The hawks are a great sounding speaker. They have a open and airy sound, superb imaging and surprisingly taught bass. I previously had the rainmakers, and while good, they best them in every way and not by a small amount.
Up to this point I have sold only "like new" items so I have rated these speakers a 7 to be conservative. There are two small blemishes on the cabinets. The first is a very small ding to the top back corner of one of the speakers. You can see from the photo that the damage to the veneer is approximately half the diameter of a dime and in reality much less visible than the close up photo suggests. The second was a small white spot the size of a pencil eraser on the back of one of the speakers. I contacted Totem and they gave me the exact paint touch-up pen to use. The serial numbers are HKB3476/7.
At $1099 they are an amazing deal - especially given they come with the optional grills which were $100 but necessary if you have small kids. So if you have been wanting to try them out now is a great opportunity.
I do not have the original boxes but will coordinate with buyer so that shipping/packaging method and cost are acceptable or even better pick them up so you can see them first hand. This of course means that the shipping cost stated by Audiogon will not be correct. Buyer is responsible for paypal and fees associated with shipping/packaging. THESE FEES ARE NOT PART OF THE BUY IT NOW PRICE. Please contact me first if you have no/negative feedback.
Thanks for looking.