Looking for the
best reference loudspeakers systems for your high-end system? E-mail us
or call us today that we have them starting from $2000 to $2.4
million. We are experts with over 25 years of experience selling
and setting up the best loudspeaker systems available in the
world. Contact Larry D. Diaz at High-End Palace 786 388-8050
Acoustics, TD 4.8
Just came back from High-End
2018 in Munich, Germany and these brand new Raidho
Acoustics TD-4.8 performed as good as they look.
the most advanced and latest work from Raidho, they feature
Tantalum-Diamond (TD) cone: Even though our
Diamond cone drivers, are already groundbreaking in their
technology and performance, we still don’t stop there -
improving our technology is simply a part of the Raidho DNA.
With the new Tantalum technology, we have managed to better
our already class leading diamond cones. By adding Tantalum
to our ceramic cones, before the diamond layer, we have
created a 5 layer sandwich cone, which is even stiffer than
our already extremely stiff diamond cones, while at the same
time adding huge amounts of inner damping. This means that
these cones move completely like a piston without any
break-up nodes way above the human hearing limit. (Actually
even higher than most high quality tweeters) What we gain
from this is lower levels of distortion than any other drive
unit on the market, lightning fast transient response,
matching our world-famous ribbon tweeters perfectly. The
extremely low levels of distortion, also ensures a very
musical and organic reproduction – bringing you closer to
the music than you thought possible.
NEW!EgglestonWorks Andra Viginti "Limited Edition"
and best work from our friends at EgglestonWorks, the new
limited edition Andra Viginti featuring four 10” carbon cone
subwoofers, four 6” carbon cone dome midrange and two 1”
Beryllium dome tweeters.
In a small workshop in Memphis,
TN, a group of music-loving craftsmen introduced the world
to EgglestonWorks Loudspeakers with the roaring debut of
the ANDRA. At the time, the company was an unknown, but all
that would change very quickly. It would take less than a
year for the Andra to appear on the cover of Stereophile
Magazine – not once, but twice in 3 months – earning that
publication’s “Speaker of the Year” award.
Praise for the Andra came from
audiophiles and audio professionals alike. The great
mastering engineer, Bob Ludwig, was an early adopter picking
up 5 pieces of Andra’s to outfit his DVD mastering setup.
Ludwig chose the Andra for their clarity and truthful
character coupled with a non-fatiguing sound that made hours
of work seem like minutes.
During its lifespan, the Andra has
seen two major design updates as well as numerous small
detail improvements. Both the Andra II and III versions have
faithfully upheld the high sonic standard set by the
original, while at the same time improving upon the overall
nature of the product.
With such a storied past, how do
you properly celebrate 20 years of audio excellence and
longevity? We, at EgglestonWorks, felt that such an
important milestone deserved to be honored by a completely
new product born of the Andra tradition. Offered as a
Limited Edition, the Viginti was developed to pay homage to
the Andra and build upon its legacy.
Viginti, Latin for “twenty”, is
the embodiment of evolution and inspiration. Featuring a
dual bass section of 10” woofers and unique slot porting
system, there is no lack of deep, tight bass. The familiar
looking 6” drivers give the Viginti that mid-range clarity
for which Andra has always been known.
The Andra Viginti Ltd Edition,
20th Anniversary speaker took several years to careful
development to achieve. Spending a little time with the Viginti will
illuminate why this special product is worthy of the Andra
Tweeter: 1” Beryllium
dome Midrange: 2 – 6” carbon cone dome Bass: 2 – 10” carbon cone subwoofers Efficiency: 87dB Impedance: 6 Ohms,3.5 Ohm minimum at 29Hz
Usable output extends from 20Hz to 40kHz Footprint: 14” x 23” x 50” H Weight: 255lbs.
Camilla featuring a 9" woofer and a 1" dome
tweeter. Call us pricing!
EgglestonWorks MODEL 9
Signature. Call us pricing!
Fontaine. Call us pricing!
Signature & ANDRA III's Signature bellow.
