What speakers do you regret letting go?

I just got a new phone and was going through old pics. Found some of my JBL L80T that I recapped. I really wish I had kept them. I let them go for $400 a few years ago because I had a co worker who offered me his SDA SRS2. Turns out the SRS2 were way to much for my smallish room. I had major imaging issues with them.

So anyways, I really do miss them!

What have you guys had, that if given the chance would take them back?
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  • verbverb Posts: 3,352
    My beloved Pioneer HPM 40’s. Yeah not the greatest, but my first pair of real speakers I bought as a teenager. 1st step on this long journey! :smile:
    Basement: Polk SDA SRS, Micro Seiki MB14 TT, VTL 2.5 Pre, Marantz CD6006 CDP, Conrad Johnson MF2300A Amp, Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner, AQ Diamondback (version 1) RCA IC's, MIT Terminator2 Cables
    Office: PC, Marantz AMP-1, Acoustic Technologies Classic Speakers, Polk PSWi225 wireless sub, MIT AVt2 cables, IFI Purifier2, AQ Cinnamon USB cable
    Spare Room: Dayens Ampino Integrated, Auris BluMe, Polk TSi200's
    Living Room: Pioneer SX-N30 Network Receiver, Pioneer PD10AE CD Player, Furman M8-LX Power Conditioner, Polk RT265 In Wall Speakers, Polk DSW Pro 660wi Subwoofer
  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 18,237
    Magnepan MG-20's...
    The Gear... Carver "Statement" Mono-blocks, TriangleArt Reference SE with PS Audio NuWave Phono converter, Walker Precision Motor Drive, ClearAudio Stradivari v2 cartridge and Origin Conquerer Mk3c tonearm, Polk Audio "Signature" Reference Series 1.2TL with complete mods, Pass Labs X1 two channel preamplifier Signed by Poppa himself, PS Audio PerfectWave DAC MkII, Krell Evolution 525a CD Player, Pioneer Elite SC-65, Oppo UDP-205 Blu-ray , Sony XBR70x850B 4k, Polk audio AB700/800 "in-wall" surrounds

  • CH46ECH46E Posts: 662
    I'd say my lesson was learned. Im pretty sure I'll never let my RTA12B go. Not really sure why but they have become my favorite speakers.

    The HPM40s...... did they have the Beryllium tweeters?
  • verbverb Posts: 3,352
    You made me look it up! :smile: They had a High Polymer Mylar (HPM) tweeter. Ah memories. I took those babies with me to college.
    Basement: Polk SDA SRS, Micro Seiki MB14 TT, VTL 2.5 Pre, Marantz CD6006 CDP, Conrad Johnson MF2300A Amp, Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner, AQ Diamondback (version 1) RCA IC's, MIT Terminator2 Cables
    Office: PC, Marantz AMP-1, Acoustic Technologies Classic Speakers, Polk PSWi225 wireless sub, MIT AVt2 cables, IFI Purifier2, AQ Cinnamon USB cable
    Spare Room: Dayens Ampino Integrated, Auris BluMe, Polk TSi200's
    Living Room: Pioneer SX-N30 Network Receiver, Pioneer PD10AE CD Player, Furman M8-LX Power Conditioner, Polk RT265 In Wall Speakers, Polk DSW Pro 660wi Subwoofer
  • ThortonThorton Posts: 1,117
    I had the HPM 70's in college which were hand-me-downs from my brother. You could definitely crank them.
    _____________________________________________________________________________________________
    Source: Sonos - W4S Mod, DAC: W4S DAC-2
    Pre/Pro: Marantz AV8805
    Amp1: W4S MC-5, AMP2: W4S MMC-7
    Front: Salk SoundScape 8's, Center: Salk SoundScape C7
    Surround: Polk FXIA6, Surround Back: Polk RTIA9, Atmos: Polk 70-RT
    Subs: 2 - Rythmik F25's
    IC & Speaker Cables: Acoustic Zen, Wireworld, Signal Cable
    Power Cables: Acoustic Zen, Wireworld, PS Audio
    Room Treatments: GIK Acoustics
  • mlistens03mlistens03 Posts: 2,142
    My super cheap Onkyo speakers. They were the ones that got me into this hobby. My grandpa dragged them along with a Onkyo TX-v940 from a garage sale. At first it was just a way to listen to music.
    I gave the Onkyo’s away to a friend’s dad for his TV. Big mistake, as they’ve sat in his closet since. I should have at least given them to someone else who woulda used them.
    I more want them back for sentimental reasons, obviously enough. :)
    I more regret giving away the receiver. Gave that away to someone broken, and told them they could fix it, but they just threw it away. If I’d known that, I woulda kept it.
    Also, I thought I would miss my Infinity Crescendos (CH46E, you know what happened to those? :p ) but I like the CRS’s so much more. Thanks again for them. :)
    Not Tom, or Trey, or Jim
    NAD C352
    Monitor Audio Radius R90’s/Mission Freedom 770 IV
    BJC speaker cables, generic RCA’s, one homemade power cable, because that’s going to do any good with the rest of the generic ones.
    Technics SL3200 turntable and a Shure M97xE phono cartridge
    Velodyne VA-907 subwoofer
    Lafayette LR-1100 acting as a tuner and phono.
    I've always thought the goal of high end audio was not to have your neighbors bang on the wall and say, 'Turn that darn music down' but to have your neighbors bang on the wall and say, 'Tell your friends to go home and you can practice later this week'.
  • BlueFoxBlueFox Posts: 10,139
    So far, none. Every speaker upgrade has been a positive.
    Bud - Silicon Valley

