sounded fine. For today's reality to intervene, my notion is that they were actually just okay because there were not all that many fine speakers around. Add a couple of dashes of truth that speakers in general have certainly gotten considerably better & the ol' Allieds' are probably just relics. By now the paper edges of the speakers would stand to be renewed. Give them a few minutes listen for old times' sake & let them go to the big speaker yard in the sky.