All Pre 1970 Vintage speakers suck! Prove me wrong

Have tried many vintage speakers.

My conclusion: All pre-1970 vintage speakers suck. Well-made but crappy  sound.

Used with both vintage amps and modern.

I do like many vintage amps such as Radio Craftsmen RC-500, Marantz tube, Scott tube, Heath W5, Lafayette and Pilot tube.

But back to pre-1970 speakers:

No bass, harsh, or honky mids and no highs. Not musical or listenable to me.

Tried many including Acoustic Research AR-3a, 2Ax, etc. The entire AR product line. Also Klipsch Horn, Large EVs. Altec VOTT. Pioneer CS-88 and 99.

Nothing pre 1970 is even close to the better modern speakers.

I challenge you: Prove me wrong.



Sorry, no can do, but we can send you to the Munich show where Sibatone (Korean) does a display like that with one set on the floor, the other inverted and suspended in the air.  In the U.S., if you ask nicely, Deja Vu Audio in Northern Virginia might play their gigantic 16A horn (you can walk inside if you crouch just a little bit).  That horn has a tweeter on top, but no woofers attached, so the bass is thin (555 driver is run full range).

Siemens Klangfilm Euronor is arguably on of the most coherent, organic, transparent and dynamic speaker there is, and it dates back from the 1940's...