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Just bought a new house in the east coast. Think the prior owners were music buffs. They left behind several speakers. Not being a big audiophile, I'm not sure what is good and what is junk.

Anyone heard of McIntosh LS310? They finished with beautiful wood.

post #2 of 11
Those are nice

2-way bookshelf system with 8" LD/HP woofer and 1" aluminum dome tweeter. Walnut or black ash finish. Resetting solid state protection. Terminals for bi-amp/bi-wire. Black grille cloth.

Crossover at 2500Hz
Impedance 4 ohms
Output 84dB @1w/1m [87dB @ 2.83v]
Power rating 200w
Overload protection: none
Size 18-1/2"H, 10-1/2"W and 10-1/2"D
Weight 24.5 lb.
Sold from 1993-1997
Last retail price $1100/pair

Probably worth around $300-400 for the pair now, based on a quick search.
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84Db efficiency? Wooooow, that's bad. You'd need a LOT of amplifier to push those bad boys.

Remember, its McIntosh, not Macintosh. Apple added that 'a' in their products to help keep McIntosh from suing them.
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McIntosh is some pretty high end gear compared to the crap you typically pick up at the big box stores. They leave anything else around? The amplifiers (some of them) run into the $$$$ range.

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McIntosh is some pretty high end gear compared to the crap you typically pick up at the big box stores. They leave anything else around? The amplifiers (some of them) run into the $$$$ range.

Greg

THOUSANDS for the amps.
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You don't have to spend that much for amplification. If you really want power an Emotiva XPA-2 will give you 300 W x 2 for a mere $899. If you need even more than that, the XPR-2 is 600W x 2 for $1,799. Although if you are willing to buy used, flagship receivers from around ~2008 can be had for about $500 and that will provide you nearly as much power, plus surround channels and processing.
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You don't have to spend that much for amplification. If you really want power an Emotiva XPA-2 will give you 300 W x 2 for a mere $899. If you need even more than that, the XPR-2 is 600W x 2 for $1,799. Although if you are willing to buy used, flagship receivers from around ~2008 can be had for about $500 and that will provide you nearly as much power, plus surround channels and processing.

As a note (to the op who doesn't seem to know a lot about audio) both those Emotiva products are just power amps. No volume control no source selection.
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As a note (to the op who doesn't seem to know a lot about audio) both those Emotiva products are just power amps. No volume control no source selection.

So?

I run these amps straight through my laptop as volume control/source with zero issue.

As for McIntosh speakers...don't expect mind-blowing sound.
It's the amps that are special--but even then, save your money and go Emotiva (or something comparable that's new.) thumb.gif
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So?

I run these amps straight through my laptop as volume control/source with zero issue

I didn't say it wouldn't work I simply explained they we're power amps with no volume or source control. In Some instances it would be important to know that. Say hooking them to a TV or cable box line out which isn't volume controlled, or a CD/DVD player.
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Well I had a nice set of Swan speakers that I used for my computer but they were stolen in the move. Anyone got a recommendation for a 2.1 system that is better then the logitech crap?
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