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  1. Selling my Harbeth Super HL5 Plus speakers in tiger ebony. They are in as new condition, probably not even broken in. Certificates and original packaging included. Bought them for my bedroom system, but have too much gear at the moment hence some stuff has to go unfortunately. £2400 collected or can be posted if buyer arranges own shipping. I'm in Woolwich Arsenal. IKEA stands can be included if buyer wants them.
  2. Vandersteen Treos What a coincidence. I recently reviewed the PS Audio Stellar Phono preamplifier and noted that the company was run by a single-minded owner from the USA. I find that audio products that come from single-minded owners are different and their sound quality can be exceptional as they do not have to keep the investors/venture company happy. The audio does not have to be ‘safe’. Safe audio is invariably competent but without any risks or anything to mark it out from the crowd. I am not saying major corporations can’t make great audio as they have the resources for great R&D and can make the audio more consistent, but for the real diamonds in the coal mine, they tend to come from single-minded owner/manufacturers. The Vandersteen Treos in for review also come from a single-minded owner/manufacturer. Richard Vandersteen is a Dutch émigré who started making loudspeakers in his workshop. Richard had a very clear idea of what makes a great loudspeaker. He demanded a natural-sounding loudspeaker with no parts of the frequency spectrum emphasised to add excitement to the sound. That emphasis can lead to audio fatigue after a few hours, despite initially sounding exciting. Richard Vandersteen found that if he wanted superb 3D sound then he had to reduce the size of the board that the speaker units were mounted on. He took it to the extreme and mounted the loudspeaker units on poles and found the sound was much improved. He also prefers gentler slope crossovers to maintain correct phase relationships. His loudspeakers use 6db/octave crossovers rather than steeper crossovers used in other speakers, with some monitor speakers using 24db/octave crossovers. These steep crossovers can cause phase problems. The penalty for using gentler crossovers is the speaker units have to be higher quality as they will still be operating past the crossover point but at a reduced level. If your speaker breaks up badly just past the crossover point then using gentler crossovers causes real issues. Having established an overall approach Richard had the issue of the speakers/crossovers being on show with the speakers on poles. He then had a flash of inspiration and covered the speaker with a black ‘sock’ of audio transparent material. A little bit of luxury with a real wood top and base and the speaker was taking shape. As a bonus, to please his frugal Dutch origins, the speaker could be made at a more reasonable cost as they had no wooden boxes or expensive veneers to be paid for. Richard christened this speaker the Vandersteen 2 and took it to an audio show. It was a huge success and since then over 100,000 pairs have been sold. A wonderful success story and Richard went on to design many more speakers. I have seen and used the latest incarnation of the Vandersteen 2s and they are a good floor-stander, with 3 speaker units and a 10” active audio coupler and they still manage to sell for an amazing price of $5400. Richard has since designed and built the follow-on speakers: the Model 1, Model 3a, Model 5 and Model 7. A straightforward naming convention! And of course, the Quatros (4 is an unlucky number in Asia). These speakers incorporate a powered sub-woofer with 2x12” aluminium woofers and an analogue bass signal frequency adjustment system. The Quatros use a crossover box between the pre and power amp to send the high frequencies to your amp. The Quatros deal with the bass. I have heard these speakers at various shows and they have a way of filling a large room that belies their reasonable size. Due to customer requests Richard also made a veneer version of the Quatro. It should have been straightforward but Richard reports it was a job and half requiring considerable redesign. Yes, it is more expensive but looks wonderful and disappears in most rooms as it has a narrow profile. I mention them as the Treos here for review are considered to be a pair of Quatros without the active bass units. As time marches on Richard has developed the speakers and the various speaker units used in them. The speakers have altered and changed but the overall sound characteristics have not but the sound quality is much better. Richard is a very talented engineer and he has built and flown his own aircraft. Not many audio manufacturers have done that and he obviously, has great confidence in his engineering! And whilst building his aircraft he pondered on what he wanted from his aircraft and loudspeakers. Balsa is used extensively in aircraft as it is extremely stiff and very light. Richard wondered whether he could make a speaker using balsa for the driver