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Old 04-25-2009   #55
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HEY THERE!

I own a pair of Technics SB-X5 speakers which are currently connected to their original Technics FM/AM stereo reciever SA-300, all of which are in mint condition. Which all use to belong to my uncle and i inherited them from him, before he nearly took them all to the DUMP!!!!!! ARRRGGGHHH!

I also have recently just aquired a cute wittle pair of SONY APM-100 speakers which i use with my laptop connected to a home made mini amplifier i made especially for them and they whistle and hum in greater harmony than some of the modern crap we get these days.

I must say that i myself am quite the "audiophile" and resort to vintage to late 80's audio technology for their toughness and quality which now'a days is hard to beat sometimes

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HEY THERE!

I own a pair of Technics SB-X5 speakers which are currently connected to their original Technics FM/AM stereo reciever SA-300, all of which are in mint condition. Which all use to belong to my uncle and i inherited them from him, before he nearly took them all to the DUMP!!!!!! ARRRGGGHHH!

I also have recently just aquired a cute wittle pair of SONY APM-100 speakers which i use with my laptop connected to a home made mini amplifier i made especially for them and they whistle and hum in greater harmony than some of the modern crap we get these days.

I must say that i myself am quite the "audiophile" and resort to vintage to late 80's audio technology for their toughness and quality which now'a days is hard to beat sometimes

here's pics of them.

Sony speakers...? Technics speakers...? THAT's vintage hifi to you? Arrrgh! Those brands were terrible then, and no better today. They were sold at Sears and Circuit City. No self-respecting audiophile would touch speakers made by electronics makers like Technics, Sony, Panasonic or Kenwood; we knew that they sold the brand licenses to 3rd parties which made crap speakers for the boom-box set.

Now AR, Cerwin-Vega, Polk; those brands were '80s budget audiophile speakers we could get into.
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ha ha ha *Sarcastic* well my view of vintage is that they are rare to come across, and that they for one sound much better than half the modern rubbish iv had over the last few years. i did how ever have some really old pre 1980s marantz speakers. but some dim wit visiting one day decided to poot a boot through them and damage them something cronic! i have the orginal speaker badge around some where and when i find it ill buzz you and let you know and see what you say to that. plus i used to own a pair of 1970 something Bang & Olufsen speakers but that was a while back that i cant even remember the model.

and as a last after thought though, would you agree that speakers before the 90's were of better quality than some of the stuff today????????? :P

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I am now starting to feel bad !
Wud you guys consider Revel Studios /Voice , Sub30 vintage speakers???
I still think of them as mean and more then totally capable when driven by my Levinson amps .
Am I wrong in thinking that they are indeed still better than most newer versions of lesser speakers on the market ?
Point is that if I trade them back I am going to get very little ( or ziltch)for them and pay more then top dollar difference for a bevy( herd /flock/gaggle?) of Revel Sudios 2 , etc .................is the difference going to be worth it ,or do I hang in there with what I have already got which sounds better than most out there at present ? Comments invited .
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