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Hello everyone! I need your help- earlier this year, I shopped eBay for vintage audio equipment and have a fairly nice sounding (for my needs) bedroom setup:

Kenwood KR-4070
Pioneer PLC570 (straight arm)
Onkyo DX-1400

I have been using my headphones (Sennheiser HD598), but I am now thinking that I want bookshelf speakers to fill my room with music. The speakers need to be 8ohm (my receiver has a max of 40wpc, but I think it can push harder). I want to budget this expenditure around $500, although finding something for less would be greatly appreciated. If the suggestion is for a vintage speaker, please list the approximate range I should be spending (so that I may not overpay).

As for the sound, I prefer something fairly accurate, but I will not mind if it is warm. I do not care for excessive bass (unless what I am listening to is bass-heavy) and do not want anything shrill at higher volumes. I also do not want the Dayton Audio speakers (I know the problem has been fixed, but I would prefer not to run the risk of getting one).

Hopefully, I covered the important bases. Please let me know if I missed anything. Thanks in advance! smile.gif



tl;dr - I want bookshelf speakers that are rated at 8ohm and at least 40watts. My budget is $500. I hope to get something fairly accurate in terms of sound.
     
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I clicked your link and it downloaded a pdf onto my PC. I discarded it, just warning people. Not sure if that was your intention...
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I clicked your link and it downloaded a pdf onto my PC. I discarded it, just warning people. Not sure if that was your intention...

Uh. Yes, it was.
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Thanks! They look pretty sleek.
     
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Thanks! They look pretty sleek.

I used them with a Pioneer SA 510 (33 w/c) integrated amp. They worked well.
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