cone. And off he went to try to make one. Many people can come up with great ideas but brilliant engineers convert the ideas into real products. Not only that he wanted to make his speakers behave like a perfect piston and not suffer break-up. If the cones were stiff enough the cone would move as a unit and not break up. But they had also to be light enough to behave as a perfect speaker cone. That was the promise of using balsa. Richard was successful and then some. Tweeters can also be a problem. Richard initially used metal dome tweeters and coated them with ceramic to improve their sound. Looking for an improved tweeter he came up with the idea of using carbon fibre for the tweeter. After a lot of R&D, he made a carbon tweeter that behaved much better than the previous metal domes. They sounded much better for it but unfortunately, they were more expensive as they take over 8 hours to make. Richard incorporated these improvements (and others) into his speakers where he could. It is true to say that not only is Vandersteen a technology-led company but they have a significant number of patented ideas incorporated into all their speakers. The carbon tweeters and balsa were incorporated into the 7s, 5s, Quatros and gave a big jump in sound quality. The speakers gained a far more natural sound. But what about the 3a? Carbon tweeters are expensive so it would have to be a carefully considered choice. The 3a is a larger version of the 2s and also uses audio socks. Customers would be slightly wary of an audio sock design if the price was high. So, Richard decided to design a veneered version of the 3a based on the Quatros but without the powered double bass units. As it was a redesign it got a new name, the Treo was born The Treo is essentially a passive version of the original Quatro Wood, sharing the same driver complement sans the powered-bass system. It is offered in an array of wood finishes in a strikingly attractive form factor. But the Treo is also a modern take on the legendary Model 2, a paragon of cost-effective performance that's made in the USA, with an elegant outer package. Vandersteen uses a reflection-free midrange and avoids this time-domain distortion by using an open back with a cylindrical magnet structure that allows the back wave to be broken up and diffused inside the speaker cabinet so it doesn’t smear the signal reaching the listener’s ears. Vandersteen speakers are developed in house with extensive listening guiding the progress of their evolutionary and sometimes revolutionary design decisions. A good sign in that they listen and that drives the development of the speaker as well as the measurements. Another salient feature of the Treo CT is its ‘cabinet in a cabinet’ construction. The inner cabinet is separated from the outer shell with a viscous membrane designed to dampen vibration and resonance. The resulting wave dampening trapezoid shape of the speaker creates a striking and attractive cabinet available in a variety of wood veneer choices. Located inside are the Carbon tweeter covering 5kHz to 30kHz, a 115mm midrange from 600Hz to 5kHz, a 165mm woofer at 35Hz to 600Hz, and a passive radiating 200mm woofer covering 35Hz to 55Hz. The enclosure is ported on the bottom and uses phase-coherent, first-order (6dB/octave) crossover slopes throughout. There are bi-wireable spade connections along the barrier strip. Three spikes act as feet with the rear spike being height adjustable via a supplied set of washers to provide the appropriate tilt to match the tweeter to the listening distance and ear level. The spikes also provide enough ground clearance for the downward-firing woofer port. The Treos were delivered to chez George and I set them up away from the sidewalls and about 1 metre from the back wall. I used the excellent manual and followed the process described. It was straightforward with only minor tweaks needed for domestic acceptability. I checked the frequency response and there were no significant issues in my 30’x20’ room. Toe-in was small. ARC and Vandersteen are often found at various audio shows so my ARC Ref 5 and Ref 110 was pressed into service. The speaker’s sensitivity is low at 85db/watt so I would need all those lovely 100w/channel. I fed the amps with an Audionote DAC4.1x and a Chord Qutest (+sBooster 12V supply) and a dCS Bridge via a Melco N10. For CDs, I used an AN 4T Transport and for vinyl a Voyd 0.5 Ref TT, SME V and an AN IO II cartridge. The tiny vinyl signal went through an AN SUT and my new PS Audio Stellar phono stage. I used Transparent Audio and Cut Loose silver ribbon cables throughout. To connect to the speakers, with their strip connectors, I borrowed some Audioquest cables from the distributor. I ran the speakers for a day or so before listening. They were the personal pair of the distributor, Signature Audio Systems, so were already run in, but to be sure. And what a listening experience. The first obvious thing was they imaged superbly well especially with ARC amplifiers. The large soundstage was very solid and did not ‘wander’ as