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Recommendations for 2nd hand speakers - budget £500

Discussion in 'audio' started by ajm, Mar 13, 2018.

  1. ajm

    ajm pfm Member


    My friend is looking for a pair of speakers on the 2nd hand market - his budget is around £500.

    He'd prefer floorstanders but would consider bookshelf speakers if they came with nice stands.

    Anyone got any interesting suggestions that he should consider?

    Source is Gyrodec SE, Arcam CD72 cd player and Arcam A75 amp if this helps?

  2. Chris Guy

    Chris Guy Member

  3. mrkaramba

    mrkaramba pfm Member

    Kef q500
    Tannoy xt6f
    Monitor audio silver
  4. Wilson

    Wilson _

    Kef q500

    Good fun
  5. ajm

    ajm pfm Member

    Thanks for the suggestions so far
  6. MotherSky

    MotherSky Member

    I'd look at B&W CDM1nt - should be in budget allowing for decent stands - excellent synergy with arcam gear in my experience (the CDM1se is also excellent and should be a fair chunk cheaper; CDM7se should also be in budget, these are the floorstanding version and do need a bit more space)
    hifienthusiast likes this.
  7. PerF

    PerF Senior

    I have some Myryad A170 bookshelfs in the classified, they are about identical to Q.acoustics Concept 20
  8. stevec67

    stevec67 pfm Member

    Linn Keilidh, £200-300, look lovely, sound great, spend £200 saving on music.
  9. Eyebroughty

    Eyebroughty JohnC


    A pair of Linn Ninkas would be in budget and sound rather nice.


  10. stevec67

    stevec67 pfm Member

    I suspect that they would, wasn't it the Ninka that replaced the Keilidh?

    If buying Linn, don't buy Kabers unless you want to go active. A friend has a pair, they are very thin sounding indeed on his LK280.
  11. Peter Ream

    Peter Ream New Member

    What's his diy skills like?
    Have a look at this site. www.iplacoustics.co.uk
    Made a pair of s3tlm floorstanders years ago for under 300 quid, and there still impressing people, years later.
  12. ajm

    ajm pfm Member

    Thanks for the info - not sure he's up to building his own speakers

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