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Since 1982.

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




Classic / Vintage Home Audio / Stereo Speakers: Refurbished, Pre-owned speakers fully Certified with a warranty! Brands such as A/D/S, Advent Loudspeakers, Altec, AR, Bose, Boston Acoustics, Celestion, Cerwin Vega / HED, EPI / EPICURE, ESB, Fisher, JBL, Jensen, Kenwood KL, KLH, Klipsch, Infinity SM / RS, Mission, Paradigm, Pioneer CS / HPM, Polk Audio, Realistic, Sansui SP, Tannoy, Technics SB, Yamaha NS speakers from the 1960's, 1970's, 1980's.

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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 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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 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 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" 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 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" 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 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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VINTAGE TECHNICS SB-7000A STEREO / HOME AUDIO SPEAKERS
'LINEAR PHASE SPEAKER TECHNOLOGY'

#...F120 / F121
Circa 1977
for sale
These were THE FLAGSHIP speaker for Technics in 1977.  When my senior electronics tech saw them come in, has was lamenting how he always wanted a pair when they were new, but couldn't scrape up the funds. I mentioned that we had a pair of '7070's' last year, and he said, "nope, I want the originals...they're all around better!" These are incredible performing speakers. I can normally spend 5 minutes or less and have a good idea of how a speaker will perform. From just about the first note, I knew I would be auditioning these speakers for a while. I probably spent two hours just listening to them pulling out selection after selection only to be further astonished and pleased with how they sounded.
These have most everything I look for in a home audio speaker such as 'balance', detail, power handling, accuracy, punch and 'largeness of sound'. These are in excellent condition as well.

Our speaker tech has completely gone through and 'Certified' these. He completely tested all drivers. New foam surrounds on the bass drivers installed (not an easy task on this model....and regardless of the common 'scuttlebutt' out there on SB-7000A's and SB-7070's not requiring foam surround replacements, THEY DO, and it's no easy task on this model
(see insert photo above of surround detail). While they did originally 'feel' fine (meaning we couldn't poke our finger thru the surround), they started to 'let loose' after about 3 'hard songs). All drivers removed, tested independently and re-installed with new acoustic gasketing to further seal up the cabinets. Crossovers removed, attenuators cleaned and they received same 'sealant' treatment as well. 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, we replaced the grill attachment rod bolts and their inserts with new chrome fasteners and fresh tubing. Only issues are that there is a bit of 'discoloration' around the woofer mounting flange from some 'tacky' substance that turns 'white' if scraped. Didn't really seem to serve a purpose, but we left it alone as there's just the cabinet wood under it. The other minor issue is some 'dark rubs' on one of the tweeter housings (see photos above). The cabs and grills are in great shape. These speakers are ready to go!
We auditioned this pair extensively and were VERY IMPRESSED by 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"
(one of the best speakers I've ever heard that cut on!...and I have sold a lot of speakers with that song back when it was released), '24K Gold Edition of Jennifer Waren's "Famous Blue Raincoat' (Lots of 'presence' and lifelike qualities on this cut), 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" (exhibits a huge sound stage with these speakers), Trapt's 'Headstrong', Most of 'Sheffield Drive' and John Patitucci's CDs were fabulous, 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 (a bit 'contained' with organ music), brash symphonic / 'marching band' selections come thru very 'true to recording' and speakers exhibit great headroom capability, Choir music makes them sound about twice as tall as they are, meaning they have a huge 'sound stage', and a few others, all digitally recorded and some 'DDD'.
These are not particularly efficient speakers, so you will need a decent amount of power. Something that's at least 80 watts of 'Old School' / Discrete power. Very good 'upper' 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 HARD with our test Hafler 500 watt power amp.
The 'offset' driver alignment is a 'time delay / alignment' mechanism designed to more accurately 'time align' frequencies. It's a device employed by many 'esoteric' speaker manufactures and one Technics has utilized on a number of different models throughout the years.

From an original Technics SB-7000A brochure,
"We developed a unique, new, phase-controlled crossover network that compensates for the time delays caused by the wide range of frequencies in all music, while simultaneously compensating for the different acoustics of the woofer, midrange and tweeter. Finally each driver is 'aligned' in the optimum acoustic position for precise linearity".

 Technics SB-7000A Features include:
  
- 3-Way, Bass Reflex Speaker Design
- "Time Aligned Drivers" for accurate delivery
- 14" / 35cm Ribbed, Pulp woofer with fresh, foam surrounds recently installed (ribbed to reduce 'eddie' currents)
- 4.75" / 12cm Pulp midrange
- 1.25" / 3.2cm Dome tweeter
- 3" 'Tuned and Flared' port for extending the low-end response
- Triple Position attenuators for both Top and Mid end drivers
- Heavy duty, Banana / Binding Post speaker input terminals
 - Heavy build, 'acoustically solid' cabinets
  
 Technics SB-7000A Specifications:
  
System Design:
 3-Way, Bass Reflex Cabinet Design
Frequency Response:
 37Hz - 32kHz
(-10dB)
  Sensitivity: 90.5dB @ 1W (2.83V) / 1m
  System impedance: 6 Ohm nom
Crossover Frequency: 
700Hz, 6kHz
 Recommended Amplifier rating: 100 WRMS / 150 Peak

Again, we have completely tested them with both recorded material, PN and swept them with our AF generator from 20-20,000 Hz and feeding them with the output from our Hafler P-500 Pro Power Amp. Then further auditioned with a myriad of our difficult to reproduce 'test' CD's. Huge 'Wall of Sound' that 'will peel paint off the walls', but also perform splendidly at lower volumes as well. Huge, but tight low-end that reproduces our most demanding bass CD passages. Just enough mids and the perfect amount of top end balance makes this a speaker that can be listened to for hours with no fatigue.
 The cabinets are in great shape. The original black, knit grills, they are also in great shape.
Again, these are among some of the best 'all around' sounding speakers, I have auditioned. VERY IMPRESSIVE!!!
 Cabinets measures 33.25" high x 19" wide x 16.2" deep and weighs a hefty 73 lbs each. Comes with an 'e-copy' / pdf of the original Technics SB-7000A owners / users manual with specification sheet and a couple of brochures as well if desired. Includes our standard 90 day limited warranty (excluding problems due to under / over powering.
TECHNICS SB-7000A STEREO SPEAKERS
  Cond. 8.5
$1499. pr.
(C) M.R.

(due to their size these speakers will require custom boxes for shipping.
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)


  

 
 

 

 

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 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)
 

 

      

    

NEW LISTING 3/28/13
 
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VINTAGE & CLASSIC BOSE STEREO SPEAKERS
BOSE 601 ORIGINAL SERIES
 DIRECT / REFLECTING
 STEREO SPEAKERS

#...0765 & 2604
Made in USA
 Circa 1977

  for sale
 In our opinion, the 601 series, was probably the best overall sounding of the "Direct / Reflecting" speakers Bose ever designed. I have had them all, as far as the 'classic' models go, 301's, 501's, 601's  and yes, plenty of Bose 901's. I sold for a Bose dealer thru most of the '80's at the consumer level and 'Pro' line thru much of the '90's. I currently own 4 pair of 901's (original series, series II, series III and series V and I like the 'original series' the best for a number of reasons), and two pair of their "pro" series 800 / 802 II's now as well. While interesting in design, none of them are anything I would want to spend much time listening to except the 601's (and maybe the 301's as "back ground" music. Sorry if I'm offending you Bose fans, but you need to "get out of the house more often"). While working for Bose dealers thru the Eighties, I and most folks I have ever known that sold audio, usually considered the 601's a "pleasant exception" to the typical "Bose Sound". The 601's, have great balance and power / frequency handling characteristics.

