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There is a large contingent of audiophiles who collect vintage audio speakers and other equipment. As with cars, some good quality vintage speakers can be worth ten times their original value. The lesser brands, however, are practically worthless and best used as planters.
A good pair of speakers can last decades if they are treated well. Speakers are a lot like cars in that they have an immediate drop in value as soon as you bring them home and plug them in. Like cars, this depreciation continues to a point. If the speaker is from a reputable manufacturer, over time (10 - 30 years) that speaker will actually increase in value.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|