Tips for buying USED speakers & subs!

Discussion in 'Speakers' started by JoshDubz, Jan 22, 2006.

  1. JoshDubz

    JoshDubz Auditioning

    Jan 21, 2006
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    Not all of us (or maybe I speak for myself) have enough money to throw down for new toys all the time, and with the emergence of so many online auction sites, what are some tips for buying speakers used?
  2. ChrisWiggles

    ChrisWiggles Producer

    Aug 19, 2002
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    Audiogon is an excellent place. Talk to the person by phone, etc. If you are buying more specialty brands you are much more likely to get good products that haven't been abused. If you are hunting for good deals on mass-market stuff, who knows. Generally, average joe does not buy high-end speakers or equipment and treat it like crap. You'll generally be running into wealthy people who might not know too much (might be more likely to have abused their equipment, but still) or audiophile type folks who have treated their equipment with care in a nice setup. Obviously it's great if you can see and hear the stuff in person locally before you buy, but that's rarely the case. So try to get pictures, are they original owner, what's the system and how did they use it, little kids, smokers, pets, etc. Be aware of really hot places, etc.

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