(Side note; The 601 series II and III's are equally 'decent' sounding, HOWEVER they are a 'nightmare' to pack adequately for safe shipment. So much of a nightmare, that unless you have the ORIGINAL packaging I don't recommend it! The tweeters in the series II & III protrude out of the top of the cabinet and have to be protected in such a way that none of their packaging can be allowed to touch them in transit. If it does it is likely that the top grill frames will be destroyed. That either requires the grills and all the top components to be removed, packed and shipped separately and then re-installed upon arrival (probably not practical), or as we did on the last pair of series II's we had, custom and very expensive packaging designed so that nothing could touch the top of the speakers, even if dropped on their tops. This is NOT typically going to be something that very many packers are going to be capable of. Due to the amount of requests we get for replacement grills and tweeter mounts, I am confident that most that are shipped by 'individual' sellers or packed by folks inexperienced in packing Bose 601 Series II's and III's are damaged or destroyed. We have a few thousand dollars worth of packing materials and 15+ years of experience and it took us 6 'man hours' to pack the last pair of series II's! The Original series do NOT have these issues as the sides panels of the cabinets come all the way to the top.)
 Our speaker tech has completely gone through and 'Certified' these. These have been completely gone through, including having the foam surrounds replaced on all 4 woofers. All tweeters in perfect working order. We also removed the lower aluminum trim that was attached with staples and reattached w/ adhesive foam to eliminate vibration. The tweeters mounts were also tightened to eliminate any acoustic anomalies. The speakers were cleaned inside and out. New driver gasketing installed to improve factory seals. Our speaker tech also re-covered the grills in black knit, as opposed to the arguably 'ugly' tweed / burlap material they orginally came with. The top panels have a very gradual, upward 'arch' to them (see photo above, right). The grills were re-attached utilizing Velcro pads, and not the original 'nails', to facilitate removal. Beautiful, real walnut wood veneer cabinets give a fresh rub down w/ lemon oil.
 Features include:


 
- Pseudo 3-4-way, Bass-Reflex 6-Driver cabinet design
-
Dual 8" Woofer Design (one front firing and one up firing)
 -4x 3" sealed frame, cone Tweeters Reflecting front and back
 -2.75" Tuned Port for extended low frequency range and response
 -Nominal Impedance 8 ohms
 - 2kHz Cross Over Point
 - Binding post style wire connections
 -Bulb-type, 'Shock Absorber' protection for tweeters
- Selector for either 'Symmetrical' or 'Asymmetrical' tweeter array


BOSE 601 'ORIGINAL SERIES' Specifications / Specs:
 
Cabinet / Speaker design:
 3 / 4 -Way / 6-Driver Bass Reflex via a 'Tuned Port'
Driver Complement:
Dual 8-inch, steel frame woofers, Quad 3-inch steel frame cone tweeters firing in a direct / indirect combination
 Nominal Impedance:
8Ω
Recommended Minimum Power amplifier rating:
 20 watts minimum - 200 watts maximum 
 

 Again if you're after a pair of "Vintage" Bose, the 601 are, in our opinion, the best sounding of the classic Bose designs.
This pair especially excels on most classical and jazz styles. Again, the 'Real' wood Walnut grain veneer, cabinets in great shape as are the grills. The cabinet corners and edges all sharp and crisp. And remember, we have just replaced the foam surrounds on all 4 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 20-20,000 Hz (actually all 4 woofers were independently swept after re-foaming and prior to re-installation as well the entire speaker once re-assembled) 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! This is the first pair we have had in 15 years of having the web site (actually two pair came from the same owner, but I am keeping one pair for myself to add to my collection).  Cabinets measure 25.5" H x 15" W x 13" D and weigh 36 lbs each. Includes our standard 90 day limited warranty (excluding problems due to under / over powering)
 BOSE 601 'ORIGINAL SERIES' STEREO SPEAKERS
Cond. 8.5
$899. pair
(C) M.R.


 
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NEW LISTING 5/13/13
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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" 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 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
$789. 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.
 
 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 SPECIFICATIONS:

 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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           NEW LISTING 8/10/11
 
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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

  for sale
   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
  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

  
 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)
  
$629. pair


 
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         NEW LISTING 3/31/11
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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).
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


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)
$649. 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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           NEW LISTING 2/10/11
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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.

 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

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

 Recommended Minimum Power amplifier rating: 35 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 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".  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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        NEW LISTING 6/19/12
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 PRE-APPRECIATED
 BOSTON ACOUSTICS STEREO SPEAKERS
 BOSTON A100 SPEAKERS
 #...3406 / 3418
 Circa 1980-'87
 Made in USA

for sale
 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.

 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)

 
 
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+
 
$499. pair
(C) M.R.


 
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        NEW LISTING 5/21/10
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VINTAGE
FISHER STEREO SPEAKERS
FISHER XP-9B SPEAKERS

 MADE IN THE USA!
 Circa 19
66-69
 
for sale
 Classic from the 1960's "Heritage Series", Fisher line. The XP-9B, 12", 4-way speaker. Great vintage look and sound. Fabulous for that "period correct" late 1960's hi-fi system or vintage 'tube system' needing super efficiency.
 

 
Features:

 - 4-Way, 4-Driver Acoustic Suspension Speaker Design
 - 12" Low Frequency Transducer (woofer) with 96 oz. motor (magnet) and non-deteriorating surround
- 6" Low-Midrange with 32 oz. motor (magnet) and non-deteriorating surround

- 5" midrange
with 16 oz. motor (magnet) and non-deteriorating surround
 
- 1.5" Wide-Dispersion, Fisher "T-200" 'Dome' High Frequency Transducer (tweeter), with 16 oz. motor (magnet) & with low-mass diaphragm for peak-free response to 20,000Hz. Same tweeter Fisher used through the 'XP' line thru the famous XP-12 and XP-15 models.
- Scandinavian Walnut wood veneer finish
- Screw input terminals

 
Specs:
 Frequency Response: 28-22,000Hz ± 3dB

Tweeter:
Wide dispersion, 1.5" Dome Tweeter - T-200

Midrange:
5" Cone
Low-Midrange: 6" Cone
Woofer:
12" Pulp cone
 Cross-over frequencies: @ 300Hz, 1kHz & 2.5kHz

Nominal Impedance: 8Ω each
Recommended Power amplifier rating: 10-
60 watts
 
From an original Fisher brochure:
"The Fisher XP-9B represents a notable departure in loudspeaker engineering and design for a system of bookshelf size. For unlike other units, the XP-9B has split the full-frequency into four sections, rather than three, thus removing, to a degree never before possible, all likelihood of distortion or tonal imbalance in the reproduction of the original program material.
This means that the system's 12" bass speaker is limited to precisely the frequencies of 28 to 300 Hz; the lower 6" mid-range to 300 to 1,000 Hz; the upper 5" mid-range to 1,000 to 2,500 Hz; and the 1 1/2" soft dome, wide-dispersion treble speaker from 2,500 Hz to beyond audibility.
As a result, response through the audible spectrum is amazingly uniform and natural---crystal clear in the highs, smooth and transparent in the mid-frequencies, clean, tight, and solid in the lows. There is even a three-position treble balance control, located at the rear of the speaker system, for adapting the text, in it's entirety,ure of the upper frequencies (2,500 Hz and beyond) to the acoustics of the room.
The elaborate all-electrical crossover design has precisely wound air-core coils to filter out those frequencies that are above or below each loudspeaker's assigned range. Low frequencies below a particular driver's operational limits are filtered through high-capacitance condensers.
The XP-9B is a handsome, distinctive structure that blends beautifully with any room decor. It has an oiled walnut frame, with matching bronze-like grill cloth, and two removable metal nameplates of a complementary brown color."

