Selling, donating or giving away a good pair of vintage speakers

I have a pair of Koss CM1030 speakers, which I bought 40+years ago. They are still in fairly good shape but I have not used them since I replaced them for a pair of Magico A3 speakers. I have kept them stored in my office, but I can no longer do so. I hate for them to end up in a dump and destroyed.

Can someone advise me on what I should do to get rid of them?  Should I donate them, give them up for free, sell them and how? I live in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Your always expert advice is much appreciated.


Since you live in the SF area, put them on the street, and someone will have a second bedroom by evening.

If you can afford Magico's, you should give them away.  Most of my friends don't have anything that good and would love them.  One uses a Bose TV soundbar, etc.  


I can understand your attraction to these speakers. Big, bold cabinets. Lots of drivers ready to get the air (and music) moving about the room. As a speaker geek (I own a speaker patent) my guess is that the speakers were just a bit on the picky side in placement, but once dialed in, all the stars lined up and highly rewarding (and emotionally engaging) musical experience ensued. The fact you hung on to them as long as you did is a validation of their design. Your current choice of speakers indicates you have "good ears", so the Koss’s must have gotten a lot of things right.

Selling the speakers outright will certainly get them in the hands of someone with "skin in the game" who will have a high appreciation for the speakers. I also see the value of giving them to an audio club, and in the hands of someone who’s finances are a "couple of db down" from purchasing quality gear on their own.

At any rate, I hope your "old friends" find a good home. They deserve it.

I’m a member of both the San Francisco Audiophile Foundation here and the Los Angeles and Orange County Audio Society here .  Reach out to them first or PM me and I’ll try to pass your offer along.

I’m with you. In this disposable society, when a piece of gear have served me well, I’d like it to go to someone who can use, care, and appreciate it.  None/few would appreciate a good vintage speaker like an audiophile 

Thanks for your responses and suggestions.

I ended up listing them in Craig’s list and within 10 minutes I had 20 takers!

I gave them away to a couple. BTW, I even had the original boxes!