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Since 1982.

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

 

 

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

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

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

for sale

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

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


Pioneer Titan IV Speaker Specifications:

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

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

Power rating: likely 25-40
watts
 

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

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


(Due to the dimensions and / or weight of these speakers, Packing / SHIPPED 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 SHIPPED by 5-10 days)

 
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          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
$1099. pr
(C) M.R.

(Due to the dimensions and / or weight of these speakers, Packing / SHIPPED 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 SHIPPED by 5-10 days)



 
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UPDATED LIST 3/13/17
SPEAKERS
COMING SOON
(or at least as time allows and the gear cooperates):

a/d/s 810 (2 pair)
AR / Acoustic Research AR-2 (1-2 pairs)
AR / Acoustic Research AR-3a (1-2 pairs)
AR / Acoustic Research AR-4x
ADVENT "LEGACY"
ADVENT "LOUDSPEAKER" ROUNDED EDGE
BOSTON ACOUSTIC A-40 OAK
BOSTON ACOUSTIC HD9
CERWIN VEGA RE-30
DIATONE (MITSUBISHI) DS-505
FOSTEX H-1 MONITORS
INFINITY SM-152
INFINITY 1500
JBL HLS610
JBL L40
JBL L166 "HORIZON"
JBL LANCER-77
KENWOOD KL-555D
KENWOOD KL-999DX
KLIPSCH RC-35
KLIPSCH RF-35
KLIPSCH RS-35
KLIPSCH SF-2
MCS 8320
PARADIGM 7SEMK3
PIONEER CS-722A
PSB 1000
REALISTIC OPTIMUS-7
SANSUI SP-1500
SANSUI SP-2000 (1-2 pairs)
YAMAHA NS-6390 BLACK
YAMAHA NS-6390 OAK
YAMAHA NS-A738 BLACK
and more...


 

 

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


 

    

NEW LISTING 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" MUCH better than your average speaker. Not simply referring to their wattage rating, but just the way they perform at higher power / volume levels without "falling apart" sonically. We 'stood' on them HARD with our test Hafler 225 watt power amp (however, at only '9-Oclock' on the volume control, they were already INCREDIBLY LOUD!).
While these speakers are physically large, it is not without reason. Their expansive baffle board serves to reduce any "out of phase" reflections / wave anomalies from neighboring surfaces. This way the speaker can "control" it's sonic results, instead of having it's environment as the major contributor. Secondly, the 'extreme separation' between the woofer and the 'mid-tweeter' section really helps to 'open up' recordings. Prevalent on many recordings such as on Allison Krause's
"Baby, Now That I've Found You" to name just one, Thirdly, the tall stature of the A200  puts the tweeter more on plane with your ears, instead of your knees.

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

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

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


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

 

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

Made in Canada
Circa
1993-97
 
 for sale

 Our speaker tech has completely gone through and 'Certified' these. He completely tested them with both recorded material, PN @ 20-20k and swept them with our AF generator from 12-25,000 Hz and feeding them with the output from our Hafler DH-500 Pro Power Amp, looking for any irregular vibrations / anomalies in either the drivers. driver mounting, crossovers or cabinet structure integrity. We then further auditioned with a myriad of our difficult to reproduce 'test' CD's. They performed and sounded great!
The Black Oak, 'wood grained', satin finish cabinets in good shape as are the grills and grill frames. Only cosmetic issues to speak of would be a repaired 'ding' on the rear edge of one cabinet, minor grill cloth snags and some minor 'dimpling' in one of the tweeter domes (cosmetics only).

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

PARADIGM 11SE MKIII FEATURES INCLUDE:

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


PARADIGM 11SE MKIII ORIGINAL SPECIFICATIONS / SPECS:

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

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

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

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

The
tall 'tower' stature of the Paradigm 11seMk3 speakers puts the tweeter more on plane with your ears, instead of your knees.

Great speaker for up to mid volume levels. Again, these are more "detail" oriented speakers NOT "Power Pounding Party" speakers. If that's what you're looking for then don't buy these.
Again as we mentioned earlier, placement of speakers / listener, while most times is important, is imperative with these speakers. If you can afford the space to arrange yourself, in correct proximity to these (between
1 to 2 x d, call me for clarification) you'll be amazed with the 'presence' of these speakers. Great for most Jazz, and percussive jazz, brass / horn section, 'punch, well mixed modern music (think 'YAZ'), 'percussion heavy' selections / music. Very accurate, detailed & 'refined' sound! Comes with an e-copy / pdf of the original Paradigm 11SE MKIII / SE series brochure. Cabinets measure 43.5" H x 11.25" W x 15.5" D and weigh a HEAVY 68 lbs each. Includes our standard 90 day limited warranty (excluding problems due to under / over powering).
PARADIGM 11seMk3 HOME AUDIO SPEAKERS
Condition 8.5
$849. pair
(C)
R.R.


 
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       NEW LISTING 3/17/17
 
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NOT GOING TO WIN ANY BEAUTY CONTESTS BUT,
THE MOST 'ROCK'ENIST' SPEAKERS WE'VE HAD IN A LONG TIME!!!
(but you'll need a BIG amp)
VINTAGE REALISTIC STEREO SPEAKERS
REALISTIC MACH ONE
CAT. 40-4024A
#...4677/5200
CIRCA 1975-81

'Horn' tweeters and midranges
with 15" woofer
M.I.J.

for sale
One of the most famous speakers ever sold. The Realistic "Mach One". This was Radio Shack's "flagship" and is still an incredible performer. In 19 years of having the website, Mach One's have been fairly 'elusive', the past few years. We haven't had a pair since 2008. I have been a dealer for just about everyone over the past 30 years. I have sold and / or auditioned speakers priced from $80 a pair to $120,000 a pair Genelecs. I can usually "sum up" my opinion of a pair of speakers, good, bad or indifferent, in about 5-8 minutes of listening. Now I am not comparing these to speakers priced anywhere close to $100,000 plus, but I did spend about 3 hours listening to the Mach One's in our test system the first few times, and was completely impressed. Great "Wall of Sound" at all volume / power levels and can certainly get loud with no power handling issues to worry about within reason. These speakers are the BEST power handling and LOUDEST CAPABLE speakers we have and have had in a long time. They should be worth a LOT MORE $$$$ just based on that. We hit them hard with our Hafler power amp, which is rated VERY conservatively at 250+ Watts per channel, but will realistically 'max' at around 500 Watts.

Our speaker tech has completely gone through and 'Certified' these. All drivers were removed and tested individually. Intermittent attenuators / L-pads disassembled and cleaned for 'intermittent free' performance (and was disassembled to a level further than shown in this photos).

We've not had a pair that didn't have the plastic flange around the tweeter / controls with screw hole cracks, and this one is no exception. They have been plastic welded solid again, as well as proactively conditioning the remainder of the fastener holes.
Tech also re-glued a couple of slightly open cabinet joints solidifying them once again.
We also installed iso material to the back 'mid panel' to further seal and reduce vibration potential. We also disassembled the mid horn drivers and removed any accumulated debris / dust for distortion free performance (amazing what can find it's way in there after 30+ years).
New gasketing added to the driver to horn mounting surfaces to reduce the always at issue, buzzing in Mach One's (again, this is probably our 8 or 9th pair in 20 years).
Poly-Spun batting added to existing damping material to 'tighten up bass response' and reduce cabinet 'ring'.


Gasket / sealant material was added to all driver mounting flanges, prior to re-installation to reduce any possibilities of vibration or acoustic anomalies.

Once reassembled, we found that one of the midrange horns was about 7-10 dB down in output from the other, utilizing pink noise. We discovered there was a 'weak' capacitor in the crossover. We proactively changed ALL of the capacitors in the crossover. Both mids and tweeters now perform 'wide open' and evenly.




Cosmetically, these speakers are not without their 'battle scars'. The real, walnut wood, veneer had some scuffs and scratches, and soaked up the 'Restore-A-Finish' stain a bit aggressively, thus show up darker as the rest of the wood finish. There was a small area of veneer that had separated that we 're-glued'. There's a few areas on the bottoms that have veneer chips. The tops are fairly 'clean'. Someone in the past had installed one of the grills upside down, and the brace that normally would go between the boundary of the woofer, and the upper third left a 'cosmetic crease' on one of the woofers, 'non-deteriorating' surrounds. (see photos above).  Overall the cabinets were cleaned, coated in Restore-A-Finish, followed with Lemon Oil, and don't look offensive.
Both grills in good 'structural' shape with a couple of minor holes in the original, terry / knit cloth. (see photos above). Felt feet were installed to the cabinet bottom plates.
Next, as always, they were tested with both recorded material, PN 20-20k and swept them with our AF generator from 5Hz-5kHz.
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. The 'bass' is not only completely solid and tight on these speakers, but goes VERY DEEP.

