I purchased these from the factory in 1989, when I was working at a Shahinian
dealer. I have been the only owner, and
have always lived in non-smoking environments.
The finish is black walnut, with black grilles. They are folded transmission lines with an
8" woofer in front and 10" passive at the rear, while the pyramid at the
top contains two midranges (front and rear) and four tweeters (front, rear, and
each side). This array creates great
space in the soundstage, and the speakers are very forgiving of unfortunate
room configurations. Their bass
capability is excellent, which is surprising for their size (27"H x 14"W x 12"D), and I have used
them with many different amplifiers (tubed, solid state, class A). The model is still in production, and a new
pair runs $10,000.
I replaced the grilles and passive
radiators a few years ago, which is why the passive diaphragms are black. I have taken very good care of these speakers,
polishing the cabinets from time to time, giving them a nearly mirror-like
finish, as you can see in some of the photos.
They are in excellent condition, with one white mark at the bottom
corner of one cabinet (see photo).
Otherwise, they are perfect. I
still have the original boxes.
Buyer pays shipping. PayPal add 3%. I will accept a personal check but will ship
only after the check clears. Local
pickup is fine.