Advice wanted on purchase secondhand M&K set.

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Speakers' started by ceejay, Mar 13, 2006.

  1. ceejay

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    Hello,

    I met someone who has a set of M&K speakers for sale, so now I'm negotiating a price with him.
    The set consits of : 4 x K7, 2 x K4, 1 x K9 subwoofer. They seem in pretty good shape, and they sound fantastic (although I'm not too sure about the sub).
    What would be a fair price for a used set like this? Right now we're between £1050 - £1200.

    Thanks,

    CJ

    PS : My amp is a Pioneer VSX-AX5i. I heard them (briefly) on a Yamaha amp, but I'm a bit worried about how they'll sound on the Pioneer. Anyone here that has a Pioneer with some M&K's? Do they combine well?
     
  2. Ian J

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    The general rule of thumb in UK is that second hand speakers sell for between 60% and 70% of the new price dependant on age and condition.

    M&K are fairly bright sounding and are best partnered with a warm sounding amp which is why traditionally many have partnered them with Denon.

    M&K and Pioneer may not be the best combination.
     
  3. 337GUS

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    I'm looking at similar M&K packages.

    3xK7,2xK4,K9 new are £1670.

    Judging by the prices I have seen, £1200 is on the money for exdem, £1050 is about right for a private sale.

    Initially I am going to run them with a Pioneer 2011 but am looking to upgrade this anyway.

    Not fully decided yet between 3xK5 2xK4 / Old Xenons / New Xenons or a total departure into active Genelec 5x6020A's.

    I'll use a surplus Rel Strata II sub.

    Gus
     
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    I would like to meet someone with them for sale......
     

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