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 / snappy reproduction), '24K Gold Edition of Jennifer Waren's "Famous Blue Raincoat' (probably not the best speaker for 'smooth jazz'),
TLC's "Scrub" from their album 'Fan Mail' (did 'sub-bass' note @ 1'25" & 1'35" STRONGLY. It shook the concrete floor better than about any speaker we've had, including most powered subwoofers!!!),
Cowboy Junkies ‘Sweet Jane
(airy and open’),
Calvin Hampton's, "The Wedding March" from "Digital Pipes, The Splendor of the Organ", a digital recording of a cathedral pipe organ
(open and HUGE!),
Trapt’s “Headstrong”
(was ‘solid’ and the woofers exhibited no sign of fatigue even at upper power levels)
Just about anything from "KORN" ROCKED!!!
Most of the cuts from Michael Jacksons' 'Number Ones' such as "Bad" "Beat It", and "Billy Jean", were ‘strongly’ reproduced and VERY solid (and I didn't have to worry about backing off the volume with it as I usually do),
Van Halens' cut "Drop Dead Legs" and "Hot for Teacher" from the CD "1984" ROCKED!

Nickel Creeks’ “When in Rome” from their CD "Why Must the Fire Die?"
(was a BIG, open and up-front),
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'.

We auditioned this pair extensively and 'THEY DELIVERED' beyond expectations, but additionally adding the 'gasketing' really 'tightened' up the cabinets and cleaned up the bass response.

Realistic Mach-One Features include:

 
- 3-way, Acoustic Suspension design
-15" Low Frequency Driver (woofer) with 4-Layer, brass VC capable of frequencies to 20 Hz. Cone is molded with asymmetrical ribs to reduce power robbing "eddy currents"
- Multi-Cell, 30 x 90 Mid horn with Dome diaphragm ferrofluid-cooled driver
- High compliance ferrofluid-cooled Horn Tweeter with Compression Phase Plug 'Bullet'
-  Mid and Tweeter Attenuators with infinitely variable L-Pads ranging from -6 to +6 dB featuring more durable 'Ni-chrome' wire wound L-Pads.
- 'Binding Post' inputs as well as RCA jacks
 
Realistic Mach-One Specifications include:
 
System Design: 3-way, Acoustic Suspension 
Frequency Response:
25-20,000Hz
 Efficiency:
90dB 1w @ 1m
 Nominal Impedance:
8Ω each
 Cross-over frequencies:
1.2kHz & 4.5kHz
 Recommended Power amplifier rating:
160 watts

 

Again, we have completely gone through these, and afterward, each was AF swept from 5000 Hz all the way down to 10 Hz! These speakers ROCK!!!

Likely just like you, I remember seeing these in the Radio Shack catalog and then seeing the price, thinking maybe "someday". Well maybe "someday" is here.
 Cosmetically again, they're not going to 'win any beauty contests', but they're not 'offensive looking', structurally sound, and THEY ROCK!   Great speaker for just about any volume level and any genre of music, however, they're not particularly efficient and there's a LOT OF MASS to that woofer, so you need a decent amount of power to appreciate these, meaning at least 90 to 100 Watts of "old school" power (not from some anemic AV / Surround sound, 5.1, 7.1 or 8.BR549, crappy receiver. I mean a REAL amp / receiver (likely from the '70's) with 'real' output transistors, backed up by a 'real' power supply. Perfectly happy as back ground music reproducers or for "peeling paint off the walls" at your next party! Look, work and sound great! Cabinets measure 28.75" H x 17.75" W x 12" D and weighs a hefty 65 lbs each. Includes our standard 90 day limited warranty (excluding problems due to under / over powering.)
 REALISTIC MACH ONE 40-4024A

Cond. 8
 $759. pair
(C)
R.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 2/10/15
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PRE-APPRECIATED
JBL STEREO SPEAKERS
JBL L-5 / L5 HOME AUDIO SPEAKERS

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

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


JBL L-5 FEATURES INCLUDE:

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


JBL L5 ORIGINAL SPECIFICATIONS / SPECS:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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


DCM "TIME WINDOW / T1A ORIGINAL SPECIFICATIONS / SPECS:

Frequency Response: 30-20kHz
Efficiency: 91dB 1w @ 1m
Nominal Impedance: 8 Ohms nominal  / 5 Ohms minimum
Cross-over frequencies: at 2.8kHz
Dispersion: 180 horizontal x 60 vertical
Recommended Power amplifier rating: 10 watts with a max peak of 200 watts
 
 "Specifications do not tell the whole story, listening does. The Time Windows due to their configuration can be literally tuned to any room. That is due to their shape. This was a brilliantly executed design that has remained faithful all these years."
*
 
Great speaker for up to mid-high volume levels. Again, these are more "detail" oriented speakers not "Power Pounding Party" speakers. If that's what you're looking for then don't buy these.
 These are "high definition" speakers
(actually more than the previous 2 pair of Time Windows we've had, they do ROCK. Very loud, with good power handling and HUGE volume). If you're looking for "true" wide frequency response, balance and detail then these may be the speaker for you (great for most all types of recordings; R&R, POP, RAP, Jazz and new-country, acoustic guitar recordings & classical / symphonic / string music. Very accurate, detailed sound!!! This is also a consecutively serial numbered pair. Cabinets measure 36" H x 14.75" W x 11.75" D  and weighs a hefty 32 lbs each.  Includes our standard 90 day limited warranty (excluding problems due to under / over powering.
DCM "TIME WINDOW / T1A STEREO SPEAKERS
Cond. 8.5+
 
$699. 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 3/6/17 

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CERWIN VEGA SPEAKERS
CERWIN VEGA DX-7 DX7 STEREO SPEAKERS
Radial 'horn' tweeter
& Fresh, New and Correct foam suspension on thewoofer

 Circa mid 1980-84
for sale
BIG and BIG sounding Cerwin Vega "HED", DX7, 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. All drivers were removed and tested individually. Since the woofers just had new surrounds installed, they should be good for another 20-30 years.
We changed out the almost always problematic (yes, we've had a few Vega's), 'push-in' tweeter protection fuse holder, for a standard 'clip' style fuse holder (no more worries about the fuse holder 'popping out') (see above photo). Crossover components were attached more solidly than they originally were at the factory to eliminate 'buzzing' / acoustic anomalies from their components. Gasket / sealant material was added to all driver mounting flanges, prior to re-installation to reduce any possibilities of vibration or acoustic anomalies. Cosmetically, they're in pretty decent shape. There's a few minor edge dings, a few small 'snags' in the grill knit, and the woofers have some glue / solvent stains to the woofer cone, from the dust cap removal process to re-foam (cosmetics only) (see above photos). The grills were cleaned & the wood grain, vinyl wrapped cabinets in great shape. 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, '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 bright 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
(nice and open’),
Don Williams' DDD version of 'Country Boy'
(good, ‘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
(HUGE!),
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 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 very little LISTENER FATIGUE!!!
Fabulous 'all around' speaker for vintage or modern stereo systems.

Cerwin Vega DX-7 Features:
- 12" Foam surrounded Woofer with fresh foam surrounds just installed for years of trouble-free service
- 5.5" Non-deteriorating paper surround Mid
- 2.5" 360° Radial-Horn Tweeter

- "Real" internal cross-over

- 4 Ω minimal & 8 Ω nominal rating
- 4" tuned port for extending bass response in the rear of the cabinet
- Rear mounted fuse for tweeter protection
- "Spring-clip"  speaker connectors
 
Cerwin Vega DX-7 Specifications /Specs:
Frequency Response: 34-20,000Hz ± 3dB
Efficiency: ~96 dB 1w @ 1m
Nominal Impedance: 4Ω each
Recommended Minimum Power amplifier rating: 5 watts
Continuous / Max power rating: 225 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 most any volumes including GETTING LOUD!
Each measures 34.25" h (about 'hip' high) x 15" w x  14.75" d and weighs 64 lbs unpacked. Includes our 90 day warranty (excluding problems due to under / over powering)
Cerwin Vega DX-7SPEAKERS
Condition 8.5
$699. pair
 

 
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PRE-APPRECIATED 
PARADIGM STEREO SPEAKERS
PARADIGM 7SE MK-III HOME AUDIO SPEAKERS
#...
7156-7157
Made in Canada
Circa
1993-97
 
for sale

The following is my impression after extensively auditioning the Paradigm 7SE MKIII's. These speakers are much more forgiving one placement than their larger brothers, the 11SE MKIII. I found that almost regardless of placement or proximity to one another, their performance sonics came across as natural, with great balance and detail, with very little limiting effects on each other.
These are especially great speakers if you are a fan of 'modern' Jazz or 'Brass' / 'horn sections' and vocally strong selections. Also great for folk rock and easy rock.  If you're a 'rocker', or need 'tunes for your parties' these are NOT the speakers for you. If you appreciate very 'natural' reproduction, especially of 'brass-horns, pianos, jazz drums and percussion, then these speakers will be marvelous!

