point about some vintage B&Ws - that could be a great way to go.

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Check this http://boston.craigslist.org/sob/ele/2758751027.html

Klipsch KG4 for $100

 

and this http://providence.craigslist.org/ele/2723583812.html

B&W DM602 for $199.


Edited by Meewoo - 12/21/11 at 3:38pm
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Passive woofer domes on the KG4s are easily fixed with a vacuum cleaner hose judiciously applied to pull them back out.  Killer price!!!

 

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Check this http://boston.craigslist.org/sob/ele/2758751027.html

Klipsch KG4 for $100

 

and this http://providence.craigslist.org/ele/2723583812.html

B&W DM602 for $199.


Thanks, I'm actually getting in touch with the B&W owners.  Too bad the location is over two hours from where I'm now and wonder it he can meet me in between.

 

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For a vintage bookshelf consider AR 3a's.

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Over the week, I was able to get my mom to part with my grandfather's speakers he built (he assembled the cabinets with the speakers) in the early 60s. After a little searching and reading, it seems the Electro-Voice SP12B is a well thought of speaker for its time. I don't intend to alter the original build too much, but I would like to improve the sound.

 

Since I don't know much when it comes to speakers, any input is welcome. It looks like the cabinet has room to grow in the top (horn?) and in the middle/side (tweeters?). I just don't know if that would be good or necessary in my current environment. These speakers will be used in a small living room (11.5x13) with wooden floors, a high ceiling, and powered via Marantz 2275. So far, the only mod I have in store is a Vibrapod (http://www.vibrapod.com/) of sorts for the base.

 

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Edited by treal512 - 12/22/11 at 6:49pm
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