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Since 1982.

STEREO SPEAKERS
VINTAGE & CLASSIC HOME AUDIO SPEAKERS / LOUDSPEAKERS
REFURBISHED & Certified WITH A WARRANTY

 

 

Classic / Vintage Home Audio / Stereo Speakers / Loudspeakers: Refurbished, Pre-owned speakers fully Certified with a warranty! Brands such as ADS, A/D/S, Advent Loudspeakers, AR, Bose, Boston Acoustics, Cerwin Vega / HED, DCM, ESB, EPI, EV, Fisher, Harman Kardon, JBL, Jensen, KEF, Kenwood KL, Klipsch, Infinity SM / RS, MCS, Mission, Paradigm, Pioneer CS / HPM, Polk Audio, PSB, Rectilinear, Sansui SP, Snell Type, Technics SB, Yamaha NS speakers from the 1960's / Sixties, 1970's / Seventies, 1980's / Eighties.

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Unless otherwise noted, speakers include both grills even though only one is typically displayed in photos.

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CLASSIC & VERY EARLY FUKUIN ELECTRIC CO. / PIONEER HI-FI / STEREO SPEAKERS
PIONEER "TITAN IV"? SPEAKER
Circa 1960-61

for sale

Massive
and VERY EARLY Pioneer 'Hi-Fi' speakers, direct from Japanese market. These appear to be original, factory built, Pioneer Titan IV speakers. The 1960 driver complement in these were typically offered in the US as 'kit' form (due to impracticality of shipping such voluminous cabinets from Japan) but according to their consignor, these were brought over by a GI on military transport, so economics was not an issue. He purchased them originally in Japan. These are among the first drivers branded 'Pioneer' from the original parent company Fukuin Electric Co. The company changed it's name to Pioneer in 1960 or 61. There are probably less than an 'handful' of these in the US (if that) and probably only a few dozen in the world. If you want the rarest of the rare Pioneer speakers, here you go. These things are MONSTROUS!
"Hey, Go Big or Go Home!"
Their huge drivers are both efficient and seem to be power capable
(handled our Hafler P225 well, but as always, be careful with irreplaceable 'vintage speakers).
Our speaker tech has completely gone through and 'Certified' these.
He has completely disassembled them further, testing all drivers independently. No material issues found with any of the drivers. Each was 'swept' with the AF generator while removed. All drivers were re-installed with the addition of gasketing material to further seal and eliminate any ‘flange to baffle’ rattles and buzzes. Attenuators removed and cleaned for ‘static free’ operation. Gasketing added to the attenuator plates prior to re-installation as well. We also 'modernized' the input connectors (gasketing also added to their mounting plates). Gasketing also installed on rear panel, prior to re-installation. He also installed new, height adjustable, leveling, 'glide' feet. Entire speaker system then swept with our AF generator from 20-5,000 Hz and feeding them with the output from our Hafler P-225 Pro Power Amp, looking for any irregular vibrations / anomalies in either the drivers. driver mounting, crossovers or cabinet structure integrity.  Next we auditioned them with our standard, 'abusive' demo / testing CD's / cuts running the gamut from Dire Straits, 'Brothers in Arms', TLC 'Fan Mail', Allison Kraus and Union Station, Nickelback, a digital recording of a cathedral pipe organ, our 'Usher Speaker' demo CD (no not that Usher), 'Friday Night in San Francisco', with Al Dimeola, John McLaughlin and Paco DeLucia, Nickel Creek's, "When in Rome" from the CD, "Why Should the Fire Die", Jennifer Warnes, "Famous Blue Raincoat", and a few others, all digitally recorded and some 'DDD'.
Very 'large' sounding cabs. I did prefer them with an EQ, but I know you 'purists' would 'cringe' at that idea.

 Pioneer Titan IV Speaker Features include:
 
- 3-way, Bass-Reflex design
- 12" Pioneer PW-30C, Cast Aluminum frame, Low Frequency' Driver (woofer) w/ vented Voice Coil and AlNiCo magnet / motor.
- 6" Pioneer PM-16B midrange 16 Ohms & AlNiCo magnet / motor.
- 3" x 2.5" Pioneer PT-6, 16 Ohms Horn Tweeter w/ AlNiCo magnet / motor.
- Infinitely variable L-Pad for Tweeter attenuation
- Pioneer DN-7 2-Way / 3-Way Crossover
- 11.5" x 8" Tuned Port


Pioneer Titan IV Speaker Specifications:

System Design:
3-Way, Bass Reflex
Driver Compliment: PW-30C 12", Cast Frame Woofer, PM-16B midrange / Squawker, PT-6 Horn Tweeter & DN-7 Crossover.
Frequency Response: ~35-20,000Hz

 Nominal Impedance:
16Ω
 
Cross-over frequency: Pioneer DN-7 500Hz & 4kHz @ 12dB / Oct

Power rating: likely 25-40
watts
 

The real wood, Mahogany veneer cabinets in INCREDIBLE shape, as are the original grills. They are virtually blemish / mark free and look like they could still be on the original show room floor. The cabinets have just had a fresh coat Howards 'Restore-a-Finish' and 'Feed-n-Wax' rubbed in to bring out their original luster. Again, our speaker tech has completely refurbished, tested and Certified these speakers performing the previously mentioned processes.
 
Great speaker for a lower powered 'vintage' Hi-Fi system, or that low wattage or 'single ended' tube amplifier. They look, work and sound great! Cabinets measure 38" H x 27.25" W x 17.75" D and weighs a hefty 90 lbs each
(due to their huge size once packed, the P,S & I on these to much of the lower 48 states of the US would run approx $450-$650. Locations such as North Eastern States, North Western Washington or Southern Fla would run more). Includes our standard 90 day limited warranty (excluding problems due to under / over powering.

Pioneer Titan IV? Vintage Hi-Fi speakers
 Cond. 8.5++
 $4,499. pair
(C) R.R.


(Due to the dimensions and / or weight of these speakers, Packing / Shipping will be somewhat more 'involved' than typical. Custom, double-wall boxes will be manufactured specifically for them. While we order custom built boxes often, this can sometimes delay shipping by 5-10 days)

 
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         NEW LISTING 8/21/12
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 VINTAGE KEF STEREO SPEAKERS
KEF 105.4
'Reference Series'
HOME AUDIO SPEAKERS

 #... 1491A & B
 Circa 1980-84
MADE IN ENGLAND
for sale
KEF 105.4's, are easily contenders for some of the best speakers we've had for overall balance, volume / output and power handling capabilities. These have most everything I look for in a home audio speaker such as 'balance', detail, power handling, accuracy, punch and 'largeness of sound'. HUGE in both size and SONICS! Great for most genres of music. 3-Way / 4-Driver, pseudo 'acoustic suspension' cabinet design (actually what they KEF calls "Nuevo Bass Loading Technique". Just a great 'all-around' speaker for home audio listening or recording ‘studio monitor’ use. Just as happy with a medium-small size amp as they are with amps of larger size. A very interesting feature of these speakers is a 'sighting' lens / LED arrangement that allows you to rotate / tilt the Midrange / Tweeter units on either X or Y axis to perfectly 'aim' them at a 'critical' listening area.
 Our speaker tech has completely gone through and 'Certified' these. Speakers were entirely disassembled. Crossover components and circuit boards were 'damped' to 'proactively' reduce any possible 'sympathetic' component vibrations. He also 're-attached' the 'anti-resonance' pads in the upper driver housings. He also installed fresh felt bumpers under the mid / high housings. Our tech has completely tested all drivers, then re-assembled with their original and adequate gasketing material under all driver frames to further reduce any possibilities of vibration or acoustic anomalies, and tested with recorded material, PN and swept them with our AF generator from 20-3kHz. Following, of course our normal barrage of 'pink noise' and an AF sweep from 3k down to 20Hz, our demo cuts ran the gamut from Dire Straits, 'Brothers in Arms', TLC 'Fan Mail', Allison Kraus and Union Station, Nickelback, a digital recording of a cathedral pipe organ, our 'Usher Speaker' demo CD (no not that Usher), 'Friday Night in San Francisco', with Al Dimeola, John McLaughlin and Paco DeLucia, Nickel Creek's, "When in Rome" from the CD, "Why Should the Fire Die" and a few others, all digitally recorded and some 'DDD'.
Incredible power handling characteristics. They are able to handle "power" MUCH better than your average speaker. Not simply referring to their wattage rating, but just the way they perform at higher power / volume levels without "falling apart" sonically. We 'stood' on them HARD with our test Hafler 225 watt power amp.

Cabinets cleaned, then had a coat of Howards 'Restore-A-Finish' and 'Feed-n-Wax' rubbed into the 'real' teak wood veneer and are in great shape. Grills including grill frames and cloth in great condition as well with only very minor wear. All 8 original swivel castors in fine shape. Overall, the speakers look and perform great!

 KEF 105.4 SPEAKER FEATURES:

 - 3-Way, 4-Driver Acoustic Suspension / Infinite Baffle Bass cabinet design 
 - Dual 8" / 200mm, 'Bextrene' cone woofer, with non-deteriorating Butyl rubber surround.
- 4.25" / 110mm Polymer Midrange
in separate, individual polymer housing
- 1" / 25mm KEF 'T33'  Fabric Dome Tweeter in separate, individual polymer housing
- Very well designed and built, '19-Element' internal  cross-over   

- Overpowering protection built-in
- LED 'Optimum Listening Area' indicator'

- Speaker input connectors are heavy duty, 3-Way, binding posts
- 'Matched Pair' Paired to spec within 0.5 dB of each other on all aspects, per KEF 105.4 brochure.
 

 
KEF 105.4 SPECIFICATIONS:
 Frequency Response:
55-20,000Hz +/-2dB at 2m on design axis or 30-30,000Hz -10dB
 Efficiency: ~86 dB 1w @ 1m
 Maximum Output 'program material': ~108 dB 1w @ 1m

 Nominal Impedance: 8Ω each
 Cross-over frequencies: @ 150, 400 & 2kHz

 Recommended Power Amp Rating:
40-200 watts per channel
Max Power Rating
:
200 watts per channel of 'music / program' material
Protection: 'S-STOP" The system is protected against any continuous or intermittent fault conditions which produce input signals not greater than 70V peaks from DC to 50kHz

  

Again, we have completely tested all drivers at individually applicable frequencies with a sweep generator looking for any irregular anomalies in either the drivers or cabinet structure integrity. Very nice looking REAL 'Teak' wood, veneer cabinets. Cabinets and veneer overall in excellent shape and look great (wood under grills darker, than exposed wood due to age of finish and exposure to ambient light). Both grill frames and their cloth in fine shape with no breaks or tears.
These have most everything we look for in a home audio speaker such as 'balance', detail, power handling, accuracy, punch and 'largeness of sound'.
Bass response was 'deeper' than about 70% of the speakers we audition, based on the ability to reproduce one of our very difficult 'test cuts'. They are able to handle "power" MUCH better than your average speaker. Not simply referring to their wattage rating, but just the way they perform at higher power / volume levels without "falling apart" sonically. We 'stood' on them HARD with our test Hafler power amp.
Also, again, these look great having the above mentioned work and are ready to go!
Each measures 37" h x 13.75" w x 15" d and weighs 45 lbs unpacked. Includes our 90 day warranty (excluding problems due to under / over powering)

KEF 105.4 SPEAKERS REFERENCE MONITOR SERIES
  Condition 8.5+

 
$1,599. pair
(C)
M.R.

 Here's a link to an original brochure, compliments of KEF


 
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UPDATED LIST 5/12/16
SPEAKERS COMING SOON (or at least as time allows):

a/d/s 810
ADVENT "LEGACY"
ADVENT "LOUDSPEAKER" ROUNDED EDGE
BOSTON ACOUSTIC A-40 OAK
BOSTON ACOUSTIC HD9
CERWIN VEGA DX7
CERWIN VEGA / HED N-12
DIATONE (MITSUBISHI) DS-505
INFINITY SM-120
INFINITY SM-152
INFINITY 1500
JBL HLS610
JBL L40
JBL L100 'CENTURY'
JBL L166 "HORIZON"
JBL LANCER-77
KENWOOD KL-888X
KLIPSCH RC-35
KLIPSCH RF-35
KLIPSCH RS-35
KLIPSCH SF-2
MCS 8320
PARADIGM 7SEMK3
PIONEER CS-722A
PSB 1000
SANSUI SP-2500
SANSUI SP-3500
SANSUI SP-X7000
YAMAHA NS-6390 BLACK
YAMAHA NS-6390 OAK
YAMAHA NS-A738 BLACK
and more...


 

 

Jerry Gahagan of OakTreeVintage
Taken in portion of Speaker Audition Room
Vintage Home Audio Speakers from the late 1960's into the 1980's


 

    

NEW LISTING 1/16/15
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VINTAGE
FISHER STEREO SPEAKERS
FISHER XP-16 / XP16 'CONSOLETTE' SPEAKERS
Circa 1970-74
(these are actually dated 1970)
Made in USA

for sale
One of the rarer of the classic Fisher 'XP' line models. We've had lots of the Fisher XP-7's and XP-9's, and if memory serves me, maybe a pair of XP-10's years ago, but never any this LARGE! I was actually not really looking forward to auditioning this pair of speakers as I expected them to perform like their 'smaller' versions, only 'bigger'. Wow, was I wrong. These are one of the best 'mid-fi' speakers I've heard in a long time. Huge "Wall-of-Sound" (they should have, given the two, 12" woofers, and huge cabinet size, however many 'large', 'multi-woofer' speakers don't actually deliver) fabulous presence, very 'open' and three-dimensional, and good attention to 'sonic detail'.
Incredible power handling characteristics. They are able to handle "power" better MUCH than your average speaker. Not simply referring to their wattage rating, but just the way they perform at higher power / volume levels without "falling apart" sonically. We 'stood' on them with our test Hafler 500 watt power amplifier (that amp is actually capable of just south of 500 watts! per channel)  Among the top performers we have auditioned over the years. 