PARADIGM 7SE MKIII FEATURES INCLUDE:


- 2-way, 3-Driver, Bass Reflex, vented via a 'Quasi-3rd Order, Resistive' port for Impressive Low-End Performance (and their 'Low-End' is VERY impressive)
- Dual 165mm / 6.5" Low Frequency Drivers (woofers), Non-deteriorating, Butyl Rubber surrounds, with die-cast alloy frames, Polypropylene cones & 1.5" VC's.
- 25mm / 1" Treated Textile Dome Tweeter with aluminum VC former that's 'ferro-fluid' cooled and damped
- Internally braced cabinets to reduce unwanted resonances and 'ballooning' effects
- 3" High-Velocity, Tuned bass port
- Bi-Wire-able / Bi-amp-able via Gold, 5-Way Binding Posts


PARADIGM 7SE MKIII ORIGINAL SPECIFICATIONS / SPECS:

System design: 2-Way, 3-Driver
Bass Reflex, vented via a 'Quasi-3rd Order, Resistive' port for Impressive Low-End Performance
Frequency Response: 50-20,000Hz ± 2dB w/ a 'Low End' you can definitely feel (as in 'shakes the concrete floor in our audition space)
Nominal / Minimum Impedance:
6/

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

Cross-over type / frequencies:
Quasi-Butterworth @1.8kHz
Recommended Power amplifier rating:
15 to 175 WPC (I would not consider utilizing these speakers with less than something rated at least 40 Watts of 'Old School' type power)
Max
Power rating:
120 Watts of 'Music Power'

From the original Paradigm 7SE MKIII / MK3 brochure,
"
This elegant design occupies very little floor space and yet offers stunning performance - very lo coloration with wide bandwidth, low distortion and high power handing...
Advance drive units and a sophisticated dividing network ensures excellent clarity and imaging. Twin bass / mid drivers provide high dynamic power ability...
The 7seMk3 exemplifies the idea that strict adherence to the principles of simplicity and finesse in design will result in a product whose performance is second to none at a price with which none can compete
".

The
tall 'tower' stature of the Paradigm 7seMk3 speakers puts the tweeter more on plane with your ears, instead of your knees.
Our speaker tech has completely gone through and 'Certified' these. He completely tested them with both recorded material, PN @ 20-20k and swept them with our AF generator from 10Hz-25,000 Hz and feeding them with the output from our Hafler DH-500 Pro Power Amp, looking for any irregular vibrations / anomalies in either the drivers. driver mounting, crossovers or cabinet structure integrity. We then further auditioned with a myriad of our difficult to reproduce 'test' CD's. They performed and sounded great!
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's "Scrub" from their album 'Fan Mail', did 'sub-bass' note @ 1'25" & 1'35" SO SOLIDLY & PROMINENTLY THAT IT SHOOK OUR CONCRETE FLOOR (and that is a 'tell tale' indicator of how most of the rest of the testing would go, and was essentially the same 'low-end' performance we experienced with the largest of this series, the '11se MkIII'), Dire Straits' "So Far Away" from their album 'Brothers in Arms', Donald Fagens, "I.G.Y." from the album "Night Fly" "Was as near perfect as any speaker could do. Good power and 'snap', great balance, and fine WITHOUT an EQ!", '24K Gold Edition of Jennifer Waren's "Famous Blue Raincoat' allowed her vocals to sound as though she was in the room with me on a 'live sound system',  Allison Kraus and Union Station's Baby, Now That I've Found You" '"was very natural and open. These speakers were also able to separate the bass guitar, acoustic guitar and here vocals VERY well", Don Williams' DDD version of 'Country Boy' 'Was VERY LIVE', Trapt's 'Headstrong', Most of Van Halen’s “1984” and Michael Jackson’s “BAD” all sounded great, but have a limit at about 116dB / 1m. Beyond that you’ll get ‘woofer snap’ (by the way, 116dB is pretty damn loud). Calvin Hampton's, "The Wedding March" from "Digital Pipes, The Splendor of the Organ" a digital recording of a cathedral pipe organ, was "BIG AND OPEN" without any external processing, and a few others, all digitally recorded and some 'DDD'.
Decent power handling characteristics. They are able to handle "power" better than your average speaker. Not simply referring to their wattage rating, but just the way they perform at higher power / volume levels without "falling apart" sonically (at least up to about 116dB with some fairly 'strenuous' material). We 'stood' on them to a reasonable degree with our test Hafler 485 watt power amp.

The Black Oak, 'wood grained', satin finish cabinets in good shape as are the grills and grill frames. Only cosmetic issues to speak of would be a repaired 'ding' on the rear edge of one cabinet, minor grill cloth snags and some minor 'dimpling' in one of the tweeter domes (cosmetics only).
Great speaker for up to mid-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.
Great for most Jazz, and percussive jazz, brass / horn section, 'punch, well mixed modern music (think 'YAZ'), 'percussion heavy' selections / music. Very accurate, detailed & 'refined' sound!
Comes with an e-copy / pdf of the original Paradigm 7SE MKIII / SE series brochure. Cabinets measure 35" H x 8.25" W x 14.75" D and weigh a 39lbs each. Includes our standard 90 day limited warranty (excluding problems due to under / over powering).
PARADIGM 7seMk3 HOME AUDIO SPEAKERS
Condition 8.5
$649. pair
(C)
R.R.


 
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VINTAGE KENWOOD SPEAKERS
KENWOOD KL-999DX
HUGE 17" "THERMAL SHOCK" WOOFER
4-WAY / 6-DRIVER
MILITARY MARKET AND OFFICER OWNED / IMPORTED
(SECOND ONLY TO THE TOPL KL-10000Z)

#...0365/0374

Circa 1983-84
(No Grills)
Made in Japan
for sale

Vintage & VERY large Kenwood KL-999DX stereo speakers. 5-Way, Bass Reflex cabinet design. These are VERY efficient speakers with above average tone balance for 1980's speakers. Plenty of top end that can be filtered / tailored to your tastes with built-in attenuator or external EQ / tone control. Also HUGE & tight low end, likely due to the ported and very 'tuned' cabinet design. They also seem to be able to handle "power" better than your average speaker. Not simply referring to they're wattage rating, but just the way the perform at higher power / volume levels without "falling apart" sonically.

Our speaker tech has completely gone through and 'Certified' these. All drivers were removed and tested individually. Attenuators / L-pads cleaned for 'intermittent free' performance. Poly-Spun batting added to existing damping material to 'tighten up bass response' and reduce cabinet 'ring'. Gasket / sealant material was added to all driver mounting flanges, prior to re-installation to reduce any possibilities of vibration or acoustic anomalies. There are no grills included with this particular pair. Cosmetically, cabinets were cleaned & the wood grain, vinyl wrapped finish is in decent shape with only minor, typical nicks and scuffs. One of the Ivory colored woofer cones has a 'yellowish' stain (see photos above). Felt feet were installed to the cabinet 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, '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. The 'bass' is not only solid and tight on these speakers, but goes VERY DEEP.

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 / snappy reproduction. Fabulous all around), '24K Gold Edition of Jennifer Waren's "Famous Blue Raincoat' (the saxophone very 'up-front'. Fretless bass was natural. Her vocals were a bit 'contained'),
TLC's "Scrub" from their album 'Fan Mail'
(did 'sub-bass' note @ 1'25" & 1'35" reasonably fairly),
YAZ" "was Punchy, snappy and solid, but could use an EQ to open up the vocals"
Allison Kraus and Union Station's "Baby, Now That I've Found You"
(upfront and natural. Vocals very 'open'. 3-D sound stage. Acoustic guitar balanced well with un-restrained 'low-end'),
Cowboy Junkies ‘Sweet Jane
(VERY open/ live and 'mesmerizing' to listen to thru these speakers),
Don Williams' DDD version of 'Country Boy'
(good, 3-D soundstage),
Calvin Hampton's, "The Wedding March" from "Digital Pipes, The Splendor of the Organ", a digital recording of a cathedral pipe organ
(open, with 'natural low-end and good top-end!),
Trapt’s “Headstrong”
(kick drum was ‘solid’ and snappy. The woofers exhibited no sign of fatigue even at upper power levels)
Just about anything from "KORN"
"ROCKED!!! Bass and kick drum from their version of "Word Up" was HUGE and almost 'painful' with no faultering"
Linkin Park
’s Guitars from Hybrid TheoryROCKED!!! VERY PHAT!!!

Van Halens' cut "Top Jimmy" from the CD "1984",
ROCKED! Kick and bass VERY solid! Cymbals 'up-front'. Guitar very phat!"Drop Dead Legs", Cowbell 'up-front'. Michael Anthonys bass was HUGE!

Nickel Creeks’ “When in Rome” from their CD "Why Must the Fire Die?"
(was a BIG, open and up-front),
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'.

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.

Great sounding speaker for that classic 70's stereo receiver or amplifier!
 We have completely tested them with both recorded material, PN and swept them with our AF generator.

