SOLD £2000 … zu Druid with latest drivers … cost £ 13500 new

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meracus

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Hi
£2000 delivered
Magnificent pair of zu Druid high efficiency speaker finished in champagne ( weisach Porsche )
Latest drivers with metal phase plug
Absolutely mint , also comes with a more living room friendly special cover , made to measure by a B&O bespoke grille specialist
Works really well with the pass first watt , but also a brilliant match with SET amplifiers up to 45 tube ( 2 watts )
Magical midrange .. nice bass and extended highs … crossoverless design
I preferred them to voxativ
These are heavy so shipping is not suitable , no boxes so you would have to come and get them ( london Sw ) or can arrange a delivery 60 miles radius IMG_0239.jpeg IMG_0240.jpeg IMG_2026.jpeg IMG_1305.jpeg
 

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Right up my street!
They look brilliant (providing you are not into 'vintage country house chic') and in mint condition.
Having had very good results from a similar single driver speaker (Mark Audio Pensils) I am betting these Zu Druids would be a stepchange even from those.

Obviously a candidate for someone with valves, experienced in high efficiency speakers, or wanting to jump into that game at a high level from the outset.

Jack NSM
 
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meracus

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Works well with any amplifier to be frank . Accuphase , sugden , class a marantz , plinius , devialet .
In small and fairly large rooms no problem too .. very easy on the eyes .. super thin compared to a lot of floorstanders … not even half the depth .. and the colour is very pleasing specially in combination with the custom cover( can be left on but obviously best if removed whilst critically listening ) can demo them in situ .. really good easy listen
 

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These look great! Would you have any additional details - how old they are, which version of the Druid, number of previous owners, any modifications etc?
 

meracus

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These look great! Would you have any additional details - how old they are, which version of the Druid, number of previous owners, any modifications etc?
Unmodifed ( what’s to modify ! ) 4 years old , bought second hand version 8 with latest drivers ( purchased new from zu )
I have lost the log book , so unable to tell you how many previous owners 😂
 
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Works well with any amplifier to be frank . Accuphase , sugden , class a marantz , plinius , devialet .
In small and fairly large rooms no problem too .. very easy on the eyes .. super thin compared to a lot of floorstanders … not even half the depth .. and the colour is very pleasing specially in combination with the custom cover( can be left on but obviously best if removed whilst critically listening ) can demo them in situ .. really good easy listen
Great speakers meracus. Not sure about the model no. though. Current version is VI and has the brand badge on the bottom plate. The plate on the back of the speaker usually has the model no? Might be useful to know.
 
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meracus

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Great speakers meracus. Not sure about the model no. though. Current version is VI and has the brand badge on the bottom plate. The plate on the back of the speaker usually has the model no? Might be useful to know.
 

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That is great. Thank you. So an upgraded Mk IV. I must have missed this in your original Ad
I read it as an upgrade to MkIV drivers, not an upgraded pair of MkIVs. The title says latest drivers which confused me.
 

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It looks like he’s saying that he bought them second hand as a model 8 and when upgrading the drivers the factory invoice states that these (latest versions according to the seller) are mkIV.

So if there’s nothing else to modify (as also stated) these are version 8 cabinets with mkIV drivers.

All seems a bit confusing…unless version 8 cabinets with mkIV drivers is the top version of Druid currently and I’m piecing this all together correctly?
 

meracus

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I'm sure OP will clarify but my understanding was:

A. The upgrade is this one here: https://www.zuaudio.com/diy/p/druid-4-13-s1-upgrade-kit

and

https://static1.squarespace.com/sta...05ae014fc4eb4/1375494024810/UK-Druid-4-13.pdf

B. This applies to all Druids Mk1 to 4

C. OP's version is Mk 4/08 with the above upgrade applied (I'm guessing both the tweeter and the full range driver were upgraded)
I really couldn’t tell you anymore then it’s a zu … I bought it to play around with single drivers … I collect speakers for their tech
Various kits hovering around as you can see …
Now surplus to my requirements or rather running out of space a bit …
I tend to not be concerned with pedigree / vintage / provenance / potential resell …. It’s a zu … it cost 13.5k … yours for £2000 … hopefully you will see the good in this

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I'm putting the word round on these Zus. They are a bargain - unfortunately I'm overloaded with speakers at the mo and I don't have £2K knocking about.

As I am the adopted Wam 'taxi driver', I'm wondering where the seller is based...
(Maybe I could assist in delivery, see my thread in Classifieds (other)) (Then I might get a listen b4 loading up..)

Jack NSM
 

meracus

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I’m based in Sw london ..
it’s best if they come and see it working etc
But you know .. if you wanna deliver be my guest .
I’m amazed how today market has changed … back in the 90’s 2000 …. We were all over gear ! It’s who gets to call first from the back pages of hi-fi world !!!!!
 

meracus

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I’m based in Sw london ..
it’s best if they come and see it working etc
But you know .. if you wanna deliver be my guest .
I’m amazed how today market has changed … back in the 90’s 2000 …. We were all over gear ! It’s who gets to call first from the back pages of hi-fi world !!!!!
 

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