Your favorite vintage speakers

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bummrush

Re: Your favorite vintage speakers
« Reply #20 on: 10 Feb 2010, 03:38 am »
  Big powered Altecs from the 70's,

starkiller

Re: Your favorite vintage speakers
« Reply #21 on: 10 Feb 2010, 03:50 am »
My once glorious Rogers LS35/A's with dual Satterburg subs...until the divorce  :cry:
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harryz

Re: Your favorite vintage speakers
« Reply #22 on: 10 Feb 2010, 04:27 am »

Original Quads, KLH 9s, Altec Valencia 846As and Altec bi-flexes.  Also love BC1s and LS 3/5A

Harry

Lyndon

Re: Your favorite vintage speakers
« Reply #23 on: 10 Feb 2010, 05:37 am »
My Coral Model BX-300, picked up in a thrift store for $40 for the pair.  Sealed, with a non-removeable
grill.
Frequency Range 50-20,000 c/s
Music Power Input (Continuance) 16 W
Music Power (Peak) 32W
8 Ohm
In my bedroom system:Aiwa Carousel Modded>MSB Dac>Eico ST-40>Corals.
Just a wonderful blend, sweet sound.
Can't find much on them, just figure some Vietnam Vet came back via Japan and brought them home.
Lyndon

lonewolfny42

Re: Your favorite vintage speakers
« Reply #24 on: 10 Feb 2010, 05:49 am »
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Your favorite vintage speakers...

A pair I've owned for over 20 years....



Mirage M-3 loudspeakers....old review-1990..... :thumb:

Russell Dawkins

Re: Your favorite vintage speakers
« Reply #25 on: 10 Feb 2010, 08:39 am »
AR LST (Laboratory Standard Transducers).
I heard a pair of these around 1973 driven by a Phase Linear 700 or the like and heard the best reproduction of a drumkit I had heard to that point.






Amazingly, all the original drivers are still available!  http://tinyurl.com/cxdg8k

baldrick

Re: Your favorite vintage speakers
« Reply #26 on: 10 Feb 2010, 11:34 am »
A pair I've owned for over 20 years...
Mirage M-3 loudspeakers....old review-1990..... :thumb:

Wow that's a great one.

earwig

Re: Your favorite vintage speakers
« Reply #27 on: 10 Feb 2010, 11:51 am »
Ive had the Mission 770s they were kind of a Spendor clone which woulda been even better.

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Re: Your favorite vintage speakers
« Reply #28 on: 10 Feb 2010, 02:06 pm »
bose 901 series 4 - great speaker - wish i still had them!

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drphoto

Re: Your favorite vintage speakers
« Reply #29 on: 10 Feb 2010, 04:31 pm »
The old Merlin towers from the late 80's (the one's wrapped in foam) were quite nice. Biggest fault were some cabinet resonance, which could be solved w/ damping material.

S Clark

Re: Your favorite vintage speakers
« Reply #30 on: 10 Feb 2010, 04:55 pm »
Design Acoustics D-12




jimdgoulding

Re: Your favorite vintage speakers
« Reply #31 on: 10 Feb 2010, 05:09 pm »
Saw a pair of modified DQ 10's at a dealers I frequented long ago with all the mods I had read about: Factory installed big yellow capacitors, bypassed the high frequency dome and Piezo super tweeter to Panasonic ribbons, and the screens behind the grill cloth cleanly cut away to the mid and tweeter arrays.  $250.00 and I didn't buy them.  Think they would be fun to play around with today.  Acoustat 1+1's with Spectral amps sounded heavenly on choral music. 

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Re: Your favorite vintage speakers
« Reply #32 on: 10 Feb 2010, 06:15 pm »
The JBL L100's I still use in my shop. The speakers started out as L88's and I added the midrange, upgraded the crossover, and braced the cabinet.

Wayne

Scott F.

Re: Your favorite vintage speakers
« Reply #33 on: 10 Feb 2010, 11:15 pm »
To add another JBL to the list, the longer I live with the JBL 4410 Studio Monitors, the more I like 'em. I use these in my wood shop. They are driven by a Rotel 981 amp and the Rotel 970 pre. Though I haven't hooked them up to a tube amp yet, these should be quite a nice match with their impedance only rising to about 25 ohms. These are 91db sensitive. These speakers are super clean sounding and believe it or not, the titanium tweeter doesn't make your ears bleed.





The other vintage speakers I've become smitten with are the ADS L780/2. I'm on the hunt for a reasonably priced pair. I wouldn't mind stumbling across another pair of the JBLs too.

...and I thought MerRev was a speaker whore  :scratch:  :lol:

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Re: Your favorite vintage speakers
« Reply #34 on: 11 Feb 2010, 12:31 am »
AR 3As w/ Microstatic tweeters.

Baranyi

Re: Your favorite vintage speakers
« Reply #35 on: 11 Feb 2010, 01:20 am »
Beveridge electrostats.  On orchestral music they are spellbinding.

baldrick

Re: Your favorite vintage speakers
« Reply #36 on: 11 Feb 2010, 01:46 am »
I'm going to chime in with another...
The Dayton Wright XG-8 Electrostatic.

 
 Peculiar in that it used un-insulated electrodes, sealed the ESL drivers in an airtight chamber and charged the chamber with Sulfur Hexafluoride (SF6) gas, which is an extremely effective insulator.
The company was short lived, but really amazing sound and some of the best dynamics you'll ever hear in a pure electrostatic.


Nels Ferre

Re: Your favorite vintage speakers
« Reply #37 on: 11 Feb 2010, 02:11 am »
I will throw 4 out there:

Large Advents (Owned them)
Dynaco A25 (my brother had a pair)
ADS L1290
ADS L1590

All great speakers, although I have not heard any in a long time, not sure if I would like them as much as I once did.

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Re: Your favorite vintage speakers
« Reply #38 on: 11 Feb 2010, 03:13 am »
My cousin had a really tall tower speaker from RTR (can't remember the model) that were amazing in their day.

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Re: Your favorite vintage speakers
« Reply #39 on: 11 Feb 2010, 08:47 pm »
The Polk sda-1 I still have a pair that my father uses with a Marantz receiver
and a sony dvd 3100es