Kenwood KL-999DX Features
    

- 17" "Thermal Shock", Treated White Pulp Cone (ribbed for strength), Non-deteriorating Cloth surround
- 6.5" Non-deteriorating, paper surround Mid w/ "Thermal Radiator"
- 6.25" x 2" Exponential-Horn, high frequency driver w/ diffuser lens
- 3x .75" Piezo Super Tweeters w/ Dome diaphragms
- "Real" internal cross-over, not just a couple of "caps" on the mids and tweets
- 3-position Hi frequency attenuators, for custom tailoring sound to your tastes and listening room

- Dual 2.25" Tuned ports for extended low end

   

Kenwood KL-999DX Specifications:
 

Frequency Response: ~20-30,000Hz +- 3dB
Efficiency: ~98dB 1w @ 1m
Nominal Impedance:
Recommended Nominal Power Amplifier range: 20 watts
Recommended Continuous / MAX Power rating: 175 / 350 watts

  
Very nice looking wood grain, vinyl wrap cabinets with only a few, minor 'battle scars'. Again, as stated above, this pair does not include grills, and there is the 'yellow splotch' on one of the woofers (see photos above). All drivers are in perfect condition, work and sound fine! Tested for all frequencies with a sweep generator.
Speakers look fine (except for the above mentioned grill issue) and sound GREAT! Huge, accurate and loud sound, but also very efficient at lower powers due to their 98dB rating! If you're looking for a great performing speaker at medium to higher volume applications, you will not be disappointed with these speakers. These things ROCK!!! Each measures 27.25" tall x 17.5" wide x 10.75" deep and weighs 44 lbs unpacked. This pair comes with original boxes. Can include a pdf download of the 1983 & 1984 original Kenwood Brochure / full line catalog of Stereo Gear.
Includes our standard 90 day limited speaker warranty ( & excluding problems due to under / over powering)
KENWOOD KL-999DX
Cond. 7.5
(due to missing grills and woofer stain)
$649. pr.



 
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VINTAGE SANSUI SPEAKERS
HUGE SANSUI SP-X9700
SEVENTEEN INCH WOOFER!
#1710/1711
17", 4-way, 7-driver system
STEREO SPEAKERS
 Circa 1980-82
MIJ

for sale
Classic lattice grill, vintage Sansui SP-X9700 stereo speakers. 4-Way, 7-Driver, bass-reflex system design. These are VERY efficient and VERY  loud speakers with above average tone balance for early 1980's speakers. Super wide frequency response from 22-23,000 Hz! Plenty of top end and just enough mids. HUGE 17" woofer. 

Our speaker tech has completely gone through and 'Certified' these. All drivers were removed and tested individually. Attenuators / L-pads cleaned for 'intermittent free' performance. Poly-Spun batting added to existing damping material to 'tighten up bass response' and reduce cabinet 'ring'. Gasket / sealant material was added to all driver mounting flanges, prior to re-installation to reduce any possibilities of vibration or acoustic anomalies. Cosmetically, the grills were cleaned & the wood grain, vinyl wrapped cabinets in great shape. Woofers have some fairly common, 'glue creep' from gravity. It happens after 40 years. Fortunately they put enough glue on them for a 'lot more creeping'. Felt feet were installed to the cabinet 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, '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 / snappy reproduction), '24K Gold Edition of Jennifer Waren's "Famous Blue Raincoat' (the saxophone was a bit bright, but not offensive, smooth),
TLC's "Scrub" from their album 'Fan Mail'
(did 'sub-bass' note @ 1'25" & 1'35" reasonably, but could benefit from an EQ),
Allison Kraus and Union Station's "Baby, Now That I've Found You"
(upfront and natural),
Cowboy Junkies ‘Sweet Jane
(VERY open’),
Don Williams' DDD version of 'Country Boy'
(good, 3-D soundstage),
Calvin Hampton's, "The Wedding March" from "Digital Pipes, The Splendor of the Organ", a digital recording of a cathedral pipe organ
(HUGE!),
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 and VERY solid,
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 a bit 'beamy' in the mids, but 'open and up-front'),
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'.

 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.
 
Sansui SP-X9700 Features
  
- 4-Way, 7 Driver Speaker System
- Bass Reflex cabinet design 
- 17" Vented, Non-deteriorating Cloth surround Woofer
- 8" Non-deteriorating, paper surround Mids
- Dual 2" x 7" horn Tweeters with diffusion lenses
- 3x 1.75" "cone" super tweeters in each cabinet
- "Real" internal cross-over, not just a couple of "caps" on the mids and tweets
- 2.5" tuned port for extending low end bass
- 3-position Hi-Freq attenuator

 
Sansui SP-X9700 Specs are as follows:

 
Frequency Response: 43-23k in anechoic chamber & 22-23k in normal listening room
Sensitivity: 100dB / 1Watt @ 1m
Impedance: 8 Ohms
Rated Power Max: 280 watts
Crossover freqs: @ 1k, 7k and 15kHz

 
Great wood grain, vinyl wrap cabinets. Real wood, lattice grills also in good shape with only minor, 'touched-up' battle scars. Backing cloth also in good shape as are the logos. Features a true 4-way cross-over for super clean response especially in the "low end". The venting on the large 17" woofer also adds to the bass response of this speaker. All drivers look, work and sound fine! Tested for all frequencies with a sweep generator. Speakers look and sound GREAT! Big, accurate and loud sound. Each measures 27" tall x 18.5" wide x 10.5" deep and weighs 45 lbs unpacked. Includes our standard 90 day limited warranty (excluding problems due to under / over powering)
 SANSUI SP-X9700 (Consecutive Serials 1710 & 1711)

Cond. 8.5
$649. pair
(C) R.R.


 
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VINTAGE SANSUI STEREO SPEAKERS
SANSUI SP-2500 SP2500

Circa 1974-76 (in US. As early as ’71 in Asia)
MIJ
for sale

Great sounding, classic Lattice grill Sansui SP-2500 speakers. The little brothers to the famous and elusive SP-5500's.
Our speaker tech has completely gone through and 'Certified' these. We have completely tested all drivers. 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. The same operation was done to the rear cabinet panel and the 'Tweeter Cluster' plate. Both Mid and Top End attenuators had there contacts burnished and were cleaned internally. Next, as always they were tested with both recorded material, PN 20-20k and swept them with our AF generator from 20-3kHz. Then came our standard, 'abusive' test recordings. Cosmetically they are fairly typical of 45 year old speakers we see. There's a few 'battle scars' / dimples on the tops (see photos above), but nothing particularly distracting. 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, a digital recording of a cathedral pipe organ, and a few others, all digitally recorded and some 'DDD'.
Great power handling characteristics. They are able to handle "power" MUCH better than your average speaker. Not simply referring to they're wattage rating, but just the way the perform at higher power / volume levels without "falling apart" sonically. We 'stood' on them HARD with our test Hafler 225 watt power amp. Great 'balance' and reproductive detail. 'Solid', punchy and 'tight' low-end, with no 'mush'. These are in excellent condition as well.
   Great 'all around' speaker for that vintage stereo system. Efficient enough to make lower power units sound 'BIG', but tough enough to handle larger power amps.
This is probably our 16th pair in 20 years.
They usually don't hang around long.
 
SANSUI SP-2500 FEATURES INCLUDE:

     
- 3-Way, 5-Speaker design. 
- 12" Non-deteriorating Cloth surround Woofer
- Dual 5" Non-deteriorating Cloth surround Midranges
- Dual 2" Horn loaded Tweeters with Diffusion Lens for smooth, but efficient highs.
- "Real" internal cross-over
- Hi and Mid attenuators on rear input panel for custom tailoring sound to your tastes and listening room
- Dual 2.5" tuned ports for extending low end
- Vented Woofer dust cap for increasing low end efficiency

 
SANSUI SP-2500 ORIGINAL SPECIFICATIONS / SPECS:

   
Cabinet Design: Bass Reflex, 3-Way- 5-Driver, design
Frequency Response: 30-20,000 Hz
Cross-over frequencies:
 700Hz & 6.5KHz with 12dB / octave roll-off
Efficiency:
98 dB @ 1w / 1m
Impedance:
8 ohms
Controls: Hi & Mid attenuators
Power Handling:
80 watt power capacity

     
Gorgeous "Real Wood" cabinets as well as real wood lattice grills. These lattice grills are hand carved, featuring "Kumiko" fretwork, like other Sansui speaker grills. The difference with these are that they are curved which provides better diffusion of sound. Features a true 3-way cross-over for super clean response especially in the "low end".
Tested for all frequencies with a sweep generator. All drivers work and sound fine! Cosmetically, the speakers are in good sound, with just typical scuffs and minor 'battle scars', with nothing much to mention that's out of sorts. Cab's look decent following a coat of 'Restore-a-Finish' and 'Feed-n-Wax'. Cabinets, Grills and overall finish, all excellent. Speakers look, perform and sound GREAT!
Huge, accurate and loud sound. Each measures 25.25" tall x 16.75" wide x 10.75" deep and weighs 50 lbs unpacked. Includes our standard 90 day limited warranty ( & excluding problems due to under / over powering)
Sansui SP-2500 STEREO SPEAKERS
Cond. 8.5

$599. pair
  
   
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VINTAGE

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

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

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

EPICURE / EPI 'STAT 450' FEATURES INCLUDE:

