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post #1 of 4 Old 07-19-2013, 10:44 PM - Thread Starter
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I recently inherited some speakers and I don't know a lot about them. I know they are from the 70s, somewhere in there, and their brand. I have done some searching around but that hasn't really helped me learn more about them. I'm not totally interested in keeping them either, would anyone know how or where I could value these?

http://imgur.com/sGHORq5,doY7CCX,ggopPBe,P0fFuvL,EduVFCn#0

Here is an album of pictures of the speakers if anyone can tell me more about them from there
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The air motion tweeters are the unusual part of these speakers - as you know just by looking at them. Totally different from anything else visually. Their value? A search on ebay should give you some idea of their value. Depending on condition - and after a quick visit to ebay I'd say anywhere from $250-400.

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Thanks for the reply and information!
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I had a pair of their smaller brothers in the late 70's.  I discovered I like a larger more impactful sound than bookshelf sized speakers but, I had to admit they had a very open/airy sound about them.

 

Unfortunately, they were later stolen....so I don't know what the end of their story (with me) might have been.

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