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The newest loudspeaker from
the Nine Signature. The
Nine Signature occupies a special place among other
EgglestonWorks speakers. The original Nine was named Product
of the Year in two different publications. Its price point,
size and performance added up to what is considered a
With great consideration, the Nine Signature seeks to
improve upon an already great speaker. To accomplish this
goal, the EgglestonWorks design team opted for an overhaul
of the original Nine in many ways, but still maintained the
essence of what made it such a great speaker. That essence
was and is the speaker’s ability to convey the emotion of
The Nine Signature features new midrange drivers, bass
drivers, crossover networks, cabinet modifications, and
cosmetics. Cabinet modifications include one major change in
that the midrange section is now sealed to improve
efficiency and pinpoint accurate bass response.
The combination of re-evaluation and re-invention once again
has proven to be a successful method for loudspeaker design.
In the Nine Signature, inspiration may have come from many
sources but the goal was singular: to continue our tradition
of quality products.
SPECIFICATIONS Tweeter: Single – 1” dome Midrange: Dual – 6” carbon fiber cone Bass: Single – 8” carbon fiber cone Frequency Response: -3dB @25Hz – 24,000Hz Efficiency: 88dB Impedance: 8 Ohms nominal, 5 Ohms minimum Footprint: 11” x 16” x 44” H Weight: 150lbs.
The Eggleston Savoy:
Signature. What is a
Signature Series? Traditionally, a Signature model features
the personal stamp of approval of its designer. In the case
of the award-winning EgglestonWorks loudspeakers, we prefer
to think of a broader meaning. And so, “Signature” is about
attaching a single person’s name to a product, and more
about sonics and the signature EgglestonWorks has put upon
the world of audio in general.
With that in mind, we present the Savoy Signature Series as
the latest evidence of the non-conformist design principles
we champion above all else.
The Savoy Signature has won many awards since its
introduction. Further to this several mastering studios
throughout the world use the speaker. Specifically,
Wisseloord Studios in the Netherlands uses two – 5 piece
systems in separate mastering studios for stereo and
Our design philosophy has always highlighted two main areas
as the most important for any loudspeaker: accuracy and
musicality. We feel the Savoy Signature exemplifies this
better than any other product in its class.
SPECIFICATIONS Tweeter: Single – 1” dome Midrange: Dual – 6” carbon fiber cone Mid Bass: Dual 6” carbon fiber cones in
isobaric loading configuration Bass: Stacked Dual (4) – 12” poly cones in
isobaric loading configuration Frequency Response: -3dB @18Hz – 24,000Hz Efficiency: 87dB Impedance: 8 Ohms nominal, 5.4 Ohms minimum Footprint: 15” x 24” x 59” H Weight: 375lbs.
Signature is a
Reference speaker whose development was truly based
on being just that: a reference. Developed with
legendary mastering engineer, Bob Ludwig, the Ivy
continues to be the reference in main room at
Gateway Mastering Studio.
As it turns out, mastering engineers want the same
things out of their system as any other music lover.
The most important aspects of a speaker to an
engineer are accuracy and musicality. Accuracy is
obviously important to an engineer, but also to
anyone interested in a truthful portrayal of music.
Musicality is a little more elusive in many designs,
but at EgglestonWorks this means the speakers are
easy to listen to and are not fatiguing in any way.
For engineers, this is important as they sit in
front of their speaker for many hours each day.
The Ivy Signature is impressive to behold. On the
baffle, there are eight (8) drive units visible, but
there is more. Behind each of the 6” midrange
drivers is two more drivers mounted in isobaric
configuration. Similarly, behind each of the 12”
woofers is another 12” driver. The result of this
unusual use of isobaric loading is a speaker that
reproduces music in an effortless and completely
truthful manner that has an almost spooky realism.
Whether you are a professional engineer or just a
music lover, the Ivy Signature takes the
EgglestonWorks philosophy of accuracy and musicality
to a level that all will appreciate.
Frequency response is from -4dB @ 13 Hz to
well beyond 24,000 Hz. Efficiency is 88dB. Impedance is 7 Ohms, nominal. Minimum impedance is 5 Ohms. Tweeter: 1″ cloth dome. Mid-bass: Twelve 6″ double-magnet
driver, with a 3″ voice coil diameter. Bass: Six 12” woofers loaded in
parallel chambers in pressure driven configuration.