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


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


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

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

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

Unfortunately these are both missing their grills. The locating / attachment pins are intact, but no grills. With the exception of some normal scuffing to the tops and a few minor 'battle scars', the wood grain, vinyl wrapped cabinets are in good shape. Some wear to the built-in bases (see above photos).
Our speaker tech has completely gone through and 'Certified' these.  Both woofer surrounds just replaced with new foam for trouble-free service. We also did multiple internal wiring repairs, replaced one of the speaker wire / AC power input panels, added foam to rear of tweeter plate mounting flanges to isolate from the cabinet (should have been done at the factory originally on this model) and added isolation material to the woofer mounting flanges. Following that work and mod's, we completely tested them with both recorded material, PN 20-20k and swept them with our AF generator from 20-5,000 Hz and feeding them with the output from our Hafler P-225 Pro Power Amp, looking for any vibrations or other anomalies (and there were originally a few that we addressed, as there typically are on speakers). Then further auditioned with a myriad of our difficult to reproduce 'test' CD's.
Great speaker for up to mid volume levels. Again, these are more "detail" oriented speakers NOT "Power Pounding Party" speakers. If that's what you're looking for then don't buy these. These are true to the classic New England speaker sound. Again as we mentioned earlier, placement of speakers / listener, while most times is important, is imperative with these speakers. If you can afford the space to arrange yourself, in correct proximity to these (between
1 to 2 x d, call me for clarification) you'll be amazed with the 'presence' of these speakers. Great for most Jazz, acapella vocals, acoustic guitar recordings, blue-grass, gypsy jazz & classical / symphonic / string music. Very accurate, detailed & 'refined' sound! Includes AC power adaptors. Cabinets measure 37.5" H x 17.5" W x 10.5" D  and weighs a hefty 50 lbs each. Includes our standard 90 day limited warranty (excluding problems due to under / over powering.
EPI STAT 450 STEREO SPEAKERS
Condition 8 (due to missing grills)
$499. pair

(Due to the dimensions and / or weight of these speakers, Packing / SHIPPED 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 SHIPPED by 5-10 days)

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

 Circa 1991-97
 for sale
 We aren't typically very interested in A/V style speakers, but these JBL L-3's can hold their own in our 2-channel system. This speaker is large enough, that even though it is a modern, A/V cabinet, it sounds great on an "old skool", 2-channel amp! Great speaker for detail, balance and that big "wall-o-sound" presence. Outrageous 'Low-End' with great response across the spectrum and stay's 'tight'. Handles power well!
We have completely tested them with both recorded material, PN 20-20k and swept them with our AF generator.

JBL L-3 FEATURES INCLUDE:

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


JBL L-3 ORIGINAL SPECIFICATIONS / SPECS:

Frequency Response: 35-27kHz
±6dB
 Efficiency: 89 dB 1w @ 1m
Nominal Impedance:
Crossover Frequency: 3k
Recommended Minimum Power amplifier rating: 35 watts
Recommended Maximum Power rating: 250 watts
 

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


 
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VINTAGE
HED / 
CERWIN VEGA STEREO SPEAKERS
CERWIN VEGA / HED N-12

Circa mid '90'S
for sale
 BIG sounding Cerwin Vega / HED N-12, 12" / 3-way speakers! Capable of very high volume levels while producing "pounding" yet "tight" bass! Great balance too. Vega's always seem to perform without issues.

 
Our speaker tech has completely gone through and 'Certified' these. Woofer surrounds replaced with fresh foam for trouble-free service (done the correct way, by removing dust caps and actually 'shimming' VC). 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. Tweeter flanges (plastic) have the typical cracks / splits / chips like 30 year old plastic gets. Some were intact enough to save / repair. Cosmetics only. Other than that, cosmetically there's just a few minor dings / tics to the cabs. Attenuators both cleaned. 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',
Donald Fagens, "I.G.Y." from the album "Night Fly" "was a bit 'stuffy'", 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, KORN's version of 'Word Up' ROCKED!, Calvin Hampton's, "The Wedding March" from "Digital Pipes "was a bit 'contained'" (but you're probably not looking at a pair of 12" CV's to play organ music on. Just guessing...), Allison Kraus and Union Station, Nickelback,
YAZ" "was Punchy, and Solid, and overall sounded great", Trapt's 'Headstrong' "ROCKED and shook the concrete floor!", and a few others, all digitally recorded and some 'DDD'.
  
HED N-12 Features:
 
- 12", Cast Frame, Pulp Woofer with fresh 'correct' foam surrounds just installed for years of trouble-free service
- 4.5" Non-deteriorating paper surround Mid
- 2.25" Horn Tweeter w/ Phase plug
- "Real" internal cross-over
- Hi and Mid attenuators on rear input panel for custom tailoring sound to your tastes and listening room
- 2.75" tuned port for extending bass response in the rear of the cabinet
- "Spring-clip" speaker connectors
- Circuit Breaker protection for tweeter
 
 
Cerwin Vega / HED N-12 Specifications:
Frequency Response:
~30-19,000Hz ± 3dB
Efficiency: 96 dB 1w @ 1m
Nominal Impedance: 6/4Ω each
Recommended Minimum Power amplifier rating:
10 watts
Continuous / Max power rating: 60 / 120 watts
   

Great 'balance' and reproductive detail. 'Solid', punchy and 'tight' low-end, with no 'mush'. Nice 'wall-o-sound' and BIG projection with solid power handling at higher volume levels and of course, very 'Musical'. Typical of most of the Cerwin Vegas we refurbish. These are in excellent cosmetic condition as well.
 
 These are great sounding speakers. We just replaced the woofer foam surrounds with correct new "red" foams. Cabinets in great shape. Grill frame integrity and the original black knit cloth near perfect as well. Again, we have completely refurbished, tested and Certified these speakers. Sound great and READY TO ROCK! Each measures 25.5" h x 15.5" w x  10.75" d and weighs 40 lbs unpacked. Includes our 90 day warranty (excluding problems due to under / over powering)
Cerwin Vega / HED N-12
Condition 8.5
$549. pr
(C) R.R.

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

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

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

ADVENT 'LAUREATE' FEATURES INCLUDE:

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


ADVENT 'LAUREATE' ORIGINAL SPECIFICATIONS / SPECS:

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

Efficiency: 90dB 1w @ 1m

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

The tall 'tower' stature of the Advent Laureate speakers puts the tweeter more on plane with your ears, instead of your knees.
 
Our speaker tech has completely gone through and 'Certified' these. All four woofer surrounds just replaced with new foam for trouble-free service. Following the above work, we completely tested them with both recorded material, PN 20-20k and swept them with our AF generator from 20-5,000 Hz and feeding them with the output from our Hafler P-225 Pro Power Amp, looking for any irregular vibrations / anomalies in either the drivers. driver mounting, crossovers or cabinet structure integrity. We then further auditioned with a myriad of our difficult to reproduce 'test' CD's. Entire cabinet has been frequency swept while being powered by our Hafler test amp. They performed flawlessly and sounded great!
Real Pecan wood veneer cabinets in beautiful shape as are the grills and grill frames. Really no cosmetic issues to speak of. Cabinets just had a fresh rub-down w/ lemon oil to bring out their original luster.
Great speaker for up to mid volume levels. Again, these are more "detail" oriented speakers NOT "Power Pounding Party" speakers. If that's what you're looking for then don't buy these. These are true to the classic New England speaker sound. Again as we mentioned earlier, placement of speakers / listener, while most times is important, is imperative with these speakers. If you can afford the space to arrange yourself, in correct proximity to these (between
1 to 2 x d, call me for clarification) you'll be amazed with the 'presence' of these speakers. Great for most Jazz, and percussive jazz, acapella vocals, acoustic guitar recordings, blue-grass, gypsy jazz & classical / symphonic / string music. Very accurate, detailed & 'refined' sound! Consecutively serial numbered pair. Cabinets measure 33" H x 9.25" W x 12.5" D and weigh 38 lbs each. Includes our standard 90 day limited warranty (excluding problems due to under / over powering).
ADVENT LAUREATE HOME AUDIO SPEAKERS
Condition 8.5+
$549. pair
(C)
J.L.


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

CIRCA 1987-
96

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

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

Features:

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

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


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

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

     

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

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

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

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


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

 We aren't typically very interested in A/V speakers, but these Yamaha YST-A755's can hold their own in our 2-channel system. This speaker is large enough, that even though it is a modern, A/V cabinet, it sounds great on an "old skool", 2-channel amp!  Great speaker for detail, balance and that big "wall-o-sound" presence. Handles power VERY WELL!
We have completely tested them with both recorded material, PN 20-20k and swept them with our AF generator.

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

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

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

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


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

Circa 19
78

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

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

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


Specs:

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


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

Condition 8
$329. pair


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

for sale

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

Features:

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


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


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

$189. pair


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

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

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

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

 
$129. pair 


 
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"Jerry: I just wanted to send you a big "thank you!" My speakers (Boston A-120) arrived Tuesday and I was impressed before I even hooked them up because of how well they were packaged for SHIPPED. 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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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.

    
____________________________

 
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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VINTAGE
 PIONEER STEREO SPEAKERS
PIONEER HPM-100
/ HPM100
 (200 WATT VERSIONS)
 
#...5542U/5537U
 MIJ

 Circa mid 1976-80

for sale

SOLD 3/22/17
SHIPPING TO MONTANA

 
  One of the top 'Classics' and of course, one of the most sought after speaker models ever made. The Pioneer HPM-100's...and these are the 200 Watt versions! It's been exactly four (4) years since we've had a pair of "200 Watters".
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 (however, probably not efficient enough to enjoy with a small wattage or single ended tube amp).
 