happens with some speakers. On the right recordings (Beethoven 5th Piano Concerto recorded in St Martins in the Field) the soundstage was huge and very reminiscent of when I was at the recording. Interestingly, the soundstage reduced significantly when playing some modern recordings. Yes, it was there when it was on the recording and not an artefact of the speakers/amplifiers. On a lot of studio recordings, individual instruments were easy to hear as separate entities without the sound being pulled apart. And a 100’ soundstage with 50’ pianos were not a mark of this speaker. A great start. The overall frequency response was very flat with no part of the frequency being emphasised. Some newer speakers emphasise the higher frequencies to make the speaker more exciting. But it is wearing with prolonged listening. It was great to hear all the instruments and no pumped-up bass and high frequencies. I have seen comments on Vandersteen speakers saying they can sound as though the top end has been gently rolled off. Can’t say I have heard that and the Treos most certainly have real sparkle to the top end. No, they are not aggressive. But you can hear that cymbals are a metallic instrument, not steam escaping. And some drummers can play the cymbals with great subtlety as opposed to a bright sound in the background. Onto my audio test lists. So, starting with more audio centred music I tried the theme tune from His Dark Materials by Lorne Balfe. The soundstage opened up with a large orchestra playing the theme tune which builds up in the short 1:58. The sound was natural, sumptuous. And the tonal dynamic range was large with warm bass and brighter percussion. I followed this with The Games of Thrones Medley by 2 Cellos. The rasp of the cellos was natural, not over smoothed making it difficult to identify them as Cellos or overdone and thin sounding. The speaker built up the tension by subtle changes in timing that gets released slightly as the track finishes leaving you in expectation of what was to come; a dramatic TV programme. Onto the electronic sounds of Ember playing ember. The electronic effects were easy to hear and place in the soundstage. Unlike some other speakers, it was not the artificial ultra-sharp placement that just sounds wrong. The music simply flows as does the bass with the bass not sounding staccato. Great. If I want to be critical (it is my job!) then there was a small lack of ultra-deep bass. But foot tapping and head bobbing was there aplenty. Surprisingly Led Zeppelin playing Dazed and Confused (not the best recording) sounded dynamic and powerful with Percy Plant letting it rip. This was a raw and unrefined Led Zep on their first album recorded in a very short time. No, it was not a ragged sound but it was raw and a letting it rip Led Zep. The track went at a great pace and Page’s guitar solo cut through the air and gave us all a taste of what was to come from the lads. Tom Jones on Did Trouble Me allowed his closely miked voice to shine through. This cut back recording supplemented his singing and his voice was superbly rendered. In contrast, Rhiannon Giddens recording of Birmingham Sunday starts with gentle country-tinged sound but as the track develops the dark subject emerges and the speakers allowed the emotional contact between her and the listener over the murder of these black people. Wow, powerful and easy to hear and connect with through the Treos. Opium from Dead Can Dance has a lot of percussion and drum sounds recorded with varying amounts of reverb. All came through clearly with a naturally recorded voice. A great track that builds up with a large soundstage made up of many layers. It certainly kept my attention. On to some bombastic cinematic music from Hand Zimmer. Why So Serious from the Batman film. This is a mixture of an orchestra and special effects to give a huge powerful sound with an enormous soundstage. And that is what I heard. Big, powerful, dynamic and also delicate during the quieter parts. Yes, some of the bass power was not as dramatic as other speakers as the speakers’ bass response goes down to the low 20s. But that did not stop this music from being dramatic and powerful. Kevin Akam from Signature Audio mentioned that the bass can be ‘helped’ by mounting the speakers on a granite plinth to help the downward-facing port and of course there is always a bass sub. Despite this music made an unaware wife jump in her seat when the bass effects came crashing in. I then started to forget all this reviewing lark and went into enjoyment mode and just listened to what I fancied at the time. The Treos opened the window onto what was recorded and was informative and musically enjoyable. I was having fun and enjoying my music. So in conclusion, the Treos are a well-made innovative speaker that just plays music. Yes, there is a lot of speaker technology but if it had not sounded so informative and musical it would have been for nought. It was a great speaker with a very modern dynamic sound. Given the construction and all that is involved with this speaker then £14K is not unreasonable. In fact, it is difficult to think of a competitor that can do all this speaker does for the price. Yes £14K is a lot of money but this is a lot of speaker and there are always the other Vandersteen speakers in the range. If you like a dynamic speaker with a brilliant soundstage and a natural sound (and have the money) then get to listen to this speaker. It would be worth your while. Boy, the distributor of these speakers was sure glad to get them back from me! Me less so. Distributed by Signature Audio Systems. http://www.signaturesystems.co.uk/ Treo Specifications Tweeter 1” Exclusive Dual-Chamber, Transmission-Line Loaded, Ceramic-Coated Alloy Dome with Ferrofluid Voice-Coil Cooling Midrange 4.5” Reflection-Free Tri-Woven Composite Cone with Die-Cast Aerodynamic Basket and Magnet System with Ferrofluid Voice-Coil Cooling Mid-Woofer 6.5” Woven-Fibre Cone and Precision-Formed Magnet Assembly Copper Faraday Ring Subwoofer 8” Carbon-Loaded Cellulose Flat-Cone Woofer with Ultra-Long-Throw Motor Assembly with Down-firing port in QB3 Alignment Recommended Amplification 40-160 watts per channel into 8 ohms Frequency Response 36Hz – 30kHz +/- 3dB Sensitivity 85 dB, 1 meter/2.83 volt input Impedance 6 ohms +/- 3 ohms Phase First Order, All Drivers in Positive Acoustic and Electrical Phase Crossovers First order/6dB per octave, 80Hz, 900Hz, 5kHz Input Terminals Barrier strips, 7/16" max width Dimensions (WHD) 10” x 43” x 15” Weight 80 lbs. Net Country of Manufacture Made in the USA
  3. Lovely unmarked Quad 11L bookshelf speakers. These sound fab, detailed and with more bass than you would expect. The piano black finish is amazing and looks very high end, great for polishing! (There is a very small scratch on the back of one of the speakers but you would have to look hard to find this, to all intents and purposes they are mint, you can just make it out above one of the binding posts) Some great reviews below: http://www.audioreview.com/product/speakers/bookshelf-speakers/quad/11l.html £190 - I do not have the boxes for these, am based on the s coast (nr Bournemouth) but have a box I could use if someone is desperate for posting.
  4. If the sound is more important than aesthetics then these could be the speakers for you at a bargain price. I have owned these for a few years and everyone who has heard as fallen in love with their natural sound. I have decided to have a go a building a pair myself so have decided to sell these to help towards the cost. They are sonically perfect, however the person I bought from didn't remove the spikes for transportation therefore there is some cosmetic damage, not horrendous but present. I am asking £1200 ovno for them. They are cherry finish. With black external crossover boxes) Collection from Colchester area. Speaker grills are included and are in good condition. Final price reduction before they go on a certain auction site! SOLD AND WITH A HAPPY NEW OWNER! . THIS IS THE WORST OF THE DAMAGE WHICH ISN'T OBVIOUS FROM THE FRONT.
  5. For sale and please be patient with me as this is my first time of advertising is a pair of ceramic twin skinned sand loaded variable cabinet wall thickness loudspeakers with matching stands. These were made and designed by me as a ceramic college project in conjunction with mission loudspeakers who supplied the drive units and internal loudspeaker specs and finally, tuned the ports ect in their sound chamber. These were made in the late 90s and have been stored for the last 23 years. Internally they are egg shaped and sand loaded between the skins this makes the cabinets very dense and non resonant and they can be placed close to any back wall. Design wise they are a cross between slimer from Ghostbusters and something from alien....definitely science fiction, unique and a talking point. Sound wise surprisingly good and a big improvement on the standard speakers but obviously limited by the source drive units..having said that very listenable and engaging. I could go on for reams and reams so if you want to know more message me, l live near kings Lynn in norfolk. As I said these are unique. These are hard to value but it certainty is my desire that they go to a hifi enthusiast ...these took nearly a year to make so please talk to me. Other than initially for demo these speaker's have not been used and house moves and children have dictated they have stayed in the box. The nature of their construction dictates collection only. Hope these are of interest....alan
  6. These excellent sounding little standmount / bookshelf speakers are finished in satin black ash real wood veneer. They're in excellent condition with only one tiny mark to one rear corner. Grilles excellent with all pegs present. Fully functioning and a very good sound. All panels (except the bottoms) are shown in the photos which form part of the description. 75 GBP - can be posted at cost in the UK or picked up near Chester. I will bring to the bring n buy at the Wam Show, Kegworth on 15 March 2020. They will be £65 of which £5 will go to the charity.
