View Full Version : Would you buy used speakers?

05-29-2006, 12:17 PM
Would you buy 2 year old used speakers?

I have the opportunity to pick up a 2 year old set of diamond hex speakers. Unfortunitely, they're not within traveling distance so I can't test them out. The seller claims they're in good shape. Given an honest seller, who claims the speaker were never abused, do auto speakers hold up over time?

thanks in advance

project f-150
05-29-2006, 12:18 PM
i say no

05-29-2006, 12:48 PM
If it was a house, car or boat I would buy used...probably not speakers though.

05-29-2006, 01:07 PM
Depends on what they are. For those HEXs...eh No.

05-29-2006, 01:19 PM

05-29-2006, 01:33 PM
2 years? lol

i bought my image dynamics CD2 horns from somone used. they were made in 1998 ahha. and i got them maybe 2 years ago. i also bought my image dynamics CX62's used from somone a while back, dont think they were too old though.

it all depends on the quality of the product, how good of a deal you are getting, and who you are buying from.

05-29-2006, 03:19 PM
for 10 bucks?

sure :)

maybe even 50 or 100.. since those normally run 300+

05-29-2006, 03:21 PM
not for hexes...

05-29-2006, 03:23 PM
I've always run used stuff without major problems...

05-29-2006, 03:26 PM
depends on price, quality, and if the seller is known to abuse speakers. Have you seen pics? How much power was ran to them? Most of my equipment in my car is used and going strong.

05-29-2006, 04:18 PM
does anyone still buy used condoms?:)

05-29-2006, 05:34 PM
does anyone still buy used condoms?:)Sometimes....

All of my equipment is used....all depends on the deal :D

05-29-2006, 08:45 PM
I have no problem buying used stuff depending on the seller. Speakers can be 20 years old and still work, they dont' get "outdated' easily.

05-29-2006, 11:48 PM
The speakers list for $550 and you can find them on-line for $310-325. I can pick them for $150. The seller has good ebay references, but I don't know him.

thanks for all the responses

05-30-2006, 12:29 AM
Based on what you say about the seller and the original price of the speakers, I would buy them, provided they fit your needs.

05-30-2006, 07:19 AM
so do all you guys that say no throw your speakers out after 2 yrs? i have had a lot of speakers that last for more than 2 years. as long as they are in good shape, why not?

david in german
05-30-2006, 07:29 AM
If they are in good condition, Why not buy used?
I have been using the same set or Kicker Impulse components 4.2I's in my celica since 96 and they sound just as clean as when I installed them. I have run them with a Punch 40, the front outputs of a ESX Q1204, Pair of channels from a A.D.S. PQ20, A soundstream USA 160, an am presently running them with 2 channels of a Fosgate Power 300. They have been over powered (by the specs) for at least 50% of their life. If the speakers sound good, I would buy them used without a problem :)

05-30-2006, 07:44 AM
I would have to say original build quality has to be taken into consideration, aside from that it's hard to determine "how hard" someone has pushed their equiptment...so it's a chance you take for the most part. *I myself wouldn't buy used speakers, but would consider purchasing other components of an audio setup.

*Note- Hinging on the fact that I know you personally or live locally I may pull the trigger.

Gary S
05-30-2006, 01:41 PM

Just to put things in perspective... most girfriends are used!

Depends on the condition.

05-30-2006, 01:58 PM
NO!!! unless they are cheap as hell...

05-30-2006, 02:12 PM
Depends on how big an upgrade those would be for you. Have you looked at your options for new in that price range? (the 150 i mean). I'm pretty sure you can find some new kickers, or new pheonix gold sets at that price, that may sound very good if installed well.

Edit: That reminds me, check the forums here too, I just picked up some nice rainbows for 150.

05-31-2006, 03:43 PM
its circumstantial. if you trust the guy and its a good deal then yeah, but i dont buy used gear from strangers

i just picked up type X's from my very good friend, i dont think id buy em off a stranger or ebay

05-31-2006, 06:22 PM
bought a pair of rainbow pro's a year ago used for $200, have worked perfect and love them