 
 Our speaker tech has completely gone through and 'Certified' these. Speakers were entirely disassembled. All drivers removed. Crossover components and internal circuit boards were inspected for any possible 'sympathetic' component vibrations. We replaced one of the 'commonly wrinkled' midranges, that also had dents in the dust cap, with a clean, original. One of the woofers arrived with some sort of 'black stain' or maybe 'soot' splotching parts of white cone. It took a lot of different solvents to finally find one that would clean it off. In doing so, some of the white finish was removed from the crests of the ridges in that woofer cone. Cosmetics only (see photos above). 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, KORN's version of 'Word Up', 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 225 watt power amp.
Cabinets cleaned, then had a coat of Lemon Oil rubbed into the 'real' Walnut wood veneer and are in great shape. Speakers only have very minor scuffs / striations that have mostly disappeared with Lemon oil. There were a couple of further stains on the black baffle board that could not be removed completely (see photos above). Grills have new, heavier duty, black, knit grill cloth installed. 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: 100 / 200 watts (versus the 50 / 100 watt versions)
   
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 (200 Watt versions)
Condition 8.3

SOLD 3/22/17
SHIPPING TO MONTANA

 (C) M.R.

 
  
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VINTAGE PIONEER STEREO SPEAKERS
PIONEER CS-88A
 #...8145-0728
 Circa late 1974-79
MIJ

SOLD 7/6/17
SHIPPING TO ILLINOIS

The Pioneer 88's in the vastly upgraded "A" version. These are the Upper-middle of Pioneers "serious" line of mid '70's offerings. These are one of "The Classic" loud speakers with the 'vintage wood lattice grill' look.
Our speaker tech has completely gone through and 'Certified' these.
All drivers were removed and tested individually. Attenuators / L-pads had their contacts individually burnished, as was the silver plated track for 'intermittent free' performance. Fresh, new foam surrounds installed on all four tweeters. Gasket / sealant material was added to all driver mounting flanges, prior to re-installation to reduce any possibilities of vibration or acoustic anomalies. Cosmetically, the grills were cleaned & the wood grain, REAL WALNUT WOOD veneer cabinets in great shape. Felt feet were installed to the cabinet bottom plates.  Crossover components were attached more solidly than they originally were at the factory to eliminate 'buzzing' / acoustic anomalies from their components. Gasket / sealant material was added to all driver mounting flanges, prior to re-installation to reduce any possibilities of vibration or acoustic anomalies. Cosmetically, they're in BEAUTIFUL shape. Virtually no wear to the original Walnut wood cabs and no breaks, chips or missing parts in the real Walnut wood lattice grills. Crisp edges and sharp cabinet corners.
The grills were completely detailed. 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, '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.

 We have completely tested them with both recorded material and swept them with our AF generator.

We auditioned these Pioneer CS-88A's with a myriad of styles / types of music, including many of the selections listed on our 'Demo Cuts' page but here are some notes I made on their post restoration 'check sheet';
TLC's "Scrub" from their album 'Fan Mail', "
did 'sub-bass' note @ 1'25" & 1'35" SO SOLIDLY & PROMINENTLY THAT IT SHOOK OUR CONCRETE FLOOR. In-fact, it was among the STRONGEST I've heard it reproduced from any speaker"
Dire Straits' "So Far Away" from their album 'Brothers in Arms' "was very 'natural and crisp, with great balance'",
Donald Fagens, "I.G.Y." from the album "Night Fly"
"Was as near perfect as any speaker could do. Good power, 'snappy and solid up to about '10:30' on the pre-amps volume control' again, with great balance"
'24K Gold Edition of Jennifer Waren's "Famous Blue Raincoat' "
was warm and 'natural' sounding, Vocals very 'un-colored' and piano came thru in just the correct amount of the mix"
Allison Kraus and Union Station's
Baby, Now That I've Found You" '"nice 3-D soundstage, but vocals a bit 'contained'",
YAZ"
"was Punchy, and Solid, with seriously 'deep' bass reproduction"
Nickel Creek's, "When in Rome" from the CD, "Why Should the Fire Die"; "Deep, natural bass. Mandolin 'up-front'. Huge and reproduced a great mix.
Donald Fagens, "I.G.Y." from the album "Night Fly" "Sounded as it should, snappy, solid and crisp...Vocals were 'perfect'",
"
Calvin Hampton's, "The Wedding March" from
"Digital Pipes, The Splendor of the Organ" a digital recording of a cathedral pipe organ, "good balance"
Van Halens "Top Jimmy" ,
"balanced, solid and took power well"
, and a few others, all digitally recorded and some 'DDD'.


They are capable of decently high volume levels while producing "deep" yet "tight" bass with great balance on the top and mid end. Great balance too.


Pioneer CS-88A Speakers Feature:
   
- 5-Way / 6-Driver, "Infinite Baffle" cabinet design
- Air / Acoustic Suspension or also known as Infinite Baffle design
- Pioneers "F.B." design driver cones deliver more rigidity and lightweight performance resulting in quicker response and better mid-end with less distortion
- 30 cm / 12" "FB"  (Free-Beating, wool impregnated pulp) Woofer
- Dual 12 cm / 5" "FB" Mids
- Dual 7.7 cm / 3" "FB" Tweeters [(Woofer and Mids feature non-deteriorating cloth surrounds (tweeters have foam surrounds which have just had new, fresh foam installed)]
- Multi-cell Super-Tweeter for less "beam" and greater dispersion over standard compression horns.
- "Real" 4-way crossover with crossover points @ 450 Hz, 3600 Hz and 10KHz. (mids are naturally separated from each other due to their diameters)
- All Pioneer built components
- Dual 3-position Mid and Top-end Frequency level attenuators
   - Push-button inputs
- Beautiful original condition real wood Walnut cabinets
- Classic Real solid Walnut Lattice grills with great attention to detail!

   
Specs:
Impedance:
8 ohms
Efficiency:
97dB! 1w @ 1m
Frequency Response: 35-20,000 Hz, +/- 3 dB
Cross-over frequencies: 450 Hz, 3600 Hz and 10KHz
Power Rating: 80 watts RMS
   

Again, have completely gone thru these Pioneer CS-88a's as stated above. All 4 of the universally problematic 3" tweeter surrounds on these CS-88a's have been re-foamed for years of trouble-free service.
These speakers look great and sound huge with deep bass and crystal top-end. Easily one of the best and biggest sounding speakers Pioneer made next to the HPM series. Measure 26"h x 15"w x 12.5"d and weigh 47lbs each unpacked. This is your chance to own a great piece of Pioneer audio history. Includes our standard 90 day limited warranty (excluding problems due to under / over powering).
PIONEER CS-88A SPEAKERS
Condition 9

(C) M.R.
SOLD 7/6/17
SHIPPING TO ILLINOIS

 

 
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VINTAGE KENWOOD SPEAKERS
KENWOOD KL-888X
#...2084 / 2112
Circa 1979-81
Made in Japan

SOLD 3/16/17
SHIPPING TO VIRGINIA

Classic lattice grill, vintage & large Kenwood KL-888X stereo speakers. 5-Way, Bass Reflex cabinet design. These are VERY efficient speakers with above average tone balance for late '70's speakers. Plenty of top end that can be filtered / tailored to your tastes with built-in attenuator or external EQ / tone control. Also HUGE & tight low end, likely due to the ported and very 'tuned' cabinet design. They also seem to be able to handle "power" better than your average speaker. Not simply referring to they're wattage rating, but just the way the perform at higher power / volume levels without "falling apart" sonically.

Our speaker tech has completely gone through and 'Certified' these. All drivers were removed and tested individually. Attenuators / L-pads cleaned for 'intermittent free' performance. Poly-Spun batting added to existing damping material to 'tighten up bass response' and reduce cabinet 'ring'. Gasket / sealant material was added to all driver mounting flanges, prior to re-installation to reduce any possibilities of vibration or acoustic anomalies. Cosmetically, cabinets were cleaned & the wood grain, vinyl wrapped cabinets are in decent shape with only minor, typical nicks and scuffs. Both Poly molded grills in good 'structural' shape with but one of them has some splotchy, 'white' staining that is impervious to any solvent we've tried (barring solvents that would 'melt' the plastic itself) (see photos above). Felt feet were installed to the cabinet 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, '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. The 'bass' is not only solid and tight on these speakers, but goes VERY DEEP.

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 / snappy reproduction), '24K Gold Edition of Jennifer Waren's "Famous Blue Raincoat' (the saxophone was a bit bright, but not offensive, smooth),
TLC's "Scrub" from their album 'Fan Mail'
(did 'sub-bass' note @ 1'25" & 1'35" strongly,
Allison Kraus and Union Station's "Baby, Now That I've Found You"
(upfront and natural),
Cowboy Junkies ‘Sweet Jane
(VERY open’),
Don Williams' DDD version of 'Country Boy'
(good, 3-D soundstage),
Calvin Hampton's, "The Wedding March" from "Digital Pipes, The Splendor of the Organ", a digital recording of a cathedral pipe organ
(open and HUGE!),
Trapt’s “Headstrong”
(was ‘solid’ and the woofers exhibited no sign of fatigue even at upper power levels)
Just about anything from "KORN" ROCKED!!!
Most of the cuts from Michael Jacksons' 'Number Ones' such as "Bad" "Beat It", and "Billy Jean", were ‘strongly’ reproduced and VERY solid,
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 a BIG, open and up-front),
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'.