FISHER XP-16 FEATURES INCLUDE:

- 4-way, 5-Driver, Acoustic Suspension / Infinite Baffle design
-Dual, 'Matched' 12" Low Frequency Drivers (woofers) w/ 5lb magnets
-8" Midrange driver with a 3lb magnet structure
-1.5" Mylar-dome Tweeter
- .75" Radial Horn, Super-Tweeter
- Rear located, Mid and Tweeter attenuators (to eliminate future 'intermittency' issues, we have 'shunted' these internally)
- Internal 'shock absorbers' / 'Tweeter Protection' added by Oak Tree Vintage


FISHER XP-16 ORIGINAL SPECIFICATIONS / SPECS:


Frequency Response: 28-24,000Hz +- 3dB
Nominal Impedance:
Cross-over frequencies: at 250Hz, 2.5kHz & 7kHz
Recommended Power rating: 60 Watts RMS / 120 Watts 'Music Power'


Our speaker tech has completely gone through and 'Certified' these. He completely removed and tested all drivers. He replaced the surrounds, with fresh foam on all four (4), 12" woofers. He removed the 'inhibiting' black paint form the Silver colored, 'Mylar' tweeter domes (this was added to make the 'shiny' silver domes, not be visible thru the speaker grill cloth, but that was at the cost of sonics). Only other 'cosmetic' issue to mention is that sometime in their past, one of the input sections / crossover section was 'surgically removed' from the cabinet, and then re-installed. Why, I have no idea, but they did an adequate job of restoring it back in place and it's doesn't show up an an anomaly with our 'audio sweep' tests    . We then added tweeter protection (shock absorbers) to each of the two tweeters in each cabinet, to add 'peace of mind' the next time 'you're stand'in on them' with volume. He 're-flowed' the input post solder joints to eliminate any potential future issues. We also added 'hot glue' to most of the crossover components to eliminate any future vibrations / rattles / mechanical issues (we do this on many speakers, if it wasn't already done at the factory).
Next, as always they were tested with both recorded material, PN 20Hz-20kHz and swept them with our AF generator from 1Hz-3kHz. Then came our standard, 'abusive' test recordings.
Cosmetically, the grills were cleaned as well as the cabinets 'real wood' Walnut veneer. The cabs and grills are in great shape with only minor / typical scuffs / dings (hey a speaker this big and heavy is not likely going to avoid them over a 45 year time period). These speakers are ready to go!
Following the above mentioned 'barrage', We auditioned this pair extensively and were VERY surprised at their performance.
I spent an inordinate amount of time auditioning these speakers. I tried about every genre of music, including most of the selections listed on our 'Demo Cuts' page but here are some notes I made on their post restoration 'check sheet'; Dire Straits' "So Far Away" from their album 'Brothers in Arms', Donald Fagens, "I.G.Y." from the album "Night Fly"
"Was as near perfect as any speaker could do. Good power and 'snap', great balance, and fine WITHOUT an EQ!", '24K Gold Edition of Jennifer Waren's "Famous Blue Raincoat', TLC's "Scrub" from their album 'Fan Mail', did 'sub-bass' note @ 1'25" & 1'35" SO SOLIDLY & PROMINENTLY THAT IT SHOOK OUR CONCRETE FLOOR, Allison Kraus and Union Station's Baby, Now That I've Found You" '"was very natural and open", NickelBacks 'Never Again' 'damn near, peeled paint off the wall (that cut also sounded great w/ Sonic Holography engaged)', Cowboy Junkies version of "Sweet Jane" ,"had a HUGE sound stage", Don Williams' DDD version of 'Country Boy' 'Was Monstorous', Calvin Hampton's, "The Wedding March" from "Digital Pipes, The Splendor of the Organ" a digital recording of a cathedral pipe organ, (w/ EQ and Sonic Holography was HUGE!!!), and a few others, all digitally recorded and some 'DDD'.
Very good
power handling characteristics. They are able to handle "power" WAY better than your average speaker. Not simply referring to their wattage rating, but just the way they perform at higher power / volume levels without "falling apart" sonically. We 'stood' on them HARD with our test Hafler 485 watt power amp.
While these speakers are physically large, it is not without reason. Their expansive baffle board serves to reduce any "out of phase" reflections / wave anomalies from neighboring surfaces. This way the speaker can "control" it's sonic results, instead of having it's environment as the major contributor.

The real Walnut wood, veneer cabinets are great shape, as are the original, 'inset' grills (frames and cloth). Grill frames perfect with not broken or repaired parts. Both woofer surrounds just replaced with new foam for years of trouble-free service. Great speakers for most anyone with plenty of floor space.

If you're looking for "true" wide frequency response, balance and detail then these may be the speaker for you (great for most types of recordings; R&R, POP, Jazz and new-country, acoustic guitar recordings, Big Band, Marching Band, Organ & classical / symphonic / string music. Very accurate, detailed sound!!! Cabinets measure 27.25" T X 31.5" W x 19.25" D  and weighs a hefty 105 lbs each. Includes our standard 90 day limited warranty (excluding problems due to under / over powering).
FISHER XP-16 STEREO / HOME-AUDIO SPEAKERS
Cond. 8.5
$1299. pair
(C) M.R.


(Due to the nature of these speakers, S,H & I will more involved than most 'bookshelf' style speakers. Custom, double-wall boxes will be manufactured specifically for them (not really a 'big deal' as we are having custom boxes made most every week locally). This will however, add about 5-10 days to their ship time.)

 

(Above text, in it's entirety, property of www.oaktreevintage.com / Oak Tree Enterprises, LLC. See 'Copyright Information' page for details)


 

 

    

          NEW LISTING 11/19/10
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VINTAGE ESB STEREO SPEAKERS
ESB 7/08 HOME AUDIO SPEAKERS
#...7400 / 7401
  Circa 1984-86
MADE IN ITALY

  
for sale
 There aren't many ESB's in North America, as they were imported in limited quantities from Italy, where they comprised approx 25% of the speaker market!
 ESB (ELECTROACOUSTIC SYSTEMS BUILDING)  They are an impressive speaker in design, build quality, construction and sonics. Their detailed and balanced sonics are accomplished via a couple of design characteristics. One is the 'coupled' Midrange and Tweeter design. The other would be the a radical modification of Horizontal and Vertical alignment. From a 1984 review,
"A key element in the design of all the Series 7 speakers is what ESB calls DSR (for "distributed spectrum radiation"). which is intended to maintain accurate, consistent stereo imaging over a wide listening area. Vertically, this is achieved first by building the mid- and hi-frequency drivers on a single mounting flange, minimizing the distance (and therefore the interference) between them, so that they act as nearly as possible like a single point source... The method ESB uses to stabilize the image horizontally is a refinement of a familiar technique. 'Toeing in' a pair of speakers so that their forward radiating axis cross slightly in front of the listening position usually broadens the area in which you can sit without the stereo image collapsing into the speaker nearer to you."

These are great performing speakers for most any genre of music. We extensively tested them with our barrage of material. They were very balanced and handled power well. Probably not a speaker for every week party's, but for a great 'large' sound, you'll love them
. These are in beautiful physical condition as well.
Features include:
  
-
3-Way, Acoustic Suspension / Infinite Baffle cabinet design
- Asymmetrical / Mirror image cabinets w/ angled high-frequency baffle
- 10" Woofer with fresh foam surrounds (were re-foamed prior to their arrival to our shop. The tech utilized 'Cerwin-Vega' surrounds, which are 'red' in color, then 'blackened' them, with questionable success. Sound and perform fine, but noticeable cosmetically)
- 2" Hemispherical 'coated' silk dome midrange w/ heavy duty motor
'coupled' to tweeter plate
- 1" Hemispherical 'coated' silk dome tweeter w/ heavy duty motor 'coupled' to mid plate
- Heavy duty, Banana / Binding Post speaker input terminals
- Externally located, independent, glass fuse protection for all 3 drivers
- Incredibly well built crossover.
- Heavy build, 'acoustically solid' cabinets
  
Specifications:
  

System Design:
  3-Way, Infinite Baffle / Acoustic Suspension
Frequency Response:
  45Hz - 20kHz
±3dB
Crossover points: 600Hz & 6,000Hz
Sensitivity: 87dB @ 1W, 1m
System impedance: 6 ohm nom / 5 ohms min.
Recommended Amplifier rating: 40 watts minimum,
and
were originally tested when current with 300Hz bursts at 500 watts

Our speaker tech has completely gone through and 'Certified' these. The surrounds were recently replaced with 'Cerwin Vega' 'Red' foam, that was 'stained' black, prior to arriving to us. We have completely tested them with both recorded material, PN 20-20k and swept them with our AF generator from 20-5,000Hz and feeding them with the output from our Hafler P-225 Pro Power Amp. Then further auditioned with a myriad of our difficult to reproduce 'test' CD's.
 The real wood veneer, cabinets in beautiful shape with no serious 'battle scars'. Have been given a coat of Howards 'Restore a Finish' then buffed w/ 'Feed-n-Wax'. With the exception of one missing logo, the original black knit grills are in great shape and the original frames are structurally sound.
Again, these are great looking and sounding speakers and would be happy coupled with most any medium to large receiver / amp.
Cabinets measures 37.5" high x 15" wide x 11" deep and weighs a hefty 55 lbs each. Includes our standard 90 day limited warranty (excluding problems due to under / over powering).
ESB 7/08 STEREO SPEAKERS
  Cond. 8.5
$1299. pr
(C) M.R.

(Due to the dimensions and / or weight of these speakers, Packing / Shipping will be somewhat more 'involved' than typical. Custom, double-wall boxes will be manufactured specifically for them. While we order custom built boxes often, this can sometimes delay shipping by 5-10 days)



 
 (Above text, in it's entirety, property of www.oaktreevintage.com / Oak Tree Enterprises, LLC. See 'Copyright Information' page for details)
 



 

      



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 PRE-LOVED 
PARADIGM STEREO SPEAKERS
PARADIGM 11SE MK-III HOME AUDIO SPEAKERS
#...5855/5858

Made in Canada
Circa
1993-97
 
 for sale

The following is my impression after extensively auditioning the Paradigm 11SE MKIII's. These speakers are all about 'IMAGING' in a definitive 'listening space'.
These are especially great speakers if you are a fan of 'modern' Jazz or 'Brass' / 'horn sections' and can afford to have a designated 'sweet spot' listening area. Also great for folk rock and easy rock. If you're a 'rocker', or need 'tunes for your parties' or want speakers to 'passively' listen to from anywhere in the room, then these are NOT the speakers for you. If you appreciate very 'natural' reproduction, especially of 'brass-horns, pianos, jazz drums and percussion, then these speakers will be marvelous!
Again, in my opinion, these speakers are best 'on-axis' with the listening area in the 'sweet spot' (if you're not sure what that means, give me a call).

PARADIGM 11SE MKIII FEATURES INCLUDE:

- 3-way, 4-Driver, Bass Reflex, vented via a 'Quasi-3rd Order, Resistive' port for Impressive Low-End Performance
- Dual 210mm / 8" Low Frequency Drivers (woofers), Non-deteriorating, Butyl Rubber surrounds, with diecast alloy frames, Polypropylene cones & 1.5" VC's.
- 165mm / 6.5" 'Midrange' Frequency Drivers (mids), with diecast alloy frames, Polypropylene cones & 1.5" VC's.
- 25mm / 1" Treated Textile Dome Tweeter with aluminum VC former that's 'ferro-fluid' cooled and damped
- 19mm thick, MDF cabinet construction (Has a lot to do with their 63lb weight)
- Internally braced cabinets to reduce unwanted resonances and 'ballooning' effects
- 3" High-Velocity, Tuned bass port
- Bi-Wire-able / Bi-amp-able via Gold, 5-Way Binding Posts


PARADIGM 11SE MKIII ORIGINAL SPECIFICATIONS / SPECS:

System design: 3-Way, 4-Driver
Bass Reflex, vented via a 'Quasi-3rd Order, Resistive' port for Impressive Low-End Performance
Frequency Response: 45-20,000Hz +/- 2dB w/ a 'Low Frequency Extension' performance of 28Hz (and you can definitely 'feel it')
Nominal / Minimum Impedance:
6/

Sensitivity; Room / Anechoic: 92dB / 89dB 1w @ 1m

Cross-over type / frequencies:
Quasi-Butterworth / 550Hz & 1.9kHz
Recommended Power amplifier rating:
15 to 250 WPC (I would not consider utilizing these speakers with less than something rated at least 40 Watts of 'Old School' type power)
Max
Power rating:
180 Watts of 'Music Power'

From the original Paradigm 11SE MKIII / MK3 brochure,
"Paradigm speakers are designed to recreate the 'live music event' in your listening room"..."Natural, Open, Detailed with deep, tight, powerful Bass. Excellent imaging with superb ability to capture the original acoustic space"..."Great...a very high level of performance, excellent bass extension, very real, excellent imaging and can handle lots of power"..."Paradigm's commitment to speaker designs with low distortion, linear response and wide dynamic range meets the challenges of digital technology. The result is reproduction that truly captures the essence, dimension and dynamics of the original musical performance"..."While this outstanding performance enhances 'musical enjoyment', it is equally important for home theater."..."Paradigm speakers in a 'home theater' will have better clarity, imaging and a more seamless soundstage than even the best theaters!"

The
tall 'tower' stature of the Paradigm 11seMk3 speakers puts the tweeter more on plane with your ears, instead of your knees.
 
Our speaker tech has completely gone through and 'Certified' these. He completely tested them with both recorded material, PN @ 20-20k and swept them with our AF generator from 12-25,000 Hz and feeding them with the output from our Hafler DH-500 Pro Power Amp, looking for any irregular vibrations / anomalies in either the drivers. driver mounting, crossovers or cabinet structure integrity. We then further auditioned with a myriad of our difficult to reproduce 'test' CD's. They performed and sounded great!
The Black Oak, 'wood grained', satin finish cabinets in good shape as are the grills and grill frames. Only cosmetic issues to speak of would be a repaired 'ding' on the rear edge of one cabinet, minor grill cloth snags and some minor 'dimpling' in one of the tweeter domes (cosmetics only).
Great speaker for up to mid volume levels. Again, these are more "detail" oriented speakers NOT "Power Pounding Party" speakers. If that's what you're looking for then don't buy these.
Again as we mentioned earlier, placement of speakers / listener, while most times is important, is imperative with these speakers. If you can afford the space to arrange yourself, in correct proximity to these (between
1 to 2 x d, call me for clarification) you'll be amazed with the 'presence' of these speakers. Great for most Jazz, and percussive jazz, brass / horn section, 'punch, well mixed modern music (think 'YAZ'), 'percussion heavy' selections / music. Very accurate, detailed & 'refined' sound! Comes with an e-copy / pdf of the original Paradigm 11SE MKIII / SE series brochure. Cabinets measure 43.5" H x 11.25" W x 15.5" D and weigh a HEAVY 68 lbs each. Includes our standard 90 day limited warranty (excluding problems due to under / over powering).
PARADIGM 11seMk3 HOME AUDIO SPEAKERS
Condition 8.5
$849. pair
(C)
R.R.


