I am only the second owner of these extremely well-cared-for Vandersteen 2Cs. Used by me in a dedicated, non-smoking listening room for the past five years. Absolutely no issues at all. Rated 8/10 based on age, they look more like 9/10. They sound wonderful with that effortless ability to throw large, 3-dimensional soundstages. Like all Vandersteens they are time-and-phase aligned and use first-order crossovers. They also accept, (and Richard Vandersteen recommends) bi-wiring using banana terminals. Consecutive serial numbers. I have all the original protective inner packaging along with factory boxes and the factory stands. They are very revealing speakers and are easy to drive presenting 4-7 ohm loads. This is a speaker that rewards you with better sound as you improve your front end. The model 2 is the best-selling high-end speaker in the world, having sold over 100,000 pairs world-wide, is still in production, and best of all, all parts are still available from the factory. Only selling because I have purchased the latest model, the 2Ce Signature lls as you can see in the photos. PLEASE NOTE, THE FACTORY BOXES SHOW Cis. THESE ARE NOT Cis, THEY ARE THE ORIGINAL MODEL Cs.