Excellent pair of Joseph Audio RM22XL floorstanders in gorgeous furniture grade glossy rosewood ($200 extra when new). NOTE: These are the latest current "XL" model, not the predecessor Signature or Signature MKII.
Bought as floor demos from an authorized Joseph Audio dealer just a few weeks ago to use in my new retirement apartment which unfortunately has fallen through. The dealer said these are not yet broken in. I set them up for an hour in front of my regular system (see pics) just to check them out- flawless!- took a few snaps with my cell phone instead of a digital camera not expecting to sell them, and repacked them.
The XL model is a significant improvement above the predecessor models, with new 7" drivers having a 50% larger magnet and voice coil and using a tweeter derived from the $28,000 Joseph Audio Pearl. It's a relatively compact 2 way floorstander with bass extension to 38HZ (-2db).
These are outstanding speakers, super fast, detailed and clean with a great soundstage. Joseph Audio speakers have consistently been voted as best in show at the various Stereophile shows, which is where I first heard them and lusted after them.
Reviews of the 22XL and related Joseph speakers have all been raves. I've excerpted two reviews below of the 22XL / 22SI using exact quotes. You can Google the Joseph site and the review for additional info.
(1) HiFi/Home Theater Review 8/10 - "Specializes in imagery..full extended bass..impressed with depth and extension..explicit open mid.. detail in a 3D manner..sounded great..an impressive transducer..fine all around high end performance."
(2) Stereophile - "Extraordinarily revealing and fast..speed speed..tweeter exceptional..remarkably coherent and transparent..superb top to bottom tonal balance..accuracy and resolution..neutral and open..bass always taught, timely and focused without overhang or blurring..clear, sweet and articulate..airy, dynamic and uncolored, holographic, precise and non-fatiguing..soundstaging near electrostatic in its immensity."
Also relevant are the rave reviews in Stereophile and Positive Feedback of the related 7XL and 25XL which use the identical drivers of the 22XL in different cabinet sizes (the 25XL adds a 2nd identical woofer), stating, among other things (exact quotes) "lightning fast..layers of details..no coloration..tight vibrant bass..rhythmic prowess..spacious soundstage..outstanding and an unqualified bargain."
Specifications of 22XL: Feq. Response 38Hz - 20kHz +/- 2db, Sensitivity 86db SPL, Impedance 8ohm minimum 7ohm, Dimensions 38.5 x 8.5w x 10.5
Paypal adds 3%. Bonus for pick-up.