 
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VINTAGE
BOSTON ACOUSTIC SPEAKERS
BOSTON ACOUSTIC A200
Circa 1979-'82
(these are actually internally dated 1981)
Made in USA

for sale
One of the rarer of the classic Boston Acoustic models. The Boston Acoustic A200 stereo speakers. The "200" was the original Boston Speaker when they had 1 (one) model of speaker. Great speaker for detail, balance and that big "wall-o-sound" presence.
Features include:

- 3-way, Bass-Reflex design
-10" Low Frequency Driver (woofer)
-4" "Ferrofluid" Cooled Mid- Range in it's own, isolated enclosure to reduce dB robbing bass reflections
-1" Soft-dome, "Ferrofluid" Cooled Tweeter
- Rear located, Mid and Tweeter protection fuses


Specs:

Frequency Response: 38-20,000Hz +- 2.5dB
(36-25kHz @ - 3dB)
Efficiency: 90dB 1w @ 1m
Nominal Impedance: 8Ω nominal / 5.5Ω minimum
Cross-over frequencies: at 450Hz & 3kHz
Recommended Power amplifier rating: 20-250 watts


Our speaker tech has completely gone through and 'Certified' these. He completely tested all drivers. He replaced the 'crushed' original foam gasketing material with new sealant to reduce any possibilities of vibration or acoustic anomalies. He improved the grill 'sandwich' construction to eliminate vibrations and sonic anomalies. The previous owner replaced the original 'skids' with some that are a bit 'beefier'. Felt feet were installed to the bottom plates. Next, as always they were tested with both recorded material, PN 20-20k and swept them with our AF generator from 1Hz-3kHz. Then came our standard, 'abusive' test recordings.
Cosmetically, the grills were cleaned & the cabinets 'real wood' Walnut veneer had a fresh coat of 'Feed-n-Wax' then buffed. The cabs and grills are in great shape. Only cosmetic issue (if you can call it an issue) is slight discoloration around the dust caps on the woofer cones from the solvent reaction with the original glue during the 're-foaming' process. Many speakers will demonstrate the same discoloration to the cones. Cosmetics only, and does not affect performance (technically, this the 'white ring' is an 'indicator' that we are re-foaming speakers 'the correct way', as it means that the dust caps were removed and the voice coils shimmed, which is essentially the only practical way to insure the voice coils are centered in the gap. If you don't see that discoloration, it 'could' mean that the voice coils weren't shimmed during the re-foam job and it was 'done by feel'. Not the most accurate technique and will result in a voice coil and cone not being centered!). (See photos above) These speakers are ready to go!
We auditioned this pair extensively and were VERY surprised at their performance. Following the above mentioned 'barrage', our demo cuts ran the gamut from Dire Straits' "So Far Away" from their album 'Brothers in Arms', Donald Fagens, "I.G.Y." from the album "Night Fly", '24K Gold Edition of Jennifer Waren's "Famous Blue Raincoat', TLC's "Scrub" from their album 'Fan Mail' (did 'sub-bass' note @ 1'25" & 1'35" SO SOLIDLY & PROMINENTLY THAT IT SHOOK OUR CONCRETE FLOOR, Allison Kraus and Union Station's Baby, Now That I've Found You", Trapt's 'Headstrong', Don Williams' DDD version of 'Country Boy', Calvin Hampton's, "The Wedding March" from "Digital Pipes, The Splendor of the Organ" a digital recording of a cathedral pipe organ, and a few others, all digitally recorded and some 'DDD'.
Very good
power handling characteristics. They are able to handle "power" MUCH better than your average speaker. Not simply referring to their wattage rating, but just the way they perform at higher power / volume levels without "falling apart" sonically. We 'stood' on them HARD with our test Hafler 225 watt power amp (however, at only '9-Oclock' on the volume control, they were already INCREDIBLY LOUD!).
While these speakers are physically large, it is not without reason. Their expansive baffle board serves to reduce any "out of phase" reflections / wave anomalies from neighboring surfaces. This way the speaker can "control" it's sonic results, instead of having it's environment as the major contributor. Secondly, the 'extreme separation' between the woofer and the 'mid-tweeter' section really helps to 'open up' recordings. Prevalent on many recordings such as on Allison Krause's
"Baby, Now That I've Found You" to name just one, Thirdly, the tall stature of the A200  puts the tweeter more on plane with your ears, instead of your knees.

The real Walnut wood, veneer cabinets are great shape, as are the original black knit grills. Grill frames perfect with not broken or repaired parts. Both woofer surrounds just replaced with new foam for years of trouble-free service. Great speaker for up to mid volume levels. Again, these are more "detail" oriented speakers not "Power Pounding Party" speakers. If that's what you're looking for then don't buy these. These are "definitive" classic Boston speakers.
I spent an inordinate amount of time auditioning these speakers. I tried about every genre of music, including most of the selections listed on our 'Demo Cuts' page but here are some notes I made on their post restoration 'check sheet',

 
"TLC "shook the concrete floor", Jen Waren "Famous Blue Raincoat" very natural, tweeter height really makes for great separation and no 'boxy-ness', choir recordings with Carvers 'Sonic Holography' are amazing, 'brash symphonic' pieces are HUGELY reproduced and amazing to listen too,  Flute and Piano are natural and realistic,  Tyrell Allen and Friends, "Electric Jazz Ensemble" was spectacular,  most of the 'Tutti!' CD was BIG AND IN YOUR FACE!  peakers really added a 'third dimension' to Allison Krause's "Baby, Now that I've Found You", especially with carvers 'Sonic Holography' engaged.
Pipe organ was a bit 'contained'. Most of 'Sheffield Drive' and John Patitucci's CDs were fabulous. Not a great speaker for most of 'Michael Jacksons "Number Ones". Great speaker for jazz and big band. A bit 'smeared' on Nickelback at higher volumes, however 'Trapt' recording 'ROCKED'! with lots of solid punch even at fairly high volume levels, Donald Fagens I.G.Y. perfect 'as expected'. Horn sections and piano sounds VERY NATURAL. Saxophone very realistic. Upright bass natural. Percussion 'Live!!!'. For some reason they seem to overall outperform my personal pair (don't know why, but need to re-evaluate mine)"

If you're looking for "true" wide frequency response, balance and detail then these may be the speaker for you (great for most all types of recordings; R&R, POP, RAP, Jazz and new-country, acoustic guitar recordings & classical / symphonic / string music. Very accurate, detailed sound!!! (Note: the close-up of the wood side in the collage photo above, is spot on as far as the hue / color of the actual finish. It's normally very difficult to show the actual color of speakers in photos). Cabinets measure 41.5" H x 21" W x 6.5" D  and weighs a hefty 65 lbs each. Includes our standard 90 day limited warranty (excluding problems due to under / over powering).
BOSTON A200 STEREO / HOME-AUDIO SPEAKERS
Cond. 8.5
$849. pair
(C) M.R.


(Due to the nature of these speakers, S,H & I will slightly more involved than most 'bookshelf' style speakers. Custom, double-wall boxes will be manufactured specifically for them (not really a 'big deal' as we are having custom boxes made most every week locally). This will however, add about 5-10 days to their ship time.)

 

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          NEW LISTING 10/14/11
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VINTAGE STEREO SPEAKERS
DCM STEREO SPEAKERS
 DCM "TIME WINDOW / 1A"
 STEREO SPEAKERS
 #...9780 & 9792
 CIRCA 1985-94
 MADE IN THE USA

 for sale
 
One of most famous of the late '80's thru the mid '90's "audiophile" level stereo speakers. The DCM "Time Window / T-1A" 'Hybrid Transmission Line' speaker. I worked at a DCM dealer for a few years while these were current. We generally sold the lesser "Time Frame 350" models, simply due to the lower price of the "Frames". Most folks only dreamt of the "Windows". I have heard Time Windows on many different amps including Crown DC-300a's, McIntosh MC-30's and 75's, Missions, GAS "Son of Amp-zilla's", just about all the Carvers, Hafler DH-500's, NAD's and many others. Rarely disappointing. I am currently running my personal pair on a Hafler 225. For placement, Time Window's generally like to be along an un-cluttered wall, but these '1A's' are very 'forgiving' and placement is not so critical. While I am not much of a fan of speaking of "critical listening" when it comes to home theater applications, these also work well as "front channel" speakers, but coupling them with most "Class-D", "gutless", modern home theater receivers / amps would be a sacrilege (sorry just had to get that out). Great speaker for detail & balance. These have been completely tested and put through exhaustive paces on our test system. All drivers in great shape and cabinets are structurally sound. One additional 'pro' about this model / pair is that they don't use the 'open cell' foam that is always in some state of deterioration. They use a heavy, black speaker grill knit. The only cosmetic issue is that there's a small hole in the top of one grill and one logo is missing (see above photos). Both just had a fresh coat of lemon oil to the solid, oak wood top and bottom plates.

DCM "TIME WINDOW / T1A FEATURES INCLUDE:
 
- 2-way, 4-Driver, Ported, Hybrid Transmission Line design
- Elliptically shaped cabinet to reduce bass nodes / anomalies
-Dual, 6.5" Low Frequency Drivers (woofer) arranged asymmetrically
with non-deteriorating Butyl Rubber suspension (no foam to worry about years down the road)
-Dual, .75"
Philips
Tweeters
- Real Wood tops and bottom plates


DCM "TIME WINDOW / T1A ORIGINAL SPECIFICATIONS / SPECS:

Frequency Response: 30-20kHz
Efficiency: 91dB 1w @ 1m
Nominal Impedance: 8 Ohms nominal  / 5 Ohms minimum
Cross-over frequencies: at 2.8kHz
Dispersion: 180 horizontal x 60 vertical
Recommended Power amplifier rating: 10 watts with a max peak of 200 watts
 
 "Specifications do not tell the whole story, listening does. The Time Windows due to their configuration can be literally tuned to any room. That is due to their shape. This was a brilliantly executed design that has remained faithful all these years."
*
 
Great speaker for up to mid-high volume levels. Again, these are more "detail" oriented speakers not "Power Pounding Party" speakers. If that's what you're looking for then don't buy these.
 These are "high definition" speakers
(actually more than the previous 2 pair of Time Windows we've had, they do ROCK. Very loud, with good power handling and HUGE volume). If you're looking for "true" wide frequency response, balance and detail then these may be the speaker for you (great for most all types of recordings; R&R, POP, RAP, Jazz and new-country, acoustic guitar recordings & classical / symphonic / string music. Very accurate, detailed sound!!! This is also a consecutively serial numbered pair. Cabinets measure 36" H x 14.75" W x 11.75" D  and weighs a hefty 32 lbs each.  Includes our standard 90 day limited warranty (excluding problems due to under / over powering.
DCM "TIME WINDOW / T1A STEREO SPEAKERS
Cond. 8.5+
 
$749. pair
 

 Here's a link to a great page with lots of reviews, opinions and info on DCM TimeWindows:
 * Taken from text, in it's entirety, shown on page below:
 http://forum.audiogon.com/cgi-bin/frr.pl?rspkr&1032068115&openfrom&12&4


 
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PRE-APPRECIATED
JBL STEREO SPEAKERS
JBL L-5 / L5 HOME AUDIO SPEAKERS

#...8482 / 9787
 Circa 1991-97
 for sale
We aren't typically very interested in A/V style speakers, but these JBL L-3's can hold their own in our 2-channel system pretty well. This speaker is large enough, that even though it is a modern, A/V cabinet, it sounds great on an "old skool", 2-channel amp! Great speaker for detail, balance and that big "wall-o-sound" presence. Outrageous 'Low-End' with great response across the spectrum and stay's 'tight'. Handles power reasonably well, but for 'serious' / upper volume levels, we would recommend filtering them at about 100Hz and utilizing with a separate, powered subwoofer.

We have completely tested them with both recorded material, PN 20-20k and swept them with our AF generator.


JBL L-5 FEATURES INCLUDE:

- 4-way, Bass-Reflex, 'Tower' design
- 8", Low Frequency Driver (woofer)
w/  w/ Die-Cast, Alloy Frames, and non-deteriorating, Butyl rubber surrounds and Ribbed / textured, Pulp Cone and Poly Dust Cap
- 6.5", Low-Mid Frequency Driver (Mid-Bass)
w/ Die-Cast, Alloy Frames, and non-deteriorating, Butyl rubber surrounds and Ribbed / textured, Pulp Cone and Poly Dust Cap
- 5", Mid Frequency Driver (Midrange)
w/ Die-Cast, Alloy Frames, and non-deteriorating, Butyl rubber surrounds and Poly Cone and Dust-cap
-1" Titanium Dome, Tweeter
- 2.75"
tuned port for extended low end
- "Real" internal crossover (not just a cap on the tweeters)
- Heavy Duty, 3-Way, Banana / Binding post inputs


JBL L5 ORIGINAL SPECIFICATIONS / SPECS:

Frequency Response: 35-27kHz
±6dB
Efficiency: 90dB 1w @ 1m
Nominal Impedance: 6Ω
Crossover Frequency: 170Hz, 900Hz, & 4k
Recommended Minimum Power amplifier rating: 35 watts
Recommended Maximum Power rating: 350 watts
 

 While these speakers are not our typical fare, (they're less than 30 years old, are 'towers', and are black) they are fabulous sounding 2-channel speakers (yes, of course they would sound great in a theater / surround system) By nature, the "tall" stature of the JBL L-5 puts the tweeter more on plane with your ears, instead of your knees and gives them a very 'open and three-dimensional sound stage'.

We auditioned these JBL L5's with a myriad of styles / types of music, including many of the selections listed on our 'Demo Cuts' page but here are some notes I made on their post restoration 'check sheet';
TLC's "Scrub" from their album 'Fan Mail', "
did 'sub-bass' note @ 1'25" & 1'35" SO SOLIDLY & PROMINENTLY THAT IT SHOOK OUR CONCRETE FLOOR. In-fact, it was among the STRONGEST I've heard it reproduced from any speaker"
Dire Straits' "So Far Away" from their album 'Brothers in Arms' "was very 'natural and crisp, with great balance'",
Donald Fagens, "I.G.Y." from the album "Night Fly"
"Was as near perfect as any speaker could do. Good power, 'snappy and solid up to about 'noon' on the pre-amps volume control' again, with great balance"
'24K Gold Edition of Jennifer Waren's "Famous Blue Raincoat' "
Tenor Sax was very 'three-dimensional', Volcals very 'un-colored' and piano came thru in just the correct amount of the mix"

Allison Kraus and Union Station's
Baby, Now That I've Found You" '"was open, airy, and natural, with a wide sound stage",
YAZ"
"was Punchy, and Solid, but needed some 'bass roll-off' at upper volume levels to relieve strain on the woofers"
Pat Coils' "Escape Clause" from our Sheffield Labs Test CD, "was tight and punchy w/ sparkling top-end. Seemed a perfect reproduction of the mix"
Nickel Creek's, "When in Rome" from the CD, "Why Should the Fire Die"; "Huge and reproduced a great mix. Woofers bottomed out a bit as we had the 'bass tone pots' boosted about 20%. They did well when we backed them to 'noon'"
Malcom Arnolds, "The Padstow Lifeboat" from our 'Tutti' Reference Recording; "
great balance, and a wide sound-stage"

Mussorgsky-Ravel's, "Baba Yaga; Great Gate At Kiev" from "Pictures At An Exhibition" , again, from our 'Tutti' Reference Recording; "was HUGE and very three dimensional'"
'Friday Night in San Francisco', with Al Dimeola, John McLaughlin and Paco DeLucia, "was fabulous at about 'half volume' on the Hafler DH-500"

Calvin Hampton's, "The Wedding March" from
"Digital Pipes, The Splendor of the Organ" a digital recording of a cathedral pipe organ, "good balance and a natural mix, but a bit contained"
Cowboy Junkies version of "Sweet Jane" ,
"had a HUGE sound stage",
, and a few others, all digitally recorded and some 'DDD'.

