Top Ten Budget speakers of all time .

moon

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The time has come for the Top Ten Budget speaker list. :read:

Nominations can be :

from any era

Standmount or floorstander

Must have cost under £300 .... new
 

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If JR 149s were remade what price would they be now? And they would sell by the bucketload.

How I regret not buying a pair 30 years ago (approx)

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tonky said:
If JR 149s were remade what price would they be now? And they would sell by the bucketload.

How I regret not buying a pair 30 years ago (approx)

tonky

Probably £600-1,000! I bought two pairs a few years ago, including one pair in their original box! Done nothing with them though due to space and other restrictions. I suppose I should move them on and let someone enjoy them!
 

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:read: Currently

B&W 601S2 & Mission/Cyrus 780

Acosuitc Research AR18

Jim Rogers JR149

Videoton Minimax

six places left.
 
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Must have cost under £300 .... new

Quad ESL57, don't think my Dad paid more than £300 for them new back in 1964 ish?
 

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John Duncan said:
RodhasGibson said:
chebby said:
Acoustic Research AR18s

Videoton Minimax
+1 on the AR18s still got a perfect pair boxed in the in the loft. :)

No you haven't. I can assure you the rubber surrounds will disintegrate the first time you try to play them :-D

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Acoustic-Research-AR18-AR-18-8-Speaker-Repair-Foam-Kit-/150442621176#ht_1439wt_689
 

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Tannoy Berkeley. They had 15" dual concentrics and were a complete joy.

They cost me exactly £3oo brand new, although I don't think that was exactly 'budget' at the time.

Had to lose mine when I moved and just didn't have a big enough listening room for them. :boohoo: :boohoo: :boohoo:
 

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Dr Lodge said:
Quad ESL57, don't think my Dad paid more than £300 for them new back in 1964 ish?

Erm...

I have been looking at figures for the average weekly wage in 1964 and it seems to be about £16 - £18 (depending on source).

£300 would not be the price for a pair of 'budget' speakers if they cost over 18 weeks average income.

I have just checked my father's diaries (they go back to 1965) and he was earning about £26 a week (with overtime) as a skilled miller/lather in a local engineering company in 1966.
 

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chebby said:
Dr Lodge said:
Quad ESL57, don't think my Dad paid more than £300 for them new back in 1964 ish?

Erm...

I have been looking at figures for the the average weekly wage in 1964 and it seems to be about £16 - £18 (depending on source).

£300 would not be the price for a pair of 'budget' speakers if they cost over 18 weeks average income.

I have just checked my father's diaries (they go back to 1965) and he was earning about £26 a week (with overtime) as a skilled miller/lather in a local engineering company in 1966.

there may be a flaw in the plan :)
 
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Agreed, £300 in 1964 is definately not in the "budget" category!!
 

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