  7. These items are now sold but (since I'm a newbie and a bit dim), I have no idea how to remove the advert. :-(. Any suggestions gratefully received. Very reluctantly, I am putting these loudspeakers up for sale since they've given (and continue to give) great pleasure. But we're downsizing our house and consequently our stereo. Sadly, the Chimeras won't fit in the new home. I've reconciled myself to taking a hit in quality with whatever I choose next because I know nothing is going to match the Chimeras. Since you've got this far, I'm sure you know what you're looking at; but here are a couple of links with further information. http://wilson-benesch.com/history/ http://wilson-benesch.com/downloads/manuals/Wilson-Benesch_Odyssey_Range_Manual.pdf The Chimeras were awarded "Editor's Choice" in Hi Fi Choice magazine. Here are the current equivalents in the Wilson Benesch range (which cost £38,200!) http://wilson-benesch.com/resolution-floor-standing-loudspeaker/ For the avoidance of doubt, here's what I am selling: 1. What is included. - One pair of Wilson Benesch Chimera loudspeakers in bird's eye maple finish. - One pair of Wilson Benesch Chimera speaker grilles. - Two pairs of original Wilson Benesch speaker jumper leads. - Two sets of 4 original Wilson Benesch loudspeaker spikes. - One pair of original Wilson Benesch cardboard packing cases. 2. What is NOT included. - The Chord Sarum jumper leads that you may be able to see in the photos. These are highly recommended: https://www.chord.co.uk/product/sarum-t-bi-wire-speaker-links/ (the latest version). - Any speaker cables. - The oak cones that appear in the pictures. These are one of the most cost effective upgrades you will ever make: https://www.russandrews.com/mini-oak-cone-feet-kit-of-4-42109990014/ - The Townshend Seismic Isolation Platforms you can see in the pictures. I cannot recommend these highly enough (your neighbours will appreciate the difference too). http://www.townshendaudio.com/hi-fi-home-cinema-equipment-vibration-isolation/hi-fi-home-cinema-vibration-isolation-speaker-podiums/ - The user manual can be downloaded here: http://wilson-benesch.com/downloads/manuals/Wilson-Benesch_Odyssey_Range_Manual.pdf - Shipment, insurance and any extra packaging. - Anything else (if in doubt, please ask). 3. Compatibility. - You will need some serious amplification to drive these loudspeakers. They are rated at 4 ohms nominal but dip to 2.5 ohms. Hi Fi Choice Magazine said they went down to 2 ohms but that's not what it says in the published specification. Therefore, valve amps (for example) aren't ideal for driving the Chimeras. - I have tried many power amps and decided on Linn Klimax Solos. - The Chimeras like to be positioned a little way from walls. You will need a reasonable size room to accommodate them and let them breathe properly. 4. Shipment and insurance. - These are large and heavy speakers and shipping them will not be cheap. They will be shipped in the original Wilson Benesch cardboard packing cases. Each package is 153 x 66 x 50cm and weighs 80kg (160kg for the pair). - Please contact me if you would like me to get a shipping quotation for you. I will need your address. - A pallet will be required for international shipments. This is not included and I would need to buy one in. - You are welcome to collect from Isfield, East Sussex. Please contact me regarding arrangements. - I am happy to ship internationally but please bear in mind shipping and insurance costs. 5. No nonsense. - Price: £12,950 (i.e. £25,250 less than the current equivalent Wilson Benesch). - I am a serious seller and expect the same from buyers. Please do not ask me to quote for shipping to Timbuktu unless you're serious about buying (and live in Timbuktu). - The items will be released on cleared balances only (bank transfer, Paypal). - No cheques or wire transfers. If in doubt, please ask. Ash
  8. Now that the amp has sold my Neat Motive sx2's are up for sale. Actually going the headphone route probably for now. These speakers are 4 years old. Bought new by me so invoice available. Excellent condition, no dinges to the veneers that I can see. There is a mark on the side of the tweeter mount, does not affect sound. The grilles are unopened. Lovely open sound reflex speaker. No boxes so cannot post. I can travel with them so either collect from here in Chorley Lancashire or travel / meet up with them. Cheers.
