I'm trying to decide on a Christmas gift for my dad. He loves music. I got him some head phones last year. I was thinking about some speakers this year, but my budget is pretty limited. Something in the range of 75-150, which could get me some Monitor 30's or 40's or maybe 50's if I go the refurbished route.
I'm just wondering if these entry level speakers would be an upgrade or not for him. He's got some anchient tube amp from the 70's and speakers from the 70's also. They were probably quite good for their time, but I don't know if age or new technology will have made them not so great now. They are solid wood construction with I would guess an 8 inch woofer and a midrange and a tweeter. There is a switch on the back of them to select 4ohm or 8ohm. That is all I remember about them, unfortunately I don't live nearby so I can't get more info on them.
So what do you think, would monitor 40's or maybe 50's if I can find them be an upgrade?