15" wide on the baffle, 18" wide on the back panel.
It is 36" deep, and 76" tall
790 pounds each
Contact Larry at
The Palace 786 388-8050 for more information on the right
Eggleston Works for your application that it's definably
time to trade in your old speakers.
EGGLESTON WORKS website.
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SCANSONIC RIBBON LOUDSPEAKERS
NEW! Scansonic has done the impossible by
designing loudspeakers that provides a sound top tear
sound quality in the $2000 to $10,000.
the new more affordable brand using the same DNA as
their flagship brand
magical speakers starts from $23,000 and ends at
$250,000 for their top model. They
use a similar design of ribbon
Scansonic at a small fraction of the
price compare to
brings true high-end sound at a price point that was not
possible in high-end before
For details and questions please call us!
Let us help you select the right model for
your room, the MB-1 monitors, the MB-2.5, MB-3.5, MB-5
See a must see video of
SCANSONIC bellow at CES! Link to the website:
From left to right! The
The new MB-6 is the Scansonic
flagship speaker. Tall, slim and elegantly curved it follows
the core of traditions in Danish loudspeaker design. The
design is centered around the ultra light moving mass sealed
ribbon tweeter, that has unique speed, resolution and
dynamic transient capability. This makes for a very
transparent and highly detailed reproduction of the finest
details in the program material. The tweeter is crossed over
to dynamic driver array at 3 KHz.
The MB-6 boasts a
powerful lineup of 6, 4,5” carbon coned dynamic drivers,
arranged in a power sharing line array. The inner pair of
the driver covers the midrange up to where the tweeter takes
over and as you move out from the center the driver cowers
more and more of the lower registries. In the deepest bass
the line array boast a total membrane area larger than a 12”
driver, but still with the speed and agility of the smaller
drivers. This makes the MB-6 have outstanding capabilities
even in the deepest bass. The MB-6 is an incredible music
performer with an impact an authority the will leave you
55".5' tall x
11" with x
30Hz - 40kHz
> 4 ohm
3.5 kHz 2. order acoustic slope 150 Hz 1.order slope
Curved, heavily braced, ventilated box design with
adjustable aluminum feet
1 sealed ribbon tweeter with kapton/aluminum sandwich
membrane 6 carbon coned 4,5” bass/mid driver with
overhung magnet system! Finish: Black-silk or White-silk
We recommend high quality amplifiers of a minimum of 50
are three videos of the
Scansonic MB-5 7
WEIGHT LOSS FOR RESOLUTION TRANSIENTS AND SUPERB LEADING
The MB ribbon tweeter has a membrane
with an extremely low mass.It
is formed by a Kapton-aluminum sandwich
that is only 20 um thick, and the
resulting mass is app. 0.03 g., which is
approximately 50 times less than any
conventional textile, ceramic, beryllium
or diamond dome. The lower mass
translates directly into higher
resolution and less material coloration.
WEAVED CARBON CONES FOR STIFFNESS AND
For the MB-series, we have developed a
ridged, dustcap free, carbon membrane.
By carefully optimizing the shape and
stiffness, we have succeeded in making a
very quiet woofer that blends
beautifully with the ribbon tweeter. The
woofer has an overhung magnet system,
with long linear stroke and excellent
Palace for Scansonic Ribbon Loudspeakers!
Acoustic Zen Crescendo Mk II
New at High-End Palace
the whole Acoustic Zen loudspeakers. Here are showing
the new Crescendo Mk II, a three-way full range
loudspeaker built on the same component, cabling and
cabinet quality of the Adagios. It incorporates two 5
inch midrange drivers, two 8" woofers and one
horn-loaded ribbon tweeter all in a transmission line
design. Like the Adagios, the upper half of the
Crescendo is a D'Apolito MTM configuration, featuring
two 5 inch midrange "underhung" voice coil
ceramic-coated drivers around a 2 inch horn-loaded
ribbon tweeter. In addition, the bottom of the Crescendo
tower features two 8 inch "underhung" voice coil
The Crescendo Mark II features drivers
with larger magnet assemblies for even higher linearity
and heavier and reinforced cabinets for even lower
resonance and overall lower distortion. The resulting
sound is remarkably clear, full, accurate and lifelike.