"OK, here's my opinion (for what it's worth);
I strongly feel these speakers benefit from the use of a 'good amount' of EQ manipulation. With a decent EQ these speakers do sound great. Without one, I found them very dull and lifeless. The EQ took them from that, to the other spectrum. Very full of life, brilliance, with good punch."


Very solidly built cabinets, finished in
Scandinavien walnut wood veneer. Original 'basket-weave' grill cloth is original. The cabinets that are in great shape as are the original grills. 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 great! Made in USA! Each measures 24.5" high x 14" wide at the front x 12" deep and weighs 40 lbs unpacked. Includes our standard 90 day limited warranty (excluding problems due to under / over powering.
 FISHER XP-9B STEREO SPEAKERS
 Condition 8.5

$499. pr.


 
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            NEW LISTING 8/10/11
 
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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 serious '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).
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


Specs / Specifications:

System design: 2-Way, 3-Driver Acoustic Suspension / Infinite baffle
Frequency Response: 42-23,000Hz +- 3dB
Nominal 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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         NEW LISTING 3/29/11
 
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PRE-APPRECIATED 

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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         NEW LISTING 10/5/12
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VINTAGE
 ADVENT "LEGACY" SPEAKERS
10" 2-WAY
#...7989 / 8075

Circa 1986-92
Made in USA
for sale

 
A later version of the famous "The Advent Loudspeaker" speakers series, the Advent "Legacy's". Great looking and sounding 2-way speakers. Very accurate!!!
 
Our speaker tech has completely gone through and 'Certified' these. Speakers were entirely disassembled. Woofer surrounds just replaced with new foam for trouble-free service. 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', Donald Fagen's 'I.G.Y.', TLC's 'Scrub' from the CD 'Fan Mail', (
they did very well at reproducing the 'sub-bass' notes at 1'33" & again at 1'44"), Allison Kraus and Union Station, our 'Usher Speaker' demo CD (no, not that Usher), Nickel Creek's Why Should the Fire Die, and a few others, all digitally recorded and some 'DDD'.
Great 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 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 with minimum normal wear (see above photos). Grills including grill frames and cloth in great condition as well with only very minor knit holes and a small 'postage stamp' size discoloration (see photos above). Grill frames 'break free' and all 8 locating pins in original 'intact' condition. Overall, the speakers look and perform great!

  Features include:
  
-
2-Way, Acoustic Suspension cabinet design
- 10" High Excursion, ribbed paper cone woofer with fresh foam suspension installed
- 1" Mylar, Soft-Dome Tweeter
 - "Real" internal crossover
 

 Specs:
 

 Frequency Response: 42Hz - 23kHz, +/- 3 dB
 Efficiency: 90dB 1w @ 1m
 Impedance (nominal): 6 ohms (minimum): 4 ohms
 Cross-over frequencies: at 2kHz
 Recommended Power amplifier rating: 20-100 watts
 
 
 Solid Oak top cap and bottom front plate make for a super quality look. Cabinets in great shape as are the original knit grill cloth. Very accurate speakers. 'Pin-point' accuracy. Great for really 'analyzing' a recording. Not 'fatiguing' to listen to for extended periods (something that's actually harder to find than you might think). These are among the best sounding of the vintage speaker models you will hear! Cabinets measures 28.5" high x 16" wide x 10" deep and weighs a heavy 43 lbs each. Includes our standard 90 day limited warranty (excluding problems due to under / over powering.)
CLASSIC ADVENT LEGACY HOME AUDIO SPEAKERS
Condition 8.5

$469. pair


 
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VINTAGE EPI STEREO SPEAKERS
EPI MAGNUS A12 SPEAKERS (aka EPI MAGNUS A1200)

#...6113 & 6114
Circa 1985-86
MADE IN USA

 
for sale
The 'Magnus' line, from EPI, hit the market in the mid '80's. They were designed with generally larger woofers than had traditionally been offered in EPI's main line-up. These are the EPI, Magnus A12's (same speaker as the model known as the A1200)

 
Our speaker tech has completely gone through and 'Certified' these.
We have completely tested all drivers. Surrounds on both woofers and both mids, just replaced with fresh, new foam for trouble-free service. Also, by design, these speakers had NO internal batting. We installed correct, Poly Spun batting internally to reduce cabinet 'ring' and tighten up the low-end considerably. All drivers were 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. Following the technical restoration / tests, they were detailed cosmetically. New acoustically transparent grill cloth was installed to the grill frames. Wood grain, vinyl wrapped finish in great shape with very little visible wear. These speakers look and sound great and 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', Donald Fagens, 'I.G.Y. from the Night Fly album', Allison Kraus and Union Station (SOUNDS AMAZING ON THESE SPEAKERS), Trapt's 'Headstrong' (had great 'punch' and the speakers handled the upper power levels well), and a few others, all digitally recorded and some 'DDD'.

Fine
sounding EPI A12, 12" 3-way, 'Bass Reflex', bookshelf speakers. Accurate, and 'punchy' sound reproduction. Great balance and detail oriented speakers. Great speaker for up to 'medium loud' volume levels. While these do get reasonably 'loud' and handle power WELL, they are more "detail" oriented speakers not "Power Pounding, Party" speakers (yes they get loud, but that's not their "forte"). As we alluded to earlier, the bass is huge, solid and deep at the same time. Just great 'all around' speakers for most listening situations and systems.

 Features:
  
- 3-Way, Bass Reflex design
- 12" Pulp Woofer
- 6" Pulp Midrange
- 3" x 5" CD Horn Tweeter
- Real Crossover (not just a filter cap)
- 1 7/8" Tuned Port for extended low end
- Dual Attenuators for Mid and High end tailoring

- Spring loaded, 'push clip' inputs

  
  Original EPI A12 / A1200 Specifications:
  
- Overall Freq Range:
35-20kHz
- System Impedance: 4 Ohms
- Sensitivity:
93 dB
- Crossover points: 500Hz & 4,000Hz
- Recommended amp range:
10 to 150 watts

  
Again, as stated earlier, our speaker tech has completely refurbished them, then they were tested them including sweeping them with an audio generator looking for any acoustical anomalies or extraneous noises or sounds. Also tested with our extensive CD library of "audiophile" test CD's. They work and sound great! These speakers also function best with little or no tone control and are best, not used with much equalization. 'Loudness' control would likely be 'over-kill'. Each measures 26" high x 15.25" wide x 11.5" deep and weighs 32 lbs. Includes our standard 90 day limited warranty (excluding problems due to under / over powering).
EPI MAGNUS A12 HOME AUDIO SPEAKERS
Cond. 8.5
$399. pair

 

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VINTAGE
DCM STEREO SPEAKERS
DCM "TIME FRAMES" / TF-275

 #...6260 / 6261
 2-WAY
 STEREO SPEAKERS /
 STUDIO MONITORS
 MADE IN THE USA!
 Circa 19
89-92
 
for sale
 Fabulous sounding DCM, 'Time Frame', TF-275, 2-way speakers. I worked for a DCM dealer when these were current. Never failed to impress and not as 'placement critical' as their more expensive siblings, the 'Time Windows'. Very accurate, detailed sound. Great balance from the 6.5" co-axially mounted drivers. Top-end is sparkling with a complimenting quantity and quality of low-end. Great, main speakers to show case a high-end receiver / amp, solid state or tube.

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


 
Features:

 - 2-Way, Coaxial driver in a Hybrid 'Transmission Line' cabinet design
6.5" Low Frequency Transducer / woofer with non-deteriorating
Butyl rubber suspension (no foam to worry about years down the road)
.75" High Frequency Transducer Tweeter
Coaxially mounted on Woofer to reduce placement symmetry issues
 - A "Real" and very well built, internal crossover, not just a cap on the tweeter, so the woofer gets "just lows"!

