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Hi-Fi speaker advice

Post by Jeff White » Fri Dec 08, 2006 12:28 pm

To all the Vintage Hi-Fi junkies on here...

I would appreciate it if anyone could recommend some decent speakers for a 1969 Sansui model 2000 Receiver. I've had my heart set on a pair of Yamaha NS-6490s, like I use with my 1976 Pioneer SX-650. It's a great system to check mixes on.

Anyway, I bought the Sansui model 2000 for my gf for the holidays. Can't seem to find any NS6490s from eBayers that I trust. Any other speakers in the $100 or under range that any of you would recommend? I believe that the Sansui is rated at either 25 or 35 watts.

Much appreciated.


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Post by JustinHedrick » Fri Dec 08, 2006 12:32 pm

fisher speakers are pretty good. i have a set of those from the 70's....they sound nice.
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Post by LifeGoesOff » Fri Dec 08, 2006 1:52 pm

Dynaco A-25's!!

I think they were a company in Denmark that made them in the 60's and 70's. A friend (who's a nut about hi-fi listening) bought a pair a while ago to go with his Marantz and Scott amplifiers and they sounded incredible!

They were a popular brand and you can find them on Ebay all the time usually around $100. The only I might recommend would be to re-cap them.

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Post by bluesman » Fri Dec 08, 2006 2:28 pm

I have a couple of old large Advent speakers that still sound pretty good, especially at low volume. I use them to check mixes. Not for mixing. I bought mine at a yard sale for $50.00 for the pair.
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Post by AGCurry » Sat Dec 09, 2006 2:48 pm

Really depends on the size of your room. My living room is huge, with high ceilings, and I love my Altec Valencias. Smaller room -> smaller speakers.

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