We have a pair of Kef's award-winning Blade 2 loudspeakers for sale. This pair is in remarkable condition and comes with all the trimmings, including the original boxes and are fully warrantied from the date of purchase.
There exists a vast array of thoughts and reviews on this design, which heap tons of praise and urge you to apply a hefty amp to the equation - and we are inclined to agree! They're about the best sounding option on our floor and we've had the larger Blades on hand as well. The smaller drivers, to our ear and in our sizable showroom, mate perfectly with the design and should suit any listener who wants to step into the reference class of loudspeakers without plonking down 40-60K to get there.
To say that the Blade 2's are among the best loudspeaker designs of all time is belaboring a point the press has made - but I'm going to do just that: Whether you're an imaging junkie, or into dynamics, or fine detail/speed/resolution - hell, if you're just after good linearity throughout a huge, open living area, this speaker checks all the boxes. It is a masterclass in taking a cocktail-napkin drawing to the 'N-th'-degree, and capable of being subtle while being potent, which might be the toughest thing for a big speaker to accomplish. Superlatives aside, it does the job of playing music better than anything in it's price-class.
We are happy to field any and all questions you might have about this pair or the design in general - so don't hesitate to ask.
We've driven our pair with only appropriate electronics and at moderate volumes under 98db/avg. - and aside from a tiny scuff at the rear of one of them, they are faultless.
If you've checked our other listings, you'll be aware that we are selling off our store's collection of gear as part of our decision to close Ember A/V after 8.5 years in order to pursue some really neat opportunities - and while we are happy to hear any offer, we're not in debt or under pressure to liquidate so please keep all offers relatively in the realm of reason.
Design Three-way bass reflex Single apparent source driver configuration Drive Units Uni-Q driver array: MF: 125mm (5in.) Li-Mg-Al/ LCP hybrid cone HF: 25mm (1in.) vented aluminium dome Bass units: LF: 4 x165mm (6.5in.) with force cancelling Frequency range free field (-6dB) 34Hz - 45kHz Frequency range typical in room bass response (-6dB) 25Hz Frequency Response (±3dB) 40Hz - 35kHz Crossover frequency 320Hz, 2.4kHz Amplifier requirements 50 - 400 W Sensitivity (2.83V/1m) 90dB Harmonic distortion 2nd & 3rd harmonics (90dB, 1m) <0.5% 40Hz - 100kHz <0.2% 200Hz - 10kHz Maximum output (peak sound pressure level at 1m with pink noise) 116dB Impedance 4 Ohms (3.2 Ohms min.) Weight 35.3kg (77.8lbs) Dimensions - with plinth (H x W x D) 1461 x 338 x 475mm (57.5 x 13.3 x 18.7in.)
We're fairly adept at shipping loudspeakers with our logistics group locally - and a product like this, shipped within the continental US could easily run $1100-$1700, depending on delivery type and insurance so we are open to discussing options in the body of an offer. The most important thing is to get it there safely!
Feel free to reach out if you have any questions whatsoever and Happy Listening!
Chris Livengood, Ember AV 690 N. Trade St., Winston-Salem, NC 27101 415.652.0694 CLivengood@EmberAV.Com