 
 
Specs:
 
 Frequency Response: (42) 50Hz to 20kHz
±3dB
 Sensitivity: 91 dB 1w @ 1m
 Nominal impedance: 8 Ω
 Crossover Frequency: 3kHz
 Minimum / Maximum power amp rating: 10 -100 watts

 
 These are consecutively serial numbered speakers. Very handsome speakers built to impress not only sonically but aesthetically as well. Original 'wrap-around' grills in great shape with minor amount of 'cat snagging' but nothing detracting. Solid Oak wood top plates in great condition and original rear stabilizing brace / foot intact. Great sounding with sonic detail and balance and good power handling characteristics. 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 USA! Each measures 35" high x 13" wide x 6" deep and weighs 44 lbs unpacked. Includes our standard 90 day limited warranty (excluding problems due to under / over powering.
 Cond. 8.5
DCM TF-275 STEREO SPEAKERS

 $389. pair

 
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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 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
 
$349. pair


 
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NEW LISTING
1/11/09
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VINTAGE
MISSION
SPEAKERS / NEAR-FIELD MONITORS
MISSION
700 Original version
#...2513 / 2513
 Circa 19
81- ~83
for sale
One of the most famous Mission Models. The Mission 700, 2-way stereo speaker / monitor. Great "British" sound. These are the 1st version of the 700's with the foam grill
.
Very accurate detailed sound. Would be great as home audio speakers or as project studio monitors.

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:

- 2-Way, Bass-Reflex, Inverted Driver, Speaker Design
- 6.5" / 12cm / 120mm Poly-Coated, Low Frequency Transducer (woofer)
- .75" Soft dome Poly tweeter
- "Real" internal crossover (not just a cap on the tweeters)
- 2.25" tuned port for extended low-end


Specs:

Frequency Response: 60Hz to 20 kHz ± 3dB

Sensitivity: 87 dB 1w @ 1m
Nominal impedance: 8
Ω
Minimum Recommended Power Amp size : 15 watts peak
Maximum recommended power :
80 watts peak

These have matching serial numbers. We replaced the foam surrounds on both woofers for years of trouble-free service.
Input is via recessed, 3-way, "banana" binding posts! Cabinets are finished in real wood veneer, dark Teak wood and are in great shape overall. The original, open-cell, acoustic foam grills still intact, but are 25+ years old. One "Mission" logo is missing.
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 England! Each measures 18.25" high x 10.25" wide x 9.75" deep and weighs 16 lbs unpacked. Includes our standard 90 day limited warranty (excluding problems due to under / over powering.
Condition 8.5
MISSION 700 Early Version
$349. pair


 
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MISSION
SPEAKERS / NEAR-FIELD MONITORS
MISSION
700 Later version
#...8579 / 8579
 Circa mid-late 1980's

for sale
One of the most famous Mission Models. The Mission 700, 2-way stereo speaker / monitor. Great "British" sound. These are a later version of the 700's with permanently attached grill
.
Very accurate detailed sound. Would be great as home audio speakers or as project studio monitors.

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:

- 2-Way, Bass-Reflex, Inverted Driver, Speaker Design
- 6.5" / 12cm / 120mm Poly-Coated, Low Frequency Transducer (woofer)
- .75" Soft dome Poly tweeter
- "Real" internal crossover (not just a cap on the tweeters)
- 2.25" tuned port for extended low-end


Specs:

Frequency Response: 60Hz to 20 kHz ± 3dB

Sensitivity: 87 dB 1w @ 1m
Nominal impedance: 8
Ω
Minimum Recommended Power Amp size : 15 watts peak
Maximum recommended power : 100
watts peak

These have matching serial numbers. We replaced the foam surrounds on both woofers for years of trouble-free service.
Input is via recessed, 3-way, "banana" binding posts! The cabinets are finished in Walnut grain vinyl wrap and are in great shape. The original grill cloths also in great shape.
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 England! Each measures 18.75" high x 10" wide x 10.75" deep and weighs 18 lbs unpacked. Includes our standard 90 day limited warranty (excluding problems due to under / over powering.
Condition 8.5
MISSION 700 Early Version
$349. pair


 
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VINTAGE

PIONEER
STEREO SPEAKERS
      
PIONEER
CS-53 CS53
Circa 19
70-76
MIJ

  
Early versions of Pioneer's CS series. Solidly built of plywood (most speakers, except Klipsch use particle board), simple 2-way speaker. These speakers were one of the most surprising we listened to in a while. Given their lack of internal sophistication, we did not expect much, but were more than pleasantly surprised. They handled some of our most difficult test cuts fabulously. Great low end punch with out being mushy, just enough hi's and mids (without any EQ) and very pleasing overall. Handled our Hafler power amp fine, would really shine on a low powered tube amp or where you need an efficient speaker for that vintage lower wattage solid state, receiver such as a Marantz 2210-2230, Sansui 221, 331, 441, 250, Kenwood KR-2400-3600 or similar.
 
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:
  
- 2-Way, Bass Reflex design
- 12" Low Frequency Driver (woofer) and Non-deteriorating cloth surround
- 3.7" Non-deteriorating paper surrounded, tweeter
- 1/4" phono and "Binding Post" input jacks
- "Real" internal crossover for accurate distribution of frequencies
- 1" x 8" Bass Port
 - Plywood cabinets with real Walnut wood veneer finish

 
 Specifications are:
 
 Impedance:
8 Ω 
 Frequency response:
45Hz-20kHz
 Efficiency:
94dB 1w @ 1m
 X-over point:
3,000Hz
 Power handling:
40 watts 
  
  Unfortunately these speakers are fairly cosmetically challenged with numerous "battle scars" to the real walnut wood veneer cabinets. Nothing independently too distracting, just numerous scuffs and dings and some de-laming on one top (see photos above).
 These are very "live" sounding speakers with great punch and bottom end definition. Nice "Wall-o-sound" sonics and very efficient. Original cloth grills in great shape. All the drivers are in perfect working and cosmetic condition! Cabinets, while dinged have just had a fresh, hand-rubbed coat of bees wax and lemon oil. Each measures 22.75" tall x 16.5" wide x 11.75" deep and weigh 28 lbs unpacked. Includes our standard 90 day limited warranty (excluding problems due to under / over powering)
  Pioneer CS-53 STEREO SPEAKERS
  Condition 8 (due to numerous minor "battle scars")
  $259. pair

 
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PRE-APPRECIATED
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
$259. pair


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

Made in USA

for sale

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
$239. pair


 
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PRE-APPRECIATED
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 some your friend owns 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, 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 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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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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ITEMS BELOW ARE RECENTLY
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VINTAGE SANSUI STEREO SPEAKERS
SANSUI SP-2000 SPEAKERS

 
 12", 5-way, 6-driver system"
#...1366-2621  
  Made in Japan
  Circa 1968- early 1970'S

SOLD 7/20/14
SHIPPED TO INDIANA

(C) R.R.
    

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VINTAGE KENWOOD SPEAKERS
KENWOOD KL-888D / KL888D SPEAKERS
#...1605-1392
 Circa 1976-78
 Made in Japan

SOLD 7/20/14
SHIPPED TO INDIANA

(C) R.R.

 
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VINTAGE PIONEER HPM-60 STEREO SPEAKERS
PIONEER STEREO SPEAKERS
#...6625 / 7243

Circa late 1978-79
(were 'white Formica', changed back to wood grain)

SOLD 7/20/14
SHIPPED TO INDIANA

(C) M.R.

