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Item: Speakers
Price Range: up to 1k
Item Condition: New or Used
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Looking for some second hand speakers for a friend. Budget about 1k. Open to any offers / suggestions. 

 

Their preference is for floorstanders or large bookshelves. Some old JBL monitors or similar would be great. 

 

 

 

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Out of respect for the OP you really need to start your own thread on these issues.

Item: Speakers Price Range: up to 1k Item Condition: New or Used Extra Info:   Looking for some second hand speakers for a friend. Budget about 1k. Open to any offers / suggestions. 

Try these. You won't regret it.  

You might want to add your friend's location in these movement restricted times. I have something that may suit, but not in any timely manner as I'm in NSW.

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Again depending on location, I'm in Vic, have a pair of Richter Dragon MK2 in very good condition that would be well within your budget 

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1 hour ago, net said:

How about this pair of speakers at VIC 3108?

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There have been a couple of sets of those for sale on and off for a while, and for good reason, they don't sound too flash.

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"There have been a couple of sets of those for sale on and off for a while, and for good reason, they don't sound too flash."

 

They might look the same, but the common version are the 4 ohms ones that appear on and off. Those might not sound 'flash' to you, but did you use a D amp or a suitable amps with them. 

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3 hours ago, spamnoj said:

these would certainly fit the bill for large bookshelf speakers

 

 

Sorry, these are sold

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To follow my post up, mine are mirage om-12 floorstanders, I have om-c2 centre and Om-r2 surrounds. I’m in Hastings on Mornington peninsula. If fairly local I can deliver.

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20 hours ago, t_mike said:

There have been a couple of sets of those for sale on and off for a while, and for good reason, they don't sound too flash.

Have you any experiences with this particular one. What amp were you using? Have you sold yours? This is the only one on the internet. There was another recently sold, but it was the usual  4 ohms ones. 4 ohms type are only suited for certain amps. It might not sound to your liking, but then I didn't like the LS35A- I thought it was completely hopeless!

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Looks like the OP has numerous suggestions, most of which are very good, particularly the Richter and Sonique for floor standing models and the MA Silver for a stand mount that really kicks arse.

 

Just to clarify one thing though, the LS3/5A are not a large stand mount ,in fact they are one of the smallest around.

 

I also agree that the ALR Jordan would be well worth avoiding.

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5 minutes ago, rantan said:

Looks like the OP has numerous suggestions, most of which are very good, particularly the Richter and Sonique for floor standing models and the MA Silver for a stand mount that really kicks arse.

 

Just to clarify one thing though, the LS3/5A are not a large stand mount ,in fact they are one of the smallest around.

 

I also agree that the ALR Jordan would be well worth avoiding.

Why ? Have you had one? There are two revered designers behind them. Are you any?

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2 minutes ago, net said:

Why ? Have you had one? There are two revered designers behind them. Are you any?

Are these your speakers for sale?

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Just now, buddyev said:

Are these your speakers for sale?

Are they good? Are they bad? Any experiences? I had a pair of Goodman Maxim 2.. They sounded lacklustre and would be disregarded immediately. Pair them with a Naim Nait, they sounded incredible, even with a sony proffessional walkman. You have to back up what you say . It bad, it horrible, so what, but why?

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23 hours ago, roachy said:

Again depending on location, I'm in Vic, have a pair of Richter Dragon MK2 in very good condition that would be well within your budget 

My have positive experiences with Richter.  I found the mids to be as good as a pair of electrostatics I have, but I was in a smallish room at the time. 

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18 hours ago, brabs said:

To follow my post up, mine are mirage om-12 floorstanders, I have om-c2 centre and Om-r2 surrounds. I’m in Hastings on Mornington peninsula. If fairly local I can deliver.

Canadian  speakers have unfair advantage.  They are designed with the help of the government. The National research Council provides facilities for testing at nominal costs 

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You should mentioned the amplifier that will be used for the speakers. Best is for your friend and you to have a listen, with the intended amplifier- difficult at this time. Speakers also have a very subjective nature, but the accompanying amplifier is important.

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23 hours ago, net said:

"There have been a couple of sets of those for sale on and off for a while, and for good reason, they don't sound too flash."

 

They might look the same, but the common version are the 4 ohms ones that appear on and off. Those might not sound 'flash' to you, but did you use a D amp or a suitable amps with them. 

 

I was originally intending to not answer this as I didn't want to pollute the OP's thread with irrelevant posts. However, as you are posting in polliferation  I will. 

 

My experience goes back a few years when shopping for speakers, I was at a well known high end audio store, in a well set up listening room, with a lot of equipment to change over easily. I can't tell you what the impedance of the speakers were, only that the were the Entry XL model. Amps used were all high power, high current components in both stereo and monoblock configuration. The brands were Gryphon, Krell and Sugden, all capable of driving any speaker, and well and truely above what would be expected to be powering these speakers. They were compared to some baby Thiels as well as other more expensive speakers. The ALR  Jordan's were simply belitted by all of them. At the time, the ALRs were being offered at the same price as the Thiels, and after comparing, the sales assistant was embarrassed that they were shown together. The ALRs had bumps and lows throughout the frequency range, and the soundstage was a mess to the point of being annoying. That's not to say that the reproduction wasn't clear, it certainly was, but the sound was presented in a very uneven fashion. I distinctly remember the model so as to avoid in the future.

 

That's my impression, YMMV.

