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    Hi folks

    Whilst out house hunting today I came across these up sale. Any of you folks know anything about them at all? Didn't get to hear them. Ran out of time. The seller will audition them when I get back on Wednesday if I'm interested. I know zilch about them, so would I be wasting my hard earned cash on a potential money pit or are these something really worth picking up. Overall cosmetically they are pretty solid. Words of wisdom as always gratefully accepted. I won't mentioned how much the ticket says on them just yet, it'll be interesting to read what you guys reckon!!

    Cheers

    Loz





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    Good cabs. Ive got a set made into full range single drivers not actually heard a set going for years. Dovedale 3
    12" main. 5" mid and tweeter. Mid is fitted in a cardboard tube
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    grab em and listen.
    Ive got some very similar Kit Speakers and they sound great if your amp has enough current to control them.
    (Im using them with a Toshiba 7100 receiver)
    ;-)
    Id pay EUR 50, anytime, anything above that would be depending on condition, but defo not more than EUR 100,
    replacements drivers will be virtually impossible to find, so Id not sink that much money into some ancient tech
    :-))
    hth
    Michael

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    The Dovedale's are good fun. It's a big beefy sound with reasonably tight bass, quite detailed too, if not the last word in refinement. I'd not pay more than 80 for a pair though.
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    Hi Loz

    If you dont want them i know a man that does - ME....Please PM me a price from the current seller then if you buy them we could do a AOS trip down to me if anyone was to help? Their on my list of Wharfedales to own... Let me know ..
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    Quote Originally Posted by struth View Post
    Good cabs. Ive got a set made into full range single drivers not actually heard a set going for years. Dovedale 3
    12" main. 5" mid and tweeter. Mid is fitted in a cardboard tube
    Quote Originally Posted by mimoser View Post
    grab em and listen.
    Ive got some very similar Kit Speakers and they sound great if your amp has enough current to control them.
    (Im using them with a Toshiba 7100 receiver)
    ;-)
    Id pay EUR 50, anytime, anything above that would be depending on condition, but defo not more than EUR 100,
    replacements drivers will be virtually impossible to find, so Id not sink that much money into some ancient tech
    :-))
    hth
    Michael
    Thanks for the input fellas!

    Quote Originally Posted by walpurgis View Post
    "if not the last word in refinement"
    Actually refinement is what I'm looking for a bit more of...

    I'll PM you Dan if you fancy them :-)
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    I'll PM you Dan if you fancy them :-)[/QUOTE]

    Yes please do....
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    Inbox now clear...
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    Quote Originally Posted by dantheman91 View Post
    I'll PM you Dan if you fancy them :-)
    Yes please do....[/QUOTE]

    Dan your inbox is full!
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    Well for your info folks, the shop owner wants.....ahem....170 for them! I guess he has overheads to think about. Think we can knock him down?
    Last edited by HackneyRF; 03-04-2017 at 10:34. Reason: Typo
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