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Wanted Vintage amplifier and speakers

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Wharfedale Diamond 11.1 & 11.2 Speakers
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Planning on having a separate setup for my turntable.

Hence looking for a amplifier from brands like Akai kenwood Sony sansui etc.

Speakers by JBL or Sony sansui etc.

Would rather not buy from dealers on olx.

Budget will be on condition and quality of the speakers/ amp.

Thanks.

Regards,

Derek.
 

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speakers - would strongly suggest buying new ones - speakers don't age as well as electronics, and most of the stuff available has dead tweeters/mids etc, which even the owner may not be aware of. If you want vintage sound badly, buy a pair of new philips HiQ drivers and buy/build boxes for em
 
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Hi Rajiv ,thanks but cust find any sansui in Bombay,only one I found was in Visakhapatnam.

Ed and greenhorn,that's too expensive man, definitely want vintage to match my turntable and have a separate system just for that. New speakers are just too expensive. I'll keep looking out for some good deals.

Thanks!
 

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dude, a pair of hiq drivers are 500 rupees. + boxes = you can get something already built, or you can make something custom depending on your budget.

unlike electronics, where the state of the art has not advanced much since the 70's, and cost cutting has taken a toll on the new stuff, speakers deteriorate with age, and new speaker tech is miles ahead. Unless you are looking at some vintage alnico stuff, a pair of entry level bookshelves or floorstanders like the andrew jones pioneers are the best bet. any cheaper vintage stuff will be several order of magnitude worse than vintage speakers, which will be priced like crazy.
I'm a fan of vintage too, but after looking for good vintage speakers for <15K for several years, I gave up & built my own from philips hiQ drivers
 

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You can take my speakers, open baffle one. Check my blog for photos.
 

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Unless you are looking at some vintage alnico stuff, a pair of entry level bookshelves or floorstanders like the andrew jones pioneers are the best bet. any cheaper vintage stuff will be several order of magnitude worse , and most vintage speakers in good shape are priced like crazy.

Made some correction to the above text.
Also, if you are adamant at buying vintage speakers
1. make sure that ALL drivers work in all speakers, and the drivers are original (you will have to open them up and figure it out by look and feel as branding etc may not be there)
2. cabinets are in good shape (rare)
3. Avoid most japanese ones. Only a few Technics/Pioneer ones are good. most are crap. Google for kabuki speakers
4. if you are buying american speakers, watch out for ones with foam surrounds - they will need repairs soon
5. British speakers are the good ones - they knew what they were doing, but are rare, and have a certain sound
 
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Thanks a lot guys for the inputs! I found myself an pristine condition sansui AU777 :-D

The hunt for speakers will continue. Thanks greenhorn especially for the words of advice. Will reconsider some more speaker options!
 
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