Sneaky Good - What ya got

Discussion in 'Speakers' started by Drugolf, Jul 29, 2017.

  1. GD70

    GD70 AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    WOW! That's a rare sight seeing one with original mid surround and the mid and tweeter black foam trim in tact. If you don't mind, I'd like to copy your photo for reference when others are restoring a pair of these.
    I got mine for free as well!
    Cheers!
    Glenn
     
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  2. bigaltx24

    bigaltx24 Super Member

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    I have a pair of Bozak LS200 that I picked up for $10 because one of the tweets was bad. I wound up pulling the full range B800Bc woofers and making some open baffles for them our of scrap plywood I had. Great sounding speakers, very smooth, with accurate bass, killer mids and sweet high end.
     
  3. Todd MacDona

    Todd MacDona AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    I really like my DBX SF-50. They turned some heads at the last Frankenfest
     
  4. smccrary

    smccrary Low-Budget Collector Subscriber

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    Had a pair of Magnavox 8764 with furniture grade grills. Swore that I would never sell them. Recapped them, resealed the boxes....

    Sold them.

    Best two-ways I ever owned.
     
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  5. mkane

    mkane AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    Open Baffles
     
  6. MarZutra

    MarZutra Addicted Member

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    I had a pair of British JPW AP3 bookshelf speakers that were actually marvelous sounding speakers. If I run across another pair on the cheap, I'd nab'em again without thinking twice though I'd probably platz if I ran across a pair of their Ruby 2 or Ruby 4. They are supposed to be excellent.
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  7. Hanleyster

    Hanleyster ambitious but rubbish

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    JVC SXA3, huge deep bass... wonderful highs... *might* be a little muffled to my novice ears in the vocals and could probably use a nice large dome mid, but man, the bass, its insane.. like, AR3a levels.. thunderously deep in my livingroom. JVC might have made a bunch of junk but these are special.




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  8. Old Guy8

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    Ohm C2, from '77 with recent OEM upgraded poly woofers, replacing paper. With tweeter on low setting, they are an unfatigueing east coast sound. Nice look.
     
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  9. Will S.

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    <--------------- Eclipse TD-M1s aren't mentioned much around here. Not vintage though.
     
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  10. RDecartridge

    RDecartridge "I hear, therefore I am" Subscriber

    AR2as modified as zilch's econowaves with horns.
     
  11. 544man

    544man Member

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    Currently listening to a pair of Altec-Lansing Altec-1 speakers that I acquired on a road-trip to Vancouver BC (craigslist). Got them for an extremely reasonable price as there is some lifting of the oak veneer on the tops. No bother. These things sound fantastic. Simple 2-way with 8" rubber surround woofer. They have displaced my Paradigm 7-se speakers that I had been enjoying immensely. Filling in the rear area with a pair of also-surprising Tannoy C-6 speakers (Canadian-made) on its own volume control. Wonderful sound surrounding me even at lower volumes.
     
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  12. Gnesen

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    DLK was the house brand of speakers for the now defunct Schaak Electronics. The few models I’ve heard are quite good, including my Model 3s:
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    And, yes, I know the woofers are slightly different colors.
     
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  13. mhardy6647

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    Somebody say Shaak?
    Somebody say DLK?
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    source: http://www.alliedcatalogs.com/html/catalogs_additional/1975-schaak/

    As long as I am wasting forum bandwidth, I'll offer a more on-topic comment, too. Pretty much every large-ish retailer offered house brand loudspeakers, mostly as a marketing tool (high margin products that they could "throw in" with a system purchase to the unwary consumer)... but, indeed, some of the house brands - and quasi house brands such as Synergistics or (maybe?) Creative - were, as mentioned in the previous post, pretty decent.

    One other example that springs to mind was the "AEI" brand sold by Tech HiFi in New England. AEI loudspeakers were (at least, pretty much were) Cizeks... and the Cizeks of that era (late 1970s) were very good indeed.

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  14. kermit z

    kermit z Loud Music saves Lives!! Subscriber

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    Let me add to the DLK chants :)

    I've had these DLK 2s' for 8 or 9 years. Very well made cabs and pretty heavy. I just put them back into a system and am enjoying the sound these put out.

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  15. electronjohn

    electronjohn Plug it in & see!! Subscriber

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    Another DLK lover here...installed quite a few pairs of 1 1/2s as studio monitors at various radio stations. Rock jocks LOVED 'em and you could do a tradeout at the local Schaak & not spend $ from the engineering budget:) As the posted ad shows, DLK had a pretty broad product line ranging from the lil' 1/4s to the big 3s...all well-designed & well-built. I've refurbed several pairs of 1 1/2s for happy owners, have a couple pair stored and even a pair of the 1/4s for fun. Good speakers!
     
  16. holyman772

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    I have a pair of Koss CM1020 that continue to surprise me. Bone stock too so they will be even better after I get to the crossover caps. They recently sidelined my Technics SB6000As which I absolutely love.

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  17. The Fuxtor

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    Image Reference II made by API! Very smooth with decent bass! 999609-image-reference-2-speakers-rare-api.jpg
     
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  18. c-atle-79bay

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    Never underestimate that peerless tweeter. Would like to see a "high end" implementation of it.
     
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  19. OutlawSun

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    I nearly bought a pair those wish I hadn't passed them up. Probably one of the prettiest speaker cabinets I've seen.
     
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  20. E.Auer

    E.Auer Super Member

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    Saba Box 45's. Overall a lovely speaker for just about any music and terrific mids.

    (Picture found on the 'net, too lazy to take one of mine.)

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    Eric
     
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