 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.

Great sounding speaker for that classic 70's stereo receiver or amplifier!
 We have completely tested them with both recorded material, PN and swept them with our AF generator.
Kenwood KL-888X Features
    
- 15" Non-deteriorating Cloth surround Woofer
- 4.5" Non-deteriorating, paper surround Mid
- 6.25" x 2" Horn / Upper Midrange
- 2.5" Tweeter
- 1.5", Mylar Cone, Radial Super Tweeter
- "Real" internal cross-over, not just a couple of "caps" on the mids and tweets
- 3-position Hi frequency attenuators, using resistors, not failure prone Ni-Chrome wire, for custom tailoring sound to your tastes and listening room

- Dual 2.25" Tuned ports for extended low end

   

Kenwood KL-888X Specifications:
 

Frequency Response: ~25-22,000Hz +- 3dB
Efficiency: ~98dB 1w @ 1m
Nominal Impedance:
Cross-over frequencies: ~700Hz, 2kHz, 5kHz and 10kHz
Recommended Nominal Power Amplifier range: 10-250 watts
Recommended MAX Power rating: 250 watts

  
Very nice looking wood grain, vinyl wrap cabinets with only a few, minor 'battle scars'. Again, as stated above, both Poly molded grills in good 'structural' shape with the splotchy, 'white' staining to one of them (see photos above). All drivers are in perfect condition, work and sound fine! Tested for all frequencies with a sweep generator.
Speakers look fine (except for the above mentioned grill issue) and sound GREAT! Huge, accurate and loud sound, but also very efficient at lower powers due to their 98dB rating! If you're looking for a great performing speaker at medium to higher volume applications, you will not be disappointed with these speakers. Each measures 27" tall x 17.5" wide x 10" deep and weighs 45 lbs unpacked. Includes our standard 90 day limited speaker warranty ( & excluding problems due to under / over powering)
KENWOOD KL 888X

Cond. 8

(C) R.R.
SOLD 3/16/17
SHIPPING TO VIRGINIA


 
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NEW LISTING 4/25/17

  
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VINTAGE PIONEER STEREO SPEAKERS
PIONEER CS-99A
#...2925/9241
Circa 1974-80

 
SOLD 4/25/17
SHIPPED TO MONTANA

   
This model was one of the Pioneer "Flag-Ships" of the famous 'CS' line and are vastly upgraded "A" version featuring 'FB' cones and NO foam surrounds to deteriorate on any of the drivers. Also, got away from what time determined was a 'fragile' tweeter in the 'non-A' version. These are great speakers in all aspects. You couldn't ask for better frequency response as these are rated 20Hz-22kHz! Huge 'Wall-Of-Sound' and very efficient.
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" VERY well.
Due to huge efficiency at 97dB coupled with great power handling characteristics, they are fabulous for most power range amps / receivers, large or small and especially smaller Class A and Single-ended tube outputs.
 Features include:
 

   - 4-Way / 6-Driver, "Infinite Baffle" cabinet design
   - 15" FB' Woofer with non-deteriorating cloth suspension and cast frame
   - 5" 'FB' Mid-Bass with non-deteriorating cloth suspension  
 - 4" 'FB' Upper-Mid' with non-deteriorating cloth suspension
  - 4"x3.75" Multi-Cellular Horn Tweeter / "Squawker" w/ AlNiCo Magnet
   - Dual .5" 360
° radial, 'Poly' 'Super-Tweeters 
   - Serious and "Real" Internal crossover
   - All Pioneer built components
   - 3-Position Mid and High Frequency level attenuators
   - Spring-Loaded input terminals
   - Real wood veneered cabinets
   - Classic Real solid Walnut Lattice
    grills with great attention to detail!

   
 
Specs / Specifications:
 

 System design: 5-Way, 6-Driver Acoustic Suspension / Infinite baffle
  Impedance: 8 ohms
  Efficiency: 97dB! 1w @ 1m
  Frequency Response: 20Hz-22kHz, +/- 3 dB
  Cross-over frequencies: @ 800Hz, 2k, 5k & 10kHz
   Power Rating: 100 watts RMS

   
   If you like the "Mid-70's Lattice" look with about the 'biggest' sound possible, then these would likely be great speakers for you! These appear to have spent  most of their life in their boxes. There was hardly any dust on them when we started their restoration. The original and REAL, Walnut wood veneer is essentially perfect, as are the grills. (we recommend running Pioneer 'Lattice grill' speakers with the grills removed. They used small metal clips for decoration and structural integrity, at each junction of the grill lattice waves. These can be a source of extraneous noise at different frequencies. This recommendation would be applicable to any Pioneer 'CS' series speaker with 'real' wood, lattice grills. Just FYI.)
 We have completely gone thru these speakers. We tested each driver independently. Both attenuators have 'painstakingly' had their contacts burnished and cleaned for 'drop-out-free' performance. Following the above work, we 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-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! Again, we have completely gone through these and they're 'Ready to Rock'. This pair comes with original boxes and packing. Measure 24.75"h x 16.5"w x 11.5"d and weigh a heavy 52 lbs each unpacked. Includes our standard 90 day limited warranty ( excluding problems due to under / over powering).
   Pioneer CS-99A
   Cond. 9.9+++

(C) R.R.

 
SOLD 4/25/17
SHIPPED / DELIVERED TO MONTANA


 

 

    



NEW LISTING 3/17/17
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CLASSIC STEREO SPEAKERS
 JBL L100 'CENTURY'
  #...852A & 853A
  Circa mid 1971-77
 MADE IN USA
SOLD 4/3/17
SHIPPING TO OREGON

   One of the top 'Classics' and one of the most sought after speaker models ever made. The JBL L100 ‘Century’ speakers. 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 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 as well. They are capable of high volume levels while producing "pounding" & "tight" bass with great balance on the top and mid end. Just a great 'all-around' speaker for home audio listening or recording ‘studio monitor’ use. Just as happy with a medium-small size amp as they are with amps of larger size (probably not efficient enough to enjoy with a small wattage, under 25 watts or single ended tube amp).
 Our speaker tech has completely gone through and 'certified' these. Tweeter diffusion foam replaced. 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. 'High' and 'Mid' Attenuators have static-free performance. They have been professionally re-veneered in Walnut wood veneer. The front baffles have been refinished. The tweeters have new dispersion foam installed. The only minor cosmetic issue worth mentioning is there's a 'smudge' on the internal badge on one (see above photos). Grill front frames re-covered and look fabulous. 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.  Cabinets were spruced up with a coat of ‘Restore-A-Finish’ and then hand-rubbed with ‘Feed-n-Wax’. They look 'D%&N NEAR NEW'!
Following the above work, these speakers are ready to go!
We auditioned this pair well. Following the above mentioned 'barrage', our demo cuts ran the gamut from Dire Straits, 'Brothers in Arms', TLC 'Fan Mail', Allison Kraus and Union Station, Nickelback, and a few others, all digitally recorded and some 'DDD'.
'Solid', punchy and 'tight' low-end, with no 'mush'. Overall, Great 'tone' quality, but then again, they're one of the most famous and sought after speaker models ever made. Heck, most of the above cuts may have been originally mixed on a pair of these.
 From an original JBL brochure from ’73,

    
  “The JBL L100, is the most successful speaker ever produced by JBL. It may well be the most successful loud speaker in its class ever produced by anyone.”
      “The JBL L100 is essentially the JBL 4310 studio monitor in a more ‘handsome cabinet’ and was the most ‘expensive bookshelf speaker’ in it’s time.”

  
   JBL L100 Century FEATURES:
 

- 3-Way, Bass Reflex cabinet design 
- 12" / 30cm, JBL 123-A, Die-Cast-aluminum framed, "Ribbed", cone woofer, coated with ‘Lansaplas’, an ‘anti-resonance’ material to reduce radial ‘eddy currents’ (reason for the ‘white’ color), w/ 3”, ‘Edge-wound’ copper ribbon Voice Coil, surrounded by a powerful 6.75 lb ‘AlNiCo V’ magnet.
- 5"JBL LE5 Midrange Die-Cast-aluminum framed, Non-deteriorating paper surround, 7/8” VC and 2.75 lb, AlNiCo magnet
- 1.4" JBL LE25 Tweeter, Die-Cast-aluminum framed, w/ 5/8” copper wound VC & Non-deteriorating paper surround Cone-Tweeter
- "Real" internal 3-Way cross-over
- Hi and Mid attenuators on front panel for custom tailoring sound to your tastes and listening room
- 2.75" tuned port for extending bass response
- Real wood Walnut Veneer Finish on well built, heavy wall cabinet
- Speaker input connectors have been upgraded from the historically anemic JBL connectors used during that era, to heavy duty, 3-Way, binding posts
  
JBL L100 CENTURY SPECIFICATIONS / SPECS:
Frequency Response: Not Specified on most JBL’s
Efficiency: ~85 dB 1w @ 1m
Nominal Impedance: 8Ω each
Cross-over frequencies: @ 1.5k & 6kHz
Continuous / Max power rating: 50 continuous to clean peaks of ten fold
   
