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#272991 29-Jul-2020 13:53
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These are about a decade old but are still considered a top of the line speaker, a search on eBay shows them selling for very good prices still.

 

They are in near perfect condition apart from a small nick on the side of one cabinet which is only visible close-up. The stands have some blemish spots on them but this could easily be fixed with a new coat of paint and only affects the bases. They also have the carpet spikes included.

 

Looking for $2000 pick-up only (Wilton, Wellington) as I don't have the packaging for them unfortunitly. Happy to take more photos if needed.

 

PM if interested.

 

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  #2530786 29-Jul-2020 14:40
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THat's a cracking price for such a brand.


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  #2530814 29-Jul-2020 15:17
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Kopkiwi:

 

THat's a cracking price for such a brand.

 

 

What's your commission?


 
 
 
 


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  #2530830 29-Jul-2020 16:08
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cshaun:

 

Kopkiwi:

 

THat's a cracking price for such a brand.

 

 

What's your commission?

 

 

Knowledge in knowing that I helped a fellow audiophile sell their much loved gear, and a new one buy them. Win/Win/Win


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  #2530832 29-Jul-2020 16:14
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I can only imagine the sound from these. I have had a 5 speaker 600 series set up for the last 15 years. Quality, clear and full sound from day one till now. Couldn't part with them.


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  #2530833 29-Jul-2020 16:17
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Do the microphones on top of the speaker work with a DJ setup?




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  #2530843 29-Jul-2020 16:30
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Dunnersfella:

Do the microphones on top of the speaker work with a DJ setup?



Lol, they are in fact the tweeters




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  #2530846 29-Jul-2020 16:34
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geekiegeek:
Dunnersfella:

 

Do the microphones on top of the speaker work with a DJ setup?

 



Lol, they are in fact the tweeters

 

I was so ready to reply to that post but wasn't sure if it was a set up or not :)


 
 
 
 


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  #2530880 29-Jul-2020 17:16
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cshwone:

 

I was so ready to reply to that post but wasn't sure if it was a set up or not :)

 

 

 

 

Oh I know...

 

I remember seeing a sign next to a pair of B&W bookies in an Auckland store that said 'These are not microphones, please do not pick up speaker using them'.

 

 

 

I then watched a bloke in his 40's (with his kid standing next to him at the time) read the sign, then proceed to pick the speaker up via the tweeter!! He managed to partially dislodge it from the main body of the speaker before scarpering out the shop!

 

 

 

Great design... but not ideally suited for some retail stores.


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  #2530893 29-Jul-2020 17:36
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I'm sure they sound great. Though I personally don't like the aesthetics.

 

I assume there's a performance reason for designing the tweeters like that?


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  #2531425 30-Jul-2020 14:57
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Dunnersfella:

Great design... but not ideally suited for some retail stores.

 

 

idiots.

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  #2531441 30-Jul-2020 15:17
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cshaun:

I assume there's a performance reason for designing the tweeters like that?

 

 

Oh gawd, you're asking an audio design question. This field has more woo-woo than homeopathy, phrenology, ear candling, and dianetics combined.

 

 

In particular, any argument for putting the tweeter there can be countered by just as many arguments for not putting it there. So probably just aesthetics when it boils down to it. In particular the lump-on-top style is a signature of B&W design. If you want this taken to ludicrous extremes though, go for Cessaro:

 

 

https://nirvanasound.com/product/cessaro-horn-acoustics-alpha-ii/

 

https://nirvanasound.com/product/cessaro-horn-acoustics-beta-0-5-ii/

 

https://nirvanasound.com/product/cessaro-horn-acoustics-liszt-ii/

 

https://nirvanasound.com/product/cessaro-horn-acoustics-beta-ii-b4/

 

https://nirvanasound.com/product/cessaro-horn-acoustics-beta-ii-f4/

 

https://nirvanasound.com/product/cessaro-horn-acoustics-beethoven-ii-f4/

 




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  #2531449 30-Jul-2020 15:27
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geekiegeek:

Or the bid daddy B&W Nautilus - https://www.soundlab.co.nz/bw-nautilus/8-bw-nautilus-speaker.html

 

 

That's the thing with most of the high-end audio stuff, you're paying $1-2,000 for the parts (e.g. a good-quality Celestion 12" woofer is about $3-400 and that's the most expensive single component) and $list_price - $1-2000 for the art sculpture. About ten years ago the top end stuff was going for six figures, now it's not hard to find seven-figure items. They're... well, mostly beautiful bits of design, but I wouldn't pay $1M for them.



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  #2531456 30-Jul-2020 15:34
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Totally agree. I'm more a midrange guy these days. My ears are too old to hear the difference nowadays. :-)





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