Following the success of the Adagio and Adagio
Junior loudspeakers, Acoustic Zen Technologies set forth
to create another ground-breaking loudspeaker design
based on our no compromise philosophy.
Palace for Acoustic Zen Loudspeakers!
SOPRANINO SUPER TWEETERS
Improve your sound by adding a pair of Sopranino Super
Tweeters to your high-end system. The job of a super tweeter
is simply to add finesse, air, to open the ambience in
recordings, to provide effortless top end extension to the
music system like price no project loudspeaker systems
Call us and we we tell you our experience with the
3.5" (90mm) by 4.75" (120mm), permanently
charged PTFE diaphragm.
Crossover frequency (selectable):
8kHz, 10kHz, 12kHz. High-pass crossover slope:
90dB/2.83V/m or 87dB/2.83V/m (switch
(181mm) W by 7.60" (193mm) H by 8.15" (207mm) D.
6 lbs (2.7kg) net each; 27 lbs (12.3 kg)
Palace for Sopranino's Super Tweeters!
DALI EPICON 8
The absolute pinnacle of
the EPICON series, the EPICON 8 delivers dramatically rich and
detailed sound that will blow your mind and captivate your
senses. The loudspeaker is the result of a passionate, tireless
quest to reach perfection. Prepare yourself for musical
indulgence like never before – and for a beautifully statuesque
design your guests will envy.
Drivers In the EPICON 8, two 8” woofers are complemented by a 6 ½“
mid-range driver to peel away the layers of a recording and
delicately separate vocals and instruments. The groundbreaking
Linear Drive Magnet System of the woofers is complemented by our
hybrid ribbon/soft dome tweeter module. This all translates into
the largest, most room-filling sound of the EPICON family.
Effectively this is a ‘3 + ½-way’ construction.
Multi-layered cabinets Each side of the EPICON 8 is constructed from 6 individual
layers of MDF, all glued together. In the EPICON 8 these are
anchored to a 63 mm multi-layer MDF backbone of the cabinet,
which is 10 mm thicker than the backbone of the EPICON
2 and EPICON
6 to maintain control. CNC milling process is applied for
making the recess and holes for the bass ports and terminals in
With a thickness of 33 mm the duallayer front baffle ensures
that energy from the drivers is radiated as acoustic energy, and
not as vibrations in the cabinet. The curved shape of the front
baffle is also a contributing factor in ensuring a stable
acoustic platform. Internally the cabinet for the EPICON 8 is
divided in two identical sized chambers for the woofers and one
extra chamber for the midrange. The woofer chambers are allowing
tuning of the cabinet to be done identically yet completely
independently for each of the two woofers. The midrange chamber
allows the driver to reproduce the critical frequencies related
to e.g. human voices without any interference from the rest of
Thus you will find two bass ports on the back of the cabinet
located as nearby the woofers as possible. Both ports are convex
tapered in both ends to minimize port turbulence. At the very
bottom of the cabinet, however, you will see that the hardwired
crossover is mounted in its own enclosure as well - free from
the dynamic variation of cabinet pressure inside the bass reflex
enclosures. These partitions as well as the internal bracing
have been very carefully positioned within the EPICON 8.
philosophy of optimizing the timing in all aspects, a free
airflow is crucial to the sound experience. Link
Contact High-End Palace
for Dali Loudspeakers!
for the best condition pre-owned reference loudspeakers
for your high-end system? E-mail us or call us today
that we sell the best certified trade-ins, demos and in
the business. Call us even if you
don't see what you are looking for that most likely we
have it. Contact High-End Palace 786
Raidho Acoustics D 5.1
Raidho Acoustics D-5.1 in Walnut burl.
Acoustics D-5.1 is a true 3-way Raidho Diamond Driver
loudspeaker. It has two dedicated 115 mm Diamond
mid-range and four 8” Diamond bass drivers. The two
mid-range drivers allow for unprecedented dynamic
headroom lowers compression and vanishing low distortion
figures. The four 8” bass drivers have grip, slam and
extend deeper than the music on the recording itself.