With
our test Hafler 485 watt power amp, there were some selections that 'strained' the low-end section, especially if the 'bass tone' control was elevated above 50% (we did not try these speakers with any external EQ).

I think they would perform best in a system with a separate powered subwoofer(s), and I would also recommend they be used with external 'bass roll-off / High-Pass' filters
selected to filter out everything from about 100Hz and down. Not that they can't reproduce signals below that and much lower, but with a lot of power (and yes, we test with A LOT OF POWER potential) it was a strain on their woofers at volumes well above average levels.
 
Again, these are fine sounding speakers and are in great condition as well. The original black knit covered, polycarbonate frame grills are in fine shape with very few, tiny snags / holes and have all their original attachment pins intact. There is slight 'wear' to the 'gold' finish of the logo badges on the grills. The original 'Ash Black' finish over real wood veneer finish is in great condition with only minor, normal wear
(see detail photos above).
These are "detail" oriented speakers that can also get loud and fill a room. Great for about any type of music. We tested them extensively. If you're looking for "true" wide frequency response, balance and detail and a speaker that can handle power well too, then these may be the speaker for you. Great speaker for 'Jazz' and 'Pop' mixes made since approx '79.
This would be a great speaker for a room with limited  space, but you need to get reasonably loud as the cabinet has a lot of cubic volume, but with a small "foot print".  Includes an 'e-copy / pdf download' of the JBL L5 Owners / Users manual. Cabinets measure 36" H x 9.75" W x 12"D and weigh a hefty 68 lbs each. This pair comes with the original JBL L5 stand / bases (we didn't realize they were still wrapped up in the packing / boxes, and have never been un-wrapped, thus aren't in the photos and are still 'factory sealed'), and will be shipped in their original JBL L5 boxes and packing.
Includes our standard 90 day limited warranty (excluding problems due to under / over powering).
NEW MSRP WAS $1,350.00 pr.
JBL L-5 STEREO SPEAKERS W/ ORIGINAL BASES (not shown in photos)
Condition 8.5
 
$749. pair
(C)
R.R.


 
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NEW LISTING 2/3/15
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VINTAGE
RECTILINEAR III "TALL BOYS"
STEREO SPEAKERS
Circa 1968-73
MADE IN THE USA!

  
for sale
Our speaker tech has completely gone through and 'Certified' these.  We have completely tested all drivers. Original mids' were 'questionable' on the 'audio sweep' so the Midrange's were replaced with a pair of 'originals' we had 'rat-holed' here at Oak Tree Vintage. All drivers were removed and reinstalled into cabinet with ‘added’ gasketing material under their frames to further reduce any possibilities of vibration or acoustic anomalies. Both Mid and Top End attenuators had there contacts burnished and were cleaned internally. Next, as always they were tested with both recorded material, PN 20-20k and swept them with our AF generator from 20-10kHz. Then came our standard, 'abusive' test recordings. These speakers are ready to go!

Rectilinear 'III Tall Boys' FEATURES INCLUDE:

- 4-way, 6-Driver, Bass Reflex speaker design
-12" Low Frequency Driver (woofer) (Jensen)
- 5" 'Philips" Midrange w/ 'whizzer cone' & w/ AlNiCo magnets
- 2x 2.5" 'Danish made Peerless' Tweeters w/ AlNiCo magnets
- 2x 2" 'Danish made Peerless' Tweeters w/ AlNiCo magnets
- 2" Tuned port for extended bass response
- Dual Attenuators


Rectilinear 'III Tall Boys' ORIGINAL SPECIFICATIONS / SPECS:

Frequency Response: 22-18,500Hz +- 3dB
Nominal Impedance:
8Ω
Cross-over frequencies:
@
500Hz, 3kHz & 11kHz
Recommended Power amplifier rating:
20-100 watts

From a 1967 Stereo Review Julian Hirsh had this to say about the Rectilinear III, "
Over a period of several months, we have had the opportunity to compare it with a number of other speakers that can 'outpoint' the Rectilinear III on any "individual" characteristic-frequency range, smoothness, distortion, efficiency, dispersion or transient response. However, none of the speakers combine ALL of these properties in such desirable proportions as the Rectilinear III", and  in a 1972 Stereo Review, he had this to say about the Rectilinear III, "...the two samples we have tested are among the best-sounding and most 'natural' speakers we have heard"

This pair actually has 'Jensen' built 12" woofers from the factory (my personal Rectilinear III-High-Boys do not. Just FYI.) These are great sounding 12" 4-way speakers. All drivers feature a non-deteriorating cloth surrounds. The driver compliment consists of one heavy duty 12" woofer, one 4" midrange with hi-mid whizzer cone, two 2.5" cone tweeters and 2 1/5" cone super tweeters. Bass is enhanced via a 3" tuned port.
System input is via binding-post / banana jacks. The input plate also features midrange and hi-freq attenuators, and the "MADE IN THE USA" plate. The entire enclosure is damped with batting. The cabinets are a beautiful American Walnut with very nice grain featured throughout and are in near new condition. These have great efficiency, but are still able to handle bigger power. Huge bass and crystal clear highs with just enough mids. These things -ROCK! I know..I have a pair in my personal 'speaker collection'. They measure 35" tall x 18" wide x 12" deep and each weighs 70 lbs unpacked. Comes with an 'e-copy' /pdf download of the Rectilinear Owners manual, as well as a few 'e-copies' of original brochures. Includes our 90 day warranty (excluding problems due to under / over powering)!
RECTILINEAR III
Cond. 8+
$699. pair

(C)
R.R.

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VINTAGE

EPI STEREO SPEAKERS
EPICURE / EPI 'STAT 450'
w/ ELECTROSTATIC TWEETERS

#...0952 / 0966
Circa 1986
Made in USA

for sale
These speakers are all about 'IMAGING'.
One of the rarer of the Epicure speaker models. The Epicure Stat 450 stereo speakers with 'electro-static' tweeters. If you are a 'modern' Jazz fan and can afford to have a designated 'sweet spot' listening area, then you would love these speakers. Fabulous imaging. Also great for folk rock and easy rock. If you're a serious 'rocker', need 'tunes for your parties' or want speakers to 'passively' listen to, then these are NOT the speakers for you. If you appreciate very 'natural' reproduction of vocals, horns (especially sax and clarinet), pianos, jazz drums and percussion, then these speakers will be mesmerizing!
Again, these speakers are only effective 'on-axis' with the listening area in the 'sweet spot' (if you're not sure what that means, give me a call).

EPICURE / EPI 'STAT 450' FEATURES INCLUDE:

- 2-way, Acoustic Suspension
-10" Low Frequency Driver (woofer) w/ resonance reducing back coating. Fresh foam surrounds just installed for trouble-free service
- 5"x12" Triple panel, True Electrostatic Tweeter
- AC Tweeter power adaptors included


EPICURE / EPI 'STAT 450' ORIGINAL SPECIFICATIONS / SPECS:


Frequency Response: 44-20,000Hz +- 3dB
Nominal Impedance:

Cross-over frequencies:
at 1kHz
Recommended Power amplifier rating:
20-250 watts

While these speakers are physically large, it is not without reason. Their expansive baffle board serves to reduce any "out of phase" reflections / wave anomalies from neighboring surfaces. This way the speaker can "control" it's sonic results, instead of having it's environment as the major contributor. Secondly the tall stature of the EPI STAT 450 speakers puts the tweeter more on plane with your ears, instead of your knees.

Unfortunately these are both missing their grills. The locating / attachment pins are intact, but no grills. With the exception of some normal scuffing to the tops and a few minor 'battle scars', the wood grain, vinyl wrapped cabinets are in good shape. Some wear to the built-in bases (see above photos).
Our speaker tech has completely gone through and 'Certified' these.  Both woofer surrounds just replaced with new foam for trouble-free service. We also did multiple internal wiring repairs, replaced one of the speaker wire / AC power input panels, added foam to rear of tweeter plate mounting flanges to isolate from the cabinet (should have been done at the factory originally on this model) and added isolation material to the woofer mounting flanges. Following that work and mod's, we completely tested them with both recorded material, PN 20-20k and swept them with our AF generator from 20-5,000 Hz and feeding them with the output from our Hafler P-225 Pro Power Amp, looking for any vibrations or other anomalies (and there were originally a few that we addressed, as there typically are on speakers). Then further auditioned with a myriad of our difficult to reproduce 'test' CD's.
Great speaker for up to mid volume levels. Again, these are more "detail" oriented speakers NOT "Power Pounding Party" speakers. If that's what you're looking for then don't buy these. These are true to the classic New England speaker sound. Again as we mentioned earlier, placement of speakers / listener, while most times is important, is imperative with these speakers. If you can afford the space to arrange yourself, in correct proximity to these (between
1 to 2 x d, call me for clarification) you'll be amazed with the 'presence' of these speakers. Great for most Jazz, acapella vocals, acoustic guitar recordings, blue-grass, gypsy jazz & classical / symphonic / string music. Very accurate, detailed & 'refined' sound! Includes AC power adaptors. Cabinets measure 37.5" H x 17.5" W x 10.5" D  and weighs a hefty 50 lbs each. Includes our standard 90 day limited warranty (excluding problems due to under / over powering.
EPI STAT 450 STEREO SPEAKERS
Condition 8 (due to missing grills)
$599. pair

(Due to the dimensions and / or weight of these speakers, Packing / Shipping will be somewhat more 'involved' than typical. Custom, double-wall boxes will be manufactured specifically for them. While we order custom built boxes often, this can sometimes delay shipping by 5-10 days)

 
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PRE-APPRECIATED
JBL STEREO SPEAKERS
JBL L-3 / L3 HOME AUDIO SPEAKERS

 Circa 1991-97
 for sale
 We aren't typically very interested in A/V style speakers, but these JBL L-3's can hold their own in our 2-channel system. This speaker is large enough, that even though it is a modern, A/V cabinet, it sounds great on an "old skool", 2-channel amp! Great speaker for detail, balance and that big "wall-o-sound" presence. Outrageous 'Low-End' with great response across the spectrum and stay's 'tight'. Handles power well!

We have completely tested them with both recorded material, PN 20-20k and swept them with our AF generator.

JBL L-3 FEATURES INCLUDE:

- 2-way, Bass-Reflex, 'Tower' design
- 8", Low Frequency Driver (woofer) w/ non-deteriorating, Butyl rubber surrounds (one has minor repair / glue traces)
-1" Titanium Dome, Tweeter
- 3"
tuned port for extended low end
- "Real" internal crossover (not just a cap on the tweeters)
- Heavy Duty, 3-Way, Banana / Binding post inputs


JBL L-3 ORIGINAL SPECIFICATIONS / SPECS:

Frequency Response: 35-27kHz
±6dB
 Efficiency: 89 dB 1w @ 1m
 Nominal Impedance:
Crossover Frequency: 3k

 Recommended Minimum Power amplifier rating: 35 watts
 Recommended Maximum Power rating: 250 watts
 

 While these speakers are not our typical fare, they are fabulous sounding 2-channel speakers (yes, of course they would sound great in a theater / surround system) By nature, the "tall" stature of the JBL L-3 puts the tweeter more on plane with your ears, instead of your knees.
 
Again, these are fine sounding speakers and are in great condition as well. The original black knit covered, polycarbonate frame grills are in fine shape with no issues and have all their original attachment pins intact. While there is a previous minor repair to one of the woofer edges, they perform flawlessly. The original 'Ash Black' finish over real wood veneer finish is in great condition with only minor, normal wear
(see detail photos above).
These are "detail" oriented speakers that can also get loud and fill a room. Great for about any type of music. We tested them extensively. If you're looking for "true" wide frequency response, balance and detail and a speaker that can handle power well too, then these may be the speaker for you. Great speaker for 'Jazz' and 'Pop' mixes made since approx '79.
This would be a great speaker for a room with limited  space, but you need to get loud as the cabinet has a lot of cubic volume, but with a small "foot print". Includes an 'e-copy / pdf download' of the JBL L3 Owners / Users manual. Cabinets measure 32.25" H x 9.75" W x 12"D and weigh a hefty 39 lbs each. Includes our standard 90 day limited warranty (excluding problems due to under / over powering.)
NEW MSRP WAS $980 pr.
JBL L-3 STEREO SPEAKERS
Condition 8.5
 
$579. pair
(C)
M.R.


 
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 PRE-LOVED 
ADVENT STEREO SPEAKERS
 ADVENT 'LAUREATE' HOME AUDIO SPEAKERS

#...4011 / 4012
Made in USA
Circa
1991-95
  
for sale

These speakers are all about 'IMAGING' in a definitive 'listening space'.
If you are a classical or 'modern' Jazz fan and can afford to have a designated 'sweet spot' listening area, then you'll love these speakers. Also great for folk rock and easy rock. If you're a 'rocker', need 'tunes for your parties' or want speakers to 'passively' listen to from anywhere in the room, then these are NOT the speakers for you. If you appreciate very 'natural' reproduction of vocals, horns (especially sax and clarinet), pianos, jazz drums and percussion, then these speakers will be marvelous!
Again, these speakers are best 'on-axis' with the listening area in the 'sweet spot' (if you're not sure what that means, give me a call).

ADVENT 'LAUREATE' FEATURES INCLUDE:

- 2-way, 3-Driver Acoustic Suspension
- Dual 6.5" Low Frequency Drivers (woofers). Fresh foam surrounds just installed for trouble-free service
- 1" Dome Tweeter


ADVENT 'LAUREATE' ORIGINAL SPECIFICATIONS / SPECS:

System design: 2-Way, 3-Driver Acoustic Suspension / Infinite baffle
Frequency Response: 42-23,000Hz +- 3dB
Nominal / Minimum Impedance:
6/

Efficiency: 90dB 1w @ 1m

Cross-over frequency:
3kHz
Recommended Minimum Power amplifier rating:
10 watts

The tall 'tower' stature of the Advent Laureate speakers puts the tweeter more on plane with your ears, instead of your knees.
 