 
    

    

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REALISTIC MACH ONE
STEREO SPEAKERS

#...2249-2252
CIRCA 1975-81

'Horn' tweeters and midranges
with 15" woofer repaired with fresh foam surround kit replacements

SOLD 7/20/14
SHIPPED TO INDIANA

(C) R.R.

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VINTAGE PIONEER STEREO SPEAKERS
PIONEER CS-901A
15", 4-way, 5-driver system"
#....5732 & 6342
Made in Japan
  Circa 1975-76

SOLD 7/20/14
SHIPPED TO INDIANA

Pioneers "Flagship" speakers for 1975-76. These were as good as it got! The CS-901A's are a huge 4-way, 5 driver, 'Acoustic Suspension / Infinite Baffle' speaker design.
 
Our speaker tech has completely gone through and 'Certified' these. Entire speaker system disassembled and inspected. He removed and completely tested all drivers independently (one horn driver replaced with original Pioneer CS-901A driver (took about 1.5 years to source an original)). The internal contacts on all 4 wafer switches on the attenuators burnished and cleaned. All driver / horn flange internal bolts torqued correctly to reduce any vibrations. Gasket / sealant material was added to all driver mounting flanges, prior to re-installation to reduce any possibilities of vibration or acoustic anomalies. Felt feet were installed to the bottom plates.
Cosmetically, the grills were cleaned & the cabinets 'real wood' Walnut veneer had a fresh coat of 'Feed-n-Wax' then buffed out. The cabs and grills are in great shape.
Next, as always they were tested with both recorded material, PN 20-20k and swept them with our AF generator from 1Hz-3kHz.
Pioneer CS-901A features:

- 15" / 38 cm Cast Aluminum frame woofer w/ Non-deteriorating cloth surround
- Huge aluminum, compression mid horn
- 6-cell, 'Multi-cellular' horn tweeter, 'coaxially' mounted w/ woofer
- Dual 1.75" Mylar super tweeters for sizzling highs
- Real internal crossover
- Spring loaded input jacks
- 3-postion attenuators for both Hi's and Mid's 

Pioneer CS-901A Specifications:
  

 Speaker System Type: Acoustic Suspension, 4-Way / 5-Driver
Freq Response:
30-22,000 Hz
  Efficiency: 97! dB 1w @ 1m
  Impedance:
  Crossover points: 1,700 Hz, 6000 Hz and 9KHz @ 12dB / Oct w/ Ferrite Core Woofer coil
  Recommended Power Rating: 130 watt max power rating (moving to 130 Watts, from 100 Watts is essentially the difference between the CS-901A and the previous model CS-901

These speaker had our extensive service. Many 'vintage' speakers featured attenuators to tailor the top and mid-range levels. While this can be accomplished using a variety of different component choices, they are always going to be a 'service point' and will need to be cleaned to achieve consistent sound. The controls on the CS-901 / CS-901A speakers are VERY difficult to service. To service them, we completely removed the crossover / input panel, then dissect / remove the shaft / switch components from the switch body. Once disassembled, then all copper traces and contacts can be burnished and 're-sprung'. Once reassembled, they function perfectly. It's a very time consuming process, but the only way to insure any level of performance. Otherwise, you'll only hear the woofer.
We further completely tested all drivers and inspected the gasketing material under all driver frames, as well as the back panel (we also removed and re-glued the internal 'tone-bars' to the baffle board) to insure they can reduce any possibilities of vibration or acoustic anomalies, then tested with both recorded material, PN and swept them with our AF generator from 20-20kHz. Speakers cleaned inside and out. We also disassembled the various 'layers' of the grill to allow a thorough cleaning. Cabinets were rubbed with a coat of ‘Restore-A-Finish’ and then hand-rubbed with ‘Feed-n-Wax’. They are in near perfect condition and the veneer is a beautiful, dark Walnut. They look great. All drivers perform perfectly and sound great! Tested for all frequencies with a sweep generator. Also features a 'True', 3-way cross-over for super clean response especially in the "low end".
From the original Pioneer brochure:
"
LOW-LOSS CROSSOVER NETWORK WITH LEVEL CONTROLS - Durability against large signal inputs is essential, and Pioneer has used a large ferrite core with copper wire and low-loss capacitors in the crossover network of the CS-701A to provide the assurance you need. Other network components are also selected with equal care, with emphasis on reliability and transient characteristics".
Both look and sound GREAT! Huge, accurate and loud 'Wall-O-Sound'. Very efficient as well. Check the spec!

The speakers are 8 ohms and rated conservatively for 100 watts. Again, from the original Pioneer brochure:
"HIGH-POWER & HIGH-SENSITIVITY PERFORMANCE - The CS-901A is mighty. Maximum power handling capacity is 130 watts, meaning that you may use the system with amplifiers or receivers of higher-than-average power. But because the system has a high sensitivity of 97dB/W, rich sound and top performance is available even with medium to small-powered drive. In terms of operational convenience, the CS-901A is extremely versatile".

If you are looking for a "Loud" and durable 'vintage' speaker, this is it (
considerably more durable than the Pioneer CS-99 or the Pioneer CS-63DX due to a 'weak' tweeter design utilizing the PT-103-F in those speakers. It's rare to see one that doesn't, or won't soon need the 'squaker / tweeter' replaced.) Cast poly lattice grills perfectly intact and "rattle" free (why do we need to emphasize 'rattle-free'? Most of the later Pioneer 'lattice grill' speaker designs utilized separate wood pieces to form the lattice design. These were connected at their 'apexes' with thin metal 'cuffs' that inherently rattle, which is why we generally recommend running those types with the grills removed. Since these are cast as 'one-piece', they do not have that issue. Just FYI). If you're looking for a 'BIG' sounding, classic 'lattice grill' speaker, you'll love to connect your quality amp to these! Each measures 26" tall x 16.5" wide x 12" deep and weigh 60 lbs each unpacked. Includes our standard 90 day limited warranty (excluding problems due to under / over powering).
Pioneer CS-901A Stereo Speakers
Cond. 8.5

SOLD 7/20/14
SHIPPED TO INDIANA


 
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NEW LISTING 9/25/13
 
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CLASSIC a/d/s L810 SPEAKERS
 ADS 810 STEREO SPEAKERS

 #...5842 / 5905
MADE IN USA
 Circa 197
4-78
SOLD 6/18/14
SHIPPING TO CALIFORNIA

These were one of the models that made them famous, the a/d/s L810. This is our first pair in 17 years. I worked at an a/d/s dealer about 20 years ago and have never forgotten how amazing ADS speakers sound and these are no exception! They’re all around, simply amazing speakers. Incredibly tight-deep bass, crisp, sparkling highs and just the right amount of mids.

They are capable of high volume levels while producing "pounding" & "tight" bass with great balance on the top and mid end.
 
Our speaker tech has completely gone through and 'Certified' these.

 All four woofers feature 'non-deteriorating', Butyl rubber surrounds (some L810's had foam, which is VERY difficult to source). We have completely tested all drivers. All drivers were removed and tested individually. Isolation gasketing material was added to all driver mounting flanges, prior to re-installation to reduce any possibilities of vibration or acoustic anomalies. Tweeter and mid domes are essentially 'lint / dust' free (if you have had a/d/s mids and tweeters, you'll know what I'm referring to). Felt feet were installed to the bottom plates. Cosmetically, the grills were cleaned & the cabinets 'real wood' Walnut veneer had a fresh coat of 'Restore-a-Finish', then 'Feed-n-Wax', then buffed. The cabs and grills are in great shape.
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, 'issue exposing' and on some levels, 'abusive' test recordings. These speakers are ready to go!
 We auditioned this pair extensively and 'THEY DELIVERED' as expected, but additionally adding the 'gasketing' really 'tightened' up the cabinets and cleaned up the bass response.