When you emerge yourself in the physical presence of the
D-5 something magical happens: It simply reveals the
inner substance of your music with a realism and
naturalness that will leave you breathless. The D-5.1 is
a truly unique musical performer and is for those, who
really enjoy spending time and effort setting up their
system and finding superb matching components, the
closest you will ever get to bring “in real life” music
experiences into your listening room.
True world-class loudspeaker system!
Contact High-End Palace
for these Raihdo Loudspeakers!
Actual pictures of the KRELL Master
Reference Subwoofer for sale.
MASTER REFERENCE SUBWOOFER
Reference Subwoofer belong to Mr. Dan D'Agostino
music system, the founder and CEO of KRELL Industries. This
beautiful beast has two specially designed 15-inch woofers,
each capable of an astounding 3-inch cone excursion; feature
high-tech rubber surrounds and massive motors. Mounting the
drivers opposite one another and in phase is a unique
arrangement that cancels driver borne resonances while
At the core of the Master Reference Subwoofer sits a
massive, 2600 W Krell amplifier. Equipped with an 8000 VA
power supply and a regulated output stage, this
purpose-built behemoth drives the Master Reference Subwoofer
to summon hurricane-like
air movement and extraordinary acoustic output. It is
capable of a staggering 120 dB sound pressure level output
at 20 Hz. An advanced comparator circuit for
input-synchronous driver control eliminates the performance
limitations of conventional negative feedback servo systems.
Supporting such prodigious bass output is a massive chassis
constructed of 1-inch-thick aluminum with 2-inch-thick
speaker baffles. Weighing 400 pounds, this ultra-rigid
cabinet ensures the purest low-frequency reproduction,
totally free of typical coloration problems caused by
resonance and vibration. The chassis features a
high-precision diamond-cut finish, which preserves the
natural beauty of the aluminum while providing a distinctive
appearance that blends elegantly with interior decor.
The 3 way German Ascendo System M-S
and System M-F2 are absolute state of the art
instruments, they have impedance adjustment for
the damping factor to match your power amp,
custom made drivers, crossover, ribbon-tweeter
with unique adjustable time alignment. Link to
Ascendo's website, reviews and references:
Concerto Grand Piano
a stunning set of Sonus faber Grand Piano in mint
conditions. Description: Two-way, floorstanding
loudspeaker: Drive-units: ¾" silk-dome tweeter, 7"
acrylic-treated paper-cone woofer, 7" acrylate/"carbonium"-cone
passive radiator. Includes the massive adjustable
spikes not shown. Crossover Frequency: 2.3kHz.
Frequency response: 40Hz-20kHz, ±3dB. Impedance: 8
ohms nominal. Sensitivity: 87dB/1W/1m. Power
requirements: 30-200W. Dimensions: 39½" H by 9½" W
by 11½" D. Weight: 60 lbs each.
KHARMA GRAND EXQUISITE SPEAKERS SYSTEM
The Kharma Grand Exquisite is regarded as one the best
speaker system available in high-end audio with the full
wood option as shown in new conditions. The grand Exquisite
materializes the absolute end of the high-end in audio,
using reality as a reference. This d'appolito loudspeaker
embodies two 30 mm and one 20 mm Kharma/Thiel diamond
tweeters, two ceramic midrange-units and two Nomex-Kevlar
subwoofer units placed in a huge multilayer wooden cabinet.
tweeters have a underhung-system, thereby guiding all the
energy straight to the cone and reducing the energy-loss by
warmth to a absolute minimum. The latest Kharma technologies
have been applied to achieve a perfect acoustic picture
using pure silver-gold wiring and materials like High
Pressure Laminate and aluminum. The resistors used in the
Grand Exquisite are a development of Kharma and represent
the ultimate in freedom from any graininess with negligible
induction. All Exquisites use the recently developed Kharma
Connectors, guaranteeing a negligible loss of information.
For more information contact Larry at High-End Palace 786
Palace for pricing!
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Electa Amator II
Just in a mint condition premium set of $6000
Sonus faber Electa Amator II speakers in solid
Walnut. Beautiful 2 Way that looks as good as it
sounds. We have the manual, original box and
packing materials. Absolute mint conditions,
like new! Actual photo the the Sonus faber
Electa Amator II for sale.
