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Hello Everyone,

So I have a chance to buy a set of, USED Def Tech BP-8 or Def Tech BP-10's locally from someone. He does have power I can use there, but no Amp.

Any thoughts on a way I can test the speakers to be "somewhat" certain they work well?

I have a 7.1 Receiver but I would really like to avoid bringing such a big item with me. Also, I can bring a multimeter to test for resistance/continuity from the speaker terminals but I am assuming that's minimal testing.

I do have a couple of car amps in my closet. But have no idea if & how I could use them to test the speakers, or a means to play something then?

I would appreciate any thoughts/help?
Thank you.
 

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I literally just went through this exact scenario yesterday when I purchased my "new to me" Monitor Audio GX300's. Hate to tell you this but I would strongly recommend bringing your receiver. That's what I did, along with a portable CD player which I connected via RCA cables. After connecting things up, I sat there in the sellers living room listening to my CD collection for a full 30 minutes before deciding to purchase the speakers.

Since I labeled everything on the receiver before disconnecting it, when it was time to reconnect things later in the day it wasn't really all that bad. I considered it a small amount of inconvenience now for a whole lot of comfort in the future.

Alternatively, you could use a AA battery to at least confirm the driver response to voltage but there's really no substitute for hearing them with your own music.

Good luck with it.
 

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Thanks John, that is actually what ended up doing a few days ago. Brought my receiver with me. Although I only listened to some random stuff for a couple of minutes.
Seller was a good dude, last couple of days been listening to the speakers, they sound amazing. Really glad I didn't just pass on them, which is what I was thinking of doing.

Thank you again for the info anyway, I appreciate it.
 

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