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WTB Realistic MC-500 single or cheap bookshelves

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Putting together a beginner system for my great nephew who is 10yrs old. I have some Fisher components from the '80's or early '90's. I don't want to spend over about $50 for a single Realistic or pair of bookshelves. I might give him my RB-51 ii's, but, his sisters will probably break everything, so, I want to get something cheap. Open to suggestions. thanks

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See if you can track down a pair of KG 1.5's or 2's. Wonderful speakers for their size.

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I do have some KG 1.5's that I'm using for sides with my Cornwall II's. I'm contemplating going back to Reference for Home Theatre and would use my Rb-51's as sides with some RF floor standers. My first set was the RF-62 ii's which I sold for my Cornwalls which are really too large for my space. But, I LOVE THEM. I don't know what to do-HA

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Try local thrift shops.  $50 will go a long way.  Not everything they sell is completely operational however so beware,  Good Luck

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Heh if you want unbreakable try to find a pair of Minimus 7's.  Can't go wrong with a speaker literally made from metal!  Seem to be a good few on fleabay for around your budget.

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The best mini speakers bar none are the a/d/s L200's and L300's they can outperform speakers far larger.  They go for around $100/pr or so and sold for like $300/$500 a pair new.

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Omar4, where are you located? That may help in case someone is local to you. I have speakers I could spare but the shipping would probably be costly.

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Realistic Minimus 7W. Find a pair made in Japan or Korea and they would be outstanding speakers for your nephew. Can be found for around $20-30 on ebay or craigslist.

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On 4/16/2018 at 12:36 PM, Frzninvt said:

The best mini speakers bar none are the a/d/s L200's and L300's they can outperform speakers far larger.  They go for around $100/pr or so and sold for like $300/$500 a pair new.

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Wow!  I never knew about those... did Radio Shack ever sell a single speaker that wasn't a ripoff of someone else's design?

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On 4/14/2018 at 11:15 AM, omar4 said:

Putting together a beginner system for my great nephew who is 10yrs old. I have some Fisher components from the '80's or early '90's. I don't want to spend over about $50 for a single Realistic or pair of bookshelves. I might give him my RB-51 ii's, but, his sisters will probably break everything, so, I want to get something cheap. Open to suggestions. thanks

 

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Ok, went to a local thrift store today and found RF-3's, RC-3, SB-3's and I think KSW-12 subwoofer for $35! Problem is all of the woofers are trash, except 1 on the RC-3. They said they all work, but, is it worth it to get them to refurb-at least the SB-3's for my great nephew? Cabs are pretty scratched up and only 1 grill for an SB-3

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1 hour ago, omar4 said:

Ok, went to a local thrift store today and found RF-3's, RC-3, SB-3's and I think KSW-12 subwoofer for $35! Problem is all of the woofers are trash, except 1 on the RC-3. They said they all work, but, is it worth it to get them to refurb-at least the SB-3's for my great nephew? Cabs are pretty scratched up and only 1 grill for an SB-3

 

no .. sell the one good woofer the tweeters and the crossovers on Ebay .. then buy the kid some speakers with the proceeds from Parts Express  

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Try them out before you do anything. I bought the RF-3, RS-3 and the sub cheap. My buddy picked them up and they looked like they had been beat with hammers. Sounded great, sold them and actually came out ahead.

 

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