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Just in a mint
condition set of Meadowlark
Nighthawks speakers in maple. Beautiful 3 Way
tall speakers in solid maple that sounds
amazing, superb highs, mids and the bass,
incredible my audiophile friends. These speakers
are front ported and the binding post in the
back are bi-wire, they come with CARDAS jumpers
and spikes. These speakers come in a superb
crate made for them, they are heavy, about 340
pounds crated. Absolute mint conditions, like
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DYNAUDIO CONFIDENCE C2
Beautiful set of C2's in mint condition trade-in in
rosewood with wooden crates. An ideal sonic
architecture is defined by realizing the precise
highly complex technology and homogenous sound
sound-relevant details and brilliant fine-tuning of
the Confidence C2
deliver a perfect
sonic balance: a spacious soundstage with absolute
accuracy and clarity, with the effortless
performance of a completely balanced
Wilson Audio Sophia
have a mint set of Wilson Audio Sophia's with the complete
hardware set, Wilson's
leather book owner's manual and crates. This pair of
Sophia's are in true mint condition like
everything we sale. New conditions! An absolutely stunning set of reference
speakers with Wilson's legendary craftsmanship.
High-End Palace is not
a Wilson Audio dealer and do not have any
affiliation with Wilson Audio. Wilson Audio does not
provide warranty for any of their speaker systems
unless you buy them from an authorize dealer.
Excellent condition set of Martin Logan Statement E2
available for pick up in Golden Beach, Florida. PASS LABS
mono-blocks also available. New custom crates can be ordered
for $2000 for shipping worldwide.
150–20,000 Hz, +1/2 / -1dB
18–22,000 Hz ±2dB
70" (177.8cm) line source
High Frequency Transducer
70" (177.8cm) CLS™
Eight proprietary 7" (17.7cm)
paper cone drivers per dipolar tower, 60–200 Hz,
passive crossover. Eight proprietary 12" (30.4cm)
paper cone drivers per sub-bass tower in a
91 dB/2.83 volts/meter
5 Ohms, 1.5 at 20kHz.
Compatible with 4, 6, or 8 Ohm rated amplifiers.
III in excellent conditions with original crate and manuals.
Four Pass Labs XA-160 pure CLASS A monoblocks are also
available and a stunning 2 way Pass Labs XVR-1 Crossover. The MEGALINE
parts from decades of design conformity. The two speakers
are a seamless integration of form and function, an
unapologetically monumental display which emphasizes the
MEGALINE’s innovative modular construction. These reference loudspeakers
are capable of reproducing the full dynamics and scale of
the live music experience, revealing the subtleties of inner
detail, contrast, atmosphere, pace and rhythm, all the
essential elements which make recorded music come alive.
The result of a radical
re-evaluation of the traditional approach to loudspeaker
design. Wiping the slate clean DALI’s research and
development engineers questioned conventional wisdom and
broke new ground on the road to a better understanding of
the crucial interaction between loudspeaker, room and
listener. Essentially, the MEGALINE is a
two-way loudspeaker, based on a vertical array of
bass/midrange units alongside a second array of planar
dipole ribbon tweeters. Each array is configured to operate
as a single “virtual driver” extending from floor to
ceiling. We chose to use a stacked
modular design based on three identical modules per channel
for critical listening with a total of 24 custom made
woofer/midrange, 6 DALI-developed ribbon tweeters, outboard
active crossover network, an enclosure that is monumental in
appearance and a sound that's a total new experience for any
JM Lab Grande
The Grande Utopia BE is the ultimate speaker
from JM Lab. Featuring 15 inch and 11 inch W
cone woofers, two 6.5 inch W cone midrange
drivers and a Beryllium tweeter and weighing a
massive 210kg this 4-way Floor Stander is the
ultimate in expert technology and sound.
Regarded as one of the best speaker system in
the world. Mint set!
Contact The Palace for Grande Utopia!
Raidho Acoustics D 2.1
Mint condition set of Raidho
Acoustics D-2.1. This floor standing loudspeaker has two
Raidho Diamond Drivers and one Raidho Ribbon Tweeter.
