Hope this is the right forum for this.
I've been involved in consumer electronics/hi-fi gear for many years, and am really starting to get interested in vintage gear.
I've just picked up a pair of Karlson X-15 cabinets and have started looking for some EV, Tannoy, or Altec coax 15" drivers for them.
I'll drive them initially with a ~1966 Kenwood TK-66 solid state receiver. A friend passed along a derelict Trio/Kenwood KW-70 tube receiver recently; after re-capping the heck out of that, I'll use it.
The Karlson/15" coax/Kenwood combo should be great for classical guitar, instrumental jazz, and big band music.
For general listening, I'm building a pair of Altec 891a's; they'll get Morel Supreme tweeters, my own xover, and most likely Morel or Aurum Cantus 8" woofers. I love the sound of an 8" two-way, and the Altec cabs are super beefy for their size.
I haven't decided yet on what to use to power these; been considering something like a Sansui AU-series integrated or other early 70's integrated. They should end up around 91dB efficient, so no need for a gazillion watts.
Anybody else nerd on stuff like this? I know that the gear I like isn't high end, but it's what I like. And at the end of the day, I only have to please my own ears, so nahnah, booboo, haha to all of the gear snobs.