Results 1 to 4 of 4
  1. #1
    AR Newbie Registered Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2008

    Vintage speakers, looking for cheap and decent

    Hello everyone,

    Forgive me in advance, I am new here and know almost nothing about audio equipment. I am a professional saxophonist, which means I have goods ears and little cash for electronics... btw, I live in Amsterdam.

    I recently bought a Marantz 2220 receiver for 50 euros and the sound is better than any receiver I've owned. I'm hoping to do something similar with speakers. Find some excellent speakers that were top of the line (or close to it) in the 70's or 80's and still sound great but can be found for under 100 euros. Any suggestions?

    btw, I'm looking for speakers that are clear, natural and warm. Volume is not an issue, I won't ever be pumping these up.

    I did find some Infinity Reference 30 speakers for 90 Euros. I've gathered these are modern speakers, not the classic 80's series. Are they still very good? Maybe this is as good as I'll get in my price range...

    Thanks in advance!

  2. #2
    AR Newbie Registered Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    OK, I've done some more research and locally I could get the following that are within my price range. Any info on these would be great!

    Elipson 1402 150 euros
    celestion ditton 33 100 euros
    LENCO 145 (this is an auction, so we will see)
    audiostatic ES-240 electrostaat 300 euros (out of my range really, but maybe I could tlak him down)
    Set Infinity Reference 71 MK2 160 euros
    Infinity Qb (it's an auction, and written in Dutch, which I don't speak, but I believe it says he would sell for 150 euros)

    Again, any advice would be fantastic!

  3. #3
    Forum Regular blackraven's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    St. Paul, Minnesota
    Just make sure that you check the condition of the foam around the woofers and make sure that they don't need replacing.
    Pass Labs X250 amp, BAT Vk-51se Preamp,
    Thorens TD-145 TT, Bellari phono preamp, Nagaoka MP-200 Cartridge
    Magnepan QR1.6 speakers
    Luxman DA-06 DAC
    Van Alstine Ultra Plus Hybrid Tube DAC
    Dual Martin Logan Original Dynamo Subs
    Parasound A21 amp
    Vintage Luxman T-110 tuner
    Magnepan MMG's, Grant Fidelity DAC-11, Class D CDA254 amp
    Monitor Audio S1 speakers, PSB B6 speakers
    Vintage Technic's Integrated amp
    Music Hall 25.2 CDP
    Adcom GFR 700 AVR
    Cables- Cardas, Silnote, BJC
    Velodyne CHT 8 sub

  4. #4
    AR Newbie Registered Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    blackraven: thanks for the advice. I have heard this could be a problem. Assuming they are all in great condition, do you recommend any of them over the rest? Or am I better off buying the newer Infinity Reference 30?

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts