thx for the update. Those Rectilinear 3s were considered SOTA in about 1970; 5 way with 6 drivers. Often found paired with the great Marantz receivers of that day.
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I remember those Rectilinears being the feature speaker in one of the local San Luis Obispo (Ca) hifi shops when I was in college in the early 70's. They had a big sound.
Regarding your Sansui's, have you searched the archives either here or at Asylum? I recall a thread on restoring those speakers. I recall one guy said he replaced some capacitors on the x-overs and got big improvement. I have the SP-3500s. also with the lattice grills. I gutted mine and replaced the baffle board, drivers and crossover - turning them into a simple 2-way speaker (originally they were a 4-way 5 driver design) . They're quite nice, and didn't cost that much as I bought the drivers on ebay (took a great deal of scrounging). It's not a bad DIY project too. Those cabinets are great.
Anyway, it's good to hear your update Dave. enjoy . . .
Thanks for the responses. BTW, its not B&E's they are B&W's.
The Rectilinears are definitely full sound and do sound great. I'm tempted to hook them up with the Tannoy's and B&W's to see how they compare. I might need to fight my daughter over them.
The Sansui's are the little 50's 2 way with 8" woofer. The wireless amp is only 15 Watts measured by todays standards. Maybe they are just not getting enough push. I might try the ADC's up there but they are really heavy and could be awkward to move even though they are the same size as the Sansui's.
I'm looking at an old Kenwood receiver with analog dial. Not sure of its model number but appears to be possibly late 70's early 80's in age. If I hit up the market this weekend I'll let you all know. Thanks