These L810's are a speaker that you can definitely loose track of time listening too. I am generally able to audition a speaker in just a few minutes. Comes from 30+ years experience in audio. I couldn't seem to get up from my chair while listening to these (except to change the CD). Although I would probably say that about listening to most of the ‘classic a/d/s’ models.

 Our demo cuts included the following; Dire Straits' "So Far Away" from their album 'Brothers in Arms' album,
Donald Fagens, "I.G.Y." from the album "Night Fly"
(solid and snappy reproduction),
'24K Gold Edition of Jennifer Waren's "Famous Blue Raincoat'
(upright bass and sax even 'bigger' than on the L710's),
TLC's "Scrub" from their album 'Fan Mail'
(did 'sub-bass' note @ 1'25" & 1'35" WELL),
Allison Kraus and Union Station's "Baby, Now That I've Found You"
(this especially opens up with a Carver 'Sonic Holography' unit on this album), Cowboy Junkies ‘Sweet Jane(natural and open, more so than with L710's’),
Don Williams' DDD version of 'Country Boy' was perfectly ‘up-front’ in the soundstage,
Calvin Hampton's, "The Wedding March" from "Digital Pipes, The Splendor of the Organ", a digital recording of a cathedral pipe organ
(delivered a 'huge wall of sound', even over the L710's), Trapt’s “Headstrong” (was ‘solid’ and the woofers exhibited a bit of fatigue even at upper power levels w/ extra EQ engaged),
Most of the cuts from Michael Jacksons' 'Number Ones' such as "Bad" "Beat It", and "Smooth Criminal",
(great up to 'mid-upper' volumes, then be careful), Nickel Creeks’ “When in Rome was fabulous all around!,
John Patitucci's "Zarogoza" was
'massive with all parts distinct and the same can be said for Sheffield Labs' "Escape Clause", Al DiMeola, John McLaughlin and Paco DeLucia’s "Mediterranean Sundance / Rio Ancho" (Very big and 'engaging'’).
Other notes; Distantly recorded Orchestral Strings were easily picked out and busy crescendo’s kept up with. Speakers did not fall apart on huge ‘orchestra hits’, Large, ‘brash’ choir pieces VERY impressive, Brass ensemble and ‘Marching Band’ recordings were BIG, with no ‘fatigue’ at upper volumes and power levels.
'Saint Patricks Cathedral Choir' (was very 'realistic' to listen to),
and a few others, all digitally recorded and some 'DDD'.
 Incredible power handling characteristics for a speaker this size. 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 HARD with our test Hafler 500 watt power amplifier. 'Solid', punchy and 'tight' low-end, with no 'mush'. Great balance, detailed sound reproduction and NO LISTENER FATIGUE!!! One of the most 3-dimensional speakers you will ever hear. They are so transparent and easy to hear everything in the material.
Fabulous 'all around' speaker for vintage or modern stereo systems.
This particular pair is in great condition following their restoration.
 
 a/d/s L810 Features include:
 
- 3-way (pseudo 4-way due to dual woofers), Acoustic Suspension Speaker Design
- All drivers 'flush mounted' for maximum de-fraction

- Separately Chambered, Dual 8" Low Frequency Drivers (woofers) non-deteriorating, Butyl rubber surrounds
- 2+" Soft Dome Tweeter with 'huge' motor structure
- .75" Soft Dome Tweeter also with oversized motor structure
- 'Real' and well designed / built internal crossover @ 12dB / Oct
- Real 'Walnut' wood veneer finish
 
 a/d/s L810 Specifications:

 

 System design: 3-Way, 4-Driver Acoustic Suspension / Infinite baffle
Frequency Response: 35-20,000Hz +- 3dB, 20-22,000Hz +- 5dB
Nominal / Minimum Impedance:
 
4Ω minimum, 6Ω Nominal
Efficiency: 93dB 1w @ 1m
Cross-over frequency:
500 & 4kHz @ 12dB / Oct
Recommended Minimum Power amplifier rating:
20 watts
Recommended Power rating:
100 watts nominal / 200 watts maximum
 

Again, as stated earlier these speakers have been completely 'Certified'. Very solidly built Real Walnut wood veneer cabinets are in great shape as are the original Black knit grills. Again these are amazing speakers. Incredibly tight-deep bass, sparkling highs and just the right amount of mids. They look and sound great! Made in USA! Each measures 25.5" high x 14.2" wide x 11.75" deep and weighs 47 lbs unpacked. Includes our standard 90 day limited warranty ( excluding problems due to under / over powering).
 Cond. 8.5
 ADS L810 STEREO SPEAKERS
(C) M.R.

SOLD 6/18/14
SHIPPING TO CALIFORNIA


 
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NEW LISTING 3/5/14
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VINTAGE PIONEER STEREO SPEAKERS
PIONEER HPM-100 SPEAKERS

#...6386 / 6456
Made in Japan

Circa mid 19
76-80
SOLD 4/5/14
SHIPPED TO NEW JERSEY

 
  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 link to an appreciation web site. They have been one of my favorites for some years now, and I finally just 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. No breaks, cat stains, tears, rips or snags to the original grill cloth. Very importantly, NONE of the very common 'midrange wrinkling' that for some reason happens to about 50% of the HPM-100's we see.
 
 Our speaker tech has completely gone through and 'Certified' these. Speakers were entirely disassembled. Crossover components and internal circuit boards were inspected for any possible 'sympathetic' component vibrations. Attenuators were removed and cleaned for static free operation. 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 both 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 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" 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. We 'stood' on them HARD with our test Hafler 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. 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) M.R.

SOLD 4/5/14
SHIPPED TO NEW JERSEY
 
  
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VINTAGE PIONEER CS-88A / CS88A
STEREO SPEAKERS

Circa late 1974-79
new foam replacement surround kits installed on tweeters
SOLD 7/20/14
SHIPPED TO INDIANA

(C) R.R.

 

 

 

    

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VINTAGE CERWIN VEGA STEREO SPEAKERS
"HIGH ENERGY DESIGN"("HED")
CERWIN VEGA U-123 SPEAKERS

 Circa mid 1980-84

SOLD 3/18/14
SHIPPED TO NEW HAMPSHIRE
  BIG sounding Cerwin Vega "HED", U-123 3-way speakers! They are capable of high volume levels while producing "pounding" & "tight" bass with great balance on the top and mid end. Great balance too.
 
Our speaker tech has completely gone through and 'Certified' these. Both woofers have NEW, fresh foam surrounds. We have completely tested all drivers. All drivers were removed and tested individually. Since the woofers just had new surrounds installed, they should be good for another 20-30 years.
Gasket / sealant material was added to all driver mounting flanges, prior to re-installation to reduce any possibilities of vibration or acoustic anomalies. Felt feet were installed to the bottom plates.
Cosmetically, the grills were cleaned & the wood grain, vinyl wrapped cabinets in great shape.
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, 'issue exposing' and on some levels, 'abusive' test recordings. These speakers are ready to go!
 We auditioned this pair extensively and 'THEY DELIVERED' as expected, but additionally adding the 'gasketing' really 'tightened' up the cabinets and cleaned up the bass response.