  9. Now SOLD. Thanks GAUDER AKUSTIK ISOPHON CORVARA LOUDSPEAKERS FOR SALE These interesting speakers from highly respected German manufacturer Gauder Akustik are available for sale, after 17th March 2019 when I played them at the Wigwam Kegworth Show. The spec is as follows: "Teardrop" cabinet constructed of an outer aluminium layer, grooved ply and MDF then the grooves are sand filled. Attractive "shield" shaped black grilles Woofer: 1 x 178mm Mid: 1x 178mm Tweeter: 1x 25mm Inifinite baffle Crossover frequency: 120/2800 Hz Slope:> 48 db / octave Impedance: 8 Ohm Sine power: 130 Watts Peak Power Handling: 230 Watt Floor spikes included. Height: 97.0 cm Width: 21.0 cm Depth: 41.0 cm Weight: 18 kg Colour: Electric Blue These are boxed in very large, substantial boxes which are from a pair of Audio Physic speakers. But they have custom cut foam inserts to suit the shape of the Gauders and provide excellent protection for transport. See comments below from when these speakers were in action at Kegworth. Enjoy something a bit different Now on ebay with a starting bid of £449 https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/293039296728 Linn Exakt filters for these speakers are also available at a discounted price when purchased with these speakers Edited 18 March: From The Wam Show 17 March 2019: Lejonklou forum member u252az: "Sunbeams system was the first Exakt system I have enjoyed - worth going just for that" CyrusUnofficial forum member hifinutt: "Gauder sounded superb . Very natural" and on AOS "my favourite was the gauder akustik" CyrusUnofficial forum member Czechchris: "I too liked the speakers you had playing, the blue ones"
  10. Having recently replaced my shahinian obelisks with theses beautiful speakers I have to sadly part with them for something a bit smaller. The sound that they produce is every bit as dramamatic as their amazing looks and finish. It’s often said that Sonus Faber sell speakers that also double up as a piece of art and having now owned a pair I can see why. The soundstage and imaging capabilities of these speakers is awesome and if it was just up to me they’d be staying (alas my living room is also my listening room). They work well fairly close to the rear wall due to their side ported design and can lend themselves to pretty much any genre you throw at them. Check out this post by another wammer that is far better at describing their sonic abilities than me! happy to demo if your anywhere near Leeds. Come complete with original boxes, manuals and spikes/cups. £4999
  11. B&W 804s nautilus Loudspeakers in black On Ebay https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/B-W-804s-nautilus-Loudspeakers-in-black/253795332944?
  12. Quad 2905 Electrostatic Loudspeakers On Ebay https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Quad-2905-Electrostatic-Loudspeakers/232896910586?
  13. Linn Keltik Active Loudspeakers On Ebay https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Linn-Keltik-Active-Loudspeakers/263874094884?
  14. The Pioneer Prologue 100 floorstanders I used at Kegworth have a few chips in the black ash (look) veneer and the chipboard was showing through. I bodged them with permanent marker pen for the show and they looked very much smarter as a result. Via HiFi Shark another pair keep coming up despite having sold 2 years ago: what intrigued me was the wood finish. I don't think they were ever available like this as standard though I could be wrong; if I'm right then someone has had these re-veneered. Here are a standard black pair and the veneered ones. I may not even be keeping my Prologues but that's another story... If I do, I could leave them bodged, re-veneer them in black ash, or re-veneer them in a new finish - wood or even something radical like black gloss. Does anyone have any experience of re-veneering speakers (or of having speakers re-veneered)? Any before and after photos to inspire or strike dread into the hearts of anyone considering same? Any top tips or pitfalls?
