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RE: Good analtysis

I had pretty good sound from AudioEngine 5's paired with a 10" 50-watt Boston subwoofer in the salon on my boat when we lived-aboard. Good imaging and highly resistant to corrosion (just a side note...) I plugged the ports of the A-E's with nerf-balls and got a good sounding x-o match. I recently sold the A-E's for $175. The sub set me back only $50 from a classified ad.

Look for Boston Acoustics VR-M50's, minimonitors. A short lived attempt on the part of B-A to have a "Lexus" line - beautifully made and very clean sound. Selling for under $150 often enough, a bit rare. Hifalutin aluminum dome tweeter with a diffuser assembly, these benefit from a softer amp like my vintage Yamaha receiver. These are paired with a "Jamo" sub I picked up for $50 bux - 450 WRMs, 12", auto on-off, very tight very deep.

These appear very specific recommendations, there are practically infinitely many such options out there if you have time to look around a bit. Vintage stuff isn't for everybody- some stuff get unreliable over time but some hangs in there. I find of all the vintage gear I cycle through, in the mass-produced category Yamaha electronics really hold up well. So you can get pretty fine sound for cheap if you have the patience.


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