14 Nov 2012 18:56
If there is another thread for this,my apologies.
I am an audio noob, wanted to get some advice on options when buying vintage speakers,what i need to also get to link them to my tv/laptop etc, roughly how easy it is to do.
any experts on here?
14 Nov 2012 19:03
Have you got a receiver already?
14 Nov 2012 19:14
So in that case, look for a amp/receiver - is it mainly music you're listening to or are you looking for 5.1 home cinema stuff?
There's a million options out there, so I guess few things you need to take into account:
- how many connections and what kind of (e.g. analog/HDMI/etc) do you need?
- music or home cinema?
If you are getting a nice pair of vintage speakers you might want to look at vintage amp, they will not have modern connections such as HDMI though, so it really depends what you want to connect to it…
14 Nov 2012 19:42
If you want a decent pair of speakers, I'd suggest the Rogers LS3/5A. Designed by the BBC in the 70s. Amazing sound quality and construction, and used in BBC Radio for many years. They were the best speakers in the world when first introduced.
14 Nov 2012 19:43
if you've got vinyl , the snow white's coffin ftw. just about perfect & designed to fit perfectly with the 606 shelving
14 Nov 2012 19:49
not got any vinyl, but if I can plug in laptop and play through it as a start point I would go for it,I like the stuff I can wall mount too,really its just understanding how much of a ballache it would be using it for modern use.
14 Nov 2012 20:03
agreed.Nearly bought an RT20 a couple of years ago but there will be no point having an analogue radio in a few years.Bloody lovely looking though.
Some vintage B&O would look great with the vitsoe set up.will be investigating myself next year
14 Nov 2012 20:15
Get a new amp, hide / case it, then wire up speakers.
Those Braun speakers have 2 core cable, replace the 2 pin plugs with RCAs or get adapters and connect to the amp, then RCA / jack lead from laptop to amp.
17 Nov 2012 11:36
vintage b&o is very nice, I wish there was such a service available that you could get someone to compile a set up to your needs,my major issue is I don't know what bits I need to get it all to work, I want it to be stand alone not linked in to tv etc,just so I can link up to ipod/laptop to play digi radio and spotify etc, the easy option is new but I just feel like I am missing out on something when visually older stuff just looks so much better
17 Nov 2012 12:02
had a look at the naim uniti 2?
11 Dec 2012 20:16
got a sonos play 3 + bridge last week. fantastic system, works seamlessly.