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SAVE ALMOST $50,000 OFF ON THIS LATEST VERSION Mk II IN BLACK GLOSS
OK, music lovers here you go ... we keep getting request for current version Rockport speakers at a great price so here is a barely-broken-in pair of Altair Series II, ONE OWNER, low hours since new - only 18 months old, the latest and greatest finished in piano gloss black, with original crates, all standard factory accessories and mint cosmetic condition. We rate these 9/10 as we never rate anything 10/10 since we have customers who actually check with a magnifying glass but for us these look like new speakers ... all at nearly $45,000 OFF RETAIL and yes we are open to trades and can ship worldwide.
The Rockport Altair was transcendental. I consistently had the impression of music-making coming alive in my room, not of listening to a hi-fi system. Not every loudspeaker that satisfies a sonic checklist of audiophile priorities—tonal balance, dynamics, soundstaging, for examples—rises to the rarified air that the Altair occupies. Highly resolving, effortlessly dynamic, utterly transparent, and full in balance, the Altair is one of the world’s great loudspeakers.
The Altair’s build-and-finish quality is as good as it gets. This loudspeaker is clearly the creation of a fanatical dedication to perfection in every aspect of its design and execution.You should audition the Altair at your own risk; once you hear its magical ability to conjure up musicians right in front of you, your standards will forever be altered. I know that mine have.
DESIGN (ARRAKIS FOR YOUR LIVING ROOM):
My overall goal for the Altair was to make a full-range loudspeaker that would actually fit in someone’s home and do everything that a big, full-range loudspeaker should do but in a reasonably sized package.
It’s a direct descendant of the Arrakis, and because it’s essentially half the drive-unit complement of the Arrakis, it shares a lot of the same technology. The idea was to deliver Arrakis-type sound for smaller rooms. I use 3 different cone profiles—a 5¼-inch unit, a 9-inch unit, and a 15-inch, all for the Arrakis project. Those are the same drivers used in the Altair.
ANDY PAYOR / ROCKPORT
Configuration: Four-driver dynamic loudspeaker
* One side-firing 15" woofer,
* one 9" mid-bass driver,
* one 5-1/4" midrange cone,
* one 1" beryllium dome tweeter
Impedance: 4 ohms
Weight: 515 lbs. each (net), 780 lbs. each (crated)
Payment via bank wire only on this item, shipping via truck nationwide at an estimated cost of $1500.00 with insurance in the Cont. USA, all sales final, trades happily considered, short term interest free layaway may be available, please inquire prior to purchase if you have any questions.
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