  15. Join us on Saturday 23rd September when, for one day only, we'll be showcasing the multi-award winning HRS-130 and Unlimited speakers from specialist omnidirectional loudspeaker maker, German Physiks. We're delighted that Robert Kelly from the company will be with us on the day.To make the most of this opportunity please email info@audio-philia.co.uk or call 0131 221 9753 to reserve a time slot. More info on the event: http://www.audio-philia.co.uk/blog/german-physiks-event-saturday-23rd-september Info on German Physiks' unique DDD omnidirectional driver: https://german-physiks.us/ German Physiks brochure: http://german-physiks.de/com/epaper/ausgabe.pdf "More than ever, you owe it to yourself to try the German Physiks sound. It could be all you ever need." ~ Hi-Fi+, May 2016
  16. Srajan Ebean at 6moons has recently reviewed the Audio Physic Codex loudspeakers, earning the prestigious Blue Moon Award. He was impressed with both the sound a look of the mighty loudspekers that have taken the award-winning Avanti model to a whole new level. "The last speaker that had me this excited—at twice the price—was the Vivid Audio Giya 4. So yes, the Codex has it; big time. This is a very special speaker!". Read the full review here. Interested in a pair of Audio Physic Codex loudspeakers? We're selling the Ebony High Gloss review pair, already burned in a nd ready to connect to your hi-fi system. Contact us on 020 3397 1119 or info@eliteaudiouk.com for more information.
  17. Boenicke W8 Loudspeakers in Ash - £5802 These have just arrived, fresh in from the factory! Absolutely amazing speakers that need to be heard to be believed!! See our website listing here Please call us on 0203 397 1119 for more information
  18. Reference 3A Grand Veena Loudspeakers - High Gloss Black - SOLD 1 owner from new, in immaculate condition. Only bought in August 2016. Original boxes and packing. 12 month warranty provided. More information available here See our website listing here Elite Audio are part of Audio Emotion, so buy with confidence. Please call us on 0203 397 1119 for more information.
  19. Martin Logan SL3 Loudspeakers - SOLD In excellent condition. 12 month warranty provided. See our website listing here Please call us on 0203 397 1119 for more information.
  20. Tannoy Stirling SE Loudspeakers **SOLD** 1 owner from new, in excellent condition. Original boxes and packing. 12 month warranty provided. See our website listing here Elite Audio are part of Audio Emotion, so you can buy with confidence Please call us on 0203 397 1119 for more information.
  21. Atohm GT1 Standmount Loudspeakers in Rosewood with Matching Subwoofer in Black - SOLD The subwoofer is the Rafael V38s model. 1 owner from new, in excellent condition. See our website listing here Original boxes and packing. 12 month warranty provided. Elite Audio are part of Audio Emotion, so you can buy with confidence Please call us on 0203 397 1119 for more information.
  22. A fantastic trio of Triangle Loudspeakers offers are ending soon at Elite Audio. Grab the offers while they last! Triangle Elara LN01A Active Loudspeakers Get a pair of Elara LN01A Active Loudspeakers for just £459, saving £140 in our introductory price offer. Play music directly from your phone via Bluetooth or connect to your system via cable. The Elara LN01A loudspeakers also benefit from integrated Class-D amplification! Buy Now: https://goo.gl/GkAw1d Triangle Esprit Antal EZ Loudspeakers Better than half price, this ex-demo pair of Triangle Esprit Antal EZ Loudspeakers in High Gloss Black, comes with a full manufacturer warranty. There is a minor blemish on the rear corner. Please see the eBay listing for full details. Buy Now: https://goo.gl/uRMR1t Triangle Esprit Comete EZ Loudspeakers An excellent bargain pair of B-Stock Triangle Esprit Comete EZ Loudspeakers that also come with a full manufacturer warranty. A slight blemish on one side cheek. Please see the eBay listing for full details. Buy Now: https://goo.gl/ku4CEf Have any queries? Contact us at info@eliteaudiouk.com or on 020 3397 1119.
  23. From: £16,490 Multi award-winning manufacturers Audio Physic have released their first new loudspeaker of 2017. The Avantera III has just launched and is an upgrade to the Avantera plus+ loudspeaker. Audio Physic’s exclusive HHC (Hyper-Holographic Cone) midrange driver has had a third-generation upgrade and the Avantera III now comes with the new HHCM III midrange driver (featured in the Codex loudspeaker). The tweeter has also been upgraded to the HHCT III (featured in the Cardeas 30 LJE loudspeaker). The Avantera plus+’s original Clarity Cap capacitors have been redesigned and replaced with the crossover capacitors from the Cardeas 30 LJE loudspeaker. The Clarity Cap capacitors now utilise copper foam technology for enhanced detail and resolution. That’s not all the Avantera III takes from these other outstanding Audio Physic loudspeakers though. Specially designed solid aluminium feet, similar to those on the Codex, keep the Aventera III standing firmly in place. Audio Physic have also given the chambers a redesign, with new absorber elements in the midrange chamber and ceramic foam elements in the woofer chambers. The Avantera III loudspeakers are available to order now in the UK from Elite Audio from £16,490, in a range of classic Audio Physic finishes. Elite Audio is the official UK distributor of Audio Physic. We offer an excellent 30-day, no risk trial on selected products allowing you to try out audio components at home with your own system. A generous part exchange is also available allowing you to upgrade for less. To find out how much your old hi-fi components are worth, take our part exchange challenge now. Alternatively, you can contact Elite Audio via email: info@eliteaudiouk.com or telephone: 020 3397 1119 for more information.
  24. Triangle Comete EZ Loudspeakers in High Gloss Black - SOLD B-Stock, minor imperfection on one side cheek - as can be seen in the pictures. View on our website here Otherwise perfect. Full manufacturer warranty. Elite Audio are part of Audio Emotion, so buy with confidence. Please call us on 0203 397 1119, PM or email us at info@eliteaudiouk.com for more information.
  25. Boenicke W8 loudspeakers from: £5,802 The Boenicke W8 loudspeakers have been awarded HiFi News' highest award possible; the Editor's Choice award. The review starts by giving a little bit of background on the W8 loudspeakers. The expertly crafted, real wood loudspeakers certainly caught reviewer Steve Harris' attention. Harris also mentioned the buzz the W8 loudspeakers caused when we took them along to last year's Hi-Fi Show Live. Many assumed we had a subwoofer somewhere in the room. We didn't. Both rock and classical music managed to sound incredible according to Harris. The excitement that had been caused at the Hi-Fi Show Live was still justifiable. The full review can be found in the current issue (March 2017) of Hi-Fi News. Here are some highlights that prove just why the Boenicke W8 loudspeakers have been awarded the 'Editor's Choice' award; "The speakers now did a good job of conveying the energy of a concert." "If the speaker already offered a pleasant sense of freedom, a seemingly unfettered presentation, this aspect was now enormously enhanced." "On classic 1970s tracks, the W8 proved that it could fill the room - and your head - with rock, and it could sometimes bring striking insights into the music." The final sentence of the 'Hi-Fi News Verdict' reads; "Seek them out and listen!", which pretty much sums up the truly unique listening experience these loudspeakers create. Would you like to hear the Boenicke W8 loudspeakers for yourself? We will be exhibiting the award-winning loudspeakers at this year's Scalford HiFi Show! Visit us in the Coleman Room to hear their sensational sound. Elite Audio is the official UK distributors of Boenicke Audio loudspeakers. We offer an excellent 30-day, no risk trial on selected products allowing you to try out audio components at home with your own system. A generous part exchange is also available allowing you to upgrade for less. To find out how much your old hi-fi components are worth, take our part exchange challenge now. Alternatively, you can contact Elite Audio via email: info@eliteaudiouk.com or telephone: 020 3397 1119 for more information.
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