1. Rest in Peace Paul (Kegger) If you would like to help the family in this time of great sorrow and need, you may donate on their GoFundme page: https://www.gofundme.com/mckechnie-medical-and-funeral-fund?
    Dismiss Notice

Speakers

Discussion in 'Dollars and Sense' started by johnboy67, Mar 30, 2017.

  1. johnboy67

    johnboy67 New Member

    Messages:
    3
    I'd like to spend $250.00/ $300.00 on a paid of new of used speakers what should I consider.
     
  2. Me Tarzan

    Me Tarzan EARTH

    Messages:
    1,023
    Location:
    WIND
    Barter Town and maybe the Pony Express.

    What is the rest of the equation? Music... Equipment...
     
  3. MarZutra

    MarZutra Super Member

    Messages:
    4,191
    Location:
    New Scotland, Canada
    what are you running the speakers with? Do you want vintage or fairly modern or modern? Floor standing or bookshelf? So many options broski and I'm guessing your going to get 800 different suggestions....
     
  4. swechsler

    swechsler Frog Whisperer

    Messages:
    3,035
    Location:
    7th row center
    A better idea is to look what's available on Craigslist in your area in your price range, then post in the speaker forum asking for opinions on the different models (or even better, search first. I find that when I search google for a certain model, AK is almost always on the first page of results). There were literally thousands of speaker manufacturers, with tens of thousands of different models. Obviously many of them will be very expensive, but a very good percentage can be found for under $300.
     
  5. johnboy67

    johnboy67 New Member

    Messages:
    3
    I have a Harmon Kardon HK495i receiver What sort of book shelf speakers would you suggest?
    I was all so considering a new receiver would new receiver or a vintage one be better?
     
  6. johnboy67

    johnboy67 New Member

    Messages:
    3
    Are those Polk speakers any good?
     
  7. Hyfi

    Hyfi Super Member

    Messages:
    3,994
    Location:
    Bucks County, PA
    Yeah, your HK is now 30 years old and cannot be up to snuff if original. As others said, you need to listen to different speakers in your range to decide. The newer Andrew Jones - Pioneer speakers have been getting great reviews for the money. You could start there, and then improve your electronics if you still want more.

    https://www.amazon.com/Pioneer-SP-B...8&qid=1490898830&sr=8-7&keywords=andrew+jones

    $300 and have soft dome tweeters
     
  8. HTHMAN

    HTHMAN Super Member

    Messages:
    3,171
    Location:
    St Louis, Missouri, USA
    For a vintage speaker, consider the Boston Acoustics A70 or A100 models. Should be under your budget, fairly abundant and very good sounding.
     
  9. Studio One

    Studio One New Member

    Messages:
    17
    Location:
    Gloucestershire UK
    TDL G30 's any opinions ?
     
  10. sunrayjack12

    sunrayjack12 AK Subscriber Subscriber

    Messages:
    223
    Favorites are in the bedroom, DIY Altecs withe double 15" drivers now being driven by a Fisher 500C.
     
  11. Celt

    Celt Cosmic Hippo Super Mod Subscriber

    Messages:
    38,224
    Location:
    Paragould, Arkansas
    EPI 100's are always a good choice...
     
  12. mhardy6647

    mhardy6647 AK Subscriber Subscriber

    Messages:
    50,332
    Well, these two responses certainly run the gamut.
    Let me know where I can get the parts for "DIY Altecs with double 15" drivers" for the OP's budget of "$250/300", 'cause I'll take a set.

    The EPI100 is a nice, basic loudspeaker that is easy to drive and sounds very good. Zillions of them were sold, and it's not just because they were, at one point, recommended by Consumer Reports. A nice pair should leave plenty of change in the OP's pocket (unless he or she happens to live in an area where the EPIs were less common).

    Assuming that s/he hasn't found a pair since asking back in March.
     
  13. sunrayjack12

    sunrayjack12 AK Subscriber Subscriber

    Messages:
    223
    Very sorry for posting in the wrong thread.
    Yes that would be great for that money.
    With speaker prices down , the op should be able to find some decent speakers for his budget.
    I bought a nice pair of Klipsch Heresy's for 350.00 and probably could have gotten them for 300, but they were already a super deal and that would have been awful to try and beat him down anymore, I paid him what he ask.
    The point is people are willing to deal so don't hesitate to ask for a lower price.
    You might want to look around at some vintage 70's Radio Shack or some vintage Fisher speakers, both companies made some really good speaker and hifi gear back then.
    Time frame 600's are another great speaker in the price range.
     

Share This Page