What Vintage Speakers Would You Buy If Money Were No Object?

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  1. FONSguy

    FONSguy Super Member

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    I STILL remember a summer afternoon about 1974 when I visited the local Springfield VA "Audio Specialists (AtlantisSound) store and heard the 1000's for the first time. They were running the original Phase Linear 700 with them. Lucky Man sounded superb. I also brought some pipe organ LP's and Harry Nilsson's Jump Into the Fire.
     
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  2. MarZutra

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    Must have been very impressive back in 1974. Very imposing speakers. There are very few speakers that I'd replace my M1000 for to be truthful. Perhaps the Duntech....perhaps not considering a former dealer of Duntech/Dunlavy in Toronto said the Epi were actually better. I don't know how this is actually possible however that was her impression. I'd love to audition a pair of Duntech one day...
     
  3. RuralTom

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    Everyone's ears are different, my guess is that everyone who is intimately familiar with both would not come to the same conclusion. Head down the Pittsburgh area, happy to have you hear my Dunlavys, maybe get my friend to show off his 'Black Knights'.
     
  4. GD70

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  5. theophile

    theophile Pheasant Plucker. Subscriber

    2017 was great year for Vintage Hi-Fi.
     
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  6. restorer-john

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    I'll just have a pair of these:

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    And yes, they are vintage now because they've been discontinued for quite a while...
     
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  7. theophile

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    I'd love a pair of the Paradigm Persona 9Hs by the way. I meant no criticism of them at all. They would be amazing speakers.
     
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  8. theophile

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    They were good enough for Abbey Road. Or am I thinking of another model in the series?
     
  9. restorer-john

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    Yep, they had the Nautilus 801 and I think the 801D, but then went to the 800/D when they were discontinued- IIRC is around 2003/4 when they killed them.
     
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  10. theophile

    theophile Pheasant Plucker. Subscriber

    There are so many great speakers but many fewer great Source components. That is the weakest link in many systems.
     
  11. twiiii

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    The speaker I would chose first would be for its uniqueness and looks not its sound quality. JBL Paragon. The next choice would be for the sound quality. Mcintosh XR 290. For just over all size a JBL Hartsfield or EV Paragon. For something to catch you off guard Magnaplanars 6 or 8 paneled systems. Tympani ? They occupied an entire room.
     
  12. Drugolf

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    Well I have the Concert Grands MarZ! When you are ready to do the trade we can meet say....in Minneapolis?

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  13. slow_jazz

    slow_jazz Lunatic Member

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    Always had the Yamaha NS-1000's on my bucket list.
     
  14. elcoholic

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    Now's your chance. A set of Tympanis is in Bartertown for easy money.
     
  15. portnoy

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    Did anyone mention Electro-Voice Patricians yet?

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  16. BOUXY

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    BOZAK CG's:)
     
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  17. StimpyWan

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    MBL Pt. 1



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    This one is good too.

     
  18. StimpyWan

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    As far as vintage speakers, BG Radia is now defunct. Do these qualify?

    FS-880 - (Young Lady Optional)

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  19. Te-Te

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    IMG_1488.JPG Just Kidding!!!
     
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  20. MaxxVolume

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    I`d like THESE for my weekend house.... :)

     
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