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Top Ten Vintage Speakers on Ebay (inc RB-51 II)

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Here is somebody's opinion of the Top Ten vintage speakers on Ebay.  In the Top Ten is the Klipsch RB-51 II.  It's a fine speaker, but I think I would have gone with La Scala in the Top Ten, probably in the Top Three.  Comments?

 

http://www.ebay.com/gds/Top-10-Vintage-Speakers-/10000000205161038/g.html

 


 

Do you have your own Top Ten Vintage speaker list?  I'd like to see a Top Ten Vintage Klipsch Speaker list.  No criteria, just your opinion.  Include center speakers if you want.

 

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Please, we all know that the Bose 901 w/ equalizer absolutely has to be on that list.

 

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audio karma has a top ten

klipsch made the list 3 times

10. Klipsch Cornwalls
9. Jbl L100t
8. Marantz HD-880
7. Jensen Tri-ette TR-10
6. Klipsch Chorus
5. Klipsch La Scala
4. Jbl Hartsfeild
3. Klipschorn
2. Altec Model 19
1. Jbl Paragon 

 

http://audiokarma.org/forums/index.php?threads/top-10-vintage-speakers.599593/

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22 minutes ago, dirtmudd said:

audio karma has a top ten

klipsch made the list 3 times

10. Klipsch Cornwalls
9. Jbl L100t
8. Marantz HD-880
7. Jensen Tri-ette TR-10
6. Klipsch Chorus
5. Klipsch La Scala
4. Jbl Hartsfeild
3. Klipschorn
2. Altec Model 19
1. Jbl Paragon 

 

http://audiokarma.org/forums/index.php?threads/top-10-vintage-speakers.599593/

That's a better list for sure, but the Paragon doesn't sound good. It looks cool. The JBL L 100t is not good enough for the list either.

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5 minutes ago, unclefred said:

That's a better list for sure, but the Paragon doesn't sound good. It looks cool. The JBL L 100t is not good enough for the list either.

Were the Altec Model 19's folded horns?

JJK

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36 minutes ago, mungkiman said:

4 times, actually. That's pretty good representation!

 

your right...I can't count..

how about the heritage line..

then it works...

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The Rectilinear III should be on any top ten list.  There's a pair on Ebay right now.  It's no surprise that they sound so amazing given some of the engineers who were involved with the company at one time or another.  I sold a lot of them back in the day and deeply regret selling mine to one of the local guys about 30 years ago.

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rectilinear_Research_Corporation

 

 

Maynard

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1 hour ago, JJkizak said:

Were the Altec Model 19's folded horns?

No.

 

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Huh????  My Klipsch RB-51 II's that started my addiction are on the list!!!  Bought those for $299 years ago. Best speakers I'd ever heard to that point.

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59 minutes ago, RTR said:

My Klipsch RB-51 II's that started my addiction are on the list!!!

I still have a pair with a KSW-15 and powered by an ST-70. There are plenty good enough to impress my cube speaker friends.

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No western electric, no care.

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16 hours ago, Schu said:

No western electric, no care.

 

If Western Electric still made speakers a small spare would pop out in case of failure of the main plus it would have a 500 year guarantee.

JJK

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On 8/3/2017 at 7:32 PM, Schu said:

No western electric, no care.

 

On 8/4/2017 at 11:56 AM, JJkizak said:

 

If Western Electric still made speakers a small spare would pop out in case of failure of the main plus it would have a 500 year guarantee.

JJK

 

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2 hours ago, dirtmudd said:

 

 

 

You have to love those crooked horns. I wonder if PWK heard them.

JJK

 

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Surprised the old Electro-Voice Interface D doesn't pop up on the lists. Fantastic sounding speakers. Would love to come across a restored pair some day.

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16 hours ago, YK Thom said:

Would love to come across a restored pair some day.

:emotion-21:

 

I'm on the lookout for a pair of those, and a pair of Sentry3. 

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Good luck with your hunt. They don't seem to pop up very often. 

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I hope they mean top 10 easiest speakers to sell on ebay! the kids love the white cones of the ns-10 almost as much as the orange rubber surrounds of cervin vegas. or sansui's "the more speakers we can jam into a cabinet the better" philosophy with the sp5000 & up models. I think both marantz & jbl experimented with painting their cabinets bright blue for a couple of years.

if they mean great sounding vintage speakers where is anything from tannoy with the dual concentric drivers? the legendary pioneer hpm 100's, sanus faber monitors & I bet I'm missing quite a few others.

sorry, not trying to be a hater but even now I'm surprised how many vintage speakers are still popular from gimick or slick advertising from back in the day that still lives on (realistic mach l), but I will be the first to admid I've also heard many vintage speakers that blew me away with their dynamics & sound quality. magnepan mglll, cornwall, lascalla, altec model 19, IMF tls80, tannoy monitor gold 15" & a couple others that I can't remember their name or models

 

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