    Lumin S1
    Sony XA-5400ES SACD
    Pass XP-22 pre, X600.5 amps
    Magico S5 MKII Mcast Rose speakers, SPOD spikes

    Shunyata Triton v3/Typhon QR on source, Denali 2000 (2) on amps
    Shunyata Sigma XLR analog ICs, Sigma speaker cables
    Shunyata Sigma HC (2), Sigma Analog, Sigma Digital, Z Anaconda (3) power cables

    Mapleshade Samson V.3 four shelf solid maple rack, Micropoint brass footers
    Three 20 amp circuits.
  • Viking64Viking64 Posts: 3,285
    I've had my 2.3 TLs for almost 27 years now. And now that they have been fully modded, they will likely last the rest of my life. :)
  • verbverb Posts: 3,352
    Viking64 wrote: »
    I've had my 2.3 TLs for almost 27 years now. And now that they have been fully modded, they will likely last the rest of my life. :)

    Pictures Jimmy! :smile:
    Basement: Polk SDA SRS, Micro Seiki MB14 TT, VTL 2.5 Pre, Marantz CD6006 CDP, Conrad Johnson MF2300A Amp, Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner, AQ Diamondback (version 1) RCA IC's, MIT Terminator2 Cables
    Office: PC, Marantz AMP-1, Acoustic Technologies Classic Speakers, Polk PSWi225 wireless sub, MIT AVt2 cables, IFI Purifier2, AQ Cinnamon USB cable
    Spare Room: Dayens Ampino Integrated, Auris BluMe, Polk TSi200's
    Living Room: Pioneer SX-N30 Network Receiver, Pioneer PD10AE CD Player, Furman M8-LX Power Conditioner, Polk RT265 In Wall Speakers, Polk DSW Pro 660wi Subwoofer
  • krazypolkkrazypolk Posts: 289
    Viking64 wrote: »
    I've had my 2.3 TLs for almost 27 years now. And now that they have been fully modded, they will likely last the rest of my life. :)

    I'll drink to that.
  • ZLTFULZLTFUL Posts: 4,615
    The 2.3TLs I completely refurbished and then sold to @gudnoyez but I would have regretted them sitting more as neither house has offered an ideal option for setting them up properly without severe compromises either to the 2.3TLs or the other home requirements (theater, office size, bar size and usage, etc).
    "Some people find it easier to be conceited rather than correct."

