I figure I'm not the only one that's found the occasional diamond in the rough in terms of the crap budget speakers you can find at Goodwill and other thrift stores. I also figure that, this being an audio-focused community, success stories like these can be a lot of fun!
Today, I found and cleaned up a pair of Technics SB-K24's that I found at a local thrift shop.
I have them hooked up to my Onkyo TX-SR606 currently, and they're not sounding half bad! They could do with a new crossover and some new damping, but I only paid 21 dollars for the set!
So yeah, feel free to share any stories about budget equipment that's either surprised you or served you well or whatever!