Our speaker tech has completely gone through and 'Certified' these. All four woofer surrounds just replaced with new foam for trouble-free service. Following the above work, we completely tested them with both recorded material, PN 20-20k and swept them with our AF generator from 20-5,000 Hz and feeding them with the output from our Hafler P-225 Pro Power Amp, looking for any irregular vibrations / anomalies in either the drivers. driver mounting, crossovers or cabinet structure integrity. We then further auditioned with a myriad of our difficult to reproduce 'test' CD's. Entire cabinet has been frequency swept while being powered by our Hafler test amp. They performed flawlessly and sounded great!
Real Pecan wood veneer cabinets in beautiful shape as are the grills and grill frames. Really no cosmetic issues to speak of. Cabinets just had a fresh rub-down w/ lemon oil to bring out their original luster.
Great speaker for up to mid volume levels. Again, these are more "detail" oriented speakers NOT "Power Pounding Party" speakers. If that's what you're looking for then don't buy these. These are true to the classic New England speaker sound. Again as we mentioned earlier, placement of speakers / listener, while most times is important, is imperative with these speakers. If you can afford the space to arrange yourself, in correct proximity to these (between
1 to 2 x d, call me for clarification) you'll be amazed with the 'presence' of these speakers. Great for most Jazz, and percussive jazz, acapella vocals, acoustic guitar recordings, blue-grass, gypsy jazz & classical / symphonic / string music. Very accurate, detailed & 'refined' sound! Consecutively serial numbered pair. Cabinets measure 33" H x 9.25" W x 12.5" D and weigh 38 lbs each. Includes our standard 90 day limited warranty (excluding problems due to under / over powering).
ADVENT LAUREATE HOME AUDIO SPEAKERS
Condition 8.5+
$499. pair
(C)
J.L.


 
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SNELL ACOUSTICS
STEREO SPEAKERS /
"MONITORS"
SNELL TYPE "Q"
#...601 / 602

CIRCA 1987-
96

MADE IN THE USA
for sale
These are great performing speakers for small spaces as reproduction speakers, and also make great "near field monitors" for the project studio. Loaded with Northern Euro drivers, an incredibly well built original crossover and internally wired with 14g wire. Cosmetically they are in fine condition as they have been professionally 're-veneered'  and have a natural 'oil' finish. The speakers have been through our standard, rigorous test procedures and passed with flying colors.

Our speaker tech has completely gone through and 'Certified' these. We have completely tested them with both recorded material, PN 20-20k and swept them with our AF generator from 20-5kHz. Much more than your average "satellite" speakers. Also great for small Stereo Systems or for Near Field Studio Monitors.

Features:

- 3-Way, Acoustic Suspension Speaker Design w/ 'Bi-Amp' capabilities and an extra tweeter in 'Rear-Firing'" position
- 6.5" Poly Woofer with non-deteriorating, Butyl rubber surrounds for trouble-free service
- 1" Front Firing, Soft dome, VIFA, Poly Soft Dome tweeter from Denmark
- .75" Front Firing, Dome tweeter from Denmark
- "Real" internal crossover (not just a cap on the tweeters) that is incredibly well built
- Dual sets of Banana input jacks that are 'Bi-Amp' capable.
- 'Defeat' switch for the 'Rear-Firing' tweeter

Specs:
 
Frequency Response: 70Hz to 20kHz
±1.5dB
Sensitivity: 90 dB 1w @ 1m
Nominal impedance: 8 Ω
Crossover Frequency: 2.2kHz
Minimum power amp rating: 15 watts


Input is via recessed, 3-way, "banana" binding posts! Again, the cabinets have been 'pro' re-veneered in Pecan and stained in a light Cherry, with a natural 'oil' finish. The original black, knit grill cloths also in great shape as well.
Great sounding with sonic detail and balance. Great for smaller systems or for surround speakers. These are small "bookshelf" / wall-mount size speakers so their height and foot print is minimal. We have completely tested them including sweeping them with an audio generator looking for any acoustical anomalies or extraneous noises or sounds. They look, work and sound great! Will come with 2 pair of 'Banana' jumpers for running speakers with a normal 'Full-Range' / 2-Channel receiver/amp. Each measures 16" high x 11" wide x 7" deep and weighs 24 lbs unpacked. Includes our standard 90 day limited warranty (excluding problems due to under / over powering.
Condition 8.5
Original MSRP on these speakers was $1,000.00
SNELL TYPE Q STEREO SPEAKERS
$489. pr
(C) M.R.

 
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Unless otherwise noted, speakers include both grills even though only one is typically displayed in photos.

     

AUDIO EQUALIZERS
and our philosophy on them.
   
                               "Are Equalizers really necessary? I just paid $30 grand for my speakers. They shouldn't need any EQ. Right!??"

Short answer is yes, an EQ will generally be beneficial to most systems.
     Most speaker designers strive to make a speaker's curve as "flat"* as their projected size parameters and target retail price will allow. The human hearing curve is not "flat". Most folks' hearing is accentuated in the midrange (it's where the human voice is centered) and attenuated in the bass and treble. Sort of a reverse "rock-n-roll smile" curve. When you hear a good, "flat" response speaker, it will likely appear to have, at least for most listeners, an over abundance of mids. It likely will also have a deficiency in bass and possibly treble. It will most likely sound  "thin", the degree of which can vary from slight to extreme, depending, on many variables. This might not even be readily apparent when auditioning speakers, but generally if you hear a pair speakers with an appropriately adjusted, EQ engaged, then you listen to it bypassed, you will probably want to re-engage it as quickly as possible.
     The classic arguments against using an EQ have been that an EQ, or any additional inserted signal processing device, makes the signal path less "pure" and adds noise. Also, again, "these speakers were expensive and shouldn't need an EQ". To address the first point, this issue can usually be reduced to a more than desirable point by utilizing a high quality EQ or signal processor. The noise floor should certainly be below audible levels, and it doesn't take too much of an EQ to achieve that for most folks systems.  While the first point is valid, a good EQ's benefits usually far outweigh any minor noise issues, which are probably below most listeners audible limits in the first place. The second issue was answered previously, in the above paragraph.   In fact, the better the speakers, the more they would likely benefit from a reduction of the midrange frequencies, due to their as "flat as possible" curve. Again, this would apply to the average persons hearing curve. Some "cheap" speakers, will have a "rock-n-roll smile" EQ curve built-in by utilizing drivers, crossover and cabinet combinations, that have an over abundance of bass and treble, and a deficit of mids by design. That would beg the question of "why wouldn't they all just do that then". The answer to that is that any respectable speaker manufacturer wouldn't try and dictate a built-in curve into a speaker other than as flat as assigned parameters will allow, for a number of reasons.
     Another less apparent, but still valid reason for utilizing an EQ can be to compensate for listening room acoustic characteristics. This is generally more difficult to assess, but overtime could become a desired need. This need would obviously change with any parameter change in the listening environment. Also, and no offense, but as we age and as we are exposed to various, sometimes, injurious sonic environments and events, our sensitivity to frequency ranges will change.
     One way to look at a specific speaker / listening environment combination is to think of it as a blank artists canvas. A really high quality speaker system would be comparable to a high quality canvas, brushes and material. Said another way, a "non-flat" EQ curve / listening environment / speaker combination is akin to starting your painting with a dirty, blotchy canvas. The listening environment to a well lit room with natural lighting, conducive to a creative mood. Until you "shape" the EQ, there is no painting on the blank canvas. Once you shape the EQ to your tastes, in a way that compliments the speaker design / room combination, you have created your work of art.

    While I can appreciate all the arguments for not using an EQ, in the end, I generally use an EQ with it's curve slightly boosted in the bass and treble frequencies and attenuated through the mid frequencies from "Zero" position (the "rock-n-roll smile" curve). It will usually require adjustment following any change in speakers, listening environment parameter adjustments and with the material I am listening too. I also have a 1/3 octave RTA monitor / spectrum analyzer with a pink noise generator and analyzing mic to establish an accurate "flat" point to start from.

 * Contrary to a somewhat common misconception, "Flat" does not mean "dull". "Flat" refers to the graphic "curve" of a speakers output when analyzed by a spectrum analyzer. Ideally a speaker should be able to reproduce the human hearing range with all frequencies as close to "zero" (even amplitude or "flat") as is practical for the intended design / price point levels. The listener can then modify it from there by various methods (usually some sort of signal processor such as an EQ) to their tastes.


 
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         NEW LISTING 3/20/09
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PRE-APPRECIATED
 YAMAHA STEREO SPEAKERS
          YAMAHA YST-A755
YSTA755
 #...2277 / #...2305
 Circa ~1999
 for sale

 We aren't typically very interested in A/V speakers, but these Yamaha YST-A755's can hold their own in our 2-channel system. This speaker is large enough, that even though it is a modern, A/V cabinet, it sounds great on an "old skool", 2-channel amp!  Great speaker for detail, balance and that big "wall-o-sound" presence. Handles power VERY WELL!

We have completely tested them with both recorded material, PN 20-20k and swept them with our AF generator.

 Features include:
 
- 2-way, Bass-Reflex design
- 8", Polypropylene, Low Frequency Drivers (woofer)
 -1" Soft Dome, coated cloth Tweeter
- 2.25"
tuned port for extended low end
- "Real" internal crossover (not just a cap on the tweeters)
- All original Yamaha made drivers

 
Specs:
Efficiency: ~88-89 dB 1w @ 1m
Nominal Impedance: 8Ω each
Recommended Minimum Power amplifier rating: 10 watts
Max power rating: 160 watts
 

 While these speakers are not our typical fare, they are great sounding 2-channel speakers (yes, of course they would sound great in a theater / surround system) By nature, the "tall" stature of the Yamaha YST-A755 puts the tweeter more on plane with your ears, instead of your knees.
 
These are some what
"cosmetically challenged" up close, but nothing too distracting. One of the cabinets had some wall mounting brackets bolted in to it so it has a few small holes and both speakers have a few minor scuffs to the satin black, wood grain finish. The original black knit grills are in good shape with a few very minor snags and one is missing the "Yamaha" logo (see far right photos above. The photos were taken at close range with a flash and make the blemishes look very much more noticeable then they are in reality). Grill frames perfect with no broken or repaired parts.

 Again, both woofer surrounds freshly replaced for  years of trouble-free service. Great speaker for up to fairly high volume levels. These are "detail" oriented speakers that can also get loud and fill a room. Great for about any type of music. We tested them extensively and have temporarily added them to our audition line-up because we were so impressed. If you're looking for "true" wide frequency response, balance and detail and a speaker that can handle power well too, then these may be the speaker for you. They ROCK!!! This would be a great speaker for a room with limited  space, but you need to get loud as the cabinet has a lot of cubic volume, but with a small "foot print".  Cabinets measure 33" H x 10" W x 11"D and weigh a hefty 39 lbs each. Includes our standard 90 day limited warranty (excluding problems due to under / over powering).
 YAMAHA YST-A755 STEREO SPEAKERS
Condition 8
 
$399. pair


 
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TECHNICS
SPEAKERS
 TECHNICS
SB-4500A / SB4500A 
#...C183 / C187
BLACK VINYL TOPS

Circa 19
78

for sale
These are from an upper-end line of speakers that Technics produced for a short time. The "Linear Motion" line used a bi-planar baffle board design to more correctly "time align" the two drivers.

Our speaker tech has completely gone through and 'Certified' these. We have completely tested them with both recorded material, PN 20-20k and swept them with our AF generator.  Features include:

- Bi-planar baffle board, 2-Way design
- 2.
5" cone tweeter
- 10" Woofer with
non-deteriorating Cloth surround
- 2.5" tuned port for extending low end
- External tweeter protection fuse
- Speaker terminal upgraded with banana / binding posts


Specs:

Frequency Response: 40-20,000Hz +- 3dB
Efficiency: 90.5dB 1w @ 1m
Nominal Impedance:
nominal / 6Ω minimum
Recommended Minimum Power amplifier rating: 15 watts minimum


All drivers work and sound fine! Tested for all frequencies with a sweep generator. Speakers cleaned inside and out. They have black cloth grills and the cabinets are a mixture of black and walnut grain vinyl wrapped. Cabinets have typical, numerous 'battle scars', chips and snags. Also the woofer dust caps have minor dents (cosmetics only) (see lower right photos). Each cabinet measures 25" tall x 14" wide x 12.5" deep and weighs 36 lbs unpacked. Includes our standard 90 day limited warranty ( & excluding problems due to under / over powering)
Technics
SB-4500A STEREO SPEAKERS

Condition 8
$329. pair


 
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PARADIGM
STEREO SPEAKERS
PARADIGM "TITAN"
#...9907 / 9908
STEREO SPEAKERS / MONITORS
WHITE FINISH
MADE IN CANADA
Circa 1996-99

for sale

These are great performing, Paradigm "Titan", 2-way speakers. "Dynamite in a small package" sound! Our speaker tech has completely gone through and 'Certified' these. We have completely checked and tested these, including sweeping with our AF generator from 20-5,000 Hz and feeding the output from our Hafler P-225 Pro Power Amp. Only issue is cosmetic and it is that the finish is obviously "white" and they have some "handling" smudges on them.

Features:

- 2-Way, Bass Reflex Speaker Design
- 6.5"  Cast Aluminum Frame, Poly-Cone, Foam roll suspended, Low Frequency Transducer / woofer
- .75" "Dome" High Frequency Transducer / Tweeter by Vifa
- 1.3" Tuned port for extended low end
- Factory white laminate finish


Specs:
Frequency Response:  
48Hz-22kHz  
Efficiency: 89 dB 1w @ 1m
Nominal impedance: 8
Ω, Minimum 4 Ω
Recommended Power Amplifier range: 15-100 watts
Max Power: 60 watts peak "program power"


These are consecutively serial numbered speakers. Input is via recessed, spring clips. Very solidly built cabinets, finished in white, vinyl laminate. Grills are white knit. The cabinets that are in great shape, however the grills have some smudges on them that we have not attempted to clean further than what is shown in photos. Great sounding with sonic detail and balance. Great for smaller systems or for surround speakers. These are small "bookshelf" / wall-mount size speakers so their height and foot print is minimal. We have completely tested them including sweeping them with an audio generator looking for any acoustical anomalies or extraneous noises or sounds. They look, work and sound great! Made in Canada! Each measures 13.5" high x 7.75" wide at the front x 9.5" deep and weighs 8 lbs unpacked. Includes our standard 90 day limited warranty (excluding problems due to under / over powering.
Condition 8.
5
PARADIGM 'TITAN' STEREO SPEAKERS / MONITORS

$189. pair


 
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 INFINITY STEREO SPEAKERS
       INFINITY RS-225
RS225
 #...5369
 CIRCA 1993
  
for sale
  
Here's a GREAT 'looking' pair of Infinity RS-225's (and looks are all these have going for them).

These feature 'Gutless' / 'Flappy' bass with anemic power handling capability, and are quite likely one of the 'all around' WORST sounding speakers I have auditioned in the past 25 years!

