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OFF - FOR SALE: Quad ESL 2905s--electrostatic point sources--price dropped
This is a demo pair I bought from an authorized dealer in fall 2015, but due to the onset of tinnitus I do not listen much to music nowadays. These are in perfect working order and excellent cosmetic condition--a faulty SCR in one speaker was professionally replaced almost a year ago, and the speakers were gone through to ensure that neither has any problems. I do not have spikes, however, just the coasters.
I can package a Berning ZH-270 with the sale of the speakers (for an additional cost, of course) --this OTL tube amp is a wonderful fit, as it has the purity and drive the speakers need, but in a compact and cool running form.
They are considered among the best speakers in the world for their many strengths. A few excerpts from reviews tell the story.
"Amazing imaging. It's the sound that sets the 2905s apart: once you get used them, they're capable of quite amazing stereo-imaging and power. Instruments and voices have a natural ease you just don't hear from ‘box' speakers. This fluid clarity extends to the handling of rhythms, and even the most intricate of detail.
The Quads can rock, too – these are far from being speakers only suited to classical and breathy jazz. Their power requirements are modest, 40-100w, and Quad says there's nothing to be gained from using monster amps. : they're massive and magnificent, with a sound that attracted praise from everyone"
"As of now, though, the Quad ESL-2905 is the most seamless, transparent, focussed loudspeaker I have ever heard. It is to the original ESL what a 2006 Ferrari 599 is to a 1953 250MM: pure to the spirit, but updated in every important way.
With only one interlinked consideration - that of room size coupled to desired maximum playback levels - I have to say that this is the finest speaker on the planet"
I will only do local pick u, as I don't have the shipping boxes.
At this price, there is little room to negotiate. Buyer to pay all Pay Pal fees.
Oct 09, 17 10:52am
shipping dimensions are approximate, per speaker. They would have to be shipped via freight.
Oct 18, 17 10:05am
Changed my mind on shipping--local pickup only