These speakers have been babied. Long before needed, I recently had the crossovers’ batteries replaced by the factory. They are about 10 or 11 years old. This pair is in the upgraded custom cherry finish with black hoods, in excellent condition. Kept in a smoke free and pet free home.
Vandersteen 5A speakers are one of the most critically acclaimed models of all time, loved for their remarkable 3D soundstage presentation, incredibly natural tonal character, and powerful bass response. The 5A's have onboard powered subwoofers with built-in 11 point parametric equalizer, allowing setup that creates very linear bass response in the listening room. The 5A's require the use of Vandersteen’s M5-HP high pass filter (included), which goes in between a preamp and power amp.
There is just a very slight bit of pilling in the fabric (picture doesn't show it) on one and a bit of wear on the bottom of the cabinet, none of which is noticeable. I removed a little aluminum around the 15 amp subwoofer receptacles to allow room for for large power cord terminations.
Audio Connection, a major Vandersteen dealer in the New Jersey area, is available to the purchaser for phone guidance on exactly setting the parametric equalizer to your room. That's how I did it since I have no local Vandersteen dealer -- with help over the phone. The speakers sound amazing before the final bass adjustments. After the adjustments, they sound better than you may think possible for any speakers. This is a benefit rarely available when buying these speakers from audiophiles.
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You can pick these up (I'm in the Boston area) or shipping charges are additional. These speakers will ship via motor freight - we will find the best rate based on your location and you will pay the shipping costs which should be around $500. I'm available to discuss any questions you have about these speakers. Send an email and we can connect by phone or just email.