With extra bass extension and greater dynamic headroom,
the D-2.1 is a true musical performer. The D-2.1 is a
loudspeaker for music enthusiasts who enjoy working with
their music system. The D-2.1 will reward you with
spectacular musical moments in the company of your
(H x W x D, inches) 45.8 x 12 x 18
Shipping Weight: 230 pounds
Statement from a review!
The B&W 803D provides
world-class sound. Right out of the gate, with two-channel
music the 803Ds grabbed me with a deep, wide soundstage and
excellent imaging. Vocals that were recorded to be in the
dead center were reproduced in the dead center. If they were
meant to be off to one side or the other, they were.
Guitars, drums, harmonicas, banjos—you name it, and the
803Ds will place it right where the musicians and,
ultimately, the engineers intended it to be placed.
One of the most impressive
displays of staging was with "Katy Hill" from the CD The
Three Pickers, a track that captures some 25 instruments on
stage at the same time, including multiple guitars, fiddles,
and banjos. Having seen the DVD rendition of this concert
many times, I know exactly where everyone is supposed to be,
and that's right where they were when I listened to the CD
through the 803Ds. The speakers also did a fantastic job of
separating each individual fiddle, guitar, or banjo, even if
they were playing the same part.
I suspect many of you want to
know if the diamond tweeter lives up to its hype in the
listening room. It does, indeed. Anyone concerned about
diamond's potential for considerable mass will find no
evidence of it here. This tweeter is as agile and
pure-sounding as any I've ever heard, no matter what
material I gave it. Cymbals were crisp and clean, with no
sibilance or overhang. Benny Goodman's clarinet was as
natural as the recording would allow it to be. And Little
Walter's harmonica had an attack and immediacy that can only
have been just short of hearing it live. The B&W system
saved its most impressive musical output for high-resolution
material, though. It was here that, with properly engineered
material, the speakers absolutely disappeared, and all that
was left was music in a natural and effortless state. I
could ramble on about how impressively the system reproduced
each individual frequency range, but the ultimate goal of
each speaker is to operate as its own subsystem, reproducing
the entire spectrum (or at least as much of it as it's
designed to) successfully and without holes.
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VR-10 Mk II's
four towers Von Schweikert VR-10 Mk II in piano black
owner set! Located at the house of a good audiophile
friend of mine in Wellington, Florida. Will
crate and ship to your door anywhere in the
world. Contact Larry at High-End Palace 786
388-8050 for details.
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Beautiful set of
Genesis 501 in rosewood with original crates. One
owner set! Well taken cared of in a dedicated
JM LAB UTOPIA
We have a pair Utopia's in
Tauari cherry in
mint condition, one owner set with box,
manuals, spikes etc. Reference 3-way bass reflex
floor standing speaker system in the stunning piano
black lacquer and solid Tauari cherry cabinet with 1
x 13" W-type cone woofer for bass (3" voice coil, 12
x 2-7/8" magnets), 2 x 6-1/2" midrange (W-type cone
with 1-1/2" flat wire coil phase plug, 4" magnet), 1
x Tioxid inverted dome tweeter, (3/4" coil, 2"
Neodynium magnet, Telar 57 polar piece structure),
93.5dB efficiency ( easy to drive, amplifiers with
power as low as 50 watts will drive them).
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Sonus faber Extrema
Absolute mint set of Sonus Faber Extrema's speakers in
conditions that you won't believe, through the years we have
sold a few sets of Extrema's but we have never seen a pair
in these conditions. See for your self in the
high-resolution photos above.
The classic Extrema's are considered
as one of the best monitors ever made in the history of
high-end audio, they are one of our favorite loudspeakers from
my friend Franco's designs.
One of the
things that we like about these Extrema's is the pride and
work that went into making these speakers. About the sound
we can tell you that they sound superb, and that they are one
of the very few monitors ever made that can handle high SPL's without minimal compression. We recommend high
powered/current amplifiers for these Extrema's, they sound
best with 300 to 1000 w/p/c reference solid-state
amplifiers. If possible match it up with an PASS LABS active
crossover cut 50hz/12db for the monitors and 50hz/18db for a
the passive reference subs.