    "Unwad those panties and have a good time man. We're all here to help each other, no matter how it might appear." DSkip
  • verbverb Posts: 3,352
    Those are beautiful! Wow!
    Basement: Polk SDA SRS, Micro Seiki MB14 TT, VTL 2.5 Pre, Marantz CD6006 CDP, Conrad Johnson MF2300A Amp, Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner, AQ Diamondback (version 1) RCA IC's, MIT Terminator2 Cables
    Office: PC, Marantz AMP-1, Acoustic Technologies Classic Speakers, Polk PSWi225 wireless sub, MIT AVt2 cables, IFI Purifier2, AQ Cinnamon USB cable
    Spare Room: Dayens Ampino Integrated, Auris BluMe, Polk TSi200's
    Living Room: Pioneer SX-N30 Network Receiver, Pioneer PD10AE CD Player, Furman M8-LX Power Conditioner, Polk RT265 In Wall Speakers, Polk DSW Pro 660wi Subwoofer
  • Jimbo18Jimbo18 Posts: 1,812
    My Monitor 7C's. When I sold them it was because they didn't fit the room well and I figured I can always buy another set one day if I want. Haven't seen a nice set for sale in the area since.
    Modest HT - Pio Elite SC-63, RT800i, CS400i center, FXi50 surrounds, Def Tech PF 15TL+, Belkin PF30, Samsung UBD-M7500.
    Even more modest Bedroom - HK AVR 340, Monitor 5jr+ Series2, CS300 center, Furez 10/2, Roku Premiere+
  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 634
    BlueFox wrote: »
    So far, none. Every speaker upgrade has been a positive.
    Agreed and I kept my totems even though they are not being used right now.
  • mantismantis Posts: 15,010
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    Dan
    My personal quest is to save to world of bad audio, one thread at a time.
  • tonybtonyb Posts: 29,768
    My Legacy Focus 20/20's....
    HT SYSTEM-
    Sony 850c 4k
    Pioneer elite vhx 21
    Sony 4k BRP
    Tad 803 bookies
    Polk 500 surrounds
    Polk s35 center
    SVS SB-2000
    Sonos

    Music-

    Joule la-100 pre
    B&k 1430 amp
    Cary xciter dac
    Cullen modded Sonos
    ERA D5 bookies

    Cables-
    Acoustic zen Satori speaker cables
    Analysis plus crystal oval ic's
    Wireworld eclipse 7 ic's
    Audio metallurgy ga-o digital cable
  • VR3VR3 Posts: 22,252
    Every once in a while I wouldn't mind comparing the super towers to my current setup but wouldn't say I miss them 😜
    - Not Tom

    Vr3Mods.com ///// Version3Audio.com

    "No, that's silly talk. Dude, you can't possibly be this audio dumb so quit the act." - Doro
  • cfrizzcfrizz Posts: 13,031
    None. Once I decide to move on it's because I'm ready to. So it would be a waste of time and energy looking back.
    Sunfire TGP III PrePro, Sunfire Cinema Grand Signature 405wpc 5 ch. Amp, Oppo 103 BluRay, Rotel RCD-1072 CDP, Sony Bravia KDL-40R510C TV, Polk S60 Main Speakers, Boston VR-920 Center Channel, SVS NSD-12 SB12 Subwoofer, Polk DSW 400 Subwoofer, Polk FXi-3 Surround Speakers
  • maxwardmaxward Posts: 151
    Powered Advents.
    Thorens TD-160C; Sumiko Talisman S; Jolida JD9; Marantz CD-53; Micromega Mydac
    Joule-Electra LA-100; Balanced Power Technology AC conditioner;
    Odyssey Khartago monos (with most factory upgrades); Magnepan MG 3.6R
  • JonesyJonesy Posts: 189
    7B's.

    Did all the mods. Amazing speakers. Let them go because I had too much stuff. Bad decision.




