Accent Speaker TechnologyNOLA Metro Grand Reference GoldusedI purchased these speakers November 2016 from dealer in New Jersey, demo, who featured these in the New York Hi Fi Show and received a standing ovation from the crowd including neighboring exhibito...0.00

Accent Speaker Technology NOLA Metro Grand Reference Gold [Template]

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I purchased these speakers November 2016 from dealer in New Jersey, demo, who featured these in the New York Hi Fi Show and received a standing ovation from the crowd including neighboring exhibitors! They are magnificent in appearance in this Rosewood finish which still appears new and perfect.
One reason I chose to purchase these is that their sound is absolutely beautiful and the punch and power of the percussion does drop my jaw considering that they stand on a 12 inch square base footprint. The 3-dimensionality is superb. I achieved the sound I have sought for decades and now I am selling because that is what I do every couple of years. Its my hobby.
I paired these with my VAC Phi 300ia amplifier, and an Audio Research Ref 6 pre amp. 
These will require freight shipping and will be packed in their original wood crates.  I would love local pick up if that is feasible. If not, then a local freight company will deliver to your residence or business. Buyer will pay the fee which I expect to run about $500 or so. These have stellar reviews which I will paste excerpt below:
I love these speakers. They are easy to drive and easy to place in any room  I am sure any buyer will be impressed 

Jason Victor Serinus and I had both been impressed by the sound of Nola's Metro Grand Reference Gold speakers at the 2013 Rocky Mountain Audio Fest, and Jason had repeated that positive experience at the 2014 Newport Beach show. I therefore asked Nola's Carl Marchisotto for review samples of this $33,000/pair loudspeaker. 


All in all, Nola's Metro Grand Reference Gold gives every impression of cost-no-object construction and design.


My first impression of the Nolas after Carl Marchisotto had left, with the speakers driven by Pass Labs XA60.5 amplifiers, was of a rich, warm balance, with excellent low-frequency extension. Listening to the Budapest Festival Orchestra's fine performance, with Iv†n Fisher conducting, of Mahler's Symphony 4 (DSD64 file from SACD, Channel Classics CCS SA26109), the Metro Grand References produced an impressively detailed sweep of orchestral sound, with excellent weight to the punctuating double-bass line in the slow movement. It was hard to believe that four 6.5" woofers were capable of this impressive bass performance! I cued up a pipe-organ recording I'd made in Oregon last May, or Jonas Nordwall playing the Toccata from Widor's Organ Symphony 5 in Portland's First United Methodist Church (24-bit/88.2kHz AIFF file). This recording has very high levels of low frequencies, and the Metro Grands reproduced the bass-pedal notes with good clarity and weight.


I will refer to two oft sighted CD's in my collection. The first is my bass voicing reference, Gary Karr and Harmon Lewis, performing "Adagio d' Albinoni" This was originally on a Japanese Firebird label but it might be available via the Cisco Music catalog [GCD8003]. The bass test is not to see how deep the bass panels can go. But far more importantly can they reproduce the overtones echoing from the venues stone walls in concert with the wooden body of Gary Karr's century's old Amati bass fiddle. It is my conviction that it is not the low bass specification that is important but rather the accuracy of the harmonic structure of any bass frequency. The Adagio is a Musical dirge performed in a huge reverberant stone cathedral. It is a perfect low frequency resolution test. This Japanese cathedral voices a large sonorous pipe organ. At the same time you must clearly delineate the vibrating overtones of the wooden body of the Amati bass. Also the return echo of the low register organ pipes will scale the volume of the cathedral. There are moments when the organ produces a deep rhythmic pulse that sounds like a living heartbeat. The composition includes sustained bass pedal notes that holds the woofers for quite some time at a deep rumble. The resinous bowing sounds of the bass reverberations sighs a breathy mournful moan that tugs at your heart. The Nola Micro Gold projects a huge image that takes you to this stone vault and for a moment it sounds like flesh and blood crying out to you.


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