 Our demo cuts included the following; Dire Straits' "So Far Away" from their album 'Brothers in Arms' album,
Donald Fagens, "I.G.Y." from the album "Night Fly"
(solid and snappy reproduction), '24K Gold Edition of Jennifer Waren's "Famous Blue Raincoat' (the saxophone was very 'live' and smooth),
TLC's "Scrub" from their album 'Fan Mail'
(did 'sub-bass' note @ 1'25" & 1'35" VERY WELL),
Allison Kraus and Union Station's "Baby, Now That I've Found You"
(I expected this to be 'beamy' in the mids, but was upfront and natural),
Cowboy Junkies ‘Sweet Jane
(was a bit ‘contained’, but only barely, and still sounded very ‘live’),
Don Williams' DDD version of 'Country Boy'
(was perfectly ‘up-front’ in the soundstage),
Calvin Hampton's, "The Wedding March" from "Digital Pipes, The Splendor of the Organ", a digital recording of a cathedral pipe organ
(was ‘naturally spacious),
Pro-Mark's demo CD's cut "ROCCO"
(was AMAZING to listen to).
Trapt’s “Headstrong”
(was ‘solid’ and the woofers exhibited no sign of fatigue even at upper power levels)
Most of the cuts from Michael Jacksons' 'Number Ones' such as "Bad" "Beat It", and "Smooth Criminal", were ‘strongly’ reproduced,
Van Halens' cut "Drop Dead Legs" from the CD "1984" ROCKED!

Nickel Creeks’ “When in Rome
from their CD "Why Must the Fire Die?" (was 'open and up-front' and a bit 'over-enthusiastic, but there's attenuators to bring them back under control),
and a few others, all digitally recorded and some 'DDD'.
 Incredible power handling characteristics for a speaker this size. 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 HARD with our test Hafler 500 watt power amplifier. 'Solid', punchy and 'tight' low-end, with no 'mush'. Great balance, detailed sound reproduction and NO LISTENER FATIGUE!!!
Fabulous 'all around' speaker for vintage or modern stereo systems.

Features:
  
- 12" Foam surrounded Woofer with fresh foam surrounds just installed for years of trouble-free service
  - 5" Non-deteriorating paper surround Mid
  - 1.5" 360° Radial-Horn Tweeter
  - "Real" internal cross-over
  - 4 Ω minimal & 8 Ω nominal rating
  - 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 in the rear of the cabinet
  - Rear mounted Circuit breaker for tweeter protection
  - "Spring-clip"  speaker connectors
 
 
Specs:
 Frequency Response: 45-17,000Hz ± 3dB
 Efficiency: 96 dB 1w @ 1m
 Nominal Impedance: 8Ω each
 Cross-over frequencies: @ 700 Hz & 4kHz
 Recommended Minimum Power amplifier rating: 5 watts
 Continuous / Max power rating: 60 / 120 watts
  
  
These are great sounding speakers.  Again, our speaker tech has completely refurbished, tested and Certified these speakers performing the previously mentioned processes. Great speaker for medium to medium large systems, at lower volumes, or to GET LOUD!
 Each measures 25.75" h x 14.75" w x  12.75" d and weighs 44 lbs unpacked.  Includes our 90 day warranty (excluding problems due to under / over powering)
  Cerwin Vega / HED U-123 SPEAKERS
  Condition 8.5

 (C) M.R.
SOLD 3/18/14
SHIPPED TO NEW HAMPSHIRE
 

 
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         NEW LISTING 6/5/11
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 PRE-LOVED
FISHER SPEAKERS
FISHER ST-750 STEREO SPEAKERS

#...0744 / 0745

 Circa
Early 1980's
'Military / European' market speaker
 Made in Chatsworth, California, USA

SOLD 4/21/14
SHIPPED TO OHIO

 
Big sounding Fisher 3-way, 4-driver speaker system. The Fisher ST-750. This is a rare model in the states, as it was sold only in Europe and Asia and for the Military markets. Nice, big, 'Wall-O-Sound" experienceVery efficient. These have 2-position attenuators for the Highs and Mids, which will be handy as they are not lacking on either. Especially good for someone who is deficient in those frequencies. For the rest of us, they excel with the attenuators set on '-3dB'.

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

 Features include:
 
 
- 3-Way, 4-Driver, Bass-Reflex cabinet design
 - 12" Fisher 12101 Woofer with fresh, surrounds / suspension installed
 - Dual 5" Fisher 502 Cone midrange
 - 3" Fisher 351 radial horn tweeters
- Dual 3-Position attenuators for
Treble Brilliance  & Midrange Presence control for tailoring mid and top-end
- 5" x 2.5" Tuned port for extended low end

 - A "Real" internal crossover, not just a cap on the tweeter, so the woofer gets "just lows"!

 - Circuit breaker for tweeter protection


Specs:

Frequency Response: 40-20,000Hz +/- 3dB
Efficiency: ~94dB 1w @ 1m
Nominal Impedance: 8Ω each

Cross-over frequencies: at 1kHz & 5kHz

Recommended Power amplifier rating: 20-100 watts

Our speaker tech has completely gone through and 'Certified' these.
We have completely disassembled these speakers prior to restoration. Fresh, new foam surrounds installed on the 12" woofers. We also installed fresh sealing compound on all the drivers and bezel rings prior to re-installing for maximum seal and to eliminate any sonic anomalies from driver flange to baffle board. Our technician also installed new foam tape on the woofer bezel / 'beauty ring' to eliminate any sympathetic anomalies. Only issues are cosmetic and they are that the midrange grills are missing on one of the speakers (cosmetics only and does not affect sound) and there's the obligatory snags to the knit grill cloth and the 'Fisher' logos are missing from the grills. Original grill frames and attachment pins all good with no breaks. We have completely tested all drivers. Tested for all frequencies from 20-20,000Hz with a sweep generator. Wood grain vinyl wrapped cabinets in great condition with a few normal scuffs and have been thoroughly cleaned. Great "all around" sound and get very loud! Each measures 27.25" high x 18" wide x 13.5" deep and weighs 45 lbs each. Includes our standard speaker warranty (excluding problems due to under / over powering).
FISHER ST-750 STEREO SPEAKERS
 Condition 8.5

SOLD 4/21/14
SHIPPED TO OHIO


 
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JBL
 STUDIO MONITORS / STEREO SPEAKERS
- ONE SINGLE -

 JBL "L26"
 CIRCA late 1970'S-early mid 80's

SOLD 7/20/14
SHIPPED TO INDIANA

 
Our speaker tech has completely gone through and 'Certified' these. We have completely gone through this speaker including the installation of new, fresh foam surround on the woofer. We also upgraded the flimsy, stock 'twist connectors' with new, heavy duty, binding post input connectors. Other than the cabinet of the 'L26' has some dark water stains on top (see photos above) the original oak wood veneer cabinet looks fine. No serious dings, gouges or dents.
 
Extensively tested on our main system with a myriad of test selections and cuts and with our AF sweep generator. Speakers sound great with no anomalies!
 
 The JBL L26. From the same series of one of the most famous of the classic speakers ever built, the JBL L100’s. These are a little brother to those famous speakers. I was a dealer for these when new. I know there are many fans of the L26 as they were the entry level into this line. These are also equally "at home" in the studio environment. Great for medium-large mix-down monitors. They sound incredible. Very accurate even at lower power levels. "Real Wood" Oak veneer cabinets housing a very well designed 2-way speaker system.
 