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I have a pair of Mordaunt Short MS 502 (Declaration series with built in powered subwoofers) that are gathering dust. They are remarkable speakers and very detailed. I paid close to $7000 new.

 

These are part of a 5.1 package, i am prepared to sell the 2x dipole rears and center also. PM me if you are interested and we can come to a reasonable price.

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11 minutes ago, t_mike said:

 

I was originally intending to not answer this as I didn't want to pollute the OP's thread with irrelevant posts. However, as you are posting in polliferation  I will. 

 

My experience goes back a few years when shopping for speakers, I was at a well known high end audio store, in a well set up listening room, with a lot of equipment to change over easily. I can't tell you what the impedance of the speakers were, only that the were the Entry XL model. Amps used were all high power, high current components in both stereo and monoblock configuration. The brands were Gryphon, Krell and Sugden, all capable of driving any speaker, and well and truely above what would be expected to be powering these speakers. They were compared to some baby Thiels as well as other more expensive speakers. The ALR  Jordan's were simply belitted by all of them. At the time, the ALRs were being offered at the same price as the Thiels, and after comparing, the sales assistant was embarrassed that they were shown together. The ALRs had bumps and lows throughout the frequency range, and the soundstage was a mess to the point of being annoying. That's not to say that the reproduction wasn't clear, it certainly was, but the sound was presented in a very uneven fashion. I distinctly remember the model so as to avoid in the future.

 

That's my impression, YMMV.

I have been listening to a Single Full Range Drivers. It is known to have certain fatiguing high, and not much low. It wasn't much to listen to with my pre/power both 6GL6 SE valve or SS class a, until I used a low powered single ended 84 -it became clearer and with better dynamic than my electrostatic in the mids. I also been listening to a JAMO-4 ohms. It became noticeable better after, I use a D amps. I have to take time to play around with them. I would dismissed them in a studio, at a retailer.

 

I also have a friend with a trusted 'Golden Ear'. I got him to picked a pair of $30 speakers. When asked about his opinion on the speakers, he said there's something not right about it. When I put it on Ebay, someone contacted me , told me about his experience with them and told me not to let it go for low. He has different models of the speakers and told me who to contact to get repair done. Lately, after getting rid of some items and with more rooms, I set my pair properly, and this was the first time, I ever disagreed with my 'golden eared' friends

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2 hours ago, net said:

Canadian  speakers have unfair advantage.  They are designed with the help of the government. The National research Council provides facilities for testing at nominal costs 

Huh, this is a WTB thread. Wtf has this got to do with anything 

mods need to do a cleanup

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2 hours ago, net said:

Canadian  speakers have unfair advantage.  They are designed with the help of the government. The National research Council provides facilities for testing at nominal costs 

 

It's an advantage... not an 'unfair' advantage. 

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3 minutes ago, net said:

I would agree to Canadians, but not to non Canadians. It is not unlike subsidising?

Out of respect for the OP you really need to start your own thread on these issues.

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1 hour ago, brabs said:

Huh, this is a WTB thread. Wtf has this got to do with anything 

mods need to do a cleanup

Nothing to do with MOD. It is part of their design process that makes their product superior So reason to buy their speakers

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1 minute ago, buddyev said:

Out of respect for the OP you really need to start your own thread on these issues.

Terminate the process! Bye

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I wonder how the OP is progressing with his thoughts of the many and varied suggestions?

 

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8 minutes ago, net said:

probably scared off by unfriendly bickering biased members

 

Unfriendly, bickering and biased? How so - because some of them dare to disagree with you, or suggest that the thread should remain on-topic? Sheesh!

 

 

 

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14 minutes ago, pete_mac said:

 

Unfriendly, bickering and biased? How so - because some of them dare to disagree with you, or suggest that the thread should remain on-topic? Sheesh!

 

 

 

If you read carefully. I wasn't the one who starts disagreeing first. But I remember the you on the other topic I started. you accused me of not loosing( using) my mind, being greedy. It was when I said (looking at the big picture), you get money back from ebay if it was a scam, you accused me of low moral, encouraging scammers. You were right, it was a scam. I bought two to give away- I never got them, but I did got my money back. 

 

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31 minutes ago, net said:

If you read carefully. I wasn't the one who starts disagreeing first. But I remember the you on the other topic I started. you accused me of not loosing( using) my mind, being greedy. It was when I said (looking at the big picture), you get money back from ebay if it was a scam, you accused me of low moral, encouraging scammers. You were right, it was a scam. I bought two to give away- I never got them, but I did got my money back. 

 

 

It really doesn't matter who disagrees first - forums aren't about all being in agreement. Disagreement is entirely normal, and is not personal.

 

With respect, I never said you were losing your mind, nor being greedy, nor having low morals. I did, however, disagree with your views and approach on the matter.  In the end I was proven to be correct regarding it being a scam.

 

I'm glad to hear that you got your money back - I hope the others also received refunds too.

 

 

 

 

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Thanks for the entertainment chaps:), Richters and soniques and MA no problem would suit. I used to have a pair of ALR jordans for about 5 minutes till I heard them. oh dear, pribably not the same ones as mentioned but have stayed clear since.

 

 If they are open to old jbls maybe these are a fun alternative although amplification might be an issue.

 

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7 minutes ago, frednork said:

Thanks for the entertainment chaps:), Richters and soniques and MA no problem would suit. If they are open to old jbls maybe these are a fun alternative although amplification might be an issue.

 

Great! You enjoyed them!

 

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