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One pair of original vintage exquisite and beautifully MATCHED circa 1955 Jim Lansing Signature (circle L) Hartsfield speakers in rich red/brown mahogany cabinets at a Buy It Now or Best Offer price. These are NOT reproductions, but the original top loader 150-4C design w/gray 375 humpbacks.
Since their introduction in 1954, the Hartsfields have set a standard for speaker excellence that has seldom been surpassed. Since speakers are arguably the most important component of a system, this is your chance to build your ultimate "trophy" stereo system at a very reasonable price.
With virtually NO SHIPPING COST and hassles, how can you resist?
The awesome presence and other-worldly sound of these speakers will simply blow you away! William Hartsfield took something like a 6-foot horn, and folded it into this "compact" corner cabinet that puts out deeply resonant bass and crisp highs that are breathtaking. Wrapped with a luscious mahogany mid-century modern design cabinet and topped by ultra-cool finned Koustical Lens, they will absolutely be the center of attention of any room you put them in - Truly a “sonic and visual powerhouse” !
Check one of the demonstration videos on youtube for user hawaiianaudio1. Using only a compressed itunes song with just a tiny ipod Nano driving these beauties, you can get a glimmer of how they really sound. The youtube videos are mainly just to show that they actually work. You can hear the channels go off and on as I unplug/replug the RCA plugs. Please note these clips are done in a room with concrete floor and metal walls, using a super-cheap digital camcorder. In person, the super-rich bass coming through its folded horn balances the highs and mid-range perfectly. Just think what classic vinyl and your favorite tube amp will sound like! These are wonderful examples of these speakers and I am confident you will be very pleased.
All 16 ohm factory-original Jim Lansing Signature system
150-4C Low Frequency drivers (Woofers) Serial #s 10026 & 10192
375 Humpback High Frequency drivers (Tweeters) Serial #s 914 & 1095
N500H Frequency Dividing Networks (Crossovers) Serial #s 51229 & 60403
The cabinet is Model C30, top loader design. It is also referred to as D-30085-M.
Richly grained Mahogany
Luscious red/brown deep lacquer finish
Original grille cloth
HOW TO BUY
Buying It Now is super simple! Just contact me with your email address, shipping address/zip code, and I will reply with a paypal or escrow.com (please choose your preference) billing for the purchase. If paypal or escrow.com gives you trouble, just keep in mind you need to fund a minimum non-refundable $500 deposit immediately to lock in your purchase.
If instead, you want to barter a bit, then contact me with your email address, shipping address/zip code, and I will reply with my acceptance or a counter-offer (if applicable) in a paypal or escrow.com (please choose your preference) billing. You can choose to fund a minimum non-refundable $500 deposit immediately to lock in your purchase, or send me a phone number to call if you want to barter further in realtime.
First party to satisfactorily pay the full purchase price will be the buyer.
These speakers are used, not new, and not reconditioned.I am not an audio expert. I believe them to be 6/10 Audiogon scale.
Cosmetically, a layman would say they are very good. Cabinet #2 was not positioned in a corner of the original owner's home, and so he painted the back with flat black paint to reduce the glare of the raw plywood.
One professionally repaired nick in front right corner of bass chamber of Speaker #1, see photo #12. Some surface scratches that are hard to see. One professionally replaced toe kick (nearly invisible frontfoot) Koustical lenses show some pitting - To look near-mint they would need to be re-anodized or painted dull gold.
Electronically very good. Additional photos of all resistance readings (seem to be normal ranges) and other component views are available - You should review all of these photos, too, and ask questions if you are not clear. Go to photobucket.com and view photos for hawaiianaudio These speakers are warranted to work upon arrival, just as demonstrated in the youtube videos, but no further warranty is made or implied.
PROFESSIONAL PACKING & CRATING INCLUDED IN PRICE:
Packing & crating will not be shortcut. I will personally supervise the crating to make sure the following procedures (or equivalent) are followed:
Each speaker will be packed in its own individual plywood crate.
Each speaker will be pinned to the floor of its crate by securing the flared rear plywood base of the speaker to the crate floor.
Speakers will be blanket wrapped and shrink wrapped.
All crate walls padded with polyethylene, styrofoam, or other.
SURFACE SHIPPING INCLUDED IN PRICE:
I am INCLUDING SHIPPING in the price for the convenience of buyers, and to make payment go more smoothly. This is economy surface shipping.
Prepaid OCEAN shipping is from port of Honolulu, HI, USA to your ocean port in any major costal US Mainland city, major train/truck freight depots at inland cities, and ports at several major Pacific Basin cities, too, such as Tokyo, Seoul, and Hong Kong . I can't say for sure, but I would thing Vancouver would be no problem.
Actual transit time and delivery date is dependent on many factors, including less-than-container load availability, etc. Not including handling time, expect up to 3-4 weeks transit time to most U.S. destinations.
Transit time to any NON-U.S. destinations is dependent on many factors and must be determined on a case-by-case basis.
AIR FREIGHT/TO YOUR DOOR:
Air Freight is available, usually at a surprisingly modest additional cost. Contact me for price quotes.
If you need delivery to your residence, and do not have a preferred local trucking company, contact me for the additional cost of delivery to your front door.
INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING TO OUT-OF-WAY DESTINATIONS:
Ocean shipping from Honolulu, HI USA to several major Pacific Basin ports such as Tokyo, Seoul, and Hong Kong is included in the price. If you are located in any other international city, contact me with your nearest port name and postal code to determine IF there is any additional cost to you. Again, I can't say for sure, but I would thing Vancouver would be no problem.
IMPORTANT PAYMENT TERMS:
Buying it now means you really are buying it now, not simply holding it.
Regardless of circumstances, buyer agrees to pay the full purchase price within 2 business days. For U.S. buyers, I prefer escrow.com, but it is your option to use paypal or escrow.com. If you are an international buyer, see the note below on wire transfer.
You must insure the shipment for the complete purchase price. Part of the purchase price will be paid directly to me, and part will be paid directly to the shipping agency to secure your insurable interest for the full purchase price.
This is not a returnable purchase. Please inspect photobucket.com library for user hawaiianaudio carefully and ASK QUESTIONS PRIOR TO BUYING!
BUYERS WITH INTERNATIONAL DELIVERY ADDRESSES, PLEASE NOTE:
I will require a $500 deposit via paypal. The balance is to be paid via wire transfer or other reliable means that guarantees the safety of both of our interests. I believe escrow.com would be the best way.
Please do not ask me to claim a lower sales value for customs purposes.
I am not a shipping expert. International Orders are subject to DUTIES, TAXES or other Import Fees; the buyer is solely responsible for these fees, documents and transportation if held at a customs office in the destination country.. Your country's customs office can tell you what these additional costs will be. Please check on them PRIOR to paying.
Import duties, taxes and other charges, such as wharfage, are normally collected from you by the shipping company or when you pick the item up. They are not "additional shipping charges".