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    300B what's the next best thing...

    ...To WE 300Bs and how much do they cost?

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    I quite liked the TJ mesh plates, although the Sophia mesh plates are meant to be very good as well. They are not that dear - £600 should get you a decent quartet. SET FTW
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    Shuguang Black Treasures are supposed to be the bee's knees,alium audio are the Uk distributor.Around £300 a pair I think.

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    My first thought was Emission Labs, but I don't know where they would come in the pecking order.
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    Have a look at the Psvane WE300B as near copy of the original WE's. Not cheap. Also Sophia 300B Royal Princess but very expensive. There is also a Japanese 300B Takasuki. Very expensive.
    Last edited by chelseadave; 17-07-2012 at 11:52 AM.

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    Thank you for the replies - there are a few there to look at :-)

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    KR might also be worth a look.

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    Are these for your Border Patrol?
    I would be interested in how long the WEs actually lasted, as that might give me some idea when I will have to replace mine.

    I think Kevin is using TJ meshpaltes although he goes through quite a few to get matched pairs.
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    I'll second that Graham, made a noticeable difference in my amp and thats where they will stay until they go pop. Not even thinking about swapping them out.
    Quote Originally Posted by gjm View Post
    My first thought was Emission Labs, but I don't know where they would come in the pecking order.
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    There's a quad of WEs on fleabay at the moment, BIN price of £3,410

    I've got TJ mesh plates in my Audion, they knock spots off the JJs that were in there when I bought it but have no experience of any others to be able to make an informed judgement.

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    I've got an almost virgin matched pair of WE300B's in presentation box sitting doing nothing.




    R.

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    Not quite doing nothing. Gaining in value more like!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rockhopper View Post
    I've got an almost virgin matched pair of WE300B's in presentation box sitting doing nothing.




    R.
    Seems a shame to waste them, but I need four. Under the circumstances, I'll take them off your hands for £50.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tel View Post
    Are these for your Border Patrol?
    I would be interested in how long the WEs actually lasted, as that might give me some idea when I will have to replace mine.

    I think Kevin is using TJ meshpaltes although he goes through quite a few to get matched pairs.
    Mine are still going strong, but as the kids are now playing more and more tosh on my system I feel like wrapping them up in cotton wool and putting something else in there!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rabski View Post
    Seems a shame to waste them, but I need four. Under the circumstances, I'll take them off your hands for £50.
    I'll pay £51

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    Quote Originally Posted by khapahk View Post
    There's a quad of WEs on fleabay at the moment, BIN price of £3,410

    I've got TJ mesh plates in my Audion, they knock spots off the JJs that were in there when I bought it but have no experience of any others to be able to make an informed judgement.

    k
    Bloody hell, there might be another quad on there quite soon lol

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    I'm using some matched 300b's sourced by Langrex. Very consistent sounding, listened against Shuggys and some other reasonably expensive 300b's Mr Scott had at Definitive. We were all really pleased with the results.

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    my monos have 16x300b have quite a collection of them not orginal WE ones - Silly money
    full musics mesh carbon Se , black treasures & std shuguang waiting on some new WE replicas try soon
    have a very very good source for 300b & most others PM if ever required ( from £50 each new )
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    Quote Originally Posted by paulf-2007 View Post
    I'll second that Graham, made a noticeable difference in my amp and thats where they will stay until they go pop. Not even thinking about swapping them out.
    yep EML's easily the best new stock 300B's I've tried.

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