 Features include:
  
-
2-way, Ported cabinet design
-10" Low Frequency Driver (woofer) featuring the JBL 125A, Cast Frame woofer, AlNiCo motor (Same driver used in the L36) w/ 2" copper wound VC and 2.5lb motor.
 - 1.5”, LE-25 Cast Aluminum framed tweeter w/ 5/8" copper wound VC and 1 5/8 lb motor. (same tweeter used in the famous L100 & L36)
 - Front mounted Hi-Frequency attenuator for Tweeters
 - Up-graded, Heavy-Duty, recessed input connectors
 - Very well built, heavy cabinet finished in real Oak Wood veneer
 - 2.75”, Tuned Port for extended bass response

  
SPECS:

 Cabinet Design: Bass Reflex, 2-Way
 Frequency Response: ~30-20,000 Hz
Cross-over frequencies:
 2KHz with 12dB / octave roll-off
Efficiency:
88 dB @ 1w / 1m, 100-10kHz
  Impedance:
8 ohms
 Controls: Hi Freq attenuator
Power Rating:
35 continuous RMS watts, ~100 watt peaks recommended

 
 
Again as mentioned above, is for a 'Single' JBL L26 speaker, so if you are running L26's as front channels and want to use one as a center channel in a home theater system, only have one, wish to replace an existing one, or for what ever reason, only need one, then here you go.
The
speaker also of course feature a "real" cross-over for sonic accuracy. One great thing about the L26 series, is that unlike the L100’s, they did not use foam as a grill material, so the original “milk-chocolate” brown, knit covered grills are in great shape. The Oak wood veneer is still in great shape with only normal wear / scuffs
(see lower photos above). Again, as mentioned above, the cabinet has some water stains on top. No serious dings, gouges or dents. Again, we have completely gone through this speaker not only listening to different mixed material, but sweeping each through the entire audio spectrum with an audio frequency generator. Speaker looks and sounds wonderful. Speaker measures 24" high x 13.75 wide x 12.75" deep and weighs 36 lbs unpacked. Includes our standard 90 day limited warranty ( excluding problems due to under / over powering.
 JBL L26
 Cond. 8.5
 
$189. single

(C) B.M.
SOLD 7/20/14
SHIPPED TO INDIANA

 
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JBL
 STUDIO MONITORS / STEREO SPEAKERS
- ONE SINGLE -
JBL “DECADE-26
 CIRCA late 1970'S-early mid 80's

SOLD 7/20/14
SHIPPED TO INDIANA

 
Our speaker tech has completely gone through and 'Certified' these. We have completely gone through this speaker including the installation of new, fresh foam surround on the woofer. We also upgraded the flimsy, stock 'twist connectors' with new, heavy duty, binding post input connectors. The original oak wood veneer cabinet looks great. No serious dings, gouges or dents.
 
Extensively tested on our main system with a myriad of test selections and cuts and with our AF sweep generator. Speakers sound great with no anomalies!
 
 The JBL Decade-26. From the same series of one of the most famous of the classic speakers ever built, the JBL L100’s. These are a little brother to those famous speakers. I was a dealer for these when new. I know there are many fans of the L26 as they were the entry level into this line. These are also equally "at home" in the studio environment. Great for medium-large mix-down monitors. They sound incredible. Very accurate even at lower power levels. "Real Wood" Oak veneer cabinets housing a very well designed 2-way speaker system.
 
 Features include:
  
-
2-way, Ported cabinet design
-10" Low Frequency Driver (woofer) featuring the JBL 125A, Cast Frame woofer, AlNiCo motor (Same driver used in the L36) w/ 2" copper wound VC and 2.5lb motor.
 - 1.5”, LE-25 Cast Aluminum framed tweeter w/ 5/8" copper wound VC and 1 5/8 lb motor. (same tweeter used in the famous L100 & L36)
 - Front mounted Hi-Frequency attenuator for Tweeters
 - Up-graded, Heavy-Duty, recessed input connectors
 - Very well built, heavy cabinet finished in real Oak Wood veneer
 - 2.75”, Tuned Port for extended bass response

  
SPECS:

 Cabinet Design: Bass Reflex, 2-Way
 Frequency Response: ~30-20,000 Hz
Cross-over frequencies:
 2KHz with 12dB / octave roll-off
Efficiency:
88 dB @ 1w / 1m, 100-10kHz
  Impedance:
8 ohms
 Controls: Hi Freq attenuator
Power Rating:
35 continuous RMS watts, ~100 watt peaks recommended

 
Again as mentioned above, is for a 'Single' JBL Decade 26 speaker, so if you are running Decade 26's as front channels and want to use one as a center channel in a home theater system, only have one, wish to replace an existing one, or for what ever reason, only need one, then here you go.
The
speakers also of course feature a "real" cross-over for sonic accuracy. One great thing about the Decade 26 series, is that unlike the L100’s, they did not use foam as a grill material, so the original “milk-chocolate” brown, knit covered grills are in great shape. The Oak wood veneer is still in great shape with only normal wear / scuffs
(see lower photos above). Again, we have completely gone through this speaker not only listening to different mixed material, but sweeping each through the entire audio spectrum with an audio frequency generator. Speaker looks and sounds wonderful. Speaker measures 24" high x 13.75 wide x 12.75" deep and weighs 36 lbs unpacked. Includes our standard 90 day limited warranty ( excluding problems due to under / over powering.
 JBL Decade 26
 Cond. 8.5+
 
$189. single
(C) B.M.

SOLD 7/20/14
SHIPPED 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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VINTAGE PIONEER CS-99A / CS99A
 STEREO SPEAKERS

Circa 1974-80

SOLD 7/20/14
SHIPPED TO INDIANA

 
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VINTAGE STEREO SPEAKERS
SNELL TYPE C
HOME AUDIO SPEAKERS
#...7651 / 7652
 Circa 19
83-86
SOLD 5/27/14
SHIPPING TO ENGLAND

These Snell, Type 'C' speakers, 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, ported cabinet design. Besides being wired internally with 'braided' 14g, OFC cable, these speakers have one of the most impressive crossover networks we have ever seen.



 
 We auditioned this pair extensively, not because we had to, but because it was fun. 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 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" 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 HARD with our test Hafler 225 watt power amp. Among the top performers we have auditioned over the years. 
These are in excellent condition as well.

  Features: 
   
- 3-Way, 4-Driver, Bass Reflex Cabinet design  
- 10" Woofer
- 4.5" Midrange
- .75" Front firing Tweeter
- .75" Rear firing Tweeter
- Most impressive crossover network we have seen in years!!!
- 4.35" tuned port for extended bass response
- 3-Way Banana / Binding Post connectors
- Bi-Amp capable (we're including a set of 'jumpers' to run full range)

  
SNELL TYPE C SPECIFICATIONS:

System: 3-Way / 4-Driver, Bass-Reflex
Frequency Response:
36-22,000Hz +/- 1.25dB

Nominal Impedance:
Efficiency: 86dB

Cross-over frequencies: 275Hz & 2.5Hz

Recommended Power Amplifier: 80 watts minimum / 400 peak

 
  
Very nice looking REAL 'Teak' wood, veneer cabinets. Cabinets and veneer overall in excellent shape and look great. Both grill frames and their cloth in fine shape with no breaks or tears. Grills have Masonite frames and are secured around their entire perimeter, so remove them slowly to avoid damaging the grill frames. Cabinet bases removed and refinished. Both woofers have fresh, new foam surrounds installed for trouble-free service. We fabricated reinforcement plates for the input terminals on the woofers since the internal interconnect wire is so incredibly heavy. Prior to re-installation, on all drivers, isolation gasket material was installed to reduce sonic vibrations. All drivers have supple gasket material on their mounting flanges to seal and eliminate sonic anomalies. All drivers are in perfect condition, work and sound fine! 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 20-3,000 Hz 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.
Speakers look and sound GREAT! HUGE, accurate and loud sound. These are large speakers with a 'massive' sound. If you're looking for a great performing speaker on most levels, these are incredible and a pleasure to spend hours listening to. Includes a set of 'Banana Jumpers' to run 'Full Range'. Each measures 44" tall x 15" wide x 13" deep and weighs 80 lbs unpacked. Includes our standard 90 day limited speaker warranty ( & excluding problems due to under / over powering)
SNELL TYPE C STEREO SPEAKERS

  Cond. 8.5++

(C) M.R.
SOLD 5/27/14
SHIPPING TO ENGLAND

(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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