Blown away by infinity QB

Discussion in 'Infinity Loudspeakers' started by Steelydan71, Mar 13, 2018.

  1. Steelydan71

    Steelydan71 New Member

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    1520995662566-369395908.jpg 1520995710571-579213291.jpg Hello all!!
    I am new to this site and have posted my intro and took a pic of one of my systems. Today is the day I became a convert to the Emit tweeter... I have been very blessed to have a supportive wife who understands my crazy vintage audio addiction. We have finally moved to our new home here in New Braunfels Tx. She was very instrumental in my newest aquistion ... Today started out like any other day... She texted me and said that I needed to meet up with a person from Varage sale.... Now my wife's passion is buying and selling jewelry and clothing thru said app. I thought nothing of it ...At the time of the transaction she calls and says it's for me.... I was like for me???? What could it be? Now before you think I was too naive .... I was not expecting speakers... (I just picked up a pair of Polk SDA's this last weekend... I am still in awe of them..)..ok I digress... Anyway the point is a young lady and her mother met me in a target parking lot... And Bam! I see them and I cannot believe my eyes a pair of mint Infinity QBs .... Unbelievable... Warranty card , brochure ,speaker grills. Etc etc... These babies are mint!!! And well I have been listening to them since I picked them up 4hrs ago... I am so excited and I really am happy with the sound!!! Oh my gosh those tweeters are soooo sweet!!! Well..... I am a convert and cannot wait to hook them up to a proper amplifier...
     

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  2. Bahamayellow

    Bahamayellow Well-Known Member

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    Congratulations on your new speakers and welcome.
     
  3. Ohighway

    Ohighway Wannabe Minimalist Subscriber

    Congrats on your acquisition!

    Infinity Qb..... bought mine new around 1976-78. Still have and enjoy them!!

    Treat them to plenty of clean power for best results.
     
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  4. kurtgo

    kurtgo AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    Congrats on an excellent acquisition! The only problem with discovering that sound is it takes you on a journey of continuous want. Infinitys tend to do that to you.
     
  5. Tedrick

    Tedrick Infinity-phile Subscriber

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    Boy, ain't that the truth.

    Welcome to the world of vintage Infinity's. If you're like most of us Infinity fans, these won't be your last pair.
     
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  6. geoff727

    geoff727 Well-Known Member

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    Lucky dog. My wife would NEVER do that for me. :rolleyes:

    SDAs can be cool speakers. Have owned a few of those over the years, too. SRS2's currently.
     

     

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  7. slimpikkins

    slimpikkins Super Member

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    Great speakers. Those look like they were very well cared for. Hanging around on this forum can be trouble. Bunch of “enablers”...Nice polks too!
    Jim
     
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  8. telemike

    telemike AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    Nice, I had a pair once but mine were well worn
     
  9. 7.62

    7.62 Gearhead Subscriber

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    Congratulations! That is a find right there. Can't say much more than be careful or you'll find yourself buying lots of roses as the Infinity bite sinks in and you test your wife.......:angel:
     
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  10. swechsler

    swechsler Frog Whisperer

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    These will appreciate a powerful amp, but make sure you have the correct fuses, just in case.
     
  11. chef free

    chef free AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    My first pair of "real" speakers! Saved up $400 bucks making $2.65/hr slinging pizzas back in 1978. Still got 'em too!
     
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  12. toxcrusadr

    toxcrusadr AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    These were my first vintage Infinities a couple years ago, if you don't count the excellent car speakers I had in my Toyota Corolla Liftback in the mid 80s. :) My Qb's were free because they needed woofer foam. Had to fix an EMIT but there are great instructions on how to do that on AK. They grace the walls of my wood shop now, driven by a hunk of Hafler. :thumbsup:
     
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  13. swechsler

    swechsler Frog Whisperer

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    Qb woofers have rubber surrounds. Are you sure those are the speakers you have?
     
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  14. Ohighway

    Ohighway Wannabe Minimalist Subscriber

    Nobody here has mentioned yet. If ever you notice that you start getting loose, flabby bass response, check your cabinets for air leaks.

    My brand new Qb started having problems with bass response only a couple years into ownership. The culprit, ....bad sealing along the joints in the cabinet. I fixed that and they've been fine ever since.
     
  15. toxcrusadr

    toxcrusadr AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    Actually I probably mixed them up with my other pair, Monitor Jr. which were the free ones that got refoamed. The Qb probably just had the bad EMIT. Both pairs have been here for awhile so I conflated the details. Thanks for straightening that out.
     
  16. Steelydan71

    Steelydan71 New Member

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    Ahhh... Yes I was a very precocious 7yr old listening to my only male cousin yammering on and on about Genesis not being the same without Peter Gabriel....He also had these wonderful speakers in his room. I was so happy that a mature 19 yr old would let me listen to his vast record collection.... He would say that he never heard of a kid liking his Steely Dan albums so much lol....My fave uncle would pop his head in every so often and comment how nice these sounded but we're no match to his Altec horns....ahhh... I miss those times.....I do know that my cousin did work his a$@ off after school and during the summer to buy them... (apologies for the digression)
     

     

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  17. goodolpg

    goodolpg Just an old fart trying to help. Subscriber

    It's your thread so digress all you want.

    Oh, and welcome, enjoy the Infinitys.
     
  18. EngineerNate

    EngineerNate AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    I'd say "Wife her!" But you already did. Nice speakers, awesome wife!
     
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  19. srb02

    srb02 "Infinity Speaker" Man Cave

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    Nice find. Enjoy.

    Be warned: You are now headed down the road to perdition....... INFINITY SPEAKERS.:music:

    Stu
     
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  20. Listnnthdark

    Listnnthdark Active Member

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    I now pronounce you "Man + Tweeter " . :angel:
     
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