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Why do some people hunt down and acquire vintage speakers, instead of just buying a new pair from the local mall or chain store? As the saying goes, "they don't make 'em like the used to".
The craftsmanship and build materials available in the 1900's reflect the history of reproduced sound. American companies like JBL, Electrovoice, Altec, Western Electric, AR, KLH, Ohm and British companies like Quad produced some of the finest speakers ever seen. In fact the quality was so great that today some of the rarest vintage speakers can sell for over $20,000 a pair.