I recently popped into an Audio Dealer Shop in Vancouver, British Columbia, and couldn’t help noticing an array of Giant Vintage speakers sitting comfortably in the back room. I engaged the innovative Founder Gordon stark in a conversation in an attempt to find out why he still had so many vintage speakers given today’s advanced technology.
Of course, I was initially of the opinion that choosing a vintage speaker was a dicey decision but all that changed after I tested a number of brands. In fact, most of the speakers sounded surprisingly modern! After the encounter, I decided to write this review. In this article, I will walk you through the Top 9 Best Vintage Speakers in 2018.
- Top 9 Best Vintage Speakers in 2018
- #9 SoundLogic XT Wireless Bluetooth Vintage Amp Portable Retro Speaker
- #8 Toshiba Wireless Bluetooth Speakers Vintage Retro Home Speaker Box System
- #7 Wood Portable Bluetooth Speaker with HIFI Stereo Sound, WOPOW 2200mAh Handcrafted
- #6 Pyle PUNP34BT Vintage Retro Classic Style Bluetooth Radio Sound Systems, USB/SD Readers
- #5 Fluance SX6W High Definition Two-Way Bookshelf Loudspeakers – Natural Walnut
- #4 Edifier S1000DB Audiophile Active Bookshelf Speakers
- #3 Rerii Handmade Walnut Wood Portable Bluetooth Speaker, Bluetooth 4.0 Wireless Speakers
- #2 Edifier R1280T Powered Bookshelf Speakers – 2.0 Active Near Field Monitors – 42 Watts RMS
- #1 Micca MB42X Bookshelf Speakers with 4-Inch Carbon Fiber Woofer and Silk Dome Tweeter
- Wrapping It Up!
Top 9 Best Vintage Speakers in 2018
#9 SoundLogic XT Wireless Bluetooth Vintage Amp Portable Retro Speaker
By: SoundLogic XT
This was the first Vintage speaker we tested. Of course, I didn’t initially intend to buy a vintage speaker but after going through a number of options, I finally had to take one home. One of the key features I noticed about this speaker is the excellent Bluetooth functionality which offers a great audio playback. It can be used with most devices including laptops, tablets, Smartphone, or any other device with Bluetooth features.
The excellent built-in volume knob allows one to conveniently turn up the party! And yes, there’s a play/pause button included on the volume control bar for added convenience. You will also find a forward track and a 3.5mm AUX jack at the volume control bar. The crystal clear and highly vibrant sound boasting crisp highs and a powerful bass offer the best results.
#8 Toshiba Wireless Bluetooth Speakers Vintage Retro Home Speaker Box System
This vintage speaker was also on the menu and I sampled it as well. Of course, I have known Toshiba as a company for a long time. However, I hadn’t gotten the chance to try out their vintage speaker. This speaker boasts some excellent features and functionalities. It offers USB playback and ensures that you enjoy your favorite music all the time. Offering enhanced clarity, power and sharpness, I could hardly notice any difference between it and any of the modern speakers I use at my place.
Something else, this stylish vintage speaker is powered by 40 watts; giving it the ability to blast your favorite tracks comfortably. Whether you want to listen to your music from a phone, laptop or any other Bluetooth-enabled device, this speaker offers Bluetooth connectivity for a great experience.
#7 Wood Portable Bluetooth Speaker with HIFI Stereo Sound, WOPOW 2200mAh Handcrafted
This is another great Vintage speaker I checked out. Equipped with some modern features and a vintage design, this speaker is visually appealing highly performing. It features two ultra-powerful 52mm spe3akers. The 10-watt power rating offers a robust sound with deep bass and crisp highs. If you want to have your favorite tunes blasted into a smooth and relaxing melody for adequate relaxation, then this is the right product to pick.
What I loved most about the speaker is the small and compact size which makes it highly portable. Ideal for dorm rooms, home, office, camping or kitchen, this vintage speaker will take your music experience to a whole other level. Something else, the speaker boasts a powerful rechargeable battery which cranks up to 10 hours of playtime. This makes it ideal for any outdoor events since you won’t need to charge it for up to 10 hours.
#6 Pyle PUNP34BT Vintage Retro Classic Style Bluetooth Radio Sound Systems, USB/SD Readers
Pyle is a great option for Audiophiles. The classical style with a combination of modern features makes it ideal for all people. The elegant vintage crafted sound creates relaxing tunes and guarantees ultimate performance. Something else, this vintage speaker also offers a powerful and highly compatible Bluetooth feature which allows one to listen to music on their phone, pc or laptop provided they have Bluetooth features. Also, this speaker has an AM/FM radio option equipped with Retro Styled Dials and a 3.5mm Aux input.
