RT400's for a new guy... ?
Hi Folks, new to the site, new to audio of reasonable quality.
Ran across some RT400's that are for sale. I'm looking for some speakers for a non surround, stand alone system mostly for the Ipod and vinyl. I've read great reviews about these speakers- they seem to have a rabid following among budget buyers.
What would be a reasonable price to pay? They're asking $100.
What do I look for when testing, they're hooked up to a stereo currently. I assume I should run each independently and check for buzzing/ cracking/ hissing, make sure the tweeter is working on both? Look for crushed corners on the cabinets, obvious defects in the drivers?
Hope this pic works:
Are these the RT400?
I have some old school JBL Lancer 99's (S99's) as well with the Walnut cabinets, they were my Grand-Dad's from way back when.
I found this pic on the web, they look about the same:
I'm embarrassed to say I tried desperately to sell these about 5 years ago for the royal sum of $30 and contemplated taking them to Goodwill. Didn't realize what I had, plus the sentimental value... now I hope to use them in a vintage setup at some point in the future.
Any thoughts on the RT400's would be greatly appreciated.
I'm considering 6.5 inch Polk replacement speakers for my SUV as well, but that's another story.