  • ConradiclesConradicles Posts: 5,748
    edited October 7
    SDA 2.3TL and SDA 1C.
  • verbverb Posts: 3,352
    DAK Industries famous Colossus speakers! NOT! I'm glad they're gone! :smile:
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    Basement: Polk SDA SRS, Micro Seiki MB14 TT, VTL 2.5 Pre, Marantz CD6006 CDP, Conrad Johnson MF2300A Amp, Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner, AQ Diamondback (version 1) RCA IC's, MIT Terminator2 Cables
    Office: PC, Marantz AMP-1, Acoustic Technologies Classic Speakers, Polk PSWi225 wireless sub, MIT AVt2 cables, IFI Purifier2, AQ Cinnamon USB cable
    Spare Room: Dayens Ampino Integrated, Auris BluMe, Polk TSi200's
    Living Room: Pioneer SX-N30 Network Receiver, Pioneer PD10AE CD Player, Furman M8-LX Power Conditioner, Polk RT265 In Wall Speakers, Polk DSW Pro 660wi Subwoofer
  • SIHABSIHAB Posts: 121
    None. I have to many speakers always. :#
  • Joey_VJoey_V Posts: 6,622
    Rockport Avior
    Joey's Gear:
    Current Gear:
    Torus RM15 -> Emm Labs DAC2x and TSDX Transport -> Cary SLP-05 preamp -> Boulder 2060 stereo amp (w/ Audioquest WEL Signature) -> new speakers
    Rotel RA1592 Super Integrated -> Sonus Faber Olympica 3
    Rotel RC1570 preamp -> Rotel RB1582 amp -> Focal Kanta 2

    Old Gear:
    Speakers: BW PM1 (3.5/5), CM10s2 (3.75/5), BW800D3 (5/5), Rockport Aviors (5/5), Sonus Faber Stradivari (5/5), BW 802D2 (4.5/5), Martin Logan Summits (4.25/5), Martin Logan Vantage (4/5), Sonus Faber Cremona Auditor (3.75/5), AV123 Strata Mini (3.5/5), ML Mosaic (3.25/5), Onix Ref1 (3/5), Sonus Faber Concerto (2.75/5), SF Concertino (2.5/5), Axiom M22ti (2/5), Polk LSi9 (3/5), LSi7 (2.9/5)
    Source: Squeezebox 3 -> PS Audio Digital Link III -> Cary 306/200 CDP -> Cary 306 SACD -> EMM LABS DAC2X/TSDX
    Preamplification: Rotel RC1070 -> Rogue Perseus -> Cary SLP98 -> Cary SLP98F1 -> Cary SLP05 (sold and then repurchased)
    Amplification: HK AVR330 -> Rotel RB1070 -> Rotel RB1090 -> Plinius SA102 -> Cary 211FE -> Classe M600 -> Boulder 2060
    Subwoofer: Infinity Entra2 sub -> SVS 25-31PC+ sub
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 19,056
    IMF SuperCompact II.
    Really, really good, small British loudspeakers.
    I traded the pair I had for some Nikon camera equipment -- not a bad trade, but I do sometimes regret letting them go; they're not terribly common.

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  • mlistens03mlistens03 Posts: 2,142
    The only set of speakers I’ve REALLY regretted letting go were my Mission Freedom 770’s. I gave them to a friend, and that was a terrible decision. He gave them back once he got his JBL’s. I was a very happy camper that day. :)
    Not Tom, or Trey, or Jim
    NAD C352
    Monitor Audio Radius R90’s/Mission Freedom 770 IV
    BJC speaker cables, generic RCA’s, one homemade power cable, because that’s going to do any good with the rest of the generic ones.
    Technics SL3200 turntable and a Shure M97xE phono cartridge
    Velodyne VA-907 subwoofer
    Lafayette LR-1100 acting as a tuner and phono.
    I've always thought the goal of high end audio was not to have your neighbors bang on the wall and say, 'Turn that darn music down' but to have your neighbors bang on the wall and say, 'Tell your friends to go home and you can practice later this week'.
  • CH46ECH46E Posts: 662
    edited October 7
    @mlistens03 Micha, I'm using one of the Crescendos as a center channel right now. But in the next week, I'm taking the rta12b out of circulation to do some upgrades and your Infinites will take on the main duty in the movie room.

    On another note, I do regret letting my Parasound HCA750A and Adcom 545 mkii go. Really wish I had kept them.
  • xschopxschop Posts: 868
    Does "letting go" count when you pass on a set? If so, could have snatched some 8T's awhile back. Always on the lookout for a set of those local as well.
  • tonyp063tonyp063 Posts: 424
    Electrovoice Interface B's
    As I recall they were accurate but *very* hot, unless you got the EQ just right

    They were the first speakers I ever bought with my own money. Took 'em to college in the 70's


    I'd love to hear them tell me what happened in those years :-)

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