Having said that, if you need a pair to replace a pair your friend owns that were destroyed when you threw a surprise 'house party' at his place, or you're a moving company and destroyed your client's pair and need to replace them, or you sold yours' to buy drugs (if you listened to these prior to purchase in the first place and STILL purchased them, you were probably on drugs), then here you go. These speakers are for you.
(no, I'm not 'anti'-Infinity! Quite the opposite. I personally own many classic models including an original pair of RS-IIIb's that I love. Also, no, I'm not being unduly unfair by expecting 'so much' from a smaller speaker design. I've had countless 'small' speakers in the past that sounded great and were light years superior to these on most counts.)
  Features include:
  
-
2-way Acoustic Suspension design
-
6.5" Polypropylene Cone Woofer w/ fresh new foam surround (very difficult to do on this series as the dust cover is hard to remove to shim the VC, but must be done)
-
.5" Ferrofluid cooled,
polycarbonate tweeter
  
 
Specifications:
 
Speaker Cabinet Design:
2-way, Acoustic Suspension
Driver Complement:
One 6.5-inch, Polypropylene woofer, and one .5" Polycarbonate tweeter
Frequency Response: 70-20,000Hz +- 3dB
Efficiency:
90dB 1w @ 1m
Nominal Impedance:
8Ω nominal
Cross-over frequencies:
3kHz
Recommended Power amplifier rating:
10-75 watts minimum (good luck with anything much over 20 or 30 watts that contains any bass / low-frequency)
 

 
Our speaker tech has completely gone through and 'Certified' these. We have completely gone through these Infinity RS-225. Both woofers had their surrounds just replaced with new foam. The Oak wood grain, vinyl wrapped cabinets in great shape, and the original black knit grills are in good shape. Grill frames perfect with no broken or repaired parts. Where would these be good? Maybe for background music in a doctors office or funeral home. It's a real shame too, as we just had a pair of RS-425's (the bigger brother to these) and they were amazingly GREAT performing speakers.
 Cabinets measure 14" H x 9" W x 8"D and weigh 11 lbs each. Includes our standard 90 day limited warranty (excluding problems due to under / over powering).
  INFINITY RS-225
STEREO SPEAKERS
Cond. 8.5
If I haven't done a sufficient job of swaying you away from these speakers and you just 'gotta have 'em, then here you go...

  
$129. pair 

 
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"Jerry: I just wanted to send you a big "thank you!" My speakers (Boston A-120) arrived Tuesday and I was impressed before I even hooked them up because of how well they were packaged for shipping. In short, they are perfect! I am very pleased. Actually, I couldn't be happier with the speakers and with you - an absolutely flawless transaction from start to finish. Everyone should provide excellent customer service the way you do. I will give you a testimonial any day. It is so wonderful to be able to play my "real" stereo again. I'm hearing things in my music I've never heard before. They look great. They sound great. You are great. Thanks again! I wish you the best in 2011 and continued success" - Dale, SEMO Missouri




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   PRE-OWNED
YORKVILLE
YSM-1 YSM1

STEREO SPEAKER /
STUDIO MONITOR
1 ONLY / SINGLE

for sale
These are great 2-way speakers by Yorkville, the model YSM-1's. Two-way design featuring an 6.5" Poly woofer and a 1" Soft Dome tweeter. 2" tuned port for extended low frequency response. Input is via recessed, heavy-duty, binding / banana posts. Very solidly built cabinets, finished in black, vinyl wood grain. Grills are a black knit. The cabinets that are in great shape as are the original grills. Great sounding with sonic detail and balance. Great for smaller systems or for surround speakers. These are small "bookshelf" / wall-mount size speakers so their height and foot print is minimal. Our speaker tech has completely gone through and 'Certified' these. We have completely tested them including sweeping them with an audio generator looking for any acoustical anomalies or extraneous noises or sounds. The surrounds are in great shape and should last many more years prior to replacement.

Specs:

- Impedance:
8 ohms Nominal, 4 ohms min
- Power Rating:
70 watts


They look, work and sound
great! Made in Canada! Each measures 16.5" high x 9.5" wide at the front x 9.25" deep and weighs 17 lbs unpacked. Includes our standard 90 day limited warranty (excluding problems due to under / over powering).
Condition 8.5 (MISSING LOGO ON GRILL)
YORKVILLE YSM-1
$79. SINGLE ONLY


 
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INFINITY CENTER CHANNEL A/V SPEAKER
INFINITY 'VIDEO 1'
#...0124

 CIRCA 1992

for sale
  Super quality center channel speaker for higher-end surround sound AV systems. If you own one of those "all-in-one" box systems from one of the many "big-box / no-help" retailers, this is over-kill for you, but if you assembled your A/V system from more quality components, then here's a 'QUALITY' center channel speaker. The Infinity, model 'Video 1'. These are also great when 'paired' as stereo, 'front channel' speakers. Wedge shaped unit utilizes dual-6" drivers and a 1" tweeter.
 
Features:

- 2-Way, Acoustic Suspension Speaker Design
- Dual 5.5" Poly / Graphite Woofers with fresh, new surrounds for trouble-free service
- .5" Soft dome 'Infinity' tweeter
- Spring loaded input jacks

Specs:
 
Frequency Response: 58Hz to 20kHz
±3dB
Sensitivity: 89 dB 1w @ 1m
Nominal impedance: 8 Ω
Crossover Freq:
4.5kHz
Minimum power amp rating: 5 watts
Maximum power rating: 100 peak watts

 
 
Our speaker tech has completely gone through and 'Certified' these. He just installed, fresh, new foam surrounds on both mid/woofers for trouble-free service. We have completely tested and "swept" with our AF generator. Box sounds great with no anomalies. Designed for horizontal placement as a center channel, but can be used vertically if utilized as stereo / front channel speakers. Sounds great and very clean cosmetically. Only cosmetic issues are some chemical staining around the dust caps from the re-foam process and a bit of 'candle wax' on bottom edge of the grill (not visible, unless you tip the speaker up and look underneath the grill). Very solidly built. Unit measures 18" wide x 7" tall in the front x 5" deep and weighs in at 14 lbs unpacked. Comes with our 90 day limited warranty (excluding problems due to under / over powering).
  Cond. 8
Infinity 'Video-1' CENTER CHANNEL SPEAKER
  
$129.


 
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BOSE STEREO / VIDEO SPEAKER
BOSE VS100 VS-100
#...0040

"VIDEO / AUDIO MONITOR"
INDOOR / OUTDOOR 
STEREO / CENTER CHANNEL SPEAKER

Made in USA

for sale
Great little 8 ohm speakers designed for the center channel of A/V, Home theater systems and for indoor, outdoor or auto use (works great with car stereos since they are
8 ohms). Magnetically shielded for use in close proximity to video monitors. Also great with portable systems that need 8 ohm speakers to realize their full power potential. The case is Zytel nylon similar to many outdoor PA speakers are made from and also what Yakima car roof racks are made from. Very strong & durable with the added benefit of being noise free when used as an enclosure. These use the same size / design driver found in the famous and classic 901 speaker (different impedance obviously. Also a very durable and time-tested unit. Each cabinet also features 2 recessed "T-nuts" for mounting  to optional brackets (not included). Cloth covered grill in great shape. The cabinet is also in perfect condition with no chips or cracks. Speaker test and sound great! Power Rating: 10 to 100 Watts max (constant rating of 60 watts) & 8 Ohms. Speaker measures 9" W X 6" H 
X 6" D and weigh 5 lbs unpacked. Includes our standard 90 day limited warranty ( excluding problems due to under / over powering).
Condition 8.5
USED
BOSE VS100 VIDEO SPEAKER / AUDIO MONITOR
$79. single


 
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DECO / RETRO SPEAKERS
 
   

        


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VINTAGE
HARMAN KARDON
HK-25 HK25
ROUND / 360
°
OMNI-DIRECTIONAL

STEREO SPEAKERS

Circa 19
71-74
Made in USA

for sale
Very unusually designed Harman Kardon, stereo speakers. 360 degree dispersion, round, 2-way design. While these are fairly "cosmetically challenged", they do perform Ok. These are not "loud" speakers and are designed for fairly low wattage ranges. Best for back ground use or for their appearances.
Features include:


- 2-way, Omni-Directional, Acoustic-Suspension design
- 6.5" Low Frequency Driver (woofer)
-2"
Conical, Paper Tweeter
- "Real" internal crossover
- High Frequency attenuator
- Both screw terminal and RCA inputs
- 8 Ohms impedance


Again, these are fairly cosmetically challenged. They were apparently set too close to a heater, which slightly warped a side area of one of the cabinets and blistered the wood grain vinyl wrapping. Also, the vinyl wrapping on the tops have shrunk a bit, so there's about .25" uncovered around the top. We have completely disassembled these speakers (a very difficult task) cleaned all and replaced the internal crossover caps with fresh ones. Again, these speakers are for lower volumes and power ratings. Not a speaker that should be purchased for louder volumes. Each measures 17" x 12" and weighs 16 lbs unpacked. 
Condition 7.
hk-25 ROUND STEREO SPEAKERS
$249. pair


 
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SUBWOOFERS


 

                 

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 PRE-APPRECIATED
INFINITY POWERED SUBWOOFER /
INFINITY 'ENTRA SUB TWO' 12" POWERED SUBWOOFER
#...4896
 CIRCA 2002

for sale

Another great performing powered subwoofer, the Infinity 'Entra Sub Two', 12", 'powered' subwoofer. This is a "HUGE" and SOLID sounding low-end box. Super tight bottom end and would have no trouble 'keeping up' with most any home audio system.

 
ü  Our technician has completely gone through and 'Certified' this unit.

ü  Following ext / int visual inspection entire unit was cleaned inside and out.

ü  Entire subwoofer 'swept' with an AF generator to ensure sonic condition.

ü  Plate amplifier removed and inspected for any 'loose parts' (hey it's a subwoofer, and they do some 'vibrate'in'!).

ü  Level pot and 'roll-off' pot cleaned for static free performance.

ü  Plate-amp re-installed with gasketing material to completely seal edges and reduce any possibility of vibration (actually no sealant used in original build.?.).

ü  Both 'speaker level' and 'RCA' inputs and 'speaker pass thru' outputs tested.

ü  All functions tested for perfect operation.

ü  No power supply hum of any kind. It's dead silent!

Great performing and sounding Infinity powered subwoofer, the Infinity 'Entra Sub Two'.

    
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 Infinity 'Entra Sub Two' Features:
 
- 12" Poly driver, w/ non-deteriorating Butyl rubber surround
- Bass Reflex cabinet design

- Built-in 250 Watts RMS, High-Current, Class A/B design Subwoofer Amplifier
- 2", Tuned, Rear firing Port for extended low freq response
- AC, DC surge and Thermal protection
- 'Auto Power-Off' sensor
- Subwoofer amp attenuator / level control
- 'Line-Level' In via RCA jacks
- Speaker level inputs and outputs, via 'Heavy Duty, 5-Way, Gold Plated' binding posts for driving power amp if line level is not available. (Speakers then proceed out from the subwoofer once a high impedance level is taken from their feed)
 - .75" thick, MDF cabinet (has a lot to do with it's exceptional sonic capabilities)

 

 Infinity 'Entra Sub Two' Powered Subwoofer Specifications / Specs:


 Low Frequency driver type: 12", Ceramic Metal Matrix Diaphragms (CMMD), Front-firing driver
 Cabinet design: .75" thick, MDF construction.
 Frequency Response: 28-150Hz ± 3dB
Cross-over frequency: Selectable 50-150Hz
Internal power amp RMS power rating: 250 watts at rated specs

 Again this is an incredible sounding sub. The satin black finish, wood grain cab in great, near new cosmetic condition. We will include a set of our  'Sorbothane' 'Iso-pods'  for use if the purchaser so desires, which is how we auditioned it (as they originally come with 'hard, nylon' feet, which will likely be a source of vibration if used on a 'hard floor'). Again, this thing provides great low end presence that would add to most any home audio system. Measures 17" tall x 16" wide x 20.25" deep and weighs a HEAVY 45 lbs unpacked. Comes with our 90 day limited warranty (excluding problems due to under / over powering).
Infinity Entra Sub Two POWERED SUBWOOFER
  Condition 8.5+
$399. w/ Sorbothane 'Iso-Pod' set of 4
(C) R.R.

 (you just need one for a system)


 
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 PRE-APPRECIATED
KLIPSCH POWERED SUBWOOFER /
KLIPSCH KSW-10 POWERED SUBWOOFER
W/ 225 WATTS OF DYNAMIC POWER

#...0726
 CIRCA
1998
for sale

Another great performing powered subwoofer, the Klipsch KSW-10, 10", 'powered' subwoofer. This is a SOLID sounding low-end box. Super tight bottom end and would have no trouble 'keeping up' with most any 'mid sized' home audio / home theater system.

 
ü  Our technician has completely gone through and 'Certified' this unit.

ü  Following ext / int visual inspection entire unit was cleaned inside and out.

ü  Entire subwoofer 'swept' with an AF generator from 10Hz - 1kHz to ensure sonic condition.

ü  Plate amplifier removed and inspected for any 'loose parts' (hey it's a subwoofer, and they do some 'vibrate'in'!).

ü  Level pot and 'roll-off' pot cleaned for static free performance.

ü  Plate-amp re-installed with gasketing material to completely seal edges and reduce any possibility of vibration

ü  All functions tested for perfect operation.

ü  No power supply hum of any kind. It's dead silent!

Great performing and sounding Klipsch powered subwoofer, the Klipsch KSW-10.

    
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Klipsch KSW-10 Features:
 
- 10" 'Ribbed' 'Fiber-Composite' driver, w/ non-deteriorating Butyl rubber surround
- Bass Reflex cabinet design

- Built-in, 'discrete MOSFET output', 'plate' amplifier delivers 225 'Dynamic'' Watts
- Adjustable 'Low Pass' filter from 40-150Hz
- 3", Tuned, Rear firing Port for extended low freq response
- AC, DC surge and Thermal protection
- PHASE: Switchable 0 or 180 degrees
- 'Auto Power- On / Off' sensor: 2 second ON delay, 15 minute OFF delay
- Subwoofer amp attenuator / level control
- 'Line-Level' In via RCA jacks
- Speaker level inputs, via 'Heavy Duty, 5-Way, binding posts for driving power amp if line level is not available.
 - .75" thick, MDF cabinet (has a lot to do with it's exceptional sonic capabilities)

 

Klipsch KSW-10 Powered Subwoofer Specifications / Specs:


 Low Frequency driver type:
K-1070-K 10" (25.4cm) down-firing fiber-composite cone
 Cabinet design: .75"+ thick, MDF construction.
 Frequency Response: 29-120Hz ± 3dB / 24dB / Octave
Cross-over / Low-Pass Filter frequency: Selectable 40-120Hz

 Sensitivity: 110dB / 1/8 space @ 1 meter
THD:
≤ 1%
Internal power amp RMS / 'Dynamic' power rating: 55 / 225 watts
 

Again this is an incredible sounding sub. The matte black finish, cab in great, near new cosmetic condition. We will include a set of our
'Sorbothane' 'Iso-pods' for use if the purchaser so desires, which is how we auditioned it (as they originally come with 'hard, nylon' feet, which will likely be a source of vibration if used on a 'hard floor'). Again, this thing provides great low end presence that would add to most any home audio system. Measures 15.5" tall x 13.5" wide x 13.5" deep and weighs a 30 lbs unpacked. Comes with our 90 day limited warranty (excluding problems due to under / over powering).
KLIPSCH KSW-10 POWERED SUBWOOFER
  Condition 8.5+
$299. w/ Sorbothane 'Iso-Pod' set of 4
(C) R.R.