It also has a USB and memory card reader to offer a variety of options for the user. Additionally, the speaker also has a dual built-in RCA output and a USB port which also doubles as charge port for other devices like phones.
#5 Fluance SX6W High Definition Two-Way Bookshelf Loudspeakers – Natural Walnut
This is yet another great vintage speaker I examined. For a natural sound, serious performance and great reliability, I’d suggest you try this speaker out. It boasts a premium construction which gives it Ideal for bookshelves, this speaker offers an adequate configuration with full range sounds for all applications. It’s ideal for use as home theatre side speakers or as a front main speaker. Its audio-grade wooden construction offers adequate durability and provides enough cabinet resonance for a smooth and relaxing sound output. What’s more, it comes with ultra-quality tweeters which offer highly accurate frequency response.
The tweeters are fluid-cooled for additional durability. And yes, it also boasts a Butyl rubber surrounding for added durability and performance. Additionally, it also has an excellent bass port which offers a controlled low-frequency response with improved efficiency. And, with gold plated binding terminals for adequate conductivity, you can never go wrong with this vintage speaker.
#4 Edifier S1000DB Audiophile Active Bookshelf Speakers
Boasting a powerful 4.0 Bluetooth connectivity, this is a great vintage speaker I also came across. If you want to stream top-quality sounds on a wireless platform and minimal loss, then I suggest you purchase this speaker. With a plethora of inputs including AUX, Coaxial, and Optical, this is a versatile device speaker which can be used with various gadgets including phones, PCs, tablets and many more.
It also comes with a 5.5-inch subwoofer which is equipped with Digital Sound Processing technology to provide up to 120 Watts of top-quality sound. Of course, its effective remote control allows one to switch between different inputs with unrivaled ease for adequate performance.
#3 Rerii Handmade Walnut Wood Portable Bluetooth Speaker, Bluetooth 4.0 Wireless Speakers
Boasting a unique design, I also stumbled upon this vintage speaker. The unique design graced by a beautiful finish makes it quite attractive. Crafted using natural walnut wood, this is a really great product for any audiophile. Something else, this speaker boasts a handmade construction which is carefully customized to deliver the sharpest and most reliable sound quality. And yes, it features a warm color and an attractive vintage appearance which easily matches the texture of your wooden structures acr4oss the house for an attractive appearance. Of course, this speaker boasts an amazing size which makes it ideal for use in any room in your hopes. The crystal clear sound characterized by a crisp bass makes it a must-have product for any vintage lover.
What’s more, it also features mid and high frequencies for adequate volume control and broad sound variations. The sound variations make it perfect for offices and large living rooms. This speaker also offers an AM/FM operation which allows one to listen to their favorite radio stations. Of course, it also comes with an enclosed USB cable which can act as an antenna to offer excellent radio reception.
#2 Edifier R1280T Powered Bookshelf Speakers – 2.0 Active Near Field Monitors – 42 Watts RMS
Just like its earlier bro, this is another great option any vintage aficionado would be proud to own. It features the latest AUX inputs and offers a convenient connection to a plethora of devices equipped with a 3.5mm headphone output. Of course, it can also work with any device fitted with a dual RCA output making it ideal for almost all devices. The AUX allow one to connect it to two different devices simultaneously without having to unplug or switching the ones already connected.
The ultra-grade sound quality produced by the 13mm dome tweeter and four-inch range unit offers an excellent experience and light up any party. Of course, an effective remote control is also thrown into the bargain to spice up your purchase and ensure that you operate the device from the comfort of your seat or couch.
#1 Micca MB42X Bookshelf Speakers with 4-Inch Carbon Fiber Woofer and Silk Dome Tweeter
Finally, Micca wraps up our list of the Top 9 Best Vintage Speakers in 2018. After examining a number of brands, I settled for the Micca brand and had to take it home with me. This is an ultra-grade product designed to offer a unique sound quality and ensures that you have a great listening experience. The balanced wooden fiber used in the construction makes it quite adorable. It offers an enhanced and impactful bass for ultimate sound quality.
The ultra-quality dome tweeters offer a smooth treble and top-accuracy imaging for precise frequency response. Of course, it’s ideal for small and large rooms. Something else, it also features a highly optimized 12Db crossover for adequate step compensation.
Wrapping It Up!
Being a self-proclaimed Audiophile, the sound quality is of utmost importance to me. Although I was of the opinion that Vintage speakers boast an inferior performance compared to their modern counterpart, my interaction with the brands listed in this review completely changed my thinking. This list offers the best brands which have been tested and proven to offer an excellent sound quality. For that reason, we recommend any of the options to you!