The JBL L100 ‘Centurys’ are from what most folks (including us) would argue was JBL’s 'Pinnacle' period, and were offered in the same line-up that gave us the such great JBL models such as the JBL L26 & L36 ‘Decade’ series speakers, the JBL L300A ‘Summit’ speakers, the JBL L65 ‘Jubal’s’, the JBL L166 ‘Horizon’ speakers, The monstrous JBL Paragon D44000 speakers and of course the industry standard, JBL 4310, 4311 4311B & 4312 studio monitors. Again, we have completely tested all drivers at individually applicable frequencies with a sweep generator looking for any irregular anomalies in either the drivers or cabinet structure integrity.
HUGE in SONICS! These are one of the most incredible sounding speakers you will hear. These have most everything we 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. Plenty of top end that can be filtered / tailored to your tastes with built-in attenuators. Huge, DEEP low-end that still stays incredibly tight (shakes the concrete floor in our demo room). 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 power amp. JBL L100’s are always among the top performers of the many speakers we have auditioned over the years. 
 Also, again, these look great having the above mentioned work. JBL L100’s are one of our favorite speakers and for 98% of folks out there, probably one of the most ‘listenable’ speaker you will own for ‘all-around’ music genres and power applications.
If you are looking for a great performing pair of JBL L100’s, sonically as well as cosmetically, then here you go! Comes with a link to an ‘e-copy’ of the original ’73 brochure. Each measures 23.5" h x 14.25" w x  13.75" d and weighs 52 lbs unpacked. Includes our 90 day warranty (excluding problems due to under / over powering)
JBL L100 'Century' SPEAKERS
Condition 8.5+++

(C) M.R.

SOLD 4/3/17
SHIPPING TO OREGON



 
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NEW LISTING 3/7/17
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VINTAGE SANSUI SPEAKERS
SANSUI SP-7500X
SIXTEEN INCH WOOFER!
#...0957 / 0968

Circa 1976-78
Made in Japan

SOLD 4/5/17
SHIPPING TO OREGON


Huge Sansui 4-way, 5-driver, "Bass Reflex" Speaker system with gigantic "Wall-O-Sound"!! And a great, classic, Lattice Grill look by Sansui. These are killer speakers for just overall "rock'in the house" and throwing small to medium size parties.
Our speaker tech has completely gone through and 'Certified' these. All drivers were removed and tested individually. Tweeter surrounds re-glued where necessary. Attenuator / L-pads cleaned for 'intermittent free' performance. Poly-Spun batting added to existing damping material to 'tighten up bass response' and reduce cabinet 'ring'. Gasket / sealant material was added to all driver mounting flanges, prior to re-installation to reduce any possibilities of vibration or acoustic anomalies. Cosmetically, the grills were cleaned & the wood grain, vinyl wrapped cabinets in great shape with a few 'battle scars' to the tops and edges. 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, '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 overly bright, but not offensive smooth),
TLC's "Scrub" from their album 'Fan Mail'
(did 'sub-bass' note @ 1'25" & 1'35" reasonably, but would benefit from an EQ),
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
(nice and open’),
Don Williams' DDD version of 'Country Boy'
(good, ‘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
(HUGE!),
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 a bit 'beamy' in the mids, but 'open and up-front'),
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'.

Sansui SP-7500X Features include:
 
 
- Bass Reflex, Dual Ported Cabinet design 
- 16" Woofer for driving, deep, yet, "Tight" Bass,
- 8"  Non-deteriorating surround, cone midrange
- 2" x 6" Horn tweeter
- Dual 2" Cone Super Tweeters
- Triple-Position Tone Selectors / attenuator switche for Treble response that allows you to tailor speakers to your room and tastes
- 3" Tuned port for extended low end
 
Sansui SP-7500X Specifications:
 
Efficiency:
98dB 1w @ 1m
Nominal Impedance: 8Ω nominal
Recommended Nominal Power Amplifier range: 10-175 watts
Recommended Peak Power rating: 130 watts
 
These speakers are in great mechanical shape. The vinyl wood grain finish cabinets look good with a numerous scuffs / 'battle scars', that have been 'touched-up' to a VERY presentable level (see photo collages above). The original wood lattice grills had a few minor issues touched up to the fretwork and the backing cloth is original and intact. All locating pins in perfect shape.
Again, as stated above, we have completely gone through them. 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 sound great! Like many speakers from this lineage, these speakers are able to handle large transient volume / power.
If you want big and loud, with balance and accuracy, then here you go!!! We 'pounded' on them with our listening room Hafler Power Amp and they performed fantastically! Very deep, yet finely "tight" bass, with plenty of top-end that can be attenuated to any degree you desire, via attenuator.
Each measures 26" tall x 17.5" wide x 11" deep and weighs 48 lbs unpacked. Includes our standard, limited speaker warranty (excluding problems due to under / over powering).
SANSUI SP-7500X HOUSE SPEAKERS
Cond. 7.5

(C) R.R.

SOLD 4/5/17
SHIPPING TO OREGON


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

SOLD 2/24/17
SHIPPED TO ILLINOIS

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

FISHER XP-16 FEATURES INCLUDE:

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


FISHER XP-16 ORIGINAL SPECIFICATIONS / SPECS:


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


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

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

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

(C) M.R.
SOLD 2/24/17
SHIPPED TO ILLINOIS


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

 

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VINTAGE SANSUI STEREO SPEAKERS
SANSUI SP-X7000
4-WAY / 5-DRIVER
130W / 8 Ohms
25.5" H X 15.5" W X 11" D
SOLD 2/12/17
SHIPPED TO KC
    

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VINTAGE SANSUI STEREO SPEAKERS
KENWOOD KL-777X
KENWOOD 15"
3-WAY / 4-DRIVER
200W / 8 Ohms
25.75" H X 23" W X 10.5" D
SOLD 2/12/17
SHIPPED TO KC
    



         NEW LISTING
6/27/16
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PRE-APPRECIATED
INFINITY SM-120 / SM120
STEREO SPEAKERS / STUDIO MONITORS
#...9424 / 9438
Circa 1986-89
Made in USA
for sale
SOLD 1/12/17
SHIPPED TO PENNSYLVANIA

  Our speaker tech has completely gone through and 'Certified' these. One of the first things to address was the lack of internal batting material, which generally causes cabinet ring and excessive resonance. Our tech added poly-spun batting to an appropriate level, which in once everything else was done, really tightens up the low end and GREATLY improves definition. He then replaced the woofer surround with correct and fresh foam suspensions. All drivers were re-installed with the addition of gasketing material to further seal and eliminate any ‘flange to baffle’ rattles and buzzes. Attenuators 'PAINSTAKINGLY' removed and cleaned for ‘static free’ operation. Gasketing added to the attenuator plates prior to re-installation as well. All drivers were then tested with AF generator sweep, PN 20-20k and our standard, 'abusive' test recordings.
 
 Following the above technical work, 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 / testing CD's / 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'.
 These Infinity SM-120 'Studio Monitor' speakers are great all around 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! Incredibly efficient as well (check the specs). Great for most genres of music. 3-Way, ported cabinet design.
 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 225 watt power amp. Among the top performers we have auditioned over the years. These are in excellent condition as well. These speakers are ready to go!

Infinity SM-120 Features include:
  
- 3-way, Bass Reflex cabinet design
-12" / 305mm Poly coated, paper pulp Low Frequency Driver (woofer)
 - 4.5" / 114mm Poly-coated midrange
-1" / 25mm High-Output, "Polycell" Tweeter
- 3", Tuned Port for extended low end
- "Real" internal crossover
  

Infinity SM-120 Specifications:

  
Speaker Cabinet Design: 3-way, Bass Reflex
Driver Complement: 12-inch woofer, 4.5 Poly-coated midrange & a 1-inch "Polycell" soft dome tweeter
Frequency Response: 32-27,000Hz +- 3dB
Efficiency:
98dB 1w @ 1m
Nominal Impedance:
8Ω nominal
Cross-over frequencies:
750Hz & 5.5kHz
Recommended Minimum Power amplifier rating:
10 watts minimum
Recommended Maximum Power rating:
200 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 SM-120's puts the tweeter more on plane with your ears, instead of your knees.
  
  The Walnut grain style, vinyl wrapped cabinets in decent shape with only a few minor 'battle scars, as are the original grills (see photos above). No breaks to the frames. Original knit cloth in decent shape as well with only a couple minor snags / holes / stains. Again as stated earlier, both woofer surrounds just replaced with new foam for years of trouble-free service as well as the balance of service. Great speaker for about any volume levels. If you're looking for "true" wide frequency response, balance and detail with decent power / volume level 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 33" H x 16" W x 13" D  and weighs a hefty 55 lbs each. Includes our standard 90 day limited warranty (excluding problems due to under / over powering).
INFINITY STUDIO MONITOR SM120
Condition 8.0+

SOLD 1/12/17
SHIPPED TO PENNSYLVANIA

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

Made in USA

for sale

SOLD 11/17/14
SHIPPED TO INDIANA

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

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

Features from the back panel spec sheet as follows:

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


Specifications are:

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


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

SOLD 11/17/14
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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