 (you just need one for a system)


 
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 PRE-OWNED
INNOVATIVE SOUND SYSTEMS
 PASSIVE SUBWOOFER
 W/ SATELLITE CROSSOVER
MODEL ISS-707
(ACOUSTIC RESPONSE COMPANY)
MADE IN USA

for sale
 These were designed for use with satellite speakers, but will work great with any small bookshelf speakers. I use one with my Boston A-40 speakers. Our photographer uses one with a pair of KLH-911 and "rocks the house" to an un-reasonable level. It sounds great. Has stereo inputs and outputs for amps and receivers rated from 10-250 watts per channel.
Features:

- Dual 6" drivers w/ heavy duty motors
- Heavy duty crossover built-in
- 2.75" Tuned port for extended bass response.


Will work for either vertical or
horizontal placement and is low enough to fit under many futons, or can be placed vertically in a corner or behind stereo cabinet. Bass is non-directional so placement is not at all critical. You will hear it no matter where you place it in the room. Built-in, well designed and built crossover not only filters out the highs from the woofers, but also filters out the lows that are fed to your satellites so they can concentrate only on the frequencies above the woofers, which will increase their efficiency immensely. Inputs and outputs via standard "bare-wire" push clips. Our speaker tech has tested this unit thoroughly, utilizing a 20Hz-5kHz sweep looking for any vibrations or anomalies. None were found. We also tested with a myriad of recorded material. We proactively added damping gasket material to the crossover mounting plate and both woofer frames (should have been done at the factory). Looks near new overall. Sounds great and very clean! Very solidly built in the USA. Measures 21.25" x 8.5" x 14.5" and weighs in at 30 lbs unpacked. Comes with our 90 day limited warranty (excluding problems due to under / over powering).
 Condition 9+

 $129. 
 (you just need one for a system)


 
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AUDIO EQUALIZERS
and our philosophy on them.
   
                               "Are Equalizers really necessary? I just paid $30 grand for my speakers. They shouldn't need any EQ. Right!??"

Short answer is probably yes, an EQ will generally be beneficial to most systems.
     Most speaker designers strive to make a speaker's curve as "flat"* as their projected size parameters and target retail price will allow. The human hearing curve is not "flat". Most folks' hearing is accentuated in the midrange (it's where the human voice is centered) and attenuated in the bass and treble. Sort of a reverse "rock-n-roll smile" curve. When you hear a good, "flat" response speaker, it will likely appear to have an over abundance of mids, at least for most listeners. It will also likely have a deficiency in bass and possibly treble. It will most likely sound  "thin", the degree of which can vary from slight to extreme, depending again, on many variables. This might not even be readily apparent when auditioning speakers, but generally if you hear a pair speakers with an appropriately adjusted, EQ engaged, then you listen to it bypassed, you will want to re-engage it as quickly as possible.
     The classic arguments against using an EQ have been that an EQ, or any additional inserted signal processing device, makes the signal path less "pure" and adds noise. Also, again, "these speakers were expensive and shouldn't need an EQ". To address the first point, this issue can usually be reduced to a more than desirable point by utilizing a high quality EQ or signal processor. The noise floor should certainly be below audible levels, and it doesn't take too much of an EQ to achieve that for most folks systems.  While the first point is valid, a good EQ's benefits usually far outweigh any minor noise issues, which are probably below most listeners audible limits in the first place. The second issue was answered previously, in the above paragraph.   In fact, the better the speakers, the more they would likely benefit from a reduction of the midrange frequencies, due to their as "flat as possible" curve. Again, this would apply to the average persons hearing curve. Some "cheap" speakers, will have a "rock-n-roll smile" EQ curve built-in by utilizing drivers, crossover and cabinet combinations, that have an over abundance of bass and treble, and a deficit of mids by design. That would beg the question of "why wouldn't they all just do that then". The answer to that is that any respectable speaker manufacturer wouldn't try and dictate a built-in curve into a speaker other than as flat as assigned parameters will allow, for a number of reasons.
     Another less apparent, but still valid reason for utilizing an EQ can be to compensate for listening room acoustic characteristics. This is generally more difficult to assess, but overtime could become a desired need. This need would obviously change with any parameter change in the listening environment. Also, and no offense, but as we age and as we are exposed to various, sometimes, injurious sonic environments and events, our sensitivity to frequency ranges will change.
     One way to look at a specific speaker / listening environment combination is to think of it as a blank artists canvas. A really high quality speaker system would be comparable to a high quality canvas, brushes and material. Said another way, a "non-flat" EQ curve / listening environment / speaker combination is akin to starting your painting with a dirty, blotchy canvas. The listening environment to a well lit room with natural lighting, conducive to a creative mood. Until you "shape" the EQ, there is no painting on the blank canvas. Once you shape the EQ to your tastes, in a way that compliments the speaker design / room combination, you have created your work of art.

    While I can appreciate all the arguments for not using an EQ, in the end, I generally use an EQ with it's curve slightly boosted in the bass and treble frequencies and attenuated through the mid frequencies from "Zero" position (the "rock-n-roll smile" curve). It will usually require adjustment following any change in speakers, listening environment parameter adjustments and with the material I am listening too. I also have a 1/3 octave RTA monitor / spectrum analyzer with a pink noise generator and analyzing mic to establish an accurate "flat" point to start from.

 * Contrary to a somewhat common misconception, "Flat" does not mean "dull". "Flat" refers to the graphic "curve" of a speakers output when analyzed by a spectrum analyzer. Ideally a speaker should be able to reproduce the human hearing range with all frequencies as close to "zero" (even amplitude or "flat") as is practical for the intended design / price point levels. The listener can then modify it from there by various methods (usually some sort of signal processor such as an EQ) to their tastes.


 

 


 


 

Jerry of OakTreeVintage the 'Wall-O-Sansui'
Sansui Lattice Grill Speaker models SP-200, SP-2000, SP-2500, SP-3500, SP-5500
 from Late 1960's thru 1970's topped with a Sansui G-7700
(No, that receiver couldn't power that kind of speaker load, it was just to hold them down incase the wind kicked up)

 


 

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 PRE-APPRECIATED
 BOSTON ACOUSTICS STEREO SPEAKERS
 BOSTON A100 SPEAKERS
 #...3406 / 3418
 Circa 1980-'87
 Made in USA

SOLD 2/8/16
SHIPPING TO VIRGINIA

 One of the larger of the Boston Acoustic models. The Boston Acoustic A100 stereo speakers
(I have had a pair of these in my main speaker line-up for years and they're probably the most listened to pair...I currently have about 16 pair in my system). Great speaker for detail & balance. One of my all time favorites.
We have completely tested all drivers. Our speaker tech has completely gone through and 'Certified' these. Woofer surrounds replaced with fresh for years of trouble-free service. All drivers were removed and reinstalled into cabinet with ‘added’ gasketing material under their frames to further reduce any possibilities of vibration or acoustic anomalies. Next, as always they were tested with both recorded material, PN 20-20k and swept them with our AF generator from 20-3kHz. Then came our standard, 'abusive' test recordings. These speakers are ready to go!
We auditioned this pair well. Following the above mentioned 'barrage', our demo cuts ran the gamut from Dire Straits, 'Brothers in Arms', TLC 'Fan Mail', Allison Kraus and Union Station, Nickelback, and a few others, all digitally recorded and some 'DDD'.
Great 'balance' and reproductive detail. 'Solid', punchy and 'tight' low-end, with no 'mush'. Incredible 'tone' quality and very 'Musical'. These are in excellent cosmetic condition as well.

BOSTON ACOUSTICS A100 FEATURES INCLUDE:

 
- 2-way, Acoustic-Suspension design
-10" Low Frequency Driver (woofer)
-1" Soft-dome, "Ferrofluid" Cooled Tweeter
- "Real" internal crossover (not just a 'cap' on the tweeter)


BOSTON ACOUSTICS A100 ORIGINAL SPECIFICATIONS / SPECS:

 
Speaker Cabinet Design:
2-way, Acoustic Suspension Cabinet
Driver Complement:
One 10-inch, steel frame woofer, and one 1-inch soft dome tweeter

Frequency Response: 37-25,000Hz +- 3dB
Efficiency:
90dB 1w @ 1m
Nominal Impedance:
8Ω nominal / 6Ω minimum
Cross-over frequencies:
1.8kHz
Recommended Minimum Power amplifier rating:
15 watts minimum
 

 While these speakers are physically large, it is not without reason. Their expansive baffle board serves to reduce any "out of phase" reflections / wave anomalies from neighboring surfaces. This way the speaker can "control" it's sonic results, instead of having it's environment as the major contributor. Secondly the tall stature of the A100  puts the tweeter more on plane with your ears, instead of your knees.
 
 The Walnut grain, vinyl wrapped cabinets in great shape, with hardly any wear, as are the black knit grills. Both woofer surrounds just replaced with new foam for years of trouble-free service. Great speaker for up to mid volume levels. Again, these are more "detail" oriented speakers not "Power Pounding, Party" speakers (yes they get loud, but that's not their "forte"). If that's what you're looking for then don't buy these. These are "definitive" classic Boston speakers. These are a one or two "up" on Advent Loudspeakers. I personally own a pair of Boston Acoustic A100's next to a pair of Advent "The Loudspeakers". Both are very close sounding, but I prefer the sound of my Bostons for a few reasons. Just "bigger" sounding. They are the selected speaker in my system 75% of the time (and I have from 12-18 pairs of speakers in my system at any one time). If you're looking for "true" wide frequency response, balance and detail then these may be the speaker for you (great for most all types of recordings; R&R, POP, RAP, Jazz and new-country, acoustic guitar recordings & classical / symphonic / string music. Very accurate, detailed sound!!! Cabinets measure 32.5" H x 16" W x 8.5" D and weighs a hefty 41 lbs each. Includes our standard 90 day limited warranty (excluding problems due to under / over powering).
 BOSTON A100 STEREO SPEAKERS
 
Condition 8.5+
(C) M.R.

SOLD 2/8/16
SHIPPING TO VIRGINIA


 
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CLASSIC JBL
JBL 4301B BROADCAST / STUDIO MONITORS
/ STEREO SPEAKERS
FROM THEIR 'PROFESSIONAL SERIES'
#...2142 & 2145
Circa mid 1980-85
 MADE IN USA

SOLD 2/16/16
SHIPPING TO ILLINOIS

One of the famous 'Studio Monitors' from JBL, the JBL 4301B. Great speaker for audio / video production 'near fields', for a project / home recording studio, or if you just want a fantastic 'dynamite in a small package' home audio speaker. They are capable of fairly high volume levels while producing "pounding" & "tight" bass with great balance on the top and mid end. Just a great 'all-around' speaker for home audio listening or recording ‘studio monitor’ use. Just as happy with a medium-small size amp as they are with amps of larger size (probably not efficient enough to enjoy with a small wattage, under 25 watts or single ended tube amp).
 Our speaker tech has completely gone through and 'certified' these. All drivers were removed and bench tested. Woofers were sent out and re-foamed prior to arriving to us. We re-riveted the often problematic input terminals on the 116H drivers (issues are found when you do an 'AF sweep' on these and other models utilizing similar input attachment designs. These, as typical, exhibited the issue from about 300-1200Hz.)
We then
reinstalled the drivers into cabinet with ‘added’ gasketing material under their frames to further reduce any possibilities of vibration or acoustic anomalies. Tweeter attenuator has typical 'Ni-Chrome' wire / wiper audible sensation, but no dead spots and certainly no noise once settled in position. Next, as always they were tested with both recorded material, PN 20-20k and swept them with our AF generator from 20-3kHz. Then came our standard, 'abusive' test recordings. The REAL, 'American Black Walnut' wood veneered, 3/4" thick cabinets were spruced up with a coat of lemon oil. Original 'Navy blue' speaker grill cloth, frames and attachment pins all in fine shape, and cloth was cleaned as well. Grill badges still have their original protective, plastic, coating on them. It's never been peeled off!

Following the above work, these speakers are ready to go!
We auditioned this pair well. Following the above mentioned 'barrage', our demo cuts ran the gamut from Dire Straits, 'Brothers in Arms', TLC 'Fan Mail', Allison Kraus and Union Station, Nickelback, and a few others, all digitally recorded and some 'DDD'.
'Solid', punchy and 'tight' low-end, with no 'mush'. Great balance, power handling and overall 'tone' quality
.

 From an original JBL brochure, circa 1980,

    
  “The JBL 4301B shares its basic performance characteristics with all the other JBL monitors - exceptional clarity, wide dynamic range, solid bass and open high frequency reproduction
  
JBL 4301B FEATURES:
 

- 2-Way, Acoustic Suspension cabinet design 
- 8" / 200mm, JBL 116H, Die-Cast-aluminum framed, "Ribbed", cone woofer, w/ 2”, copper ribbon Voice Coil.
- 1.25" / 36mm JBL LE26 Tweeter, Die-Cast-aluminum framed, w/ 5/8” copper wound VC & Non-deteriorating paper surround Cone-Tweeter
- "Real" internal 2-Way cross-over
- Hi attenuator on front panel for custom tailoring sound to your tastes and listening room
- 2.75" tuned port for extending bass response
- Real wood, American Black Walnut Veneer Finish on well built, 3/4" thick, heavy wall cabinet
- Speaker input connectors have been upgraded from the historically anemic JBL connectors used during the previous era. They were also removed and burnished.
  
JBL 4301B SPECIFICATIONS / SPECS:

Frequency Response: 45-15kHz (-3dB @ 50Hz)
Efficiency: ~88dB 1w @ 1m
Nominal Impedance: 8Ω each
Cross-over frequencies: 2.5kHz
Polar Response:
no less than 6dB @ 90
°
Continuous / Max power rating: 15 continuous sine wave watts, to clean peaks of ten fold
   
The JBL 4301B's were offered in the same era that gave us the such great JBL models such as the JBL L26 & L36 ‘Decade’ series speakers, JBL L100 Centurys, the JBL L300A ‘Summit’ speakers, JBL 150A's, and of course the industry standard, JBL 4310, 4311 4311B & 4312 studio monitors. Again, we have completely tested all drivers at individually applicable frequencies with a sweep generator looking for any irregular anomalies in either the drivers or cabinet structure integrity. These have most everything we look for in a home audio speaker such as 'balance', detail, power handling, accuracy, punch and 'largeness of sound'. Plenty of top end that can be filtered / tailored to your tastes with built-in attenuators. Deep low-end that still stays incredibly tight and handles power well (we tested with our standard Hafler DH500 power amp, with the volume generally at 10:30 to 11:00 O'clock. They are able to handle "power" better MUCH than your average speaker. Not simply referring to they're wattage rating, but just the way the perform at higher power / volume levels without "falling apart" sonically. These were overall among the top performers of the many speakers we have auditioned over the years for balance, punch, tightness and power handling. Overall a FUN speaker to listen to.
JBL 4301B's are probably one of the most ‘listenable’ speaker you will own for ‘all-around’ music genres and power applications.
If you are looking for a great performing pair of small, near field studio monitors, or just FANTASTIC, bookshelf home audio speakers, sonically as well as cosmetically, then here you go! Comes with a pdf, download ‘e-copy’ of the original, JBL 4301B brochure. Each measures 19" h x 11.5" w x 12.2" d and weighs 26 lbs unpacked. Includes our 90 day warranty (excluding problems due to under / over powering)
JBL 4301B MONITORS / SPEAKERS

Condition 8.5

SOLD 2/16/16
SHIPPING TO ILLINOIS

(C) M.R.


