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    Default Wharfedale W3s

    There is a pair for sale near me , knobs on the top are missing. I could have them looking like new but are they popular?

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    They are too rare to be popular. Would be an interesting renovation though. if you can get them back to near mint there would probably be a vintage collector who would be interested in having them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Macca View Post
    They are too rare to be popular. Would be an interesting renovation though. if you can get them back to near mint there would probably be a vintage collector who would be interested in having them.
    Yes I thought theyd make an interesting project


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    Worth having just for the bass drivers. The mid will be a little lacking in resolution, but the tweeters are actually pretty good. They'll make a decent sound though. Hope they're cheap!

    The Japanese go potty over sixties British speakers, but personally, I'd not pay more than say eighty quid.


    Oh. And they're probably 15 or 16 ohm and highly efficient, so ideal for use with low power valve amps.
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    Cheers Geoff , steering clear .

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    Buy them cheap for the bass drivers. Pair those with cheap compression drivers and big horn flares and you have pretend Altecs!

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    300 !! Sod that and the same for some Armstrong 602s

    Might have the garrard 401 though


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    300? Definitely OTT!

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    Quote Originally Posted by walpurgis View Post
    300? Definitely OTT!
    Stentorians ?


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    Poor power handling. They can sound nice in the right cabinets, but 'pop' at the slightest excuse! I've done it.

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