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    Collectible speakers

    Please post some of your preferred collectible speakers or speakers you think will become collectibles, explaining the reasons why you think they are or will be considered well sought after collectibles.

    IMHO to be considered a collectible something must be of interest to a reasonable number of people, that will fight to get it when it shows in the market!

    I will suggest the JBL Everest DD55000 that sometimes shows in my dreams - vintage 100 db/W, SET compatible, with the magic of Greg Timbers!
    Under construction around the DCS Vivaldi 2.0 stack and a pair of Wilson XLF's : Forsell Air Force One, ARC Phono 2SE, cj GAT + Lamm M1.2 ref, TA OPUS MM2 +TA XL digital, TA XL gen V power cables and CenterStage footers ...

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    Various Western Electrics have been collectibles for years, but most are now in museum in South Korea owned by the Hyundai Billionaire. Their replicas are also collectibles.
    Bionors
    Some Altecs and JBLs restores, like Kenrick and westlake
    Apogee Grands
    Full Ranges are not yet but will be as fewer and fewer available
    Some Tannoys, like autographs

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    For me the answer is none... I have no desire to do so...

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    B&W Silver Signature,

    beautiful. huge WAF. sounds great. small enough to actually keep in a closet or put in a bedroom....so real world size works for collecting.

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    Kharma Exquisite ID

    still my wife's favorite speaker. classic looking. reasonably easy to drive so amp flexible. smallish form factor (in spite of 550 pound weight) makes it storable. has appreciated in value since I owned it in 2001-2004.

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    never owned them but they caused quite a stir at the time

    DCM Time Machine

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    and then the DCM Time Machine 2

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    Hi,

    one of my favorites are the Ohm Fs.
    These were my first "real" High End Speakers.
    Visitors wondered, what these things were good for.

    These are my Hedlund horns.
    Very rare and beautyful. Not used for years now but I will never sell them.
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    AR3a's without question. Maybe the Snell Type A Improved..

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    Bought the only pair I've ever seen for 500 on UK EBay a while back. It was a failed project in which Nakamichi commissioned a speaker design from a Singapore/Australian design team. Prototype batch (50 pairs?) wildly exceeded manufacturing cost target so project abandoned. Remaining parts sold to an Australian company (Whise?) who sold some pairs before the whole thing disappeared.

    As a small room speaker, it sounded extremely good. Built in dynamic woofer integrated well and sound was to my ears, ahead of other similar offerings from ML

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    Quote Originally Posted by Custodian View Post
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    Bought the only pair I've ever seen for 500 on UK EBay a while back. It was a failed project in which Nakamichi commissioned a speaker design from a Singapore/Australian design team. Prototype batch (50 pairs?) wildly exceeded manufacturing cost target so project abandoned. Remaining parts sold to an Australian company (Whise?) who sold some pairs before the whole thing disappeared.

    As a small room speaker, it sounded extremely good. Built in dynamic woofer integrated well and sound was to my ears, ahead of other similar offerings from ML
    These are excellent. They are just a steal. You can play music through them all day and not want more hifi except for hobby reasons

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    I give you... the Iconic.

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