 
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 CLASSIC
 BOSE STEREO SPEAKERS
 BOSE 501 Series IV
DIRECT / REFLECTING
"Free Space Array"
  'Mirror Image / Matched Pair'
STEREO SPEAKERS
  Made in USA
 #...8937R & 8937L
  Circa 1984-93

SOLD 3/8/16
SHIPPING TO NEW HAMPSHIRE

   One of the most famous speaker models ever made. The Bose 501's. These are the 4th generation, the "Series IV's". Features Bose's famous "Direct / Reflecting" cabinet design. Has front firing 10" woofer and two angled / side firing, "Reflecting" tweeters.
Our speaker tech has completely gone through and 'Certified' these. These have been completely gone through, including having the foam surrounds replaced on the woofers (which is no easy task on this model due to tricky grill removal / reinstallation). The 501's are probably the most difficult of the Bose or any speaker to access the drivers as the grills are stapled on with brads). Another note on the Bose 501 and most Bose foam surrounds. It is a safe bet that there are NO Bose 501's out there that are over 15 years old (and most are) that do not need the foam replaced on the surrounds. Even if it looks good, if you can stick your finger through it, (and you will be able to) or it feels "sticky", it needs to be replaced. It won't last many songs (probably only part way thru the first one) at any decent volume if you don't.
 The difficulty in re-foaming 501's is that the grills are nailed on with about 30, well hidden brads and beyond the resource level of most people to deal with. Thus, when they test them briefly, they get some sound and sell them as "speakers work fine and as they should". WRONG!!! They all need new foam if it hasn't already been done in the past 15 years. Again, these, as with most of our speakers, have just had fresh, new foam installed on the drives if applicable. I just had to reiterate that due to all the mis-information out there, especially on the "on-line" auctions. We also checked the internal Tweeter protection lamps. All tweeters in perfect working order. All ready to play and enjoy

BOSE 501 IV FEATURES INCLUDE:
  
-
3-way, 3-Driver, Bass Reflex, "Direct-Reflecting" speaker design
- 10" Woofer
-2x 3" sealed frame, cone Tweeters in reflecting configuration with dual crossover points
- 2.75" Tuned Port for extended Low End response
- 'Spring Clip' style wire connections
- 'Shock Absorber' / Lamp tweeter protection
- Acoustic Suspension cabinet


BOSE 501 IV ORIGINAL SPECIFICATIONS / SPECS:

 
Cabinet / Speaker design:
 3-Way / 3-Driver Bass Reflex via a 2.75" 'Tuned Port'
Driver Complement:
One 10-inch, steel frame woofer, dual 3-inch steel frame cone tweeters firing in a direct / indirect combination
Nominal Impedance:
8Ω
Cross-over frequency:
1.5kHz Cross Over Point for lower freq tweeter and 2.5k for upper freq tweeter
Power rating:
115 IEC rating
Recommended Power amplifier rating:
20 watts minimum to 230 watts max amplifier rating
 

  If you're a Bose fan, 501's are a great 'all around sounding' speaker. Great balance, solid handling of bass (improved bass over the earlist series as the series IV is a 'Bass Reflex' design), good top end detail and well suited for about every genre of music. Again if you're after a pair of "Vintage" Bose, the 501's are one of the most famous of their designs. These are in NEAR NEW cosmetic shape with the only issue being a missing logo from one of the grills. The top edge banding vinyl veneer all perfect. The cabinet corners and edges all sharp and crisp. Virtually no wear to the tops. The original grill frames solid and cloth in beautiful condition and required only minor cleaning. 
 And remember, we have just replaced the foam surrounds on all woofers, for trouble free service. Following the above work, we completely tested them with both recorded material, PN 20-20k and swept them with our AF generator from 20-5,000 Hz and feeding them with the output from our Hafler P-225 Pro Power Amp, looking for any vibrations or other anomalies. We then further auditioned with a myriad of our difficult to reproduce 'test' CD's. Entire cabinet has been frequency swept while being powered by our Hafler test amp. They sounded great! Given that the 'IV' series covers almost 10 YEARS it was obviously a successful, proven design! Cabinets measure 25" H x 16" W x 15" D  and weigh 42 lbs each. Comes with an emailed copy of the owners manual. Includes our standard 90 day limited warranty (excluding problems due to under / over powering)
  BOSE 501 Series IV STEREO SPEAKERS
Condition 8.5+ (not a 9 due to the one missing grill logo)

SOLD 3/8/16
SHIPPING TO NEW HAMPSHIRE


 
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VINTAGE PIONEER STEREO SPEAKERS
PIONEER HPM-100 SPEAKERS

#...2395 / 6046
Made in Japan

Circa mid 19
76-80
SOLD 2/10/16
SHIPPING TO GEORGIA

 
  One of the top 'Classics' and one of the most sought after speaker models ever made. The Pioneer HPM-100's. It's hard to expand on what's already been written out there about these speakers. Most fans of these know some version of the HPM-100 / JBL L100 story or a link to an appreciation web site. They have been one of my favorites for some years now, and I finally, not long ago finished a pair for myself to keep. They are capable of high volume levels while producing "pounding" & "tight" bass (mostly due to the cast frames and carbon-fiber mix woofers) with great balance on the top and mid end. Just a great 'all around' speaker. Just as happy with a small-medium size amp as they are with amps of larger size (probably not efficient enough to enjoy with a small wattage or single ended tube amp).
 This pair is also THE CLEANEST, most 'issue-free' pair we've had! In fact, Original, REAL Walnut Wood veneer in impeccable condition. Grills and grill frames in great condition. All grill locating pins intact and functioning. Only the most minor 'snags' to the nylon cloth. No breaks, cat 'pee' stains, tears, rips to the original grill cloth. Also, VERY importantly, NONE of the very common 'midrange wrinkling' that for some reason happens to about 50% of the HPM-100's we see.

ü  Our technician has completely gone through and 'Certified' these speakers.

ü  Speakers were entirely disassembled.  

ü  Attenuators were removed, completely disassembled (not really designed to be done, but is necessary and requires a lot of 'tedious' effort), cleaned of old / 'sticky' lube, and burnished the silver plated tracks with a fiberglass pen for static free operation, re-lubed and re-assembled. That operation is the only way to ensure the mids and tweeters on these and most any speaker with a 'rotary attenuator' will function properly for years to come.

ü  Super Tweeters replaced. This is much more involved than it might sound on the surface. We have previously written about the Super Tweeters on HPM's on some of our other pages, so we won't belabor it here, but suffice to say we ordered in and bench tested 7 tweeters to get 2 that not only functioned 'CONSISTENTLY' (meaning not just when 'torsionally stressed'), but had 'strong' (strong for this particular tweeter) and 'matched' output. That is, needless to say, an 'expensive' and time consuming additional process.

ü  One 'Tweet and additional gasketing material, where needed, under all driver frames to further reduce any possibilities of vibration or acoustic anomalies.

ü  Following reassembly, both were tested PN and swept them with our AF generator from all the way down to 5Hz-10kHz.

Following, of course our normal barrage of 'pink noise' and an AF sweep, our demo cuts ran the gamut from Dire Straits, 'Brothers in Arms', TLC 'Fan Mail', Allison Kraus and Union Station, Nickelback, a digital recording of a cathedral pipe organ, our 'Usher Speaker' demo CD (no not that Usher), 'Friday Night in San Francisco', with Al Dimeola, John McLaughlin and Paco DeLucia, Nickel Creek's, "When in Rome" from the CD, "Why Should the Fire Die", Jennifer Warnes, 'Famous Blue Raincoat', and a few others, all digitally recorded and some 'DDD'.
 Incredible power handling characteristics. They are able to handle "power" MUCH better than your average speaker. Not simply referring to they're wattage rating, but just the way the perform at higher power / volume levels without "falling apart" sonically. We 'stood' on them HARD with our test Hafler
er' replaced. What's the 'big deal' there. Well...we tested 2 (the original and a spare we ordered that supposedly "worked find" that exhibited minor to very noticeable 'buzzing' when swept from 3k to 9kHz (wouldn't have likely shown up if you're only testing with random, recorded material as most sellers do). The third on (out of one in our personal collection) did not have a 'buzz' and sounded great so we utilized that one (we'll get a replacement for ours later)

ü  One of the crossovers had a blown-up (literally) 'top end' capacitor, but all the drivers in the speaker still functioned, and this would not have been caught if we hadn't done our standard disassembly / inspection. We could have changed the capacitor, but it was either to simply install a replacement crossover.

ü  Crossover components and internal circuit boards were further inspected for any possible 'sympathetic' component vibrations.

ü  Our tech then added 'poly-spun', acoustic damping material internally as Pioneer seemed a bit 'stingy' originally.

ü  Our tech has completely tested all drivers, then re-assembled with their original  gasketing where adequate 500 watt power amp.
 Cabinets cleaned, then had a coat of Lemon Oil rubbed into the 'real' Walnut wood veneer and are in great shape.  Both grills and frames in great shape, with no breaks or broken / missing pins. Both Pioneer HPM-100 logos intact. These speakers look and perform great!

  
Pioneer HPM-100 Features:
 

- 4-Way, 4-Driver, Bass Reflex cabinet design 

- 12" / 30cm, Die-Cast-aluminum framed, "Ribbed", Carbon-Fiber impregnated Woofer
- 4" Die-Cast-aluminum framed, Non-deteriorating paper surround Midrange
- 1.75" Die-Cast-aluminum framed, Non-deteriorating paper surround Cone-Tweeter
- 180
°, Semi-Cylindrical, HPM (High Polymer Molecular) 'Super Tweeter' for virtually Zero inertia response
- "Real" internal cross-over
- Hi and Mid attenuators on rear input panel for custom tailoring sound to your tastes and listening room
- 3" tuned port for extending bass response
- Real wood Walnut Veneer Finish on well built, heavy wall cabinet
- "Spring-clip"  speaker connectors
  
Pioneer HPM-100 Specifications / Specs:
 

Frequency Response: 30-25,000Hz ± 3dB
Efficiency: 92.5 dB 1w @ 1m
Nominal Impedance: 8Ω each
Cross-over frequencies: @ 1.2k, 4k & 12kHz
Continuous / Max power rating: 50 / 100 watts
   
Pioneer HPM-100's are from what most folks (including us) would argue was Pioneer's 'Pinnacle' period, and were offered in the same line-up that gave us the such great Pioneer units as the Spec 1, 2, 3 & 4 Pre-amps and amplifiers, The CT-F1250 Cassette deck, The monstrous SX-1980 Stereo Receiver, and the classic RT-707 & RT-909 Reel to Reel decks.
Again, we have completely tested all drivers. Tested for all frequencies with a sweep generator looking for any irregular anomalies in either the drivers or cabinet structure integrity. If you are looking for a beautiful pair of HPM-100's, sonically as well as cosmetically, then here you go! Each measures 26.5" h x 15.5" w x  15" d and weighs 59 lbs unpacked.  Includes our 90 day warranty (excluding problems due to under / over powering)
Pioneer HPM-100
Condition 8.5++

(C) R.R.
SOLD 2/10/16
SHIPPING TO GEORGIA


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VINTAGE 
JENSEN
STEREO SPEAKERS
JENSEN TF-3B
Circa 1967-71

Made in USA

for sale

SOLD 11/17/14
SHIPPING TO INDIANA

Very nice condition 1968 date coded Jensen 3-way, 4-driver speaker systems. One of the classics from the early days of Hi-Fi, after most gear had "found it's legs". If you like "vintage sound" with lots of wood these could be the speaker for  you. 

We have completely tested them with both recorded material, PN 20-20k and swept them with our AF generator.

Features from the back panel spec sheet as follows:

"- Exclusive Jensen 10" Super-low resonance "FLEXAIR" woofer (C10PF / C7895) & 220750 date code (1967)
- Carefully correlated Jensen "Bass-Superflex" tube-loaded acoustic enclosure
- Two special 3.5" direct-radiator midrange units for maximum "presence" and freedom from coloration (P35-VAH)
- Unique Jensen "SONO-DOME" Ultra-tweeter with Phenolic diaphragm provides reproduction to the upper limits of audibility (E-107432)
- High quality dividing network to separate the full music range input into segments and direct them to their respective speaker units."


Specifications are:

Impedance: 8
Ω 
Frequency response: "25 Hz-beyond the range of audibility"
X-over points: 2K and 10K
Woofer resonance: 30 Hz
Power handling: 25 watts 


These are nice "vintage" sounding speakers with good bass response and not as much midrange "honk" as most "vintage" sounding speakers. With the exception of missing the small front logos and very minor normal wear the speakers are in great shape. Very solidly built with Real Walnut wood veneer grill fascias.  The main cabinets are Walnut finish wood grain vinyl wrap. Each grill fascia just had a fresh coat of lemon oil. The original speaker grill cloth is also in great shape.  We have completely tested them including sweeping them with an audio generator looking for any acoustical anomalies or extraneous noises or sounds. They work and look great! Each measures " 23.75" high x 13.5" wide x 11.5" deep and weighs 35 lbs unpacked. Includes our standard 90 day limited warranty ( excluding problems due to under / over powering).
Condition 8.5
JENSEN TF-3B STEREO SPEAKERS

SOLD 11/17/14
SHIPPING TO INDIANA


 
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VINTAGE  
JENSEN

STEREO SPEAKERS

SYSTEM 300
Circa 1981-'85

Made in USA

CURRENTLY HELD FROM SALE

for sale

A bit short in the looks department, but long on sound.

We have completely tested them with both recorded material, PN 20-20k and swept them with our AF generator.
These Jensen "System 300" speakers are very accurate and impressive sounding.  Features:

- 9" woofer
- 1" cloth soft dome tweeter
- Acoustic Suspension cabinet design
- 8
Ω

Foam surround on 9" woofer in fine shape with years life left in it before it will need to be replaced. Medium-dark Oak wood grain vinyl wrap finish in decent shape with a few normal scuffs and dings. Nothing too  distracting from overall appearance (see photos). Original brown grills in fair shape as well with normal amount of snags for 15 years old and unfortunately the small plastic Jensen badges are missing. Grills also have minor, light colored staining on lower 1/3 of each. Speakers test and sound great. Each measures 23" high x 13" wide x 10" deep and weighs a 23 lbs unpacked. Includes our standard speaker warranty ( excluding problems due to under / over powering).
JENSEN SYSTEM 300
Condition 7.5

$239. pair

CURRENTLY HELD FROM SALE


 
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