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Many of you know the story . One day fellow wammers might actually get to hear these and one pair might find another home... so, requiring a moment's escape from the grind, I thought I'd set up an Owners Club with links to related posts.

Enjoy.

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Obviously this ad is on hold for now as no-one can audition and I won't be using couriers!

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This post is about Morel 704 speakers but opens with this from @SMEagol:

"I've always had a weak spot for Morel drivers ever since owning one of my all time favourite speakers The Posselt Albatross, looking like a classic Tapered Quarter Wavelength in piano black with marble bases they were something else.

The horn loaded tweeter and both mids were Morels, and they sounded incredible. So anyway, cut to ebay, I'd had a couple of beers and happened across these Morel 704's which were new old stock from 1994."

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Well, this shouldn't have made much difference but did.

When I first attached my granite plinths to the teak Posselts, I used a 15mm stack of rubber tap washers as the spacers. One day I was going to replace them with wooden "bobbins" the same height, to replicate the original design as per the black pair... unlikely to make any sonic difference, just being a completist.

That day was last week. Courtesy of a donor oak curtain pole, ruler, saw and drill, eight bobbins were made. I installed the bobbins on Monday evening. Gosh. Noticeably tighter bass. No difference in size of gap. I guess the fact that the cabinet is now properly coupled to, rather than isolated from, the granite plinths must be it.

If I'd known, I would have done this ages ago. Very pleased.

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So has the price just gone up by £100? Or are they withdrawn

Edit: forget that just saw it's the teak pair

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38 minutes ago, Lawrence001 said:

So has the price just gone up by £100? Or are they withdrawn emoji38.png

Edit: forget that just saw it's the teak pair emoji16.png

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This is the Posselt Albatross Owners’ thread - keep up.

If you want to buy the black ones, I can make the price as high as you want. Expectation bias being what it is, the more you pay, the inkier the blacks obviously. PM me.:)

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I am pleased to report that my black Posselt Albatrosses have been sold to a fellow wammer who shall no doubt step forward before long.

PS. Got a rush of serious interest in the last week or so: it was either those proper pics and/or people wanting to get themselves sorted for a possible winter lockdown...

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This is it! Just you and me! And the other guy who will reveal his identity shortly as the new owner of my black pair...

Pull up a chair. Tea? Coffee? Something stronger?

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Of course there may be others like @sidsmut @Speedracer @volante who pop in now and again to check whether anyone has unearthed a stash of immaculate Albatrosses in a remote garage in Sicily...

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Absolutely, come on you owners tell me all about them.

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I can't deny or hide it any longer; I am the new owner of the black Posselt Albatrosses. I am still learning about their sound and I will post in here when I think I have the words and thoughts to best sum them up. For now, enjoying listening and looking forward to upgrading the rest of my 2nd system kit to get the best I can on my budget.

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On 16/10/2020 at 10:19, sidsmut said:

I can't deny or hide it any longer; I am the new owner of the black Posselt Albatrosses. I am still learning about their sound and I will post in here when I think I have the words and thoughts to best sum them up. For now, enjoying listening and looking forward to upgrading the rest of my 2nd system kit to get the best I can on my budget.

Sounds like it's time for you to move them on !

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Ok here goes, did anyone try bi wiring them. I